- 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
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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- 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
Please contact the local tour operator after booking to confirm your departure time
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One-way tour from Tokyo to Kyoto with one night at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel; tourist-class accommodation
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One-way tour from Tokyo to Kyoto with one night at New Miyako Hotel; tourist-class accommodation
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One-way tour from Tokyo to Kyoto with one night at the Kyoto Hotel Okura; first-class accommodation
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Round-Trip Tour Karasuma Kyoto
Round-trip tour from Tokyo with one night at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel; tourist-class accommodation
USD $732.23Pricing details
Round-Trip Tour New Miyako
Round-trip tour from Tokyo with one night at New Miyako Hotel; tourist-class accommodation
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Round-Trip Tour Hotel Okura
Round-trip tour from Tokyo with one night at the Kyoto Hotel Okura; first-class accommodation
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2-Day Mt Fuji and Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo
- Hotel pickup in select hotels in Tokyo
- 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
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Wheelchair accessible; if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer
- This tour operates in all weather conditions; if Mt Fuji is not visible due to bad weather, no refund will apply
- Please note, hotel pickup is available from selected hotels in Tokyo. If you cannot find your hotel on the list, please choose the nearest hotel offered (except for New Sanno). Hotel pickup at New Sanno is only offered for guests of the New Sanno Hotel.
- Travelers can also opt to meet directly at the meeting point
- Your tour will not be confirmed until you provide the tour operator with your pickup and drop-off location, so your desired location should be chosen at checkout. If you cannot provide your desired pickup and drop-off location at checkout, you must provide this information to the tour operator at least 3 days prior to your travel date or your tour operator may reject this booking
- 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 may reject this booking
- Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat and meals are not included
- Selected hotel is not guaranteed and is subject to availability
- 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 Monday, 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
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.
Reviewed by: Gillian M, May 2016
We could not fault the organisation of this tour nor the efficiently and knowledge of all the tour guides. Even when changing trains at Nagoya from one side of a platform to the other a tour guide was on the platform to assist us. The hotel in Kyoto was superb and we saw everything we wishes to see. We wiill certainly use Viator again in the future. Well done!
Reviewed by: Sarah B, November 2015
Great guides, good historical and local area information between stops, clear instructions and all transfers were seamless and excellently organised.