|Above, a view of the garden of Nijo Castle in Kyoto. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Here's a scenario for you.
Suppose you are vacationing in Japan and your itinerary has you in Tokyo but you need to head down to the Kyoto-Osaka area. What's the fastest and cheapest ways of getting there?
Well, our friends at Tokyo Cheapo have posted an article with different alternatives for going from Tokyo to Kyoto, their costs and other factors that should be considered.
In their article, they review each of the following means of transportation to Kyoto: shinkansen, bus, plane and local train,
They begin with:
Tokyo and Kyoto, along with Osaka, are usually on top of tourists’ itineraries when they visit Japan. Tokyo is commonly regarded as a city of modernity, whereas Kyoto is seen as a city of tradition. These places aren’t exactly next to each other, so how do you get from Tokyo to Kyoto? There are plenty of ways, and what to choose depends on whether you consider time or cost to be more important.To read more, go here.