2-Day Mt Fuji and Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

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  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 2 days (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2142TYO_SH2
Combine a visit to Mt Fuji with a bullet train ride and Kyoto sightseeing on this activity-filled 2-day tour from Tokyo. Day 1 introduces you to Japan’s natural beauty with a drive up Mt Fuji by coach, a cruise on Lake Ashi and a ride on the Komagatake Ropeway. Experience another Japan must-do with a high-speed adventure on the bullet train (aka Shinkansen) to Kyoto, where you’ll spend Day 2 exploring this important city and its many cultural attractions, such as Nijo Castle and the Golden Pavilion. You can either stay in Kyoto on your own after your tour, or return to Tokyo by bullet train. Choose from four hotel options.


  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Choice of seating available
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Rail Tour
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Hotel pickup included
Featuring some of Japan’s most iconic experiences, from Mt Fuji to the bullet train, this 2-day tour packs a lot of punch in a short amount of time. Throughout the two days, you'll be accompanied by a guide or escort who can help with translation or provide any other assistance you may need.

You have four hotel options for your night in Kyoto; make your selection when booking. Please also specify if you prefer a single, twin or double room, and provide your accommodation information in Tokyo for the day before and day after this tour.

Day 1: Tokyo – Mt Fuji – Hakone – Kyoto (L)
Your 2-day tour begins with pickup from select Tokyo hotels or by meeting your guide at the Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal. From here, head out of the city by deluxe coach for the scenic drive to Mt Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain, about 60 miles (100 km) southwest of Tokyo.

Drive halfway up the mountain to the 5th station, check out the visitor center and admire spectacular views from an elevation of 7,545 feet (2,300 meters). Then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing your tour to Lake Ashi for a sightseeing cruise. End your adventure in this region with a ride on the Komagatake Ropeway, an aerial tramway on Mt Komagatake that provides views over Hakone National Park.

Next, zoom to Kyoto aboard the Shinkansen, Japan’s network of high-speed bullet trains. If the weather is clear, you may catch views of Mt Fuji during the ride. When you arrive in Kyoto, you’ll be dropped off at your selected hotel for the evening.

Overnight: Your selected tourist- or first-class hotel in Kyoto

Day 2: Kyoto – Tokyo, if option selected (L)
Enjoy breakfast on your own before meeting your guide to start your morning sightseeing tour of Kyoto. Visit the city’s famous historical and cultural attractions like the Golden Pavilion, Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle, noted for its gorgeous interiors.

Visit a local restaurant for lunch with your guide, and then continue your sightseeing with an afternoon tour to Sanjusangendo Hall, home to 1,001 images of Buddha; Heian Shrine, famous for its red exteriors; and Kiyomizu, a Buddhist temple with a large veranda built into a hillside.

When your afternoon tour ends, you’ll either be dropped off at your Kyoto hotel if you selected the one-way tour option or you’ll be transferred to the train station to board the bullet train back to Tokyo.

Hotel accommodation is not included for this night.

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Tour departs from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal or select Tokyo hotels
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Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details:
Depending on option selected, the tour concludes on Day 2 at either your Kyoto hotel between 5:30pm and 6:30pm or the Tokyo train station between 9pm and 10pm

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2-Day Mt Fuji and Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

2-Day Mt Fuji and Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

  • Hotel pickup in Tokyo (select hotels only)
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Coach transport to Mt Fuji
  • Sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi
  • Ropeway ride
  • Bullet train ride
  • 1 night of accommodation
  • Sightseeing tours in Kyoto
  • Professional guide
  • Local taxes
  • Baggage handling: One piece of luggage on one-way tour only
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Baggage handling (on one-way tour, additional pieces of luggage are 2,200 yen per piece, payable direct; please note that the train does not have much baggage storage)
  • Baggage handling on the round-trip tour is not available; please make your own arrangements to have baggage transported, if necessary; it is recommended that you bring only what you need for one night in a small bag and leave most of your luggage at your Tokyo accommodation
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability within 8 days of travel date
  • Wheelchair accessible; if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Infant meals not included
  • All hotels have private facilities
  • Selected hotel is not guaranteed and is subject to availability
  • When booking, please provide your pre- and post-tour accommodation details in the Special Requirements box
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions; if Mt Fuji is not visible due to bad weather, no refund will apply
  • When the Mt Fuji visitor center is closed, or if the tour is behind schedule due to traffic , the visitor center may be skipped
  • When the drive up to Mt Fuji's fifth station is closed in winter or early spring due to heavy snow, or if the tour is behind schedule due to traffic , you will go up the highest point possible
  • The Lake Ashi cruise and the Komagatake Ropeway may be omitted or substituted depending on traffic, weather conditions or other operational reasons; if this happens, you will enjoy either one or two of following alternatives: Nakamura Museum in Hakone, Hakone Check Point, Cruise on Lake Kawaguchi, Lake Kawaguchi Ropeway, Hakone-en Aquarium or Hakone shrine; there will be no refund in this case
  • Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in Jan, July, Aug and Dec; in these cases, you will visit Ryoanji Temple instead
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and some other days; in these cases, you will visit Kitano-tenmangu Shrine instead; the same is true of the period before and after the public viewing of Kyoto Imperial Palace in April and Oct, and the Aoi Festival from May 14-17, as well as other Imperial Household events
  • To enter Kyoto Imperial Palace, you are required to fill out a form asking for your name, gender, age and nationality
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: Arvind R, USA, August 2014

Enjoyed different views of Mt Fuji, from the drive up, to the 5th station, as well as from the lake. Weather was a touch windy/cloudy but we were still able to get glimpses/photos of the peak. The rail to Kyoto had transfers in it, but a guide met us at each stop to get us through the transfers. Late night into Kyoto, so make sure you pick up dinner before getting on the Train - To eat on the train. We stayed at the New Miyako Hotel, which is conveniently located across the street from the Kyoto station. So, after we arrived, a guide met us and walked us over to check into the Hotel. (Other tour members were staying at the alternate hotels, and they were taken to those via Taxi). The Hotel Room was recently renovated, so, was clean and comfortable. Although it's just for the night, then off to an early morning for the Kyoto tour, which meets at the Hotel Lobby. The Kyoto tour covered a lot of traditional/historical sites, and the tour guides were very knowledgeable and entertaining. Then another train ride back to Tokyo, where we were dropped off at our Hotel there. All in all a good taste of Traditional and Historical Japan. Definitely recommend it.

Reviewed by: Min Min T, August 2014

It was fantastic, despite the heat we were still very much enjoying ourselves, all the tour guides we engaged in the entire trip were excellent, will definitely book in with this tour company again.

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