questions & answers: itinerary check

tokyo > kyoto with minimum transfers

tokyo > kyoto with minimum transfers

I want to know if there is a direct line from tokyo (shinjuku station) to kyoto (ishiyama station)? If there isn't , which one has less tranfers? Thank you


Hi there!

There is no direct line between Shinjuku and Ishiyama, however the trip is pretty straightforwards. Here's a sample itinerary that has 2 transfers at both ends of the bullet train leg that joins Tokyo and Kyoto.

You can look up train timetables 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!


Order your Japan Rail Pass Online

Starting from $279.00 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.