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View of Kyoto and Japanese Women in Traditional Kimonos
Map of How to Get from Tokyo to Kyoto
How to Get from Tokyo to Kyoto

Kyoto is 283 miles (445 km) from Tokyo, but you can get from Tokyo to Kyoto in just over two hours if you travel on a high-speed shinkansen (bullet train). By air, the journey... read more

View of Osaka Castle During Cherry Blossom Season, Japan
Map of How to Get from Tokyo to Osaka
How to Get from Tokyo to Osaka

There are several ways to get from Tokyo to Osaka. Although most travelers choose to travel by high-speed shinkansen (bullet train), you can also fly, drive, or take a bus.... read more

Map of How to Get to Mt. Fuji
How to Get to Mt. Fuji

Mt.Fuji, the highest volcano in Japan, and the surrounding lakes known as Fuji Five Lakes are about 50 miles (80 km) from Hakone, 100 miles (160 km) from Tokyo, and 250 miles... read more

View of Shitenno-ji Temple in Osaka, Japan
Map of How to Get from Takayama to Osaka
How to Get from Takayama to Osaka

The fastest way to get from Takayama to Osaka is to take the JR Limited Hida Wide View Express train to Nagoya and transfer to a shinkansen (bullet train) headed for Shin-Osaka... read more

Map of How to Get from Tokyo to Hiroshima
How to Get from Tokyo to Hiroshima

The distance between Tokyo and Hiroshima is 511 miles (813 km) and the easiest way to get there is by plane. There are other options that will take you from the sensory overload... read more

Osaka Castle With Cherry Blossoms at Sunset, Osaka, Japan
Map of How to Get from Kyoto to Osaka
How to Get from Kyoto to Osaka

Kyoto and Osaka are just 35 miles (56 kilometers) apart, so it does not take very long to travel between these iconic Japanese cities. In fact, you can even bicycle from Kyoto... read more