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Tokyo to Kyoto without a JR pass

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Tokyo to Kyoto without a JR pass


On my upcoming holiday I want to go from Tokyo to Kyoto on the highspeed train. I understand they run fairly often. I wasnt planning on getting reservations and just showing up in the early am. Will I be ok to get on?

Can you bring luggage?

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1. Re: Tokyo to Kyoto without a JR pass

You just need to pop up and hop on trains. Yes, you are allowed to carry your luggage.

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2. Re: Tokyo to Kyoto without a JR pass

Do you plan to travel round trip? If so - www.japanican.com/tours/tourdetail.aspx… - is a good value.

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3. Re: Tokyo to Kyoto without a JR pass

Take the Nozomi shown here in red. They depart every ~10 minutes:


Non-reserved cars are 1, 2 and 3. If you want to see Mt. Fuji, get the window seat E. There is a small space for luggage at the back of the very last row seats.

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4. Re: Tokyo to Kyoto without a JR pass

You could send your luggage on without much fuss or cost. Avoids lugging. :-)

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