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Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

4.5 97 Reviews

  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2142TYO_QT1
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.

Highlights

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  • Rail Tour
  • Choice of seating available
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Hotel pickup included
After early morning pickup at selected Tokyo hotels or the Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal, 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.

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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:

Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal or selected hotels in Tokyo

Departure Time:
9.00am from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal

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 Station at approximately 9:15pm


Pricing information

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First Class - Green Car
Code: QT1D_

First-class reserved seat on Shinkansen Bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto

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$533.47
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Standard Class
Code: QT1A_

Standard-class reserved seat on Shinkansen Bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto

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$416.15
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Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo
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Inclusions:
  • Bullet Train from Tokyo to Kyoto
  • Afternoon sightseeing tour of Kyoto
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Hotel drop off only from Tokyo Station(selected hotels only)
  • Local taxes
Exclusions:
  • 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
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
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: Doug M, July 2014

Excellent Tokyo staff at start and end of tour. Very well organised and pleasant. Efficiently took us to the train platform. At Kyoto the English speaking Japanese guide was very pleasant and easy to understand. She did not rush us through the temples - gave us time to take in the sights. Great tour if you have limited time to see Kyoto, and bonus of an experience on the bullet train as well. Overall, great value for money as includes lunch and transfers at Tokyo to our hotel.

Reviewed by: Thomas W, July 2014

Great tour! Everything went as scheduled. Guides were very good.

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