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

If your time in Japan is limited and you don't want to miss the sights of Kyoto, zoom there and back by Bullet train on this comprehensive one-day rail tour from Tokyo. Weather permitting, you'll have splendid views of Mt Fuji from the Shinkansen Bullet train en route. Escorted by a professional guide, you'll embark on an afternoon city tour of Kyoto and enjoy local lunch before returning to Tokyo.


  • Day trip from Tokyo to Kyoto by Bullet train
  • Views of Mt Fuji from the Shinkansen Bullet train (weather permitting)
  • Lunch at the New Miyako Hotel
  • Afternoon sightseeing tour of Kyoto's traditional highlights: Sanjusangendo Hall, Heian Shrine and Kiyomizu Temple
  • Choice of standard and first-class Bullet train seat
  • English-speaking guide
  • Pick-up from selected Tokyo hotels

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

After lunch at the New Miyako Hotel, you'll enjoy an afternoon of sightseeing in the beautiful traditional city of Kyoto. You'll visit the Buddhist Sanjusangendo Hall with its 1,001 impressive images of Buddha, the vermilion-hued Heian Shinto shrine and the Kiyomizu Buddhist temple, with its wooden veranda.

In the early evening you'll board a Shinkansen Bullet train back to Tokyo to spend the evening in the capital.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

The tour guides looked after us very well seeing us on and off the trsin. The Kyoto tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We immensely enjoyed the bullet train trip and the Kyoto Afternoon Tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Fantastic tour, had a great time and lunch was delicious!!

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