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kyoto - > tokoyo --> kyoto

Kyoto - > Tokoyo --> Kyoto


I am wondering if it is possible to do a day trip by train to Tokyo from Kyoto (and back) ?



Hi there!

Yes - it is possible, and will be around 2.5 hours one way. Here's a sample itinerary from Tokyo to Kyoto. There is a lot to see in Kyoto however, so if you can possibly stay one night, I'd certainly recommend it.

You can look up exact train timetables, types and costs at the Hyperdia travel planning website and learn how to use Hyperdia for Japan Rail Pass holders through our video blog.

Hope this helps!


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