4.5 star rating: Recommended 186 Reviews

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

Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

See the historical highlights and cultural delights of Kyoto on a full-day tour from Tokyo. Gain fascinating insight into the rich heritage of the region with an accomplished guide as you visit legendary landmarks like Mt Fuji, Heian Shrine and Sanjusangen-do Hall. Absorb the sacred ambience of Kioyomizu-dera Temple and satisfy your appetite with a delicious lunch in Kyoto. Take a super-speed bullet train to and from Tokyo for an exciting beginning and end to your excursion.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour to Kyoto by bullet train, from Tokyo
  • Catch great views of Mt Fuji from the train on a clear day
  • Learn from your guide about Kyoto’s rich heritage as you see three important highlights
  • Visit Sanjusangen-do Hall, Heian Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple on an afternoon tour
  • Get great views over Kyoto from a hilltop temple
  • Have your choice of standard or first-class bullet train ticket
  • Includes pickup from selected Tokyo hotels and lunch in Kyoto

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you're short on time but don't want to miss Kyoto, this is the way to go. The guides for this tour are especially personable and caring and make the long day fly by.

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What You Can Expect

Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

Emerge early and climb aboard a comfortable vehicle for the journey to a central bus terminal in Tokyo. Catch a super-fast bullet train and gaze out of the window as you pass spectacular scenery on the 2-hour journey to Kyoto. Greet your accomplished guide at the train station and enjoy a Western-style lunch in an elegant hotel restaurant before beginning your comprehensive city tour.
Travel by comfortable coach to the spectacular Heian-jingu Shrine, a sacred Shino structure built to commemorate the founding of Kyoto in the 19th-century. Marvel at the opulent decorations and lavish ornaments of the shrine then venture to the majestic Sanjusangen-do Temple to admire the grand wooden structure.

Take a moment of quiet reflection within the temple and appreciate the colossal size of the Thousand Armed Kannon, an altar flanked by more than a 1,000 life-size statues dedicated the Buddhist deities. Listen as your guide sets the interesting historical scene then head to the gorgeous greenery of the hills.

Enjoy the verdant visions afforded by the picturesque perch of Kiyomizu-dera Temple and engage with tales of the turbulent construction of the temple. Note the spring flowing beneath the building and hear about legends that say you are granted a wish if you sip water from the well.

After you enriching exploration of the city, venture to the train station and board the bullet train back to Tokyo.

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Customer Reviews

prashant n

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

it was great!!!

Margarita K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Trip was very organized ain't inetresting, Kyoto is really worth seeing, one day gives you an overview, to see it in more details you need to spend few days there.

Augusta A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great tour! Loved all the temples visited

Michelle N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Excellent and well co-ordinated tour. Temples visited Sanjusangen-do and Kiyumizu-dera were beautiful and not to be missed. Guide was friendly and spoke good English. Wish we had more time at the temples but such are the constraints of group travel and needing to catch the bullet train back to Tokyo. Very deserving of a 5 star rating!

Sherri I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

I thought it was great overall. My only small issue was that there was a lot of standing around and waiting--before, during and after at the meeting place in Kyoto. The places we visited were excellent. The guide was excellent.

Linda D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was an excellent experience. All the tour personnel were highly professional and very attentive. Every detail was taken care of by the guides. I especially appreciated the attention they took to making sure we got on the right train to Kyoto because I found the train stations in Tokyo very confusing. The guide in Kyoto, JC, was very good. She told us interesting information about each site and also entertained us with amusing stories from previous tours. I thought she was a highlight of the tour. I would definitely recommend your company to anyone who wants a quality tour at a very reasonable price.

Chad G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour, everyone that assisted were very nice and everything was organized very well.

Beto

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great Tour with bullet train experience and excellent tour guide.

Sandra M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Well organised tour with helpful staff at each stage of the trip. Fantastic tour guide in Kyoto- very entertaining and informative. Great locations visited.

Olivier B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fantastic tour !! Everything was perfect from the beginning. We met a very kind and professional Japanese tour guide in Kyoto. We will come back soon in this fantastic country.

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