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Tokyo to Kyoto bullet train information

over 5 years ago
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  1. What times are trains from Tokyo to Kyoto?
  2. What station does the train go from?
  3. Do I have to reserve a seat and/or book tickets in advance?

Thank you.

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over 5 years ago
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Hi there,

Here are some answers:

1 & 2. Hikari bullet trains leave Tokyo station 2 times per hour during the day. Here's a list of the bullets from Tokyo to Kyoto. Note that you should use the Hikari class bullets in this list if you have a JR Pass.

  1. You do not have to book seats in advance - there is ample non-reserved seating. However seat reservations are free for JR Pass holders and can be made on the day just before travel. To make a seat reservation visit the JR ticket office just before you get on the train.

Hope this helps!

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