JapanForum.com  


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
(#1 (permalink))
Old
pilarjapon (Offline)
New to JF
 
Posts: 1
Join Date: May 2011
Trip Tokyo to Kyoto. - 05-19-2011, 09:15 AM

I travel from Tokyo to Kyoto. What is the name of the train traveling at night? There is another option than the Shinkansen? Where I buy? What is the name? I don't want to spend to much money for the train. Thanks. PILI
Reply With Quote
(#2 (permalink))
Old
JohnBraden's Avatar
JohnBraden (Offline)
Busier Than Shinjuku Station
 
Posts: 1,112
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Madrid/Misawa/Chicago
05-19-2011, 10:31 AM

The Ginga overnight express Tokyo to Kyoto was discontinued in 2008. It will cost a lot of money, but you still can go overnight. You'll still have to use the Shinkansen, though.

From Tokyo Station, take the final Joetsu Shinkansen departure towards Niigata, and change at Nagaoka (長岡) station for the Kitaguni (きたぐに) express train to Kyoto. The Kitaguni has unreserved standard class seating, reserved green car seating, and couchettes; all seating is non-smoking.

It is expensive.

Try using Hyperdia | 乗換案内 路線検索 時刻表 ゴルフ場 旅費精算 通勤費なら and typing in the times you want. It should give you the options available.
Reply With Quote
(#3 (permalink))
Old
masaegu's Avatar
masaegu (Offline)
永遠の愛
 
Posts: 2,573
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Central Tokyo
05-19-2011, 10:43 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by pilarjapon View Post
I travel from Tokyo to Kyoto. What is the name of the train traveling at night? There is another option than the Shinkansen? Where I buy? What is the name? I don't want to spend to much money for the train. Thanks. PILI
I would take the bus if I were you. It will be much cheaper.


Your Japanese proficiency shall be in direct proportion
to your true interest in the Japanese Mind.
Reply With Quote
(#4 (permalink))
Old
leehieeus (Offline)
New to JF
 
Posts: 3
Join Date: May 2011
05-29-2011, 02:12 PM

I also like taking the bus. very crowded and very cheap: D
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




Copyright 2003-2006 Virtual Japan.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC6