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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

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you want to make the most out of a short stay in Japan, this tour is for you. Polite and informative guides show you the highlights of the historical cities of Kyoto and Nara on a tour that's as swift and efficient as the bullet train!

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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

Rajan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017


Rajan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Very nice arrangements


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great way to get to know the city and buy Japanese ceramics...


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Very well organized. My accommodations were great. The guide was very good with a great sense of humor. I would recommend this as a good way of seeing Kyoto and the neighboring area.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Brilliant trip, all very well arranged. Kyoto and Nara are very crowded tourist destinations so good to have planned visits. Some guides were better than others! Transfers all worked well. All things Japanese are very punctual and efficient.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

My wife and I really enjoy our two days visit to Kyoto and Nara, the staff and tour guides are very knowledgeable, and we have learned a great deal about their culture, expecailly the Japanese hotel we stay in, what an experience.

Neale C Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was the best tour we have ever taken. The escorted service from Hotel lobby to train to tour to hotel and then escorted all the way back just so good. We saw everything we wanted to see and experienced Japanese culture.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Carlos A C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very friendly and attentive staff , babysitting you all the way to the train seat !! Kyoto experience very nice !

Perikala ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very well organized, we have no problems, guides were excellent, helpful, obedient,very well taken care of us,forgotten their names.

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