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JR Flex Rail Ticket: Tokyo to Kyoto Round-Trip Bullet Train Ticket & Coupon

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JR shinkansen flex ticket round trip from Tokyo to Kyoto with included experience coupon.

Reviewed by: Jeff, 2020/01/12

We used the Shinkansen round trip flex ticket from Tokyo to Kyoto and back to Tokyo. This ticket is a non reserved seat, which means you do not have a specific seat number reserved for you and can typically only sit in the first 3 cars of the train. We got a seat both times but there is a chance you will have to stand if it is a particularly busy train. We had to stand on the bullet train from Nagano to Tokyo and paid $80 for a one way non-reserved ticket (this was a purchase we made separate if this package).

So, I think that if you are taking a bullet train more than twice you will save more by buying the JR pass for foreigners (which is roughly $260 per person and provides unlimited train and JR operated subway riding for a two week period).

For the experience coupon we chose a buffet lunch at Kyoto tower which was delicious as you got to taste different foods. The experience also included a ticket to the observation deck at the top of the tower which provided an awesome view of the entire city.
Most of the "experiences" offered are food related from the handout the site provided. Make sure when you go to your experience of choosing that you take the "experience coupon" with you which are placed inside the same envelope as your train tickets.

Overall this deal saved us money because they are compensating us some for this review and we only needed to use the bullet train one time after our time in Nagano. If you find yourself in a similar situation I highly recommend this train ticket and experience package it was simple, easy and lots of fun.

  • Kyoto Tower observation deck

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Attended as:Couples
Activity Date:2020/01/08
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