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using jr pass tokyo to kyoto

Using JR Pass Tokyo to Kyoto


Trying to check train times with JR pass by hyperdia from Tokyo(Shinjuku stn) to Kyoto. If I use my JR pass does it really take 6 transfers and 243 minutes. Date is Oct 18th and I put in 7:00 a.m. time. I thought I read somewhere it was about a 3 hour train ride. I know that Nozomi is not included in the JR pass but Hikari is. How would I know it's Hikari or Kodama (which is really slow).
thank you


Hello again

Just found my answer so please disregard my question.above.


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