Access to Tsuwano, Izumo, Matsue from Yamaguchi. Limited Express Super Oki

Super Oki is operated by high speed diesel unit with tilting system KIHA 187 series. (C) kazusan – JR West KiHa 187 series DMU on a Super Oki service on the Yamaguchi Line in Japan

Limited Express Super Oki (スーパーおき) is operated between Tottori (鳥取), Yonago (米子) and Shin-Yamaguchi (新山口). This train connects all major cities in Sanin area with Shinkansen station Shin-Yamaguchi. Especially you can access to west part of Sanin area, such as Masuda (益田), Hamada (浜田), Odashi (大田市) where is UNESCO World Heritage Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine gate station, this train is your choice. And you can use this train for transfer among Matsue (松江), Izumoshi (出雲市) and other cities in Sanin area. Other limited express Super Matsukaze is operated between Tottori and Masuda. You can use both trains for inter-city transfer in Sanin area. Moreover don’t forget than Tsuwano (津和野) is on the way. This small town is called “Sanin’s little Kyoto”.

But if you go to Yonago, Matsue and Izumoshi from Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto or other cities in east part of Japan, Limited Express Yakumo (やくも) that departs from Okayama (岡山) is much faster. On the other hand, if you access to Matsue or Izumoshi from Kyushu, Super Oki is faster. Please make sure the timetable at Hyperdia when you make your plan.

Now let’s see this trains’ route, schedule and accommodations.

Route, schedule and travel time

Lake Shinji can be seen between Matsue and Shinji. ©Shimane Prefectural Goverment/©JNTO

There are three round trips altogether.
From Shin-Yamaguchi to Tottori : 1 trip
From Shin-Yamaguchi to Yonago : 2 trips
From Tottori to Shin-Yamaguchi : 2 trips
From Yonago to Shin-Yamaguchi : 1 trip

Travel times of major sections are the following:

CitiesShin-YamaguchiTsuwanoMasudaIzumoshiMatsueYonagoTottori
Shin-Yamaguchi1h5m1h40m3h20m3h50m4h20m5h30m
Tsuwano1h5m35m2h15m2h45m3h15m4h25m
Masuda1h40m35m1h50m2h20m2h50m4h
Izumoshi3h20m2h15m1h50m30m50m2h
Matsue3h50m2h45m2h20m30m25m1h35m
Yonago4h20m3h15m2h50m50m25m1h10m
Tottori5h30m4h25m4h2h1h30m1h10m

Limited Express Super Matsukaze is operated between Tottori/Yonago and Masuda. There are 7 round trips. If you need a transfer among Sanin cities, you can use Super Matsukaze too. Please read the post, Inter-city train in Tottori and Shimane. Limited Express Super Matsukaze to get the details.

Limited Express Super Inaba makes a stop at these stations:
Tottori (鳥取) – Tottori-Daigakumae (鳥取大学前)* – Kurayoshi (倉吉) – Yonago (米子) – Yasugi (安来) – Matsue (松江) – Tamatsukuri-Onsen (玉造温泉)* – Shinji (宍道)* – Izumoshi (出雲市) – Odashi (大田市) – Yunotsu (温泉津)* – Goutsu (江津) – Hashi (波子)* – Hamada (浜田) – Miho-Misumi (三保三隅)* – Masuda (益田) – Nichihara (日原) – Tsuwano (津和野) – Tokusa (徳佐) – Mitani (三谷) – Yamaguchi (山口) – Yuda-Onsen (湯田温泉) – Shin-Yamaguchi (新山口)
Some of the trains stop at the stations with * mark.


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Accommodation and train formations

Super Oki is operated by KIHA 187 series. There is only ordinary class. No Green seat is available on this train. The seat configuration is 2+2 and the seat pitch is 970 mm. There is no difference between non reserved seat and reserved seat. On board sales is not available. Please prepare drink or food if you want before boarding.

Train formation

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RNR

*R=Reserved ordinary seat NR=Non reserved ordinary seat
Smoking is not allowed on this train.

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