Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Kyoto and Nara 2-Day or 3-Day Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
This was a great tour! We were picked up at our hotel, escorted to the bullet train (actually put us in our seats), picked up at the Kyoto station (a host was waiting on the platform) and taken to lunch. After lunch we started our Nara tour with a knowledgeable guide. We were returned to our Kyoto hotel by the tour bus.
The next morning, the bus picked us up at the hotel and we did the morning tour and afternoon tour of Kyoto. The bus took us to the Kyoto station and the host put us on the bullet train back to Tokyo. We arrived in Tokyo and we were met by another host at the platform. He escorted the group to cabs, which returned us to our hotel.
The only recommendation we have is that the lunch breaks should be a little shorter. This would have provided us more time at the Kyoto sights.
Everyone related to the tour company was friendly and extremely competent. We highly recommend this tour to everyone.Reviewed by: William B, March 2013
I had a great experience during this three-day tour. Simply fantastic! Nice sightseeing in the first two days, and a very usefull day-off, allowing me to visit the very pleasent city of Osaka. No complains at all about the staff, who, like the Japanese population, was so kind and effective full timeReviewed by: Felipe M, December 2012
This tour was fantastic, from start to finish (literally in our hotel lobby). The tour staff were all remarkably polite, very sincerely friendly and interesting, and helpful at all times. The tour was "pricey" but worth every penny. We would recommend it heartily.Reviewed by: gregory a, December 2012
We had a 2 day trip. Looked forward to riding bullet train. It was expensive compared to other tours, I think
this was because of inclusion of bullet train. After a few minutes ride, the bullet train did not seem any faster or special than Acela train in USA.! . We had Nara trip in the afternoon of first day. Buffet lunch was good. The guide provided full details of shrines etc. Enjoyed taking pictures of Kyoto gardens and shrines.
Pick up and drop off arrangements were very much appreciated. .
This was great tour. Everything went like clockwork. The tour guides and coordinators were efficient and very informative. One small glitch was the tour guide for the afternoon for Kyoto didn't have a microphone and at times it was difficult to hear him, since we had a large group.Reviewed by: Ana C, January 2013