Excellent deal for discounted Shinkansen tickets to Kyoto for a short term trip. We did a day trip from Tokyo to Kyoto. We picked up the tickets the day before our actual trip at the Tokai office at Tokyo station. Agent explained how to find train schedules from a booklet, how to insert tickets into turnstiles and where to obtain Kyoto bus/subway pass at Kyoto bus terminal. We used the Kyoto bus and subway to visit major tourist sites in Kyoto. It helps to research the Kyoto bus routes before your trip. Would recommend to anyone!