4.5 star rating: Recommended 153 Reviews

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

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Really enjoyed this tour. Lots of variety and the tour hosts were great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Great train ride. Guide was great. Perfect English and very knowledgeable. They had guides at every pick up and drop off point, so each transition was smooth. This tour is shrine and temple heavy so be ready for that.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

The bullet rain ride was amazing. Had visited 3 temples in Kyoto. Great for those who want to do a day trip and do not want to spend nights in Kyoto.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was excellent. We had a lovely lunch and then were guided around the amazing city of Kyoto. So glad we did this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

The itinerary was well planned, very well organized.
Thank you for a truly memorable visit to Kyoto.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Amazing day trip to Kyoto! I enjoyed the train ride, and Kyoto was an amazing city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

We were collected on time at the Toyko hotel lobby and taken to the bullet train station. The guide was helpful and gave full instruction for boarding and embarkation. At Kyoto we were collected by another guide on the platform and taken to the coach. The standard of Lunch venue was superb as was the buffet. Everything ran very smoothly in Kyoto and the tour guide very interesting. Overall a very enjoyable trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Fantastic. The bullet train was great...hardly felt like you were moving. First class upgrade was a nice luxury item too. Seeing 3 temples in Kyoto is too many. The last one most couldn't keep up to the tour guide based on her pace and the volumes of people in the area. The first temple could have been removed from the trip as it wasn't much to see. The temple with the 1001 wooden soliders is impressive. Note you are on your own for the train ride which is fine as people greet you at both ends.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Fabulous tour guide and great food! Always felt accounted for and that I was in good hands!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Excellent trip organization. One of the best we have been on. Special commendation to Hiro our tour guide in Kyoto

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

The Kyoto trip was most outstanding. The bullet train from Tokyo makes Amtrak look like a kids train. Kyoto was beautiful and will worth the one day trip. I hope to go back again soon. The tour is well worth the time and effort--making anyones introduction into the Japanese culture easy and highly rewarding. Our Guides were excellent and highly knowledge able and made all the preps easy... I will be doing future tours with this company again when I return to Japan.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Great support to make all of the connections and knowledgable and helpful guide. I great experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

It was wonderful and satisfying. The guides are extremely courteous, friendly, informative and helpful at to the last minute. I just wished the trip included the Golden Palace.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

I was a little nervous about the train travel on my own, but Viator made sure the hand-offs went smoothly and I loved my experience of the bullet train and the guided tours of the Kyoto sites. Loved experiencing the temples. Great lunch included and the guide made sure my dietary needs were addressed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

Excellent tour of Kyoto if you only have one day. Everything was easy, and it is a good choice for non-Japanese speakers, who want to see the sights, without the language challenges.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

The trip on the bullet train and Kyoto was wonderful. The tour guides were very informative and let us know everything that was expected and prepared us times when locations and sights would be seen. The train, bus, gondola and boat were all wonderful. great pictures. Shopping could have been longer. Would recommend this trip from Toyko to all.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

The tour was very well organised and the staff were very friendly. The pick up from the hotel was punctual and honestly i think the cost was worth it. The service was outstanding and all staff spoke very good English and felt at ease the moment we started the tour. All the tour guides were helpful and courteous.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

Trip was fun. Our guide was good and informative. We had great weather, which was a huge plus. Nice surprise that they provided taxi service back to your hotel for free.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

We were picked up at our hotel and dropped back (from the train station by cab) to our hotel in the evening.
The temples we saw were really lovely and the hotel lunch was great. You can't go wrong with this tour it is well managed and the bullet train trip was fantastic. You can see great view of Mount Fuji from the bullet train to Kyoto too. The whole trip was very impressive.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Good introduction and sampler of Kyoto. Very well organised. There were agents at all points and the guide was very knowledgeable. I would do this again but this time spend at two least 2 nights in Kyoto.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

We really enjoyed our daytrip to Kyoto!! The team from Sunrise tours were very professional and well organized. Could not have asked for more given we had such a short time in Kyoto!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

The tour was very amazing! Everyone from our tour guide to our "handlers" were so helpful, friendly, and caring. At the end of the tour, our bus was stuck because of traffic. Many of us who needed to return to Tokyo were hustled into taxis in time to catch the bullet train back. Rating: A+++++!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

This tour was amazing!

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