The Tokaido Shinkansen
has three types of trains. The Nozomi is the fastest train and reach
Kyoto from Tokyo in 2h40 ( only stopping at Shinagawa, Shin Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto ans
Along Sanyo Shinkansen
Nozomi connects Hakata and Hiroshima.
The Hikari is the second fastest bullet trains, taking about three
hours from Tokyo to Shin Osaka. One 16 car Hikari train from Tokyo continues along the Sanyo Shinkansen
as far as Okayama each hour. The Kodama is the slowest train as it stopped at every stations
between Tokyo and Shin Osaka.
To reach the island of Kyushu, you may need to connect with the Kyushu Shinkansen,
which has three types of Shinkansen.
The Mizuho is the fastest train category, stopping at Hakata, Kumamoto and
Kagoshima-Chuo. it provides though service to the Sanyo Shinkansen
starting from Shin-Osaka.
The two other one are
called Sakura and Tsubame, the latter stopping at all stations.