• Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 3 days (approx.)
From AUD 753.89

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See the iconic highlights of Japan on a 3-day guided tour to Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara. Visit revered Mt Fuji, take a boat cruise on Lake Ashi and an aerial tram ride up Mt Komagatake. Head to Kyoto on the bullet train and take in the beautiful city on a morning tour to the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle, and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Then see Nara’s famous sites including Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, and Nara Park (Deer Park). Stay two nights in Kyoto with optional return to Tokyo.


  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Rail Tour
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Hotel pickup included
Your 3-day tour includes all transportation, two nights in Kyoto in your choice of tourist class or first class accommodations, a professional guide in the daytime, and the evenings free to spend at your leisure. Your guide and hotel are happy to offer recommendations for restaurants and other places to see in your free time. Have the option to return to Tokyo late on the third day or remain in Kyoto, the choice is yours.

Occasionally weather conditions at Mt Fuji may necessitate itinerary changes. If an activity is not possible, a substitution will be provided. If any sites in Kyoto or Nara are closed on the day of your visit, a substitute site will be visited. Both cities have a wealth of amazing places to see.

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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Pickup is available at the following select locations in Tokyo:

ANA InterContinental Tokyo, Cerulean Tower Tokyu, Courtyard by Marriot Tokyo Ginza, Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal, Hyatt Regency, Keio Plaza Hotel, Metropolitan Tokyo in Ikebukuro, New Sanno (pickup service is only available for guests staying at the hotel), Tokyo Dome Hotel, New Otani Tokyo, and Tokyo Station
Departure Time:
  • 7:40am from Cerulean Tower Tokyu and Metropolitan Tokyo (Ikebukuro) 
  • 7:50am from New Otani Tokyo
  • 8:05am from Hyatt Regency, New Sanno and Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo
  • 8:15am from Courtyard by Marriot Tokyo Ginza and Tokyo Station
  • 8:20am from Tokyo Dome and ANA InterContinental Tokyo
  • 8:40am from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

3 days (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at Tokyo Train Station between 9-10pm or in the morning at Kyoto (depending on option chosen)

Pricing information

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One-way tour from Tokyo to Kyoto staying at New Miyako tourist class hotel

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Roundtrip Karasuma Hotel TC
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Round trip tour staying at Karasuma Kyoto tourist class hotel. Return train to Tokyo departs between 6pm - 7pm on 3rd day

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Roundtrip New Miyako Hotel TC
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Round trip tour staying at New Miyako tourist class hotel. Return train to Tokyo departs between 6pm - 7pm on 3rd day

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Roundtrip Hotel Okura 1st
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Round trip tour staying at Kyoto Hotel Okura, a first class hotel. Return train to Tokyo departs between 6pm - 7pm on 3rd day

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3-Day Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

3-Day Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

  • 3-day Bullet train rail tour
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 2 lunches
  • Professional guide
  • Cruise on Lake Ashi
  • Morning sightseeing tour of Kyoto
  • Afternoon sightseeing tour of Nara
  • Hotel pickup (select hotels only)
  • Luggage delivery (1 piece, one-way tour option only)
  • Baggage Handling (round-trip)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants under the age of 5 may travel free of charge as long as they do not require their own seat; additional accommodation and meals are not provided
  • Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer
  • Hotel pickup is only available from select locations in Tokyo. Please refer to “Departure Point” for listed locations
  • If your hotel is not listed, please select Hamamatsucho Bus Station at checkout and wait for your bus there by the scheduled time on the day of travel
  • Please note: Make sure you select the correct pickup location at checkout, as failure to appear at the pickup location at the scheduled time and location may result in a cancellation of your reservation with no refund
  • Please provide the local contact information of your accommodation to the tour operator at least 3 days prior to your travel date so they may contact you for anything urgent, otherwise, your tour operator will not confirm this booking
  • This tour will depart regardless of weather or traffic conditions, unless you are notified otherwise by the local operator. Viator and your local tour operator will not be responsible for poor visibility of Mt Fuji or itinerary changes due to unforeseen circumstances 
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on Monday and, if Monday is a national holiday, Monday will be open and the following day will be closed. When Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed, you will visit Kitano-tenmangu Shrine instead. The schedule applies to 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
Day 1: Tokyo – Kyoto (L)
After morning pickup, enjoy a scenic 2.5-hour drive by deluxe coach to the Mt Fuji. Spend approximately 20 minutes learning from your guide about the history and geological details of Japan’s highest mountain. Browse informational displays about the revered mountain and get amazing views from the second floor observation deck.

Then continue halfway up the mountain to Mt Fuji’s 5th Station at 7,545 feet (2,300m). Follow your guide on a stroll around the area’s shrines, torii gates and souvenir shops as you take in more views of Mt Fuji and nearby lakes (visibility is weather dependent). Afterward, enjoy a typical Japanese-style lunch at a restaurant that looks out on Mt Fuji.

Continue to nearby Lake Ashi in Hakone National Park for a boat cruise on a pirate ship! Relax as you glide across the water, taking in views of Mt Fuji, Mt Komagatake and other mountains that surround the lake. Then, take the Hakone Ropeway, an aerial tram with amazing vistas over sparkling Lake Ashi, the Izu islands and majestic Mount Fuji.

After visiting Hakone, your guide transfers you to a Shinkansen train (bullet train) bound for Kyoto. When you arrive in Kyoto, a driver takes you to your hotel where you have the evening free to spend at your leisure.

Overnight: Kyoto (tourist class: New Miyako Hotel, Rihga Royal Hotel or similar; first class: Kyoto Hotel Okura, Hotel Monterey Kyoto or similar)

Day 2: Kyoto and Nara (L)

After morning pickup from your hotel, experience Kyoto on a guided morning tour of the highlights of this beautiful city. First, stop to peruse Nijo Castle, built in 1603 for the Tokugawa Shogun. Continue to one of the most popular Kyoto temples, Kinkakuji Temple, where you see the celebrated Golden Pavilion and exquisite gardens. Then head to the ancient Kyoto Imperial Palace and learn from your guide about the architecturally stunning complex where the Emperor of Japan once lived with his family.

Have a Japanese-style lunch at the Kyoto Handicraft Center before proceeding to Nara, where the first permanent capital of Japan was established in 710. Visit one of Japan’s most beloved and historically significant temples, the 8th-century Todai-ji Temple. Follow your guide to the Daibutsu-den (Great Buddha Hall) and marvel at the enormous bronze Buddha statue. Next, visit Kasuga Taisha Shrine, a famous Shinto shrine with 3,000 glowing antique bronze and stone lanterns. Wrap up your afternoon at the Nara Park (Deer Park) where hundreds of tame deer freely roam; you can even feed them if you wish! Then return to your Kyoto hotel for an evening at your leisure.

Overnight: Kyoto

Day 3: Kyoto – Tokyo (optional return)

Spend the day sightseeing at your leisure and return to Tokyo by bullet train in the evening, or choose to stay on in Kyoto. If you choose to return to Tokyo, your train arrives into Tokyo Station in the late evening. Please see Additional Info for details.
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 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.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: lisabadovinac, February 2017

Fabulous! This trip was so convenient to cover a lot of ground in a few days. Our guides were excellent and we loved every site. The deer are precious!

Reviewed by: Carolien S, February 2017

Highlights of taking Japan tours with Viator:
- You aren't stuck with the same people for the entire tour! They separated our 3 day tour into morning and afternoon sessions, each with people joining and leaving. That means we didn't have to put up with each other long enough to become familiar with each others' annoying habits. You know what I'm talking about if you've done overseas tours before. Not a great thing if you're touring alone because there isn't such a great sense of community.
- Public transportation in Japan is NOT tourist friendly. We are pretty well versed with international subway/train/bus navigation but we would've been completely lost without this tour. It was amazing to literally have a staff member guide us through train stations to the very platform and correct train and have a staff member waiting directly outside of our train exit at our destination. Specifically for this 3-day tour, we had someone pick us up from the hotel in Tokyo on day 1, take us to a bus terminal where they had all their tourists separate into groups and get on correct tour buses. After the day-long tour the bus dropped us off at Tokyo station with someone who gave us our bullet train cards and walked us up to the correct platform and train car entrance. When we arrived in Kyoto there was someone who knew our names and seat numbers who met us at the platform and walked us into the lobby of our hotel If the hotel wasn't within walking distance they would have had a taxi ready for us. Day 2 we were picked up and dropped off at the hotel. Day 3 we spent on our own and at 6pm we met a Viator staff member in the lobby who walked us to the platform of the bullet train back to Tokyo. Again, someone met us at the exit of the train in Tokyo and walked us to a taxi they had waiting. It was already paid for and the driver knew where to take us.
-Recommendations: New Miyako hotel in Kyoto. Very nice, across the street from the train station, next to a mall with a food court, and walking distance from a 5 story pagoda and Toji temple for your day off. Tobu Tokyo Levant Hotel if you decide to go back to Tokyo after the tour. It's in the Asakusa district which has everything you want to see/do.