Tokyo to Kyoto

Train

Travel time from Tokyo to Kyoto is approx. 2h 20min
For OPEN DATE tickets, you need to reserve your seats at stations in Japan in order to secure your seats. Cost: Approx. 14,100 JPY
For FIXED DATE tickets, we will reserve your seats in advance. Cost: Approx. 17,950 JPY

Shinkansen time table from Tokyo to Kyoto

The first train from Tokyo to Kyoto: Depart Tokyo at 6:00 – Arrive Kyoto at 8:08 (Nozomi No.1)
The last train from Tokyo to Kyoto: Depart Tokyo at 21:23 – Arrive Kyoto at 23:31 (Nozomi No. 265)

Tip for Mt. Fuji view on the way to Kyoto

In good weather, you can see Mt. Fuji from shinkansen on your way to Kyoto. The best seat to see Mt. Fuji is window-side seats on the right hand. The best time to see Mt. Fuji is approximately 44 minutes after departing Tokyo station. Please check the windows on the right-hand side.

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Bus

Bus tickets can be purchased 3 months in advance
Travel time between Tokyo and Kyoto is approx. 6-9hrs
Tickets start from 3900 JPY

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Flights

Flights from Tokyo to Osaka take approx. 1hr 5m

Airfares from Tokyo to Osaka (Prices are approximate)

Airline Lowest fare Average lowest fare
JAL 8,250 yen 11,350 yen
ANA 8,250 yen 10,350 yen
Starflyer 7,000 yen 7,150 yen
Peach 4,940 yen 7,000 yen
Jetstar 6,450 yen 8,000 yen