Open date tickets are valid in 30 days from your estimated departure date, excluding the following dates:
January 1st ~ January 6th
April 27th ~ May 6th
August 10th ~ August 19th
December 28th ~ December 31st
Fixed date (Reserved in advance)
You DO NOT NEED to do any actions.
Your seat will be reserved in advance by us.
If you order 2 or more tickets, your seats will be arranged together. (We will inform you in case we cannot arrange seats together.)
Ordinary You can have an ordinary seat at ordinary cars.
Green You can have a business class seat at Green cars.
Nozomi -Stops at major cities only -Used for travel to major cities, such as Nagoya, Kyoto, and Shin-Osaka
Hikari -Stops at more cities than Nozomi, but fewer cities than Kodama
Kodama -Stops at all stations
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.
Shinkansen seats are available in four levels depending on the comfort and services your require.
Regular seats used on Reserved cars and Unreserved cars of Shinkansen. Consider it as "economy class" seat.
Better seats with more space than ordinary seats. All Green Seats are reserved only. Consider it as "business class" seats.
Reserved Seat (Ordinary Reserved Seat)
Your seat is reserved and secured when you book your tickets. Head to the station with a peace of mind. Seats are the same as Ordinary Seat.
Green Reserved Seat
Better seats and free blankets. Popular among Japanese business persons, executives and people who values comfortable travel. Consider it as "business class" seats.
Know as "First Class" of Shinkansen seats. Only available on Hokuriku and Tohoku Shinkansen lines. Gran Class seats comes with airline-like amenities and meals.The most expensive of all.
You can take any open seats in unreserved cars of any train on the departure date. (No departure time will be indicated on your tickets.) The best seat type if your priority is the cost and are traveling during less-crowded season/time.