- 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
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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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
- 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.
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One Way Karasuma Hotel TC
One-way tour from Tokyo to Kyoto staying at Karasuma Kyoto tourist class hotel
One Way New Miyako Hotel TC
One-way tour from Tokyo to Kyoto staying at New Miyako tourist class hotel
One Way Kyoto Hotel Okura 1st
One-way tour from Tokyo to Kyoto staying at Kyoto Hotel Okura, a first class hotel
Roundtrip Karasuma Hotel TC
Round trip tour staying at Karasuma Kyoto tourist class hotel. Return train to Tokyo departs between 6pm - 7pm on 3rd day
Roundtrip New Miyako Hotel TC
Round trip tour staying at New Miyako tourist class hotel. Return train to Tokyo departs between 6pm - 7pm on 3rd day
Roundtrip Hotel Okura 1st
Round trip tour staying at Kyoto Hotel Okura, a first class hotel. Return train to Tokyo departs between 6pm - 7pm on 3rd day
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)
- 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
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.
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.
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.
Reviewed by: janelives25, January 2017
This was an excellent way to see a lot in a short space of time. The organisation was exceptional. At every stage of the journey we were met by Sunrise tour guides who made sure that we were well looked after.
The visit to Mount Fuji was wonderful. We were lucky to have such brilliant weather so we were able to catch glimpses of the mountain from just outside Tokyo. It was very busy when we arrived at the fifth station and very cold. The area was full of tourist shops but it was easy to turn your back on them and enjoy the beauty of the snow clad summit glistening in the sun.
Back down to ground level and we enjoyed a very good lunch of local food with a good vegetarian option too.
On to Lake Ashi. The boat trip was really hardly worth the effort but it took us to the cable car station and, again, it was very crowded. But we were moved to the front in order to get to the top to enjoy the views before the sunset. Mount Fuji, the lake and out to the Pacific ocean....beautiful.
There were just three of us continuing to Kyoto on the bullet train and the journey involved a change with just 4 minutes to make our connection. This could have been quite a challenge but the organisation was perfect. We were accompanied to the first train and given numbered seats. At the transfer station another guide was waiting for us as we arrived and she took us to the next train. At Kyoto we were met by yet another guide who took us to a taxi to take us to the hotel.
The hotel was lovely with a big, comfortable room and very well situated with a Starbucks next door and a 7-11 just across the road.
The next day consisted of two tours. The morning tour concentrated on the sights of Kyoto. A bit hectic but lots to see and a very informative guide.We had a buffet lunch with plenty of choices at a heritage centre. In the afternoon we headed out to Nara and the beautiful parks and temples with an excellent guide who showed us some different aspects and explained the history.
Another night in Kyoto and we had the next day to explore for ourselves. We really enjoyed the amazing street market selling anything and everything.
The return journey to Tokyo, also on the bullet train was equally stress free.
As first timers in Japan, this was an excellent trip and it has given us lots of ideas for a return visit and left us very impressed with the Japanese transport system.
Reviewed by: Richard K, January 2017
The tour was fantastic and they took care of us every step of the way! Couldn and #39;t have been easier.