Kyoto and Nara 2-Day or 3-Day Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

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  • Duration: 2 days / 1 night or 3 days / 2 nights
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Product code: 2142TYO_QT2_QT3
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Choose from a two-day or three-day Bullet train excursion to Kyoto and Nara from Tokyo. You'll tour Nara's temples and shrines, spend the night in Kyoto and take morning and afternoon sightseeing tours of Kyoto. You'll then have the option of spending a second night in Kyoto, with a day free to spend at your leisure exploring the city that's known as the cradle of Japan's cultural heritage.

Highlights
  • Led by a local guide
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Rail Tour
  • Lunch included
  • Hotel pickup included

As you zoom your way to Kyoto from Tokyo by Bullet train, look out for splendid views of Mt Fuji if the weather permits. After lunch at the New Miyako Hotel, you'll travel to Nara in Japan's Kansai region. Nara was the country's first permanent capital city, and has an abundance of Unesco World Heritage sites. You'll visit the Todaiji Temple housing a great image of Buddha, colorful Kasuga Shrine with 3,000 lanterns, and the Deer Park, where tame deer freely roam.

After spending the night in Kyoto, you'll visit the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle, noted for its gorgeous interiors, and KyotoImperial Palace. After lunch at the Kyoto Handicraft Center, you'll visit Sanjusangendo Temple with its 1,001 impressive images of Buddha, the vermilion-hued Heian Shinto shrine and the Kiyomizu Buddhist temple.

You then have the option of returning to Tokyo by Bullet train, or staying another night in Kyoto and returning to Tokyo by Bullet train the next evening after spending the day exploring the city at your leisure.

  • At the "Nijo Castle", on every Tuesdays in Jan., Jul., Aug. & Dec., "Nijo Castle" is closed and you will visit "Ryoanji Temple" instead.
  • At the Kyoto Imperial Palace, on every Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and some other days, Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed and you will visit "Nishi Honganji" instead.
  • To enter the Kyoto Imperial Palace, you are required to fill out the form (your name, sex, age, nationality).

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Schedule details

Kyoto and Nara 2-Day or 3-Day Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

Heian Shrine Kyoto

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Departure Point:

Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal or selected hotels in Tokyo


Departure Time:
    9am 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 the Tokyo Station at approximately 9:00 - 9:15pm

    Pricing information

    Click the link below to check pricing & availability on your preferred travel date. Our pricing is constantly updated to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible.

    Tour options:
    2 Day New Miyako HotelCode: QT2KN_

    Accommodation at the tourist class New Miyako Hotel in Kyoto and ticket for reserved seating on bullet train

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    $637.44
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    2 Day Righa Royal HotelCode: QT2RRK_

    Accommodation at the tourist class Righa Royal Hotel in Kyoto and ticket for reserved seating on bullet train

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    $637.44
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    2 Day Hotel OkuraCode: QT2KH_

    Accommodation at the 1st class Kyoto Hotel Okura and ticket for reserved seating on bullet train

    From USD
    $660.35
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    2 Day Okura 1st Class GCCode: QT2KHG_

    Accommodation at the 1st class Kyoto Hotel Okura and ticket for Green Car premium reserved seating on bullet train

    From USD
    $730.07
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    3 Day New Miyako HotelCode: QT3KN_

    Accommodation at the tourist class New Miyako Hotel in Kyoto and ticket for reserved seating on bullet train

    From USD
    $712.14
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    3 Day Righa Royal HotelCode: QT3RRK_

    Accommodation at the tourist class Righa Royal Hotel in Kyoto and ticket for reserved seating on bullet train

    From USD
    $712.14
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    3 Day Hotel Monterey KyotoCode: QT3MK_

    Accommodation at the 1st class Hotel Monterey Kyoto and ticket for reserved seating on bullet train

    From USD
    $797.80
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    3 Day Hotel OkuraCode: QT3KH_

    Accommodation at the 1st class Kyoto Hotel Okura and ticket for reserved seating on bullet train

    From USD
    $757.96
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    3 Day Hotel Okura 1st Class GCCode: QT3KHG_

    Accommodation at the 1st class Kyoto Hotel Okura and ticket for Green Car premium reserved seating on bullet train

    From USD
    $827.68
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    Additional information

    Kyoto and Nara 2-Day or 3-Day Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

    Kyoto and Nara 2-Day or 3-Day Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo
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    Inclusions:
    • 1 or 2 nights accommodation
    • Tokyo to Kyoto return trip by Bullet train
    • Morning and afternoon sightseeing tours of Kyoto
    • Professional guide
    • Lunch
    • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
    Exclusions:
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Hotel drop off
    • Baggage handling
    Additional Information:

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless you are booking within 7 days of travel. In this case, confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    Itinerary:

    You may choose between a two or three day tour. Please see below for options available. Please note that Day 1 is the same for both tours:

    Day 1: Tokyo - Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto:
    You will be transferred in the morning to Tokyo Station around 9:40am and board a Shinkansen train for the classical city of Kyoto. Enjoy a splendid view of imposing Mt. Fuji en route (weather permitting). Lunch at New Miyako Hotel. In the afternoon enjoy a tour to Nara, the first permanent capital of Japan. Visit Todaiji Temple housing a great image of Buddha, colorful Kasuga Shrine with 3,000 lanterns, and Deer Park where many tame deer are freely roaming, before returning to Kyoto.

    Kyoto overnight accommodation (your choice from the following):

    Tourist Class Hotel or First Class Hotel
    *see Kyoto Accommodation List below for details

    Day 2:
    OPTION 1: Kyoto (Option for 3 day course)
    Morning sightseeing of Kyoto, visiting Golden Pavilion, Nijo castle noted for its gorgeous interiors, and Kyoto Imperial Palace (on Saturday, Sunday and national holidays: visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine or Higashi Honganji Temple instead). After lunch at Kyoto Handicraft Center, enjoy afternoon sightseeing of the city, visiting Sanjusangendo Hall with its 1,001 impressive images of Buddha, vermilion-hued Heian Shrine and Kiyomizu Temple with its wooden veranda. Return to Kyoto hotel in the evening.

    OPTION 2: Kyoto - Tokyo (option for 2 day course)
    Enjoy a morning sightseeing around Kyoto, visiting Golden Pavilion, Nijo castle noted for its gorgeous interiors, and Kyoto Imperial Palace.
    After lunch at Kyoto Handicraft Center you will see more of the city, visiting Sanjusangendo Hall with its 1,001 impressive images of Buddha,vermilion-hued Heian Shrine and Kiyomizu Temple with its wooden veranda. In the evening board a Shinkansen train back to Tokyo - around 6:40pm. Transfer to major hotels in Tokyo around 9:30pm.

    Day 3: For 3 days Course
    Free at leisure before returning to Tokyo. In the evening board a Shinkansen train back to Tokyo at 6:40pm. Transfer to major hotels in Tokyo at 9:30pm.

    Kyoto Accommodation:
    You can choose from the following Tourist or First Class hotels in Kyoto. Please specify in the 'Special Requirements' box at time of booking. Hotel is not guaranteed and is subject to availability.

    Tourist Class hotels:

    • New Miyako Hotel - opposite train station and within walking distance to Gion
    • Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto - near train station and within walking distance to Nishi Temple

    First Class hotels:

    • Kyoto Hotel Okura - central location with easy access to subway and a short walk to restaurants and shopping areas
    • Kyoto Monterey Hotel - central location close to subway, shopping and restaurants, free wifi access
      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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