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Bullet Trains

By Viator, March 2014

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Japanese bullet trains, known locally as Shinkansen, are among the fastest in the world and routinely reach speeds of close to 200mph (320 km/h), easily linking major cities throughout Japan with one another. Trend-defining safety, pressurized cabin comfort, record-setting punctuality, and fantastic cultural nuances like heated toilet seats, Shinkansen are by far the easiest and most exciting option to see the amazing Japanese countryside.

Touching down in Tokyo, options to reach other Japanese destinations abound. If your time in Japan is limited and you don't want to miss the sights of Kyoto, zoom there and back on a comprehensive one-day rail tour from Tokyo, where you’ll have stunning views of Mt. Fuji before embarking on a guided afternoon tour of old-town Kyoto.

Alternatively, if you’re feeling like escaping the city and would prefer to see the countryside, why not visit Lake Ashi and UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mt. Fuji in one of Tokyo’s most popular day tours? Surrounded by stunning natural beauty, the icy caps of Mt. Fuji and the crystalline waters of Lake Ashi are sure to be the perfect antidote to the hectic city life.

Want to sojourn out into Japan a little longer? Why not combine the two? Multiple day trips link Mt. Fuji to Kyoto, Nara, and Hakone, and any option between the two.

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Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2017 Reviews

Discover some of Japan’s most famous highlights on a full-day guided tour from Tokyo. Travel to Mt Fuji’s bustling 5th Station and learn about the revered ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $117.27

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 86 Reviews

Leave Tokyo on the bullet train to visit the heritage-filled cities of Kyoto and Nara, staying overnight in Kyoto, on your choice of a guided 2-day or 3-day ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2 days / 1 night or 3 days / 2 nights

From USD $555.72

Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 117 Reviews

If you want to see the highlights of beautiful Kyoto but have limited time, zip there and back by bullet train (Shinkansen) on this full-day tour from Tokyo. ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $323.21

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 72 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $567.01

2-Day Mt Fuji, Hakone and Bullet Train Tour from Tokyo

4 star rating: Recommended 93 Reviews

Escape the big-city bustle to explore Mt Fuji, stay in scenic Hakone then zoom back to Tokyo by bullet train on this overnight jaunt. With an informative ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $238.79

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

4 star rating: Recommended 29 Reviews

Combine a visit to Mt Fuji and Kyoto on this overnight rail tour by Bullet train. You'll visit Mt Fuji, ride the Bullet train to Kyoto and take a sightseeing ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $513.17

3-Day Kyoto and Hiroshima Independent Tour by Nozomi Bullet Train from Tokyo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Discover Kyoto and Hiroshima, two of Japan’s most famous cities, without the hassle of arranging transportation or hotels on this independent tour. Explore ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

From USD $361.22

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Venture by bullet train from Tokyo to the historical sites of Nara, and enjoy an overnight stay in Kyoto – the heart of Japanese culture! On this two-day trip, ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2 days, 1 night

From USD $555.72

3-Day Private Tokyo and Nagano Tour: Snow Monkeys, Tsukiji Market and Bullet Train

Take the bullet train (Shinkansen) to Nagano, round-trip from Tokyo, and explore both cities with a knowledgeable private guide. You’ll get an authentic taste ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights

From USD $759.77

Overnight Mt Fuji and Onsen Experience from Tokyo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Get a true glimpse into Japanese culture, tradition and natural beauty on an overnight tour from Tokyo to Mt Fuji and the hot spring baths, known as 'onsen.’ ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $247.47

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