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Tokaido Shinkansen

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Address: Between JR Tokyo Station and JR Shin-osaka Station
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+81 800-452-1682
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US$138.45*
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Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo
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US$213.49*
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Nagano Day Trip from Tokyo: Snow Monkeys, Hot Springs and Zenko-ji Temple
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US$369.80*
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Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

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Shinkansen to Kyoto and Mount Fuji

Shinkansen literally means new trunk line and it is the super fast train that runs upto 200 miles per hour. (320 Km per hr) We took the train from Tokyo to Kyoto for a day trip... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Brentwood, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Shinkansen literally means new trunk line and it is the super fast train that runs upto 200 miles per hour. (320 Km per hr) We took the train from Tokyo to Kyoto for a day trip. It runs so smoothly that you do not realise it is going so fast Suddenly as we travel Mount Fuji comes into view. Mount... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Turned up at the booking office in Kyoto, bought an unreserved ticket to Tokyo on the Nozomi, this is the quickest train as it stops the least with its cheapest ticket as no reserved seat which is limited to the first 3 carriages. At the terminal just along the station, It's more like an airplane check in than catching a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to travel from Tokyo to Kyoto. Very relaxing but no view of Mt Fuji today. Better luck next time.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the JR bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto (get your JR pass!) and I can't stop taking about how lovely the experience was. We really don't do train travel well here in the US and Japan trains are the best! Clean, efficient, on time; they have it all. It was about 2.5 hours from Tokyo to Kyoto and you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Three consecutive years having my Japan Rail pass travelling anywhere I want in from North to South in Japan. Highly recommended to travelers, the JR pass is a MUST have when you are in Japan!

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the trains super efficient but had to ask many people to make sure we if the right platforms it was a bit hard to know what platform you were on if your train was more than an hour away . One little tip is to be quick to get on the train . I was helping a lady... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You really need to experience the fastest train in Japan. The experience is really stunning and really helps you a lot when you need to change city fast or exploring other city while your hotel is in the other one. This is really a game changer for traveler.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was cheaper than a plane and almost as fast. They sell food everywhere. I would recommend you guys book in advance. We went from Tokyo to Hakodate in under 4 hours. It was very safe and barely felt the train. And seeing the countryside is a very nice change compared to the bright lights off Tokyo metro. Highly recommended!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

*Yes Tohoku/Hokuriku/Hokkaido and Akita Shinkansen use more luxury vehicles, but N700A uses on Tokaido shinkansen still rides better than ICE and TGV and certainly anything in UK, not to mention comfortable *Yes , Tohoku and Akita Shinkansen lines are more scenic , Tokaido Shinkansen go right through world heritage listed heart of Kyoto and foot of the Mt Fuji *Fare... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We purchased a seven day rail pass for our trip to Japan and it has been worth every penny spent. If you are headed to Japan you will be well aware that it is a very expensive country to visit. The use of a JR rail pass will help you significantly cut down your travel costs between cities and in... More 

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