My itinerary requires travel from Tokyo to Kyoto (Sanjo Station) as my hotel booked at nearby Sanjo Station.
I’ve done a search via Hyperdia, as i need to have a half day trip in Tokyo before travel back to Kyoto, therefore my departure time is limited as per Hyperdia result below (with JR PASS):
please find this link for my journey (from shinjuku to sanjo station): http://www.hyperdia.com/en/cgi/en/search.html?dep_node=SHINJUKU(JR)&arv_node=SANJO(KYOTO)&via_node01=&via_node02=&via_node03=&year=2016&month=11&day=11&hour=19&minute=00&search_type=0&search_way=&transtime=undefined&sort=0&max_route=5&faretype=0&airplane=off&ship=off&sprnozomi=off&lmlimit=null&search_target=route&facility=reserved&sum_target=7
My question is do I need to book ticket advance, and any website recommend to book ticket or purchase advance? where to redeem the tickets? Cause I am afraid that I would miss the train or unable to get the tickets, and this will causes me a burn of hotel fees for 1 night in Kyoto.