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travel times

Travel times

Hi How long are the travel times for:

  • the bullet train to get from Kyoto to Tokyo?
  • Kyoto to Hiroshima?
  • Okayama to Himeji?
  • Himeji to Kinosaki?
  • Kinosaki to Tokyo?

Also where can we get timetables?

Many thanks


Hi there,

I recommend learning to plan with Hyperdia this way you can find all route information yourself, such as travel times, transfer information and more.

I've made an example itinerary Tokyo - Kyoto for you below, so you can get started right way.

Tokyo - Kyoto.

The dates and places can be adjusted on the bottom of the page, all other options are set right to be used with the JR Pass.

Hope this helps,


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