Sunday, April 3, 2016

Western Honshu By Bullet Train

The distance between Kyoto and Fukuoka is 322 miles as the crow flies. According to Google Maps, you could make the drive in a little under 8 hours, or you can take the Shinkansen and get there in 3.5 hours. We decided on the high speed (200 mph top speed) futuristic train.

WIth all the time saved by riding a bullet train, we had a flexible day, so we stopped in Kobe for lunch and Hiroshima for dinner, making a quick trip to Itsukushima for World Heritage Sites and deer!

We arrived in Fukuoka that evening for the last leg of our trip.