What is the cheapest way to get from Tokyo to Kyoto?
Tokyo to Kyoto: The Easiest and Cheapest Travel Options
- Shinkansen (Bullet Train) is the fastest and most convenient way to travel and a no-brainer if you have a Japan Rail Pass.
- Buses are the cheapest option and the overnight services are great for those on a budget.
How much does it cost to ride Japan’s bullet train?
320, 520 or 720 yen depending on whether it is low season, regular season or high season respectively. An additional supplement (100-620 yen depending on distance traveled) applies for using reserved seats on Nozomi, Mizuho, Hayabusa and Komachi trains.
How long is the bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto?
The shinkansen (bullet train) is the best way to travel between Tokyo and Kyoto. It takes around 2 hours and 15 minutes and costs Y13,080 between Tokyo and Kyoto(non-reserved seat).
Is it worth getting JR pass?
Yes, the JR pass could be worth it if… For example, Tokyo, Osaka/Kyoto, and Hiroshima are all spread apart, so a JR pass could save both money and time, especially if you also need a return trip (e.g. for your return flight home). Buses on these routes are still cheaper, but much slower.
How many days do I need in Kyoto?
Five days in Kyoto is the perfect amount of time to spend in Kyoto. You can explore the main sightseeing districts and take a daytrip to Nara. This itinerary allows you to get the best out of five full days in the city.
Can you do a day trip from Tokyo to Kyoto?
Kyoto is 2-3 hours away from Tokyo by Shinkansen, the actual time depends on which Shinkansen you take. It takes about 5-7 hours if you travel by bus or car and there are overnight buses as one of the options too. You might not have thought of it, but you can even visit Kyoto from Tokyo for one day.
How long does it take from Tokyo to Mt Fuji by bullet train?
Travelling between Tokyo and Mount Fuji by local trains takes about 2 to 3 hours, and includes at least one transfer. At Shinjuku Station, you can catch the JR Chuo limited express train and arrive to Kawaguchiko Station in about an hour.
How much is a train ticket from Tokyo to Mt Fuji?
Tickets and fares
|Fuji Excursion fares|
|Route||Express fare (adult)||Express fare (children)|
|Shinjuku – Mt. Fuji, Fujikyu Highland, Kawaguchiko||1,600 yen||900 yen|
|Shinjuku – Tsuru-bunkadaigaku-mae||1,400 yen||800 yen|
|Otsuki – Mt. Fuji, Fujikyu Highland, Kawaguchiko||600 yen||400 yen|
Should I buy Shinkansen tickets in advance?
Order Shinkansen Tickets At Least 3 Days In Advance
You must order at least 3 days in advance before the day of travel. I would advise you to book your shinkansen tickets as far in advance as you can, during peak season like Christmas and New Year, cherry blossom season (April) and fall foliage season (November).
How do you travel around Kyoto?
- Kyoto is a compact city with a well-developed transport network.
- The subways and trains are the most convenient way to get around the city.
- Buses are less convenient, but cover almost the whole city.
- Taxis are plentiful and reasonably cheap.
- Bicycles are a great way to get around Kyoto.
How many days do I need in Tokyo?
But, for most mortals with jobs and limited budgets, I’d suggest spending three or four days in Tokyo. For example, if you have a week to spend in Japan, I’d recommend three days in Tokyo and four in Kyoto. If you need help deciding how much time to spend in Tokyo versus Kyoto, see my Tokyo or Kyoto page.
How much does a Shinkansen ticket cost?
It is rarely worth buying single tickets even if you’re planning to visit just 2 places. The cost of a round-trip from Tokyo to Kyoto costs 26,160 yen by Shinkansen train. This is almost the cost of a 7-day Japan Rail Pass (29,110 yen).
What happens if you get on Nozomi with JR Pass?
Nozomi and Mizuho Shinkansen bullet trains (both reserved and non-reserved) are not included with the JR Pass. To use these trains, JR Pass holders would need to pay full fare.
What does the JR pass cover in Tokyo?
The JR Pass affords access to five main Tokyo railway lines.
You can reach Tokyo via many of Japan’s Shinkansen lines. Within the city, the Tokaido Shinkansen makes stops at Shinagawa, Ueno, and Tokyo Stations.
What trains are covered by JR pass?
What is included in the Japan Rail Pass?
- The Japan Rail Pass covers all JR Group limited express trains, express trains, rapid and local ones. Shinkansen bullet trains are also covered, except of NOZOMI and MIZUHO.
- The JR Pass is valid on some local JR bus lines such as: JR Hokkaido Bus.
- You may use your Japan Rail on the JR-West Miyajima ferry services.