Although Tokyo has more things to see, do and eat than you can fit into a lifetime, sometimes it pays to get out of the capital and check out some of Japan’s other major cities. Be it historic Kyoto, rough-and-ready Osaka, steamy Fukuoka or picturesque Kanazawa you’re travelling to, the journey is unlikely to be inconvenient – Japan’s superb high-speed train network and extensive air routes mean that getting from Tokyo to almost any other part of the country is a breeze. Still, there are a few things to keep in mind when planning your adventure. Read on for a few choice tips, plus details on travel times and prices for ten major cities.
Note: prices as of December 2019. Train times and prices listed below are for departure from Tokyo Station.