questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

trip in march 2016

Trip in March 2016


I am planning to go to Tokyo on 07/03/2016 till 17/03/2016,I booked an hotel in Tokyo for the all period, I plan to do 2 day trips to Kyoto and 1 day trip to Osaka, can you tell me what the earliest time I can leave Tokyo and what time the latest time I can leave Kyoto or Osaka back to Tokyo so I won't miss the last subway back to my hotel?
It obviously looks that a JR pass for 7 days will be the best option, I just wonder if I can manage the time.
also where should I take the bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto and Osaka?

Thanks in advance


Hi Ashes,

As a general rule, train service starts at 6 am ands end at 0:00 midnight. For instance if Tokyo - Kyoto takes 3h by train, the last train will depart around 9 pm. You can use Hyperdia to look up exact times, these may change a little from time to time so it is best to check yourself for the dates that you want to travel.

The 7 day JR Pass is about the same price as a normal return ticket Tokyo - Osaka or Tokyo - Kyoto, so you'll save big if you make two trips!

Bullet trains depart from Tokyo and Shinagawa stations in Tokyo, the Shinkansen station for Kyoto is simply Kyoto and for Osaka it is called Shin-Osaka.

Does that help?

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Thanks Daniel for your speed reply


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