Kyoto to Tokyo Train

Travel from Kyoto to Tokyo by train and discover the wonders of Japan. Experience breathtaking views by taking the Shinkansen train. Check out the schedule and book your trip today.
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475 kilometers

Travel time

Travel time

2 hours 7 minutes

Trains per day

Daily Departures


Reverse route

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Kyoto to Tokyo Train Schedule

Get ready to explore Japan's breathtaking landscapes!

*The information is subject to change. Planning a rail journey in Japan? Check current Kyoto - Tokyo train timetable.


Traveling around Japan by bullet train is the fastest and most comfortable method available. Shinkansen trains are renowned for their excellent onboard amenities, which even experienced travelers will appreciate. While many countries were focused on the future of air and car travel, Japan invested in constructing a dedicated high-speed rail line. The success of the Shinkansen has solidified Japan's reputation in high-speed rail, allowing the country to rest on its laurels. Consequently, riding the Shinkansen is one of the most pleasant ways to travel across Japan.

Kyoto to Tokyo Railway Route Map
Train rides between the charming cities of Kyoto and Tokyo offer some of the most impressive scenery in Japan. The journey provides breathtaking views of the Japanese countryside, including iconic sights such as Mount Fuji. To make the most of your trip, take a look at the map below to learn all you need to know about this route.

The Shinkansen, or bullet train, ensures a swift and comfortable ride, with modern amenities and spacious seating. Frequent departures throughout the day provide flexibility, making it easy to plan your travel around your schedule. Booking tickets in advance is straightforward and recommended, especially during peak travel seasons. Once you arrive in Tokyo, you'll be perfectly positioned to explore its vibrant neighborhoods, cultural landmarks, and world-renowned cuisine.

Train from Kyoto to Tokyo: What You Need to Know

Tips to Buy Train Tickets

  • Book in Advance
    Train tickets with discounts are usually released before departure. Since individual schedules are normally scheduled 12 weeks beforehand, schedules are usually announced three months in advance.
  • Be Flexible​
    You can save money by traveling at alternate times and dates. Tickets may still be available at other dates and times, so keep an eye out.

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