If you travel from Tokyo to Kyoto with a Japan Rail Pass
, you will probably ride a Hikari.
The Hikari Shinkansen is the second fastest bullet trian, taking about 3 hours
from Tokyo to Shin-Osaka. Hikari Shinkansen run about every 30 minutes (please check timetables
for details). It stops at all the major cities (Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya
, and Osaka), and it makes just a few extra stops along the way. However, which stations it stops at varies by train, so be sure to check the schedules.