Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo
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from $292.93
the low down
If you want to see the highlights of beautiful Kyoto but have limited time, zip there and back by bullet train (Shinkansen) on this full-day tour from Tokyo. See Mt Fuji from the train, then visit Kyoto highlights including Sanjusangen-do Hall, Heian Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple on an afternoon city tour with an expert guide. Enjoy lunch upon arrival in Kyoto and transport by comfortable coach during the tour. Return to Tokyo on the evening bullet train to complete your excursion.
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  • Tokyo, Japan , Japan
  • 12 hours 30 minutes
customer reviews
out of 5


Gran tour , muy costoso como todo en Japón , el tren bala formidable , aunque en Kioto deberían aprovechar más el tiempo , ya que el tiempo del almuerzo fue excesivo y también de visitó un templo el primero que no fue nada del otro mundo

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Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo
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what to expect

After early morning pickup at selected Tokyo hotels or the designated meeting location (depending on the tour option you select), transfer to Tokyo Station where you catch the bullet train (Shinkansen) to Kyoto. As you look out of the train window on a clear day, catch sight of revered Mt Fuji. After a 2-hour journey, arrive at mid-day to Kyoto Station where your local guide welcomes you.

Enjoy a Western-style lunch at the New Miyako Hotel before beginning your afternoon city tour in Kyoto. After your meal, travel by comfortable coach to the spectacular Heian-jingu Shrine, a Shinto structure built in 1895 to commemorate the 1,100 year anniversary of the founding of Kyoto. The shrine's design reproduced the architecture of an Emperor’s palace from an earlier era. Outside, walk through the lush gardens next to a large pond.

Next, travel to Sanjusangen-do Temple and marvel at its long wooden structure. Walk inside and be amazed by the main deity of the temple, the Thousand Armed Kannon, who is flanked by 1,000 life-size Buddhist statues that date to the 12th and 13th centuries. Listen as your guide explains the history and significance of the stunning temple.

Afterward, head to the hills for great views over Kyoto and a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, a temple with several magnificent buildings, situated on a hilltop. Hear from your guide about the amazing construction of the temple, which doesn't use any nails. Note the Otowa spring that flows under the temple’s main hall; legend says that anyone who sips its waters will be granted a wish.

After a full afternoon of sightseeing in Kyoto, your guide brings you to the train station in the evening for your return to Tokyo on the bullet train.

inclusions and exclusions

  • Round-trip bullet train tickets between Tokyo and Kyoto
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon sightseeing tour of Kyoto
  • Professional guide
  • Admissions to local attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (only if you select "First Class (Green Car)" or "Standard Car" option at checkout)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if you select "Standard Car/No Hotel Transfer" at checkout)
  • Concludes at Tokyo Station at approximately 9:15pm

    Hotel drop-off is available for select hotels only

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Rail Tour
  • Choice of seating available
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Important Note: Hotel pickup is only available at select hotels and locations in Tokyo if you select "First Class (Green Car)" or "Standard Car". No customized pickup location offered. It is important to select a hotel/location from the drop-down list at checkout
  • Please provide your local contact information or your hotel phone number at checkout so the local tour operator may contact you for anything urgent. Otherwise, your booking may be rejected due to lack of information
cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.