There is a perfect connection to Tokyo and the other major cities of Japan by Shinkansen. Fast and comfortable.
Though visiting all temples would be an almost impossible job on foot. Take some clusters and do the distance between them by bus or tram. Walking however, will give you the best impression of this magnificent town.
The best way to get to Kyoto is by the Japan Railways Shinkansen train from Tokyo. La mejor manera de llegar a Kyoto es por el tren Shinkanse desde Tokio.
In Kyoto you can travel by bus, subway or walking. En Kyoto se puede viajar por autobus, metro o a pie.
From Tokyo:for 3hours by Super Express(Shinkansen).It costs about 13000yen(one-way).
West Japan Railway;http://www.westjr.co.jp/english/global.html
East Japan Railway;http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/index.html
From Osaka:for 30min.-1 hour.
From Kansai Intl. airport:It takes 2 hours(by bus) and costs 2300yen.You can also take train, but I recommend to take a bus.
The best way to get around Kyoto is to take a bus.Kyoyo city bus and subway guide;http://www.city.kyoto.jp/kotsu/english/e_guide.htmascii
The best way to get Kyoto from Tokyo, if you're travelling on the cheap, is a mid-night bus, departs from Tokyo around 10.00 pm and arrives at Kyoto Station in the morning. 14,000 yen return, comfortable seats with earings, blanket and toilet.
Use the bus network, 500 yen dayly pass, easy to use also if you don't speak and read japanese at all. Main stops are announced also in English.
By the shinkansen train from Tokyo to Kyoto about 300 km it takes 2.5 hours. It costs 124 $ per person one way.
Goooood shoes!!!!!!You'll walk and walk and walk forgetting about that your feet has swollen 1-2 sizes because there's so much beautiful to see in this beautiful city.
If you are already in Japan, the only way to get to Kyoto is by 'shinkansen' bullet train. The first line between Tokyo and Osaka was opened in time for the Tokyo Olympics in 1964, and since then the fleet of high-speed trains has carried a couple of billion passengers without a single fatality. The service is fast, frequent and reliable. It's even possible to visit Kyoto in a day from Tokyo: a round trip of more than 1000 kilometres!
Tokaido Shinkansen is a convenient way to travel from Tokyo to Kyoto, Osaka, Himeji up to Fukuoka and the other way around.
It only takes about 3 hours from Tokyo to Kyoto/Osaka via Shinkansen.
As my title suggests, the ShinKanSen bullet train sped us from Nagoya at a dizzying pace. We left Okazaki at 8:00AM and stepped off the train in Kyoto at 11:00AM.
Ride the world-famous 'Bullet' train from Tokyo to Kyoto will take about three hours (they boast a maximum spped of 136 mph).