3-Day Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

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  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 3 days (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2142TYO_SH3
See the iconic highlights of Japan on a 3-day guided tour to Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara. Visit revered Mt Fuji, take a boat cruise on Lake Ashi and an aerial tram ride up Mt Komagatake. Head to Kyoto on the bullet train and take in the beautiful city on a morning tour to the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle, and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Then see Nara’s famous sites including Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, and Nara Park (Deer Park). Stay two nights in Kyoto with optional return to Tokyo.

Highlights

  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Rail Tour
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Hotel pickup included
Your 3-day tour includes all transportation, two nights in Kyoto in your choice of tourist class or first class accommodations, a professional guide in the daytime, and the evenings free to spend at your leisure. Your guide and hotel are happy to offer recommendations for restaurants and other places to see in your free time. Have the option to return to Tokyo late on the third day or remain in Kyoto, the choice is yours.

Occasionally weather conditions at Mt Fuji may necessitate itinerary changes. If an activity is not possible, a substitution will be provided. If any sites in Kyoto or Nara are closed on the day of your visit, a substitute site will be visited. Both cities have a wealth of amazing places to see.

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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Pickup is available from Keio Plaza Hotel or selected hotels in Tokyo. Tour coach departs from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal at 9am
Departure Time:
9am from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details:
Concludes at Tokyo Train Station between 9-10pm or in the morning at Kyoto (depending on option chosen)

Pricing information

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One Way New Miyako Hotel TC
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One-way tour from Tokyo to Kyoto staying at New Miyako tourist class hotel

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One-way tour from Tokyo to Kyoto staying at Righa Royal tourist class hotel

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One-way tour from Tokyo to Kyoto staying at Hotel Monterey, a first class hotel

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One Way Kyoto Hotel Okura 1st
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One-way tour from Tokyo to Kyoto staying at Kyoto Hotel Okura, a first class hotel

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Roundtrip New Miyako Hotel TC
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Roundtrip tour staying at New Miyako tourist class hotel. Return train to Tokyo departs between 6pm - 7pm on 3rd day

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Roundtrip tour staying at Righa Royal tourist class hotel. Return train to Tokyo departs between 6pm - 7pm on 3rd day

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Roundtrip Hotel Monterey 1st
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Roundtrip tour staying at Hotel Monterey, a first class hotel. Return train to Tokyo departs between 6pm - 7pm on 3rd day

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Roundtrip Hotel Okura 1st
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Roundtrip tour staying at Kyoto Hotel Okura, a first class hotel. Return train to Tokyo departs between 6pm - 7pm on 3rd day

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3-Day Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

3-Day Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo
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Inclusions:
  • 3-day Bullet train rail tour
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 2 lunches
  • Professional guide
  • Cruise on Lake Ashi
  • Morning sightseeing tour of Kyoto
  • Afternoon sightseeing tour of Nara
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Luggage delivery (1 piece, one-way option only)
Exclusions:
  • Baggage Handling (roundtrip)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer
  • Infants under the age of 5 may travel free of charge as long as they do not require their own seat; additional accommodation and meals are not provided
  • Baggage delivery service for larger suitcases is available for one-way bookings for 1 piece per passenger. Additional baggage is subject to 2,200 yen fee per piece
  • Baggage delivery service is not included for round-trip options. Trains are not equipped to carry large suitcases and it is recommended to store them at your return hotel in Tokyo
Itinerary:
Day 1: Tokyo – Kyoto (L)
After morning pickup, enjoy a scenic 2.5-hour drive by deluxe coach to the Mt Fuji Visitor Center. Spend approximately 20 minutes learning from your guide about the history and geological details of Japan’s highest mountain. Browse informational displays about the revered mountain and get amazing views from the second floor observation deck.

Then continue halfway up the mountain to Mt Fuji’s 5th Station at 7,545 feet (2,300m). Follow your guide on a stroll around the area’s shrines, torii gates and souvenir shops as you take in more views of Mt Fuji and nearby lakes (visibility is weather dependent). Afterward, enjoy a typical Japanese-style lunch at a restaurant that looks out on Mt Fuji.

Continue to nearby Lake Ashi in Hakone National Park for a boat cruise on a pirate ship! Relax as you glide across the water, taking in views of Mt Fuji, Mt Komagatake and other mountains that surround the lake. Then, take the Hakone Ropeway, an aerial tram with amazing vistas over sparkling Lake Ashi, the Izu islands and majestic Mount Fuji.

After visiting Hakone, your guide transfers you to a Shinkansen train (bullet train) bound for Kyoto. When you arrive in Kyoto, a driver takes you to your hotel where you have the evening free to spend at your leisure.

Overnight: Kyoto (tourist class: New Miyako Hotel, Rihga Royal Hotel or similar; first class: Kyoto Hotel Okura, Hotel Monterey Kyoto or similar)

Day 2: Kyoto and Nara (L)

After morning pickup from your hotel, experience Kyoto on a guided morning tour of the highlights of this beautiful city. First, stop to peruse Nijo Castle, built in 1603 for the Tokugawa Shogun. Continue to one of the most popular Kyoto temples, Kinkakuji Temple, where you see the celebrated Golden Pavilion and exquisite gardens. Then head to the ancient Kyoto Imperial Palace and learn from your guide about the architecturally stunning complex where the Emperor of Japan once lived with his family.

Have a Japanese-style lunch at the Kyoto Handicraft Center before proceeding to Nara, where the first permanent capital of Japan was established in 710. Visit one of Japan’s most beloved and historically significant temples, the 8th-century Todai-ji Temple. Follow your guide to the Daibutsu-den (Great Buddha Hall) and marvel at the enormous bronze Buddha statue. Next, visit Kasuga Taisha Shrine, a famous Shinto shrine with 3,000 glowing antique bronze and stone lanterns. Wrap up your afternoon at the Nara Park (Deer Park) where hundreds of tame deer freely roam; you can even feed them if you wish! Then return to your Kyoto hotel for an evening at your leisure.

Overnight: Kyoto

Day 3: Kyoto – Tokyo (optional return)

Spend the day sightseeing at your leisure and return to Tokyo by bullet train in the evening, or choose to stay on in Kyoto. If you choose to return to Tokyo, your train arrives into Tokyo Station in the late evening. Please see Additional Info for details.
Terms and Conditions:
If you cancel at least 8 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 7 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.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: lolitabible, October 2014

Awesome tour, so well organised it was impossible to get lost or late. We were able to see some great scenery. We couldn't see Mt Fuji since it was too cloudy (in autumn they say the sky is heavy, the clouds come down and so, you can't see) but hey, we were in the clouds and we took some scary picturse which are nice too. My favorite place was Nara, the buddhas and deers were incredible. By the way, the deers bow to you if you feed them just like people thanking you, amazing. The guides speak engrish but are so nice that you don't care. Try to seat in the front row, it's more enjoyable and you will understand them more easily. Thank you !!! We took good pictures and also thanks to viator, it was incredible.

Reviewed by: craig.mcconnell, October 2014

Had a guide at every step. The stops were amazing and food provided was excellent. Wouldn't change one thing about it.

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