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Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

  • 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
Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo
From US$299.86
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Standard Car/No Hotel TransferMost Popular
Standard-class reserved seat on bullet train between Tokyo and Kyoto. No hotel transfer (pickup/drop-off) shuttle service included in this option
First Class (Green Car)
First-class reserved seat on bullet train between Tokyo and Kyoto. Pickup/drop-off shuttle service included
Standard Car
Standard-class reserved seat on bullet train between Tokyo and Kyoto. Pickup/drop-off shuttle service included
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.
What to Expect
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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1 - 5 of 9 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Day trip from Tokyo

We enjoyed the day. Guides met us at various places-pickup in Tokyo escorted us to station and ensured we were on the right train platform. Lunch included had a lot of variety. The weather in Kyoto was unbearably hot so one suggestion is that the...More

2  Thank Narelle C
Reviewed 24 June 2018
Nice trip to Kyoto

I am not sure why the other reviews are so harsh, but we had a great day on the trip. Yes, it is a long train ride, but that is some of the Bullet Train experience and the views of the countryside were beautiful. I...More

5  Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 5 June 2018
Just Do not miss (if you are travelling to Japan)

Excellent package deal, took us to a great hotel for Lunch in Kyota. Where vegetarian like me could also get good food to eat. This package comes with to and fro trip in Bullet Train. Absolutely economical and within the budget.

5  Thank Hariharan V
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile
Waste of Time

This “tour” of Kyoto is nothing more than a loooong train ride and a visit to three temples with a mediocre buffet lunch. That’s it. If the description had said that when I booked it, I would never have wasted the day. So be warned...More

9  Thank Stan P
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile
Consider skipping a bus tour and doing yourself.

Quick summary: Bullet train first class seat- amazing! Train averages 154 mph and ride is so smooth! There are outlets at each seat so you can recharge phone,etc. Very clean and comfortable. Sunrise Tours- tour guides will assist you from meeting spot they assign to...More

9  Thank 2018traveler2018
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2 June 2018|
Response from Hariharan V | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps the date chose by you, is not available! Hence choose some other convenient date !
28 May 2018|
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Response from Laura G | Reviewed this property |
We booked first class because it was reserved seating. Very comfortable. Please be aware there is no dining car and very limited food or drink to buy on the train. Bring it with you. We took Nozomi 105 from Kyoto... More
Hariharan V
25 April 2018|
Response from Stan P | Reviewed this property |
Just buy a ticket at the tokyo station. $320 round trip. Info is on line.
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