questions & answers: general japan travel

from kyoto to tokyo

From Kyoto to Tokyo

How much is the cost for the bullet train and what's the schedule?

chouhwa
chouhwa

Hi there!

Here's the cost for you and a sample itinerary:

  1. Tokyo > Kyoto: ¥13,420 (164mins, 513km)

In general the Tokyo to Kyoto Hikari bullet service valid for JR Pass holders departs every 30 mins from Tokyo station during the day.

You can look up precise train timetables and costs at the Hyperdia travel planning website and learn how to use Hyperdia for JR Pass holders through our video blog.

Hope this helps!

Af705d2483ca769d2753af956a5d149b?s=50&d=mm
mari
Expert_button_2

From Kyoto to Tokyo should be the same, right?

chouhwa
chouhwa

Yes, the price will be the same for the return journey.

Af705d2483ca769d2753af956a5d149b?s=50&d=mm
mari
Expert_button_2

Thanks!

I came to Mishima already, which city is more close than Tokyo where I can buy JR ticket to go there,
and than transfer to JR East, since I have bought the JR East ?

chouhwa
chouhwa

For Kyoto, you will need to leave the JR-East region and travel through JR-Central to JR-West where Kyoto lies.

If you are in Mishima, (which is already in the JR-Central region) I recommend you simply travel from there down to Kyoto direct. You will not be able to use the JR-East pass for this.

Hope this helps!

Af705d2483ca769d2753af956a5d149b?s=50&d=mm
mari
Expert_button_2

I'm leaving Kyoto, heading for North side.

The shortest connect to JR East region is Tokyo? Any other better choice?

chouhwa
chouhwa

Hi there!

If you check this map of JR-East region it does appear your nearest entry point is Tokyo itself. I recommend you travel to Tokyo first and then use the JR-East pass from there.

Hope this helps!

Af705d2483ca769d2753af956a5d149b?s=50&d=mm
mari
Expert_button_2

Thanks! I have found Yokohama station on JR East by zoom in the map.

chouhwa
chouhwa

Order your Japan Rail Pass Online

Starting from $282.00 for 7 days of unlimited Japan Rail travel

Please note: we are only able to handle order related enquiries via our online direct support. Commercial advertising is prohibited as per our website terms.