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Tokaido Shinkansen

Between JR Tokyo Station and JR Shin-osaka Station
+81 800-452-1682
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  • Average4%
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Between JR Tokyo Station and JR Shin-osaka Station
+81 800-452-1682
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On JR Pass Hikari is quickest train to Kyoto. I recommend reserving a seat as trains non reserved cars fill up fast and I was forced to stand first few stops. Non reserved cars in front (ours had 5 cars). Better to find it from...More

Thank Sarsprdoc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got the bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto. As travellers, we had read reviews on how you can store your cases at the back of the carriage and all will be well. I had previously been on a shinkasen where this was the case...More

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Second class is OK but First Class is 10 times more comfortable and you get to sit next to the Grand Champion of Sumo if you are lucky!!!! Such a wonderful way to travel. Went from Tokyo to Kyoto and back (first way second class...More

Thank Laurabsachs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Travelled from Kyoto to Nagoya. Precise time schedule, clean, and fast. The Kyoto station is conveniently located across New Miyako hotel.

Thank hotelflyer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's fast, clean and comfortable. Much more room than trains in the UK. Luggage space is very limited on some services but overall a positive experience. Buy a Japan Rail Pass before you leave the UK and remember to reserve seats as some services are...More

Thank BeeGee45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We purchased a JR pass for 7 days at a cost of about 450 Canadian $ and recouped our value very quickly. The experience of traveling on a bullet train is a unique one. You don't realize how quickly the train is moving. one example...More

Thank Claudetteth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, it is just a high-speed train, but the Japanese have organized it in such a way as to make it a very convenient experience. It is the best way to travel between Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto. There are many trains that travel back to...More

Thank MCTHAI2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Used Nozumi service from Tokyo to Kyoto and return same day. Signage at both stations was excellent in both Japanese and English. Stations were very clean and we were impressed by the safety gates between platform and train. The green car seats were very comfortable...More

1  Thank pttbw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did the journey Tokyo to Osaka and this is definitely a relaxing way to travel! Just three hours and the sights were great. We were lucky as Mt Fuyji was clearly visible. My tips: Don't book on the day, the lines are long. Do...More

2  Thank Lisa_WLG
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from Japan (1st time). We would never buy JR Rail pass again. Purchasing tickets there much cheaper, unless all your train travel is on JR you need to buy tickets anyway so it's extra costs. Sub stations are not included on JR rail...More

1  Thank Robbi15024
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31 May 2017|
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Response from FibreFil | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can good luck
15 May 2017|
Response from James C | Reviewed this property |
Assume you only travel in ordinary class-non reserve seat, Kodama or Hikari express, the cost will be: 8210+5390=13600Yen If you travel on Nozomi express 9830+6230=16060Yen Reservation and Green car(First class... More
6 May 2017|
Response from ReallyBadHat | Reviewed this property |
I'd just go for the bullet return There is a mix of train / tube in Kyoto to mix with walking We rented an electric assisted bike, this was a great & convenient way to get about - see my cycle shop review