• Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 2 days or 3 days
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Immerse yourself in the historical highlights and cultural delights of Kyoto and Nara on a 2- or 3-day guided tour from Tokyo. Leave Tokyo on a super-speed bullet train and begin your excursion in Nara, a city replete with sacred shrines and holy temples. Luxuriate in comfortable accommodation then spend the following day discovering the legendary landmarks of Kyoto with your accomplished guide. Opt for the 3-day option to experience a day of independent exploration in Kyoto and enjoy round-trip transportation from your hotel on both tours.


  • 2-day or 3-day guided tour of Kyoto and Nara with bullet train, from Tokyo
  • See majestic Mt Fuji from the Shinkansen bullet train (weather permitting)
  • Visit Nara's highlights including Todai-ji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine and Deer Park
  • Witness Kyoto’s rich heritage at Kinkaku-ji Temple, Sanjusangen-do Hall, Heian Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Admire the majestic architecture the Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle
  • Choice of one or two nights' tourist-class or first-class accommodation in Kyoto
  • Enjoy a worry-free tour that includes an expert guide for daytime tours, transportation, and accommodation

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What You Can Expect

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

Heian Shrine Kyoto

Select from the 2- or 3-day tour of Kyoto and Nara when booking to see all of the spectacular sights of the cities with a knowledgeable guide. Luxuriate in comfortable accommodation in Kyoto at your choice of first or tourist class hotel and spend evenings as you please after sightseeing with a professional guide during the day. 
Either return to Tokyo by bullet train on the second day, or enjoy a third day of independent exploration in Kyoto, a captivating city replete with impressive monuments. Greet and bid farewell to your guide at Kyoto train station and enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your Tokyo hotel. 
Please see the Itinerary section below for detailed information on each tour.


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Great trip! The tour company guided us through the entire tour which helped greatly. We had a great time.

Gina I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Excellent tour and organization

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was really an excellent tour. We saw a lot and it was extremely well organized:
Pros: 1. You are picked up from your hotel we were at the Keio Plaza and brought to the Tokyo train station by the tour guide who places you on the train with your group. Seats are assigned so no rushing to get a good seat.
2. As soon as you exit the train you are told to just stay put. There was someone already there to pick us up, bring us to lunch and then direct us to the tour bus. Lunch was excellent. Then the afternoon tour begins. There is no possibility of getting lost.
3. The first tour is to Nara. The large Buddha is amazing. You can actually go inside of it. A trip to Kasuga Taisha Shrine and seeing and feeding the free roaming sacred deer is amazing.
4. We stayed at the Kyoto Hotel Okura which provided excellent breakfast buffet and excellent room and service.
5.The 2nd day was also well organized. The castle, Gold Pavilion and Imperial Palace were amazing.
6. Having the 3rd day on our own was a bonus. We took cabs to the Monkey Park, the Gian District and the thousands of traditional gates that make up the Fushimi Inari Shrine on the outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. Cabs are not as expensive in Kyoto. We had plenty of time to get back to the hotel and be escorted to the train and then to our hotel in Tokyo.
7. This tour was well worth the price considering that bullet train and hotel and all entrance fees as well as lunch are included.
Cons: 1. If you stay at the Okura hotel breakfast will be extra. The breakfast buffet though is delicious.
2. Wear your broken in comfortable shoes because you will be doing a lot of walking.
Overall an excellent tour and I would highly recommend it.

Enrique R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Amazing tour, great accommodation, the tour guides were very friendly and helpful.
The tour is really complete, the main stops are awesome. I strongly recommend it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The 2-Day tour to Kyoto and Nara was amazing. Very well organized. I highly recommend to take this tour!

Hal P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

What was impressive about the tour was how well it was organized. Every event was on time with well spoken informative guides who were friendly, polite and personable. While popular shrines and temples were visited that would be in travel guides, the tour provided the ability to see sights in a short period of time that you would probably be able to do on your own. If it is your first visit to Japan, personalized guidance to the Bullet Train departure platforms as well as local trains if you are staying outside of Tokyo is provided at all destinations. Any of the hotels offered standard, traditional Japanese or luxury is perfectly acceptable. This tour is highly recommended,

Denise C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Very well organized tour. Guides were very good.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

What an amazing Tour...Saw beautiful places and experienced the bullet Train....Recommend it to all

Nancy B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This trip was fabulous from beginning to end. The tour company took care of every detail including putting us on the Bullet Train in Tokyo, meeting us on the platform in Kyoto and reversing this process to get us back again. This attention to all the details allowed us to enjoy the beauty of the countryside and the splendors of Kyoto because they took very good care of us. We would take this tour again. Loved it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This tour was amazing!

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