• Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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See the highlights of Kyoto on a full-day tour from Tokyo. Learn about the history of the region from your guide as you visit top attractions including Mt Fuji, Heian Shrine, Sanjusangen-do Hall, and Kioyomizu-dera Temple. Enjoy a delicious lunch in Kyoto, and take a round-trip ride on the super-speed bullet train.


  • Full-day tour to Kyoto by bullet train
  • Catch great views of Mt Fuji from the train on a clear day
  • Visit Sanjusangen-do Hall, Heian Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple on an afternoon tour
  • Get great views over Kyoto from a hilltop temple
  • Lunch included
  • Have your choice of standard or first-class bullet train ticket

What You Can Expect

Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

After early morning pickup at selected Tokyo hotels or the designated meeting location (depending on the tour option you select), transfer to Tokyo Station. Catch a bullet train and gaze out of the window as you pass spectacular scenery on the 2-hour journey to Kyoto.

Upon arrival in Kyoto, greet your 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. Check out the opulent decorations and lavish ornaments of the shrine then venture to the majestic Sanjusangen-do Temple.

Take a moment of quiet reflection within the temple and see the colossal size of the Thousand Armed Kannon, an altar flanked by more than a 1,000 life-size statues dedicated the Buddhist deities. Afterward, visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple and hear the story behind the temple's construction from your guide.

After your city tour, return to the station for the bullet train back to Tokyo.

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Customer Reviews

FREDDY Colombia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Gran tour , muy costoso como todo en Japón , el tren bala formidable , aunque en Kioto deberían aprovechar más el tiempo , ya que el tiempo del almuerzo fue excesivo y también de visitó un templo el primero que no fue nada del otro mundo

Gregory H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

We booked this trip to see more of old Japan to get a contrast with Tokyo and of course to experience a bullet train.
We really enjoyed both parts and had a nice lunch as well. All of the tour guides looked after us very well so everything was worry free.

Arvind G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

It was my desire to travel on bullet train since PM Modi had also travelled along with PM Abe.Also Goverment of INDIA is starting Bullet train between Ahmedabad and Mumbai with Japanese technology at very soft loan.The train journey was very smooth,started well in time and we could see Mt Fuji very closely .Kyoto was very beautiful,All temples were very well kept and clean.I simply loved this journey.I recommend every one to do this.

Agamani S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

It was excellent!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a great trip. The tour operators were friendly and well organised. The Bullet train is perfect. Kyoto offered a chance to see some of traditional Japan with many people in traditional dress visiting the temple.

Kim D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was an amazing tour from start to finish. We were looked after every step of the way. Highly recommend this trip.

kishlaya m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

great tour by bullet train. very well organised by professionals.just sit back and enjoy. kyoto is a great city to visit and understand the rich history of the city. no problem at all during the tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was a great tour on the train. Definitely worth having reserve seats on the bullet train. The train hostess was spot on by saying we would be passing Mt Fuji at xx hour and yy minutes. Phenomenal views.

Kytoto is a beautiful city

roger w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

A must! Perfect organisation, helpful guide Do not afraid, literally holding your hand and putting you to your seat at Shinkansen. The bullet train itself is already a big adventure! One of the best day of our Japan - tour. Kyoto must be visited anyway!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Our tour was great. Tour guide KC was very informative and entertaining.

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