3-Day Kyoto and Hiroshima Independent Tour by Nozomi Bullet Train from Tokyo

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  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 3 days / 2 nights (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2142TYO_VJNKH3KNE
Discover Kyoto and Hiroshima, two of Japan’s most famous cities, without the hassle of arranging transportation or hotels on this independent tour. Explore Kyoto’s exquisite temples and castles, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, see moving tributes to the victims of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and take in the vibrant city of today along with lovely nearby Miyajima Island. You’re provided with all of your high-speed train tickets and hotel bookings for this 3-day trip to Kyoto and Hiroshima, leaving you free to decide your itinerary.

Highlights

  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
Enjoy the flexibility to create your own sightseeing itinerary as you explore Kyoto and Hiroshima on a 3-day tour. Your train tickets and itinerary will be delivered to you at your Tokyo hotel the day before your departure. You choose which of the many incredible temples to see and where to dine in Kyoto and have time to explore this entrancing city at your leisure. Then you’ll continue to Hiroshima where you can see moving memorials to the people who were killed by the atomic bomb in 1945, and learn about the city’s devastation and rebirth. Choose to take a few hours for a quick trip from Hiroshima to Miyajima (own expense) and enjoy the tranquility of the lovely island.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tokyo Station
Departure Time:
Between 6am and 6:50am (early departure)
Between 10:10am and 12:20pm (late departure)
Return Details:
Shinkansen Nozomi Super Express train to Tokyo will depart from Hiroshima Station between 3pm and 5:10pm.

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3-Day Early Deprt Single
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Early departure option for Kyoto and Hiroshima 3-Day. Single accommodation hotel package and train via Nozomi Shikansen. Train departs between 6am-6:50am

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$516.95
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3-Day Early Deprt Twin
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Early departure option for Kyoto and Hiroshima 3-Day. Twin share accommodation hotel package and train via Nozomi Shikansen. Train departs between 6am-6:50am

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$424.77
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3-Day Early Deprt Triple
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Early departure option for Kyoto and Hiroshima 3-Day. Triple share accommodation hotel package and train via Nozomi Shikansen. Train departs between 6am-6:50am

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$395.31
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3-Day Late Deprt Single
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Late departure option for Kyoto and Hiroshima 3-Day. Single accommodation hotel package and train via Nozomi Shikansen. Trains depart from 10:10am-12:20pm

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$516.95
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3-Day Late Deprt Twin
Code: VJNKH3KN_TWIN

Late departure option for Kyoto and Hiroshima 3-Day. Twin share accommodation hotel package and train via Nozomi Shikansen. Trains depart from 10:10am-12:20pm

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$424.77
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3-Day Late Deprt Triple
Code: VJNKH3KN_TRPL

Late departure option for Kyoto and Hiroshima 3-Day. Triple share accommodation hotel package and train via Nozomi Shikansen. Trains depart from 10:10am-12:20pm

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$395.31
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3-Day Kyoto and Hiroshima Independent Tour by Nozomi Bullet Train from Tokyo

Torii gates of Kyoto
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Inclusions:
  • High-speed rail tickets from Tokyo to Kyoto, Kyoto to Hiroshima and Hiroshima to Tokyo
  • Two nights accommodation at the New Miyako hotel in Kyoto and Hotel Granvia Hiroshima
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Independent tour; create your own custom trip itinerary
  • Please provide the following information when booking: lead traveler's full name, name and address of hotel or accommodation in Tokyo, full name under which hotel or accommodations have been registered and contact telephone number. Your tour will not be confirmed without this information
  • Tickets and final itinerary will be delivered to the address provided by the day before departure, so it is not possible to use this package on the same day as your arrival in Japan. No refund is available if tickets cannot be delivered due to insufficient hotel information
  • Train tickets will not be reissued/refunded if lost after receipt
  • This is an exclusive offer for foreign tourists and cannot be purchased by native residents of Japan
  • Maximum number of guests per hotel room is 3. For groups of more than 3 please create separate bookings
Itinerary:
Day 1: Tokyo – Kyoto
Choose an early or late morning departure from Tokyo and make your way to the Tokyo Station where you board the Shinkansen Nozomi bullet train bound for Kyoto. You’ll arrive in Kyoto approximately two hours later and can leave your luggage at the hotel, then set out to see this lovely city’s highlights.

Kyoto flourished as the capital of Japan for more than 1000 years and of its many landmarks, 17 are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You’ll have your choice of which of Kyoto's sights to visit; some of the major ones are the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace and Kiyomizu Temple.

The Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji Temple) was built in 1224 for an aristocrat and was later converted into a Buddhist temple. The top two tiers of the 3-tiered building are embossed in gold leaf, casting a stunning reflection on the surrounding lake. The gardens are also considered to be one of Japan’s finest classically designed gardens.

The Kyoto Imperial Palace was the residence for the Emperor’s family until 1868 when the capital moved to Tokyo. Stroll around the grounds or check the Imperial Household Agency website for their tours, which must be booked in advance to see the interior of the Palace.

Nijo Castle was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence for the Tokugawa Shogun. Whereas the exterior appears solemn, the interior of the complex includes several cypress buildings with lavish decor, including beautiful screen paintings.

Kiyomizu Temple is one of Kyoto’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A charming lane lined with pottery shops leads you to this famous temple. Enjoy a fantastic view of Kyoto from the temple’s veranda.
Overnight: New Miyako hotel in Kyoto

Day 2: Kyoto – Hiroshima
Enjoy a morning in Kyoto at your leisure before heading to Kyoto Station for your mid-day train to Hiroshima. Upon arrival in Hiroshima, you may leave your luggage with your hotel if you arrive before check-in time (times are listed in your itinerary).

Have the afternoon to see Hiroshima’s memorials related to the atomic bomb, and to explore the bustling modern city that was rebuilt after the destruction of World War II. Most of the memorials are located in or near the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, built to commemorate the dropping of the atomic bomb on August 6, 1945 and to promote worldwide peace.

The Peace Memorial Museum displays the terrible effects of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in graphic detail that is both moving and depressing. The east building of the museum shows Hiroshima’s militarist past and the process that lead up to the fateful bombing.

Take in the skeletal remains of the A-Bomb Dome, the iconic symbol of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and the city’s last remaining bomb-damaged building. Nearby there is the Children’s Peace Monument where thousands of origami cranes made by children drape the structure.

The Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound holds the ashes of 70,000 bomb victims; many were unidentified or had no relatives to claim their ashes.

For a change of scenery, take a few hours to hop over to Miyajima, a beautiful island reached by train and ferry from Hiroshima. It is most famous for the Itsukushima Shrine and its lovely torii gate, which at high tide appears to float on water. You’ll see tame deer roaming about, adding more ambiance to this gem of an island.
Overnight: Hotel Granvia Hiroshima

Day 3: Hiroshima – Tokyo
You’ll have time in the morning to catch any sights you still wanted to see in Hiroshima or Miyajima, or take a few hours to stroll around the city and enjoy its many amenities. Pick up a box of Hiroshima's famous maple leaf-shaped momiji manju cakes for a snack on the train ride back to Tokyo!

Mid-afternoon you’ll head to the train station to catch the Shinkansen Nozomi to Tokyo, arriving in Tokyo station that evening to conclude your independent tour.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Susan N, August 2014

The tickets were waiting for us when we arrive in Tokyo. I was concerned when the itinerary said to make our way to the hotel, but the hotel each night was right next to the train station so we didn't have to catch a taxi or navigate anywhere. The hotels were very nice as well.

Reviewed by: Christine C, July 2014

Great set-up! The package of tickets and information (how to take the shinkansen, where to go, etc...) showed up quickly to my selected location. The Hotels were super nice and convenient too.

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