How long does it take to get to Kyoto or Osaka from Tokyo by train?

It takes approximately 2 and a half hours to Kyoto and 3 hours to Osaka traveling on the Hikari bullet train.

If you are in a hurry, the Nozomi Shinkansen is 15 minutes faster to Kyoto and 30 minutes faster to Osaka, however your JR Pass is not valid on this train.

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