Iwami region is easily accessed from Hagi-Iwami airport in Masuda.There are daily flights from Tokyo, and from Osaka in the summer months. You can also take a highway bus from Hiroshima, which is convenient if you are using the Shinkansen. If you're using a Japan Rail pass, you can travel on the San-In line north from Yamaguchi prefecture or south from Matsue/Izumo area. Hamada highway connects the Iwami region to Hiroshima and beyond, while Route 9 will take you to Iwami along the coastline. The local train stations are sometimes unstaffed so buy a ticket from the machine, or when there is no machine take a ticket when you get on the train.