Travel on the SHINKANSEN: the fastest train service, also known as 'bullet' trains connecting major cities in Japan from the south island of Kyushu to the north island of Hokkaido. These super-express trains reach speeds of up to 270 km/h, a great way to travel! Speeding from Tokyo to Kyoto is a great ride; there are 4 Shinkansen routes, all originating from Tokyo. One runs via Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima to Shimonoseki at west Honshu and then to Fukuoka on north Kyushu (the south island of Japan). The second line runs from Tokyo up north to Niigata (north Honshu). Another runs via Sendai to Morioka & the fourth line to Yamagata. What an exhilarating experience!
From Tokyo it takes 2 hours & 40 mins by bullet train.
From Osaka it takes 40 mins by train.
A network of bus lines covers the whole city & buses run every 7 to 20 mins until 10 pm.
I took the second fastest Shinkasen bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto. The whole journey took less than 3 hours!
In Kyoto, you can buy a 'BUS' pass for the whole day for Yen500. It allows you to ride any bus and allows you to hop-on-and-off the bus. Most buses goes to the major tourist attractions. You will get a free bus map which shows you the bus no & stops to all these tourist attractuibs when you buy the bus pass
Bullet trains.. absolutely... You move so fast (and you don't even feel like you are moving..).
Amazing how fast and yet smooth they are.
'How can you tell the hoboes in Japan? - They're the guys w/ no arms!'
Foot and bus... We walked up into the neighborhoods... quite a nice walk.. nice little homes...
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.
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