Exploring Kyoto {Shinkansen Train Ride, Bukkoji Buddhist Temple, Pontocho}

Kyoto

Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kyoto

On our final morning in Tokyo, we decided to check out early and head straight to Kyoto. Like most people, we got there via the shinkansen. Though taking these super express bullet trains are not cheap (about ¥13,000 to get from Tokyo to Kyoto on reserved seats), it is definitely worth it for the speed, comfort and amazing views along the way. The maximum operating speed of a shinkansen train is 320 km/h. Continue reading “Exploring Kyoto {Shinkansen Train Ride, Bukkoji Buddhist Temple, Pontocho}”