Good ride for 3 hours. Spacious seats but luggage have to carry and put overhead. Abit dangerous. Otherwise smoking area, toilets and cabins are cleaned. Friendly crew pushing snack carts and quiet.
JR offers many different lines of trains based on the travel that you're trying to do. However, the Shinkansen was the most enjoyable train. If you have purchased Japan rail passes for the Green Car, you must go to the ticket counter to reserve seats...More
The architecture of this station alone is amazing. You can go up to to the top and walk along a viewing gallery for free to get a view over Kyoto. There are shops and places to eat galore. In fact this is one thing we...More
The station is so clean and the train is soiclean and incredibly fast. A beautiful place with a lot of new technology.
With not too much time to wait for my train, I stopped off here, but need not have worried as, though very busy, the service was quick and efficient and my snack lunch of potato salad with shibazuka pickle thoroughly delicious, as was the local...More
After all my travels, around so much of Japan, I have to say, this is without doubt the best station I have visited. Everything is just a little bit better. Little bit cleaner, faster, more welcoming, efficient. Japan is an incredible country, I feel honoured...More
Japanese are brilliant in mixing the old and new: A modern, high tech Kyoto station in an old city: Kyoto. No conflict with one another but a nice blend where tourists can appreciate the old, elegant beauty as well as experiencing the modern convenience.