Hikari

Shinkansen Hikari is a bullet train travelling from Tokyo through Kyoto and Osaka to the final destination, Fukuoka. This runs the same route as Shinkansen Nozomi and Kodama, but Hikari makes some extra stops as well as stopping at all the major destinations. Sometimes, it is faster to catch Nozomi, and it is worth checking the timetable is you are on a tight schedule.