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How to go from Kyoto to Nara

  1.  You need to go to the Kyoto station. You cannot directly go to Nara from other stations in Kyoto (example Sanjo, Kawaramachi, Gion, Karasuma, etc.)
  2.  (If you have the JRPASS) Please take the “JR Nara EXPRESS” train. The train departs from “JR Kyoto Station.” The last stop is “JR Nara Station.” The duration of the trip is 45 minutes. The cost is ¥710. Every 20 minutes there is a new train.
  3.  (If you don’t have the JRPASS) Please take the “Kintetsu Nara EXPRESS.” The train departs from the Kintetsu Kyoto station. This station is near the “JR Kyoto station.” This train is faster than JR. The duration of the trip is 35 minutes. The cost is ¥1100. Every 30 minutes there is a new train.

NOTE:
Should you visit Nara?
Yes: If you are an animal lover
Yes: If you want to see a giant Buddha statue
Yes: If you already spent 3 days in Kyoto
No: If you already saw many temples and shrines in Japan
No: If you saw many deers in your country
No: If you didn’t spend at least 3 days in Kyoto
Nara
Nara

Kyoto Station Kyoto Nara
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 5:15 6:20
Nara Line Kyoto Station 5:32 6:33
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 5:37 6:36
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 6:06 6:46
Nara Line Kyoto Station 6:13 7:17
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 6:22 7:04
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 6:41 7:21
Nara Line Kyoto Station 6:43 7:54
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 6:58 7:49
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 7:10 7:49
Nara Line Kyoto Station 7:12 8:25
Kintetsu-Nara Line Kyoto Station 7:14 8:00
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 7:25 8:10
Nara Line Kyoto Station 7:32 8:39
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 7:40 8:17
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 7:46 8:30
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 8:00 8:47
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 8:10 8:47
Karasuma Line Kyoto Station 8:16 9:04
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 8:30 9:04
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 8:39 9:23
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 8:45 9:19
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 8:50 9:36
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 9:00 9:36
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 9:06 9:55
Karasuma Line Kyoto Station 9:14 10:08
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 9:15 9:55
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 9:24 10:21
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 9:30 10:08
Nara Line Kyoto Station 9:32 10:19
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 9:45 10:21
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 9:55 10:39
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 10:00 10:39
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 10:10 10:46
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 10:20 11:00
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 10:27 11:08
Nara Line Kyoto Station 10:33 11:18
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 10:40 11:19
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 10:42 11:39
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 10:50 11:25
Karasuma Line Kyoto Station 10:59 11:46
Nara Line Kyoto Station 11:03 11:48
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 11:10 11:46
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 11:12 11:59
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 11:20 11:59
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 11:27 12:11
Nara Line Kyoto Station 11:33 12:18
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 11:40 12:17
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 11:42 12:34
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 11:50 12:27
Karasuma Line Kyoto Station 11:57 12:50
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 11:58 12:50
Nara Line Kyoto Station 12:03 12:48
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 12:10 12:48
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 12:20 12:58
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 12:27 13:10
Nara Line Kyoto Station 12:33 13:18
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 12:40 13:17
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 12:42 13:38
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 12:50 13:27
Karasuma Line Kyoto Station 12:57 13:50
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 12:58 13:50
Nara Line Kyoto Station 13:03 13:48
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 13:10 13:48
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 13:20 13:58
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 13:27 14:10
Nara Line Kyoto Station 13:33 14:18
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 13:40 14:17
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 13:42 14:35
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 13:50 14:27
Karasuma Line Kyoto Station 13:57 14:50
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 13:58 14:50
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 14:10 14:47
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 14:12 14:59
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 14:20 14:56
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 14:27 15:08
Nara Line Kyoto Station 14:33 15:18
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 14:40 15:17
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 14:42 15:37
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 14:50 15:27
Karasuma Line Kyoto Station 14:57 15:50
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 14:58 15:50
Nara Line Kyoto Station 15:03 15:48
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 15:10 15:48
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 15:12 16:01
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 15:20 15:55
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 15:27 16:09
Nara Line Kyoto Station 15:33 16:19
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 15:40 16:21
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 15:42 16:23
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 15:50 16:28
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 16:00 16:42
Nara Line Kyoto Station 16:03 16:49
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 16:10 16:48
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 16:16 17:09
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 16:30 17:09
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 16:31 17:21
Nara Line Kyoto Station 16:33 17:19
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 16:45 17:21
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 16:46 17:29
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 17:00 17:38
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 17:01 17:43
Nara Line Kyoto Station 17:03 17:52
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 17:15 17:57
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 17:16 18:07
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 17:30 18:07
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 17:31 18:22
Nara Line Kyoto Station 17:36 18:29
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 17:45 18:22
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 17:46 18:29
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 18:00 18:37
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 18:01 18:44
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 18:15 18:56
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 18:16 19:05
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 18:30 19:10
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 18:31 19:22
Nara Line Kyoto Station 18:36 19:28
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 18:45 19:22
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 18:46 19:28
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 19:00 19:38
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 19:01 19:43
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 19:15 19:50
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 19:16 20:00
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 19:30 20:06
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 19:31 20:15
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 19:45 20:21
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 19:46 20:29
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 20:00 20:38
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 20:01 20:43
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 20:15 20:56
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 20:16 21:00
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 20:30 21:09
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 20:31 21:14
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 20:45 21:23
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 20:46 21:30
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 21:00 21:39
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 21:01 21:43
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 21:15 21:55
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 21:16 21:58
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 21:30 22:17
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 21:31 22:17
Nara Line Kyoto Station 21:36 22:36
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 21:45 22:23
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 21:46 22:38
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 22:00 22:38
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 22:01 22:43
Nara Line Kyoto Station 22:06 23:04
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 22:20 22:57
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 22:21 23:07
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 22:38 23:19
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 22:50 23:26
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 23:01 23:41
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 23:21 0:06
Nara Line Kyoto Station 22:36 23:33
Nara Line Kyoto Station 22:49 23:51
Kintetsu-Limited Express Kyoto Station 22:50 23:26
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 23:01 23:41
Nara Line Kyoto Station 23:09 0:09
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 23:21 0:15
Nara Line Kyoto Station 23:34 0:37
Kintetsu-Kyoto Line Kyoto Station 23:41 0:23
Nara Line Kyoto Station 23:58 0:57
 

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Nara
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From Hiroshima to Kyoto – How to go From Hiroshima to Kyoto?

How to go From Hiroshima to Kyoto? The Shinkansen fast train and the other transportatin alternatives
The best way to go from Hiroshima to Kyoto is the shinkansen fast train. The cost of the shinkansen fast train (Hiroshima-Kyoto) is ¥10570 for one-way. The cost is approximately ¥27200 for the round trip. The Hiroshima to Kyoto Shinkansen ride is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. The first shinkansen fast train departs from Hiroshima at 6:00AM. The last shinkansen fast train departs from Hiroshima at 19:58PM. There is a shinkansen bullet train service every 20 minutes . You can reserve online but it is more convenient to buy the ticket at the station.

Shinkansen Fast Trains from Hiroshima to Kyoto

Type of the Shinkansen Fast Train Hiroshima Kyoto
NOZOMI 6:00 7:42
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 6:14 8:01
NOZOMI 6:18 8:00
NOZOMI 7:00 8:42
NOZOMI 7:13 8:55
NOZOMI 7:18 9:00
NOZOMI 7:37 9:19
NOZOMI 7:46 9:28
NOZOMI 8:00 9:42
NOZOMI 8:13 9:55
NOZOMI 8:37 10:19
NOZOMI 8:49 10:31
NOZOMI 9:13 10:55
NOZOMI 9:37 11:19
NOZOMI 9:45 11:27
NOZOMI 10:13 11:55
NOZOMI 10:37 12:19
NOZOMI 10:47 12:29
NOZOMI 11:08 12:50
NOZOMI 11:37 13:19
NOZOMI 11:47 13:29
NOZOMI 12:08 13:50
NOZOMI 12:37 14:19
NOZOMI 12:49 14:31
NOZOMI 13:08 14:50
NOZOMI 13:37 15:19
NOZOMI 13:49 15:31
NOZOMI 14:08 15:50
NOZOMI 14:37 16:19
NOZOMI 14:49 16:31
NOZOMI 15:08 16:50
NOZOMI 15:37 17:19
NOZOMI 15:49 17:31
NOZOMI 16:00 17:42
NOZOMI 16:13 17:55
NOZOMI 16:37 18:19
NOZOMI 16:49 18:31
NOZOMI 17:00 18:42
NOZOMI 17:13 18:55
NOZOMI 17:37 19:19
NOZOMI 17:47 19:29
NOZOMI 18:08 19:50
NOZOMI 18:37 2:19
NOZOMI 18:47 20:29
NOZOMI 19:08 20:50
NOZOMI 19:32 21:14
NOZOMI 19:58 21:40

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JR-PASS allows you to use the shinkansen fast train for free. If you have a JR-PASS, you can only use the HIKARI-SHINKANSEN. If you have a JR-PASS, you can NOT use all the shinkansen fast trains. Please purchase the JR PASS before arriving in Japan. You cannot purchase JR-PASS after you arrive in Japan.
First 3 wagons are non-reserved, you can sit anywhere you want. The other wagons are reserved, you have to find your seat. You can charge your phone or tablet on the shinkansen bullet train (not all of them).
If you travel on Friday evenings or during public holidays (e.g. The Golden Week, New year’s eve, etc.) you may not be able to get a seat in the non-reserved section. Please reserve your ticket in advance.
There is a luxury section of the shinkansen fast train. The name of this section is “green car.” You cannot use this special section with the JR-PASS. If you pay extra you can use the “green car.”
You can purchase sandwich and lunchbox on the shinkansen fast train. The cost is around 1000 yen.
Airplane is faster and cheaper than the shinkansen bullet train. Most people choose the shinkansen bullet train because the airport is not in the city centre. To reserve an airplane ticket please click here 
The cheapest way to travel is to take the bus. There is a bus service until the midnight. The cost of the bus is approximalety ¥4800~¥6100. Most people do not choose the bus because it is 3 times slower than the shinkansen bullet train. To check the schedule of the bus please click here 
To reserve the shinkansen bullet train online .
We recommend taking the shinkansen bullet train because a) a unique cultural experience b) the train stations are conveneiently located in the city centre c) there is a shinkansen bullet train service frequently d) you can buy ticket at the train station without waiting (except busy morning hours).

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From Hiroshima to Osaka – How to go From Hiroshima to Osaka?

How to go From Hiroshima to Osaka? The Shinkansen fast train and the other transportatin alternatives
The best way to go from Hiroshima to Osaka is the shinkansen fast train. The cost of the shinkansen fast train (Hiroshima-Osaka) is ¥9710 for one-way. The cost is approximately ¥19420 for the round trip. The Hiroshima-Osaka Shinkansen ride is approximately 1 hours 30 minutes. The first shinkansen fast train departs from Hiroshima at 6:00AM. The last shinkansen fast train departs from Hiroshima at 22:17PM. There is a shinkansen bullet train service every 10 minutes. You can reserve online but it is more convenient to buy the ticket at the station.

Shinkansen Fast Trains from Hiroshima to Osaka

Type of the Shinkansen Fast Train Hiroshima Osaka
NOZOMI 6:00 7:27
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 6:14 7:46
NOZOMI 6:18 7:45
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 6:54 8:51
NOZOMI 7:00 8:27
NOZOMI 7:13 8:40
NOZOMI 7:18 8:45
NOZOMI 7:37 9:04
NOZOMI 7:46 9:13
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 7:54 9:26
NOZOMI 8:00 9:27
NOZOMI 8:13 9:40
SAKURA 8:18 9:45
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 8:27 10:14
NOZOMI 8:37 10:04
NOZOMI 8:49 10:16
NOZOMI 9:13 10:40
MIZUHO 9:22 10:54
NOZOMI 9:37 11:04
NOZOMI 9:45 11:12
SAKURA 9:50 11:17
NOZOMI 10:13 11:40
MIZUHO 10:22 11:54
NOZOMI 10:37 12:04
NOZOMI 10:47 12:14
SAKURA 10:50 12:17
NOZOMI 11:08 12:35
SAKURA 11:17 12:44
NOZOMI 11:37 13:04
NOZOMI 11:47 13:14
SAKURA 11:50 13:17
NOZOMI 12:08 13:35
SAKURA 12:18 13:45
NOZOMI 12:37 14:04
NOZOMI 12:49 14:16
NOZOMI 13:08 14:35
SAKURA 13:13 13:40
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 13:23 18:10
NOZOMI 13:37 15:04
NOZOMI 13:49 15:16
SAKURA 13:53 15:20
NOZOMI 14:08 15:35
SAKURA 14:18 15:45
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 14:23 16:10
NOZOMI 14:37 16:04
NOZOMI 14:49 16:16
NOZOMI 15:08 16:35
SAKURA 15:13 16:40
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 15:22 17:09
NOZOMI 15:37 17:04
NOZOMI 15:49 17:16
NOZOMI 16:00 17:27
NOZOMI 16:13 17:40
SAKURA 16:18 17:45
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 16:23 18:10
NOZOMI 16:37 18:04
NOZOMI 16:49 18:16
NOZOMI 17:00 18:27
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 17:03 18:50
NOZOMI 17:13 18:40
SAKURA 17:17 18:44
NOZOMI 17:37 19:04
NOZOMI 17:47 19:14
SAKURA 17:51 19:18
NOZOMI 18:08 19:35
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 18:17 20:04
MIZUHO 18:22 19:54
NOZOMI 18:37 20:04
NOZOMI 18:47 20:14
SAKURA 18:56 20:23
NOZOMI 19:08 20:35
SAKURA 19:17 20:44
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 19:21 21:08
NOZOMI 19:32 20:59
SAKURA 19:47 21:14
NOZOMI 19:58 21:25
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 20:02 21:49
MIZUHO 20:22 21:54
SAKURA 20:48 22:15
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 20:57 22:44
SAKURA 21:20 22:47
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 21:58 23:30
MIZUHO 22:17 23:52

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JR-PASS allows you to use the shinkansen fast train for free. If you have a JR-PASS, you can only use the HIKARI-SHINKANSEN. If you have a JR-PASS, you can NOT use all the shinkansen fast trains. Please purchase the JR PASS before arriving in Japan. You cannot purchase JR-PASS after you arrive in Japan.
First 3 wagons are non-reserved, you can sit anywhere you want. The other wagons are reserved, you have to find your seat. You can charge your phone or tablet on the shinkansen bullet train (not all of them).
If you travel on Friday evenings or during public holidays (e.g. The Golden Week, New year’s eve, etc.) you may not be able to get a seat in the non-reserved section. Please reserve your ticket in advance.
There is a luxury section of the shinkansen fast train. The name of this section is “green car.” You cannot use this special section with the JR-PASS. If you pay ¥4320 extra you can use the “green car.”
You can purchase sandwich and lunchbox on the shinkansen fast train. The cost is around 1000 yen.
Airplane is faster and cheaper than the shinkansen bullet train. Most people choose the shinkansen bullet train because the airport is not in the city centre. To reserve an airplane ticket please click here 
The cheapest way to travel is to take the bus. There is a bus service until the midnight. The cost of the bus is approximalety ¥3500~¥4700. Most people do not choose the bus because it is 3 times slower than the shinkansen bullet train. To check the schedule of the bus please click here 
To reserve the shinkansen bullet train online .
We recommend taking the shinkansen bullet train because a) a unique cultural experience b) the train stations are conveneiently located in the city centre c) there is a shinkansen bullet train service frequently d) you can buy ticket at the train station without waiting (except busy morning hours).

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From Himeji to Osaka – How to go From Himeji to Osaka?

How to go From Himeji to Osaka? The Shinkansen fast train and the other transportatin alternatives
The best way to go from Himeji to Osaka is the shinkansen fast train. The cost of the shinkansen fast train (Himeji – Osaka) is ¥3130  for one-way. The cost is approximately ¥6260 for the round trip. The Himeji -Osaka Shinkansen ride is approximately 30 minutes . The first shinkansen fast train departs from Himeji at 6:00AM. The last shinkansen fast train departs from Himeji at 23:02 PM. There is a shinkansen bullet train service every 20 minutes. You can reserve online but it is more convenient to buy the ticket at the station.

Shinkansen Fast Trains from Himeji to Osaka

Type of the Shinkansen Fast Train Himeji Osaka
NOZOMI 6:00 6:27
NOZOMI 6:20 6:47
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 6:29 6:56
NOZOMI 6:40 7:07
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 7:05 7:32
NOZOMI 7:20 7:47
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 7:42 8:09
NOZOMI 7:56 8:23
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 8:01 8:28
NOZOMI 8:20 8:47
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 8:41 9:08
NOZOMI 8:46 9:13
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 8:59 9:26
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 9:20 9:47
NOZOMI 9:39 10:06
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 9:59 10:26
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 10:20 10:47
NOZOMI 10:46 11:13
SAKURA 10:52 11:19
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 10:59 11:26
NOZOMI 11:46 12:13
SAKURA 11:52 12:19
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 12:00 12:27
NOZOMI 12:46 13:13
SAKURA 12:52 13:19
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 12:59 13:26
NOZOMI 13:46 14:13
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 13:59 14:26
SAKURA 14:15 14:42
NOZOMI 14:46 15:13
SAKURA 14:51 15:18
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 14:59 15:26
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 15:25 15:52
NOZOMI 15:46 16:13
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 15:59 16:26
SAKURA 16:15 16:42
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 16:25 16:52
NOZOMI 16:46 17:13
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 16:59 17:26
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 17:25 17:52
NOZOMI 17:46 18:13
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 17:59 18:26
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 18:25 18:52
NOZOMI 18:46 19:13
SAKURA 18:52 19:19
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 18:59 19:26
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 19:18 19:45
NOZOMI 19:46 20:13
SAKURA 19:57 20:24
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 20:18 20:47
NOZOMI 20:29 20:56
SAKURA 20:52 21:19
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 21:32 21:59
SAKURA 21:52 22:19
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 22:02 22:29
SAKURA 22:21 22:48
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 22:44 23:11
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 23:02 23:29

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JR-PASS allows you to use the shinkansen fast train for free. If you have a JR-PASS, you can only use the HIKARI-SHINKANSEN. If you have a JR-PASS, you can NOT use all the shinkansen fast trains. Please purchase the JR PASS before arriving in Japan. You cannot purchase JR-PASS after you arrive in Japan.
First 3 wagons are non-reserved, you can sit anywhere you want. The other wagons are reserved, you have to find your seat. You can charge your phone or tablet on the shinkansen bullet train (not all of them).
If you travel on Friday evenings or during public holidays (e.g. The Golden Week, New year’s eve, etc.) you may not be able to get a seat in the non-reserved section. Please reserve your ticket in advance.
There is a luxury section of the shinkansen fast train. The name of this section is “green car.” You cannot use this special section with the JR-PASS. If you pay extra you can use the “green car.”
You can purchase sandwich and lunchbox on the shinkansen fast train. The cost is around 1000 yen.
Airplane is faster and cheaper than the shinkansen bullet train. Most people choose the shinkansen bullet train because the airport is not in the city centre. To reserve an airplane ticket please click here 
The cheapest way to travel is to take the bus. There is a bus service until the midnight. Most people do not choose the bus because it is 3 times slower than the shinkansen bullet train. To check the schedule of the bus please click here 
To reserve the shinkansen bullet train online .
We recommend taking the shinkansen bullet train because a) a unique cultural experience b) the train stations are conveneiently located in the city centre c) there is a shinkansen bullet train service frequently d) you can buy ticket at the train station without waiting (except busy morning hours).

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From Kobe to Osaka – How to go From Kobe to Osaka?

How to go From Kobe  to Osaka? The Shinkansen fast train and the other transportatin alternatives
The best way to go from Kobe to Osaka is the shinkansen fast train. The cost of the shinkansen fast train (Kobe – Osaka) is ¥1500 for one-way. The cost is approximately ¥3000 for the round trip. The Kobe – Osaka Shinkansen ride is approximately 12 mins. The first shinkansen fast train departs from Kobe at 6:09 AM. The last shinkansen fast train departs from Kobe at 23:25 PM. There is a shinkansen bullet train service every 10 minutes. You can reserve online but it is more convenient to buy the ticket at the station.

Shinkansen Fast Trains from Kobe to Osaka

Type of the Shinkansen Fast Train Kobe Osaka
NOZOMI 6:09 6:21
NOZOMI 6:19 6:31
NOZOMI 6:36 6:48
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 6:51 7:03
NOZOMI 6:56 7:08
NOZOMI 7:13 7:25
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 7:27 7:39
NOZOMI 7:36 7:48
NOZOMI 7:56 9:08
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 8:04 8:16
NOZOMI 8:13 8:25
NOZOMI 8:22 8:34
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 8:25 8:37
NOZOMI 8:36 8:48
NOZOMI 8:46 8:58
NOZOMI 9:03 9:15
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 9:07 9:19
NOZOMI 9:13 9:25
NOZOMI 9:22 9:34
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 9:25 9:37
SAKURA 9:31 9:43
NOZOMI 9:46 9:58
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 9:52 10:05
NOZOMI 9:56 10:08
NOZOMI 10:03 10:15
NOZOMI 10:22 10:34
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 10:25 10:37
MIZUHO 10:31 10:43
NOZOMI 10:46 10:58
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 10:52 11:04
NOZOMI 11:03 11:15
SAKURA 11:08 11:20
NOZOMI 11:22 11:34
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 11:25 11:37
MIZUHO 11:31 11:43
NOZOMI 11:46 11:58
NOZOMI 12:03 12:15
SAKURA 12:08 12:20
NOZOMI 12:22 12:34
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 12:25 12:37
SAKURA 12:31 12:43
NOZOMI 12:46 12:58
NOZOMI 13:03 13:15
SAKURA 13:08 13:20
NOZOMI 13:22 13:34
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 13:25 13:37
SAKURA 13:31 13:43
NOZOMI 13:46 13:58
NOZOMI 14:03 14:15
NOZOMI 14:22 14:34
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 14:25 14:37
SAKURA 14:31 14:43
NOZOMI 14:46 14:58
NOZOMI 15:03 15:15
SAKURA 15:08 15:20
NOZOMI 15:22 15:34
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 15:25 15:37
SAKURA 15:31 15:43
NOZOMI 15:46 15:58
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 15:50 16:02
NOZOMI 16:03 16:15
NOZOMI 16:22 16:34
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 16:25 16:37
SAKURA 16:31 16:43
NOZOMI 16:46 16:58
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 16:50 17:02
NOZOMI 17:03 17:15
NOZOMI 17:13 17:25
NOZOMI 17:22 17:34
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 17:25 17:37
SAKURA 17:31 17:43
NOZOMI 17:46 17:58
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 17:50 18:02
NOZOMI 18:03 18:15
NOZOMI 18:13 18:25
NOZOMI 18:22 18:34
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 18:25 18:37
SAKURA 18:31 18:43
NOZOMI 18:46 18:58
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 18:50 19:02
NOZOMI 19:03 19:15
SAKURA 19:09 19:21
NOZOMI 19:22 19:34
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 19:25 19:37
MIZUHO 19:31 19:43
NOZOMI 19:46 19:58
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 19:50 20:02
NOZOMI 20:03 20:15
SAKURA 20:13 20:25
NOZOMI 20:22 20:34
SAKURA 20:31 2:43
NOZOMI 20:46 20:58
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 20:50 21:02
NOZOMI 21:05 21:17
SAKURA 21:09 21:21
SAKURA 21:31 21:43
NOZOMI 21:46 21:58
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 21:54 22:06
SAKURA 22:08 22:20
NOZOMI 22:16 22:28
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 22:25 22:37
SAKURA 22:38 22:50
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 23:05 23:17
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 23:19 23:31
MIZUHO 23:25 23:37

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First 3 wagons are non-reserved, you can sit anywhere you want. The other wagons are reserved, you have to find your seat. You can charge your phone or tablet on the shinkansen bullet train (not all of them).JR-PASS allows you to use the shinkansen fast train for free. If you have a JR-PASS, you can only use the HIKARI-SHINKANSEN. If you have a JR-PASS, you can NOT use all the shinkansen fast trains. Please purchase the JR PASS before arriving in Japan. You cannot purchase JR-PASS after you arrive in Japan.
If you travel on Friday evenings or during public holidays (e.g. The Golden Week, New year’s eve, etc.) you may not be able to get a seat in the non-reserved section. Please reserve your ticket in advance.
There is a luxury section of the shinkansen fast train. The name of this section is “green car.” You cannot use this special section with the JR-PASS. If you pay ¥2360 extra you can use the “green car.”
You can purchase sandwich and lunchbox on the shinkansen fast train. The cost is around 1000 yen.
Airplane is faster and cheaper than the shinkansen bullet train. Most people choose the shinkansen bullet train because the airport is not in the city centre. To reserve an airplane ticket please click here 
The cheapest way to travel is to take the bus. There is a bus service until the midnight.  Most people do not choose the bus because it is 3 times slower than the shinkansen bullet train. To check the schedule of the bus please click here 
To reserve the shinkansen bullet train online .
We recommend taking the shinkansen bullet train because a) a unique cultural experience b) the train stations are conveneiently located in the city centre c) there is a shinkansen bullet train service frequently d) you can buy ticket at the train station without waiting (except busy morning hours).

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From Tokyo to Kyoto – How to go From Tokyo to Kyoto?

How to go From Tokyo to Kyoto? The Shinkansen fast train and the other transportatin alternatives
The best way to go from Tokyo to Kyoto is the shinkansen fast train. The cost of the shinkansen fast train (Tokyo – Kyoto) is ¥13080 for one-way. The cost is approximately ¥26160 for the round trip. The Tokyo – Kyoto Shinkansen ride is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. The first shinkansen fast train departs from Tokyo at 6:26AM. The last shinkansen fast train departs from Tokyo at 21:20 PM. There is a shinkansen bullet train service every 10 minutes. You can reserve online but it is more convenient to buy the ticket at the station.

Shinkansen Fast Trains from Tokyo to Kyoto

Type of the Shinkansen Fast Train Tokyo Kyoto
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 6:26 9:11
NOZOMI 6:43 8:58
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 6:56 10:41
NOZOMI 7:00 9:15
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 7:03 9:48
NOZOMI 7:20 9:35
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 7:33 10:18
NOZOMI 7:40 10:00
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 7:56 11:41
NOZOMI 8:00 10:15
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 8:03 10:48
NOZOMI 8:20 10:35
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 8:33 11:18
NOZOMI 8:40 10:55
NOZOMI 8:50 11:10
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 8:56 12:41
NOZOMI 9:00 11:15
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 9:03 11:48
NOZOMI 9:20 11:35
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 9:33 12:18
NOZOMI 9:40 11:55
NOZOMI 9:50 12:10
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 9:56 13:41
NOZOMI 10:00 12:15
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 10:03 12:48
NOZOMI 10:20 12:15
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 10:33 13:18
NOZOMI 10:50 13:10
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 10:56 14:41
NOZOMI 11:00 13:15
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 11:03 13:48
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 11:33 14:18
NOZOMI 11:50 14:10
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 11:56 14:41
NOZOMI 12:00 14:15
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 12:03 14:48
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 12:33 15:18
NOZOMI 12:50 15:10
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 12:56 16:41
NOZOMI 13:00 15:15
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 13:03 15:48
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 13:33 16:18
NOZOMI 13:50 16:10
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 13:56 17:41
NOZOMI 14:00 16:15
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 14:03 16:48
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 14:33 17:18
NOZOMI 14:50 17:10
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 14:56 18:41
NOZOMI 15:00 17:15
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 15:03 17:48
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 15:33 18:18
NOZOMI 15:40 17:55
NOZOMI 15:50 18:10
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 15:56 19:41
NOZOMI 16:00 18:15
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 16:03 18:48
NOZOMI 16:20 18:35
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 16:33 19:18
NOZOMI 16:40 18:55
NOZOMI 17:00 19:15
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 17:03 19:48
NOZOMI 17:20 19:35
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 17:33 20:18
NOZOMI 17:40 19:55
NOZOMI 17:50 20:10
NOZOMI 17:50 20:10
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 18:03 20:48
NOZOMI 18:20 20:35
NOZOMI 18:30 20:50
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 18:33 21:18
NOZOMI 19:00 21:15
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 19:03 21:48
NOZOMI 19:10 21:30
NOZOMI 19:20 21:35
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 19:26 23:11
NOZOMI 19:30 21:45
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 19:33 22:18
NOZOMI 19:50 22:10
NOZOMI 20:00 22:15
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 20:03 22:48
NOZOMI 20:10 22:25
NOZOMI 20:20 22:35
NOZOMI 20:30 22:45
NOZOMI 20:50 23:05
NOZOMI 21:00 23:15
NOZOMI 21:10 23:35
NOZOMI 21:20 23:45

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JR-PASS allows you to use the shinkansen fast train for free. If you have a JR-PASS, you can only use the HIKARI-SHINKANSEN. If you have a JR-PASS, you can NOT use all the shinkansen fast trains. Please purchase the JR PASS before arriving in Japan. You cannot purchase JR-PASS after you arrive in Japan.
First 3 wagons are non-reserved, you can sit anywhere you want. The other wagons are reserved, you have to find your seat. You can charge your phone or tablet on the shinkansen bullet train (not all of them).
If you travel on Friday evenings or during public holidays (e.g. The Golden Week, New year’s eve, etc.) you may not be able to get a seat in the non-reserved section. Please reserve your ticket in advance.
There is a luxury section of the shinkansen fast train. The name of this section is “green car.” You cannot use this special section with the JR-PASS. If you pay ¥5610 extra you can use the “green car.”
You can purchase sandwich and lunchbox on the shinkansen fast train. The cost is around 1000 yen.
Airplane is faster and cheaper than the shinkansen bullet train. Most people choose the shinkansen bullet train because the airport is not in the city centre. To reserve an airplane ticket please click here 
The cheapest way to travel is to take the bus. There is a bus service until the midnight. The cost of the bus start from ¥3000. Most people do not choose the bus because it is 3 times slower than the shinkansen bullet train. To check the schedule of the bus please click here 
To reserve the shinkansen bullet train online .
We recommend taking the shinkansen bullet train because a) a unique cultural experience b) the train stations are conveneiently located in the city centre c) there is a shinkansen bullet train service frequently d) you can buy ticket at the train station without waiting (except busy morning hours).

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From Tokyo to Osaka – How to go From Tokyo to Osaka?

How to go From Tokyo to Osaka? The Shinkansen fast train and the other transportatin alternatives
The best way to go from Tokyo to Osaka is the shinkansen fast train. The cost of the shinkansen fast train (Tokyo-Osaka) is ¥13600 for one-way. The cost is approximately ¥27200 for the round trip. The Tokyo-Osaka Shinkansen ride is approximately 3 hours. The first shinkansen fast train departs from Tokyo at 6:26 AM. The last shinkansen fast train departs from Tokyo at 21:20 PM. There is a shinkansen bullet train service every 10 minutes. You can reserve online but it is more convenient to buy the ticket at the station.

Shinkansen Fast Trains from Tokyo to Osaka

Type of the Shinkansen Fast Train Tokyo Osaka
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 6:26 9:26
NOZOMI 6:43 9:13
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 6:56 10:56
NOZOMI 7:00 9:30
NOZOMI 7:20 9:50
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 7:33 10:33
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 7:56 11:56
NOZOMI 8:00 10:30
NOZOMI 8:20 10:50
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 8:33 11:33
NOZOMI 8:40 11:10
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 8:56 12:56
NOZOMI 9:00 11:30
NOZOMI 9:20 11:50
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 9:33 12:33
NOZOMI 9:40 12:10
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 9:56 13:56
NOZOMI 10:00 12:30
NOZOMI 10:20 12:50
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 10:33 13:33
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 10:56 14:56
NOZOMI 11:00 13:30
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 11:33 14:33
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 11:56 15:56
NOZOMI 12:00 14:30
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 12:33 15:33
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 12:56 16:56
NOZOMI 13:00 15:30
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 13:33 16:33
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 13:56 17:56
NOZOMI 14:00 16:30
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 14:33 17:33
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 14:56 18:56
NOZOMI 15:00 17:30
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 15:33 18:33
NOZOMI 15:40 18:10
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 15:56 19:56
NOZOMI 16:00 18:30
NOZOMI 16:20 18:50
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 16:33 19:33
NOZOMI 16:40 19:10
NOZOMI 17:00 19:30
NOZOMI 17:20 19:50
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 17:33 20:33
NOZOMI 17:40 20:10
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 18:03 21:03
NOZOMI 18:20 20:50
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 18:33 21:33
NOZOMI 19:00 21:30
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 19:03 22:03
NOZOMI 19:20 21:50
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 19:26 23:26
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 19:33 22:33
NOZOMI 20:00 22:30
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 20:03 23:03
NOZOMI 20:20 22:50
NOZOMI 21:00 23:30
NOZOMI 21:10 23:50
NOZOMI 21:20 0:00

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JR-PASS allows you to use the shinkansen fast train for free. If you have a JR-PASS, you can only use the HIKARI-SHINKANSEN. If you have a JR-PASS, you can NOT use all the shinkansen fast trains. Please purchase the JR PASS before arriving in Japan. You cannot purchase JR-PASS after you arrive in Japan.
First 3 wagons are non-reserved, you can sit anywhere you want. The other wagons are reserved, you have to find your seat. You can charge your phone or tablet on the shinkansen bullet train (not all of them).
If you travel on Friday evenings or during public holidays (e.g. The Golden Week, New year’s eve, etc.) you may not be able to get a seat in the non-reserved section. Please reserve your ticket in advance.
There is a luxury section of the shinkansen fast train. The name of this section is “green car.” You cannot use this special section with the JR-PASS. If you pay ¥5300 extra you can use the “green car.”
You can purchase sandwich and lunchbox on the shinkansen fast train. The cost is around 1000 yen.
Airplane is faster and cheaper than the shinkansen bullet train. Most people choose the shinkansen bullet train because the airport is not in the city centre. To reserve an airplane ticket please click here 
The cheapest way to travel is to take the bus. There is a bus service until the midnight. The cost of the bus is approximalety ¥4000~¥6000. Most people do not choose the bus because it is 3 times slower than the shinkansen bullet train. To check the schedule of the bus please click here 
To reserve the shinkansen bullet train online .
We recommend taking the shinkansen bullet train because a) a unique cultural experience b) the train stations are conveneiently located in the city centre c) there is a shinkansen bullet train service frequently d) you can buy ticket at the train station without waiting (except busy morning hours).

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From Kyoto to Osaka – How to go From Kyoto to Osaka?

How to go From Kyoto to Osaka? The Shinkansen fast train and the other transportatin alternatives
The best way to go from Kyoto to Osaka is the shinkansen fast train. The cost of the shinkansen fast train (Kyoto-Osaka) is 1420 for one-way. The cost is approximately ¥2840 for the round trip. The Kyoto-Osaka Shinkansen ride is approximately 15 minutes. The first shinkansen fast train departs from Kyoto at 7:39 AM. The last shinkansen fast train departs from Kyoto at 22:40 PM. There is a shinkansen bullet train service every 10 minutes. You can reserve online but it is more convenient to buy the ticket at the station.

Shinkansen Fast Trains from Kyoto to Osaka

Type of the Shinkansen Fast Train Kyoto Osaka
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 7:39 7:54
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 7:59 8:14
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 8:52 9:07
NOZOMI 9:02 9:17
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 9:16 9:31
NOZOMI 9:19 9:34
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 9:36 9:51
NOZOMI 9:40 9:55
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 10:13 10:28
NOZOMI 10:19 10:34
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 10:36 10:51
NOZOMI 10:40 10:55
NOZOMI 11:02 11:17
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 11:13 11:28
NOZOMI 11:19 11:34
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 11:36 11:51
NOZOMI 11:40 11:55
NOZOMI 12:02 12:17
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 12:16 12:31
NOZOMI 12:19 12:34
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 12:36 12:51
NOZOMI 12:40 12:55
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 13:16 13:31
NOZOMI 13:19 13:34
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 13:36 13:51
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 14:16 14:31
NOZOMI 14:19 14:34
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 14:36 14:51
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 15:16 15:31
NOZOMI 15:19 15:34
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 15:36 15:51
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 16:16 16:31
NOZOMI 16:19 16:34
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 16:36 16:51
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 17:16 17:31
NOZOMI 17:19 17:34
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 17:36 17:51
NOZOMI 18:02 18:17
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 18:16 18:31
NOZOMI 18:19 18:34
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 18:36 18:51
NOZOMI 18:40 18:55
NOZOMI 19:02 19:17
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 19:16 19:31
NOZOMI 19:19 19:34
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 19:36 19:51
NOZOMI 19:40 19:55
NOZOMI 20:02 20:17
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 20:13 21:28
NOZOMI 20:40 20:55
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 20:59 21:14
NOZOMI 21:02 21:17
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 21:13 21:28
NOZOMI 21:19 21:34
NOZOMI 21:40 21:55
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 21:59 22:14
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 22:13 22:28
NOZOMI 22:19 22:34
NOZOMI 22:40 22:55

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JR-PASS allows you to use the shinkansen fast train for free. If you have a JR-PASS, you can only use the HIKARI-SHINKANSEN. If you have a JR-PASS, you can NOT use all the shinkansen fast trains. Please purchase the JR PASS before arriving in Japan. You cannot purchase JR-PASS after you arrive in Japan.
First 3 wagons are non-reserved, you can sit anywhere you want. The other wagons are reserved, you have to find your seat. You can charge your phone or tablet on the shinkansen bullet train (not all of them).
If you travel on Friday evenings or during public holidays (e.g. The Golden Week, New year’s eve, etc.) you may not be able to get a seat in the non-reserved section. Please reserve your ticket in advance.
There is a luxury section of the shinkansen fast train. The name of this section is “green car.” You cannot use this special section with the JR-PASS. If you pay ¥2360 extra you can use the “green car.”
You can purchase sandwich and lunchbox on the shinkansen fast train. The cost is around 1000 yen.
Airplane is faster and cheaper than the shinkansen bullet train. Most people choose the shinkansen bullet train because the airport is not in the city centre. To reserve an airplane ticket please click here 
The cheapest way to travel is to take the bus. There is a bus service until the midnight. The cost of the bus is about ¥900. Most people do not choose the bus because it is 3 times slower than the shinkansen bullet train. To check the schedule of the bus please click here 
To reserve the shinkansen bullet train online .
We recommend taking the shinkansen bullet train because a) a unique cultural experience b) the train stations are conveneiently located in the city centre c) there is a shinkansen bullet train service frequently d) you can buy ticket at the train station without waiting (except busy morning hours).

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From Kyoto to Hiroshima- How to go From Kyoto to Hiroshima?

How to go From Kyoto to Hiroshima? The Shinkansen fast train and the other transportatin alternatives
The best way to go from Kyoto to Hiroshima is the shinkansen fast train. The cost of the shinkansen fast train (Kyoto -Hiroshima) is ¥10570 for one-way. The cost is approximately ¥27200 for the round trip. The Kyoto – Hiroshima Shinkansen ride is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. The first shinkansen fast train departs from Kyoto at 6:56AM. The last shinkansen fast train departs from Kyoto at 22:10 PM. There is a shinkansen bullet train service every 20 minutes . You can reserve online but it is more convenient to buy the ticket at the station.

Shinkansen Fast Trains from Kyoto to Hiroshima

Type of the Shinkansen Fast Train Kyoto Hiroshima
NOZOMI 6:56 8:36
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 7:20 9:00
NOZOMI 7:43 9:23
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 8:02 9:42
NOZOMI 8:06 9:46
NOZOMI 8:12 9:52
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 8:23 10:03
NOZOMI 8:30 10:10
NOZOMI 8:49 10:29
NOZOMI 9:13 10:53
NOZOMI 9:30 11:10
NOZOMI 9:52 11:32
NOZOMI 10:02 11:42
NOZOMI 10:10 11:50
NOZOMI 10:30 12:10
NOZOMI 10:52 12:32
NOZOMI 11:10 12:50
NOZOMI 11:30 13:10
NOZOMI 11:52 13:32
NOZOMI 12:13 13:53
NOZOMI 12:30 14:10
NOZOMI 12:52 14:32
NOZOMI 13:13 14:53
NOZOMI 13:30 15:10
NOZOMI 13:52 15:32
NOZOMI 14:13 15:53
NOZOMI 14:30 16:10
NOZOMI 14:52 16:32
NOZOMI 15:13 16:53
NOZOMI 15:30 17:10
NOZOMI 15:52 17:32
NOZOMI 16:13 17:53
NOZOMI 16:30 18:10
NOZOMI 16:52 18:32
NOZOMI 17:13 18:53
NOZOMI 17:30 19:10
NOZOMI 17:52 19:32
NOZOMI 18:13 19:53
NOZOMI 18:30 20:10
NOZOMI 18:52 20:32
NOZOMI 19:13 20:43
NOZOMI 19:30 21:10
NOZOMI 19:52 21:32
NOZOMI 20:10 21:50
NOZOMI 20:30 22:10
NOZOMI 20:52 22:32
NOZOMI 21:10 22:50
NOZOMI 21:30 23:10
NOZOMI 22:10 23:50

fast train in Japan
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JR-PASS allows you to use the shinkansen fast train for free. If you have a JR-PASS, you can only use the HIKARI-SHINKANSEN. If you have a JR-PASS, you can NOT use all the shinkansen fast trains. Please purchase the JR PASS before arriving in Japan. You cannot purchase JR-PASS after you arrive in Japan.
First 3 wagons are non-reserved, you can sit anywhere you want. The other wagons are reserved, you have to find your seat. You can charge your phone or tablet on the shinkansen bullet train (not all of them).
If you travel on Friday evenings or during public holidays (e.g. The Golden Week, New year’s eve, etc.) you may not be able to get a seat in the non-reserved section. Please reserve your ticket in advance.
There is a luxury section of the shinkansen fast train. The name of this section is “green car.” You cannot use this special section with the JR-PASS. If you pay extra you can use the “green car.”
You can purchase sandwich and lunchbox on the shinkansen fast train. The cost is around 1000 yen.
Airplane is faster and cheaper than the shinkansen bullet train. Most people choose the shinkansen bullet train because the airport is not in the city centre. To reserve an airplane ticket please click here 
The cheapest way to travel is to take the bus. There is a bus service until the midnight. The cost of the bus is approximalety ¥4800~¥6100. Most people do not choose the bus because it is 3 times slower than the shinkansen bullet train. To check the schedule of the bus please click here 
To reserve the shinkansen bullet train online .
We recommend taking the shinkansen bullet train because a) a unique cultural experience b) the train stations are conveneiently located in the city centre c) there is a shinkansen bullet train service frequently d) you can buy ticket at the train station without waiting (except busy morning hours).

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From Osaka to Hiroshima – How to go From Osaka to Hiroshima?

How to go From Osaka to Hiroshima? The Shinkansen fast train and the other transportatin alternatives
The best way to go from Osaka to Hiroshima is the shinkansen fast train. The cost of the shinkansen fast train (Osaka-Hiroshima) is ¥9710 for one-way. The cost is approximately ¥19420 for the round trip. The Osaka-Hiroshima Shinkansen ride is approximately 1 hours 30 minutes. The first shinkansen fast train departs from Osaka at 6:00AM. The last shinkansen fast train departs from Osaka at 22:26 PM. There is a shinkansen bullet train service every 10 minutes. You can reserve online but it is more convenient to buy the ticket at the station.

Shinkansen Fast Trains from Osaka to Hiroshima

Type of the Shinkansen Fast Train Osaka Hiroshima
MIZUHO 6:00 7:05
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 6:03 7:08
SAKURA 6:25 7:25
SAKURA 6:50 7:50
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 6:59 8:19
NOZOMI 7:12 8:12
SAKURA 7:15 8:15
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 7:35 8:40
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 7:41 9:01
MIZUHO 7:53 8:58
NOZOMI 7:59 8:59
SAKURA 8:07 9:07
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 8:17 9:22
NOZOMI 8:21 9:21
NOZOMI 8:27 9:27
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 8:39 9:44
NOZOMI 8:45 9:45
MIZUHO 8:59 10:04
NOZOMI 9:05 10:05
SAKURA 9:20 10:20
NOZOMI 9:29 10:30
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 9:38 10:58
NOZOMI 9:45 10:45
SAKURA 9:59 10:59
NOZOMI 10:09 11:09
NOZOMI 10:18 11:18
NOZOMI 10:26 11:26
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 10:33 11:53
NOZOMI 10:45 11:45
SAKURA 10:59 11:59
NOZOMI 11:09 12:09
NOZOMI 11:26 12:26
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 11:33 12:53
NOZOMI 11:45 12:45
SAKURA 11:59 12:59
NOZOMI 12:09 13:09
NOZOMI 12:29 13:29
NOZOMI 12:45 13:45
SAKURA 12:59 13:59
NOZOMI 13:09 1409
NOZOMI 13:29 14:29
NOZOMI 13:45 14:45
SAKURA 13:59 14:59
NOZOMI 14:09 15:09
NOZOMI 14:29 15:29
NOZOMI 14:45 15:45
SAKURA 14:59 15:59
NOZOMI 15:09 16:09
SAKURA 15:22 16:22
NOZOMI 15:29 16:29
NOZOMI 15:45 16:45
SAKURA 15:59 16:59
NOZOMI 16:09 17:09
SAKURA 16:22 17:22
NOZOMI 16:29 17:29
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 16:38 17:58
NOZOMI 16:45 17:45
SAKURA 16:59 17:59
NOZOMI 17:09 18:09
SAKURA 17:22 18:22
NOZOMI 17:29 18:29
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 17:38 18:58
NOZOMI 17:45 18:45
MIZUHO 17:59 19:04
NOZOMI 18:09 19:09
SAKURA 18:22 19:22
NOZOMI 18:29 19:29
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 18:40 20:00
NOZOMI 18:45 19:45
SAKURA 18:59 19:59
NOZOMI 19:09 20:09
NOZOMI 19:29 20:29
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 19:33 20:53
NOZOMI 19:45 20:45
MIZUHO 19:59 21:04
NOZOMI 20:09 21:09
HIKARI- JR-PASS OK! 20:15 21:20
NOZOMI 20:26 21:26
NOZOMI 20:45 21:45
NOZOMI 21:09 22:09
KODAMA- LONG ROUTE 21:18 22:38
NOZOMI 21:26 22:26
NOZOMI 21:45 22:45
NOZOMI 22:26 23:26

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JR-PASS allows you to use the shinkansen fast train for free. If you have a JR-PASS, you can only use the HIKARI-SHINKANSEN. If you have a JR-PASS, you can NOT use all the shinkansen fast trains. Please purchase the JR PASS before arriving in Japan. You cannot purchase JR-PASS after you arrive in Japan.
First 3 wagons are non-reserved, you can sit anywhere you want. The other wagons are reserved, you have to find your seat. You can charge your phone or tablet on the shinkansen bullet train (not all of them).
If you travel on Friday evenings or during public holidays (e.g. The Golden Week, New year’s eve, etc.) you may not be able to get a seat in the non-reserved section. Please reserve your ticket in advance.
There is a luxury section of the shinkansen fast train. The name of this section is “green car.” You cannot use this special section with the JR-PASS. If you pay ¥4320 extra you can use the “green car.”
You can purchase sandwich and lunchbox on the shinkansen fast train. The cost is around 1000 yen.
Airplane is faster and cheaper than the shinkansen bullet train. Most people choose the shinkansen bullet train because the airport is not in the city centre. To reserve an airplane ticket please click here 
The cheapest way to travel is to take the bus. There is a bus service until the midnight. The cost of the bus is approximalety ¥3500~¥4700. Most people do not choose the bus because it is 3 times slower than the shinkansen bullet train. To check the schedule of the bus please click here 
To reserve the shinkansen bullet train online .
We recommend taking the shinkansen bullet train because a) a unique cultural experience b) the train stations are conveneiently located in the city centre c) there is a shinkansen bullet train service frequently d) you can buy ticket at the train station without waiting (except busy morning hours).