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

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Chiyoda City, Japan

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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Immerse yourself in Japan’s captivating culture on a two-day trip to Nara and Kyoto from Tokyo. Board a high velocity bullet train to discover five UNESCO World Heritage-listed highlights with an accomplished guide as you venture to Kyoto’s Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple. Marvel at the sacred majesty of the Todaijii Temple and Kasuga Shrine in Nara and see all of Kyoto’s spectacular sights on a guided tour of the Helan Shrine and Imperial Palace. Accommodation, transportation, entrance fees and selected meals are all included in this tour.
  • Two-day trip to Kyoto and Nara by rail from Tokyo
  • View the stunning, snow-capped peak of Mt Fuji from the Shinkansen bullet train
  • Take a sightseeing tour of Nara, including UNESCO World Heritage-listed Todaiji Temple and Kasuga Shrine, with a knowledgeable local guide
  • Visit the Golden Pavilion Temple and Nijo Castle, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, plus the Imperial Palace on a morning sightseeing tour of Kyoto
  • Admire 1,001 statues at Sanjusangendo Hall, and see Fushimiinari Taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu Temple on an afternoon tour
  • Keep an eye out for free-roaming deer at the Deer Park

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour allows you to choose from two hotels or a traditional Japanese-style Ryokan as your accommodation.
Overnight accommodation
Professional English-speaking guide
Round-trip bullet train between Tokyo and Kyoto
Lunch (2)
Baggage handling
Gratuities
Break fast
Pick up and Drop off

Departure Point

JP Tower, 2-chōme-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tōkyō-to 100-0005, Japan

Departure Time

9:20 AM

Return Details

Tokyo Station, 1 Chome-9 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 3 people per booking due to room type restriction; if you have more than 3 people in the group, please make multiple bookings
  • Hotel pick up and drop off is not include.Meeting Location: Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Exit Tokyo City i on the 1st basement floor of the KITTE building at 9:20.a.m
  • Train times may change due to time table alterations or other reasons.The order of activities and arrival times may differ depending on road conditions and congestion at destinations.
  • Seats on the bus and train may not be designated.Depend on the number of participants, a sedan or taxi van may be used instead.
  • [About Day 1 Itinerary (Nara Afternoon Tour)] Participants will walk from the parking lot to Todai-ji Temple (about 15 min one-way) .Thank you for your understanding. At Kasuga Taisha Shrine, the tour does not include entrance to areas requiring admission.Nara Nagomikan may be omitted from the itinerary if it is closed on the day of the tour, or as a result of traffic congestion.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • [About Day 2 Itinerary (1-Day Kyoto Tour)] The Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on the following days. As such, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead. Mondays, Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday, May 14-17 for the Aoi Festival, New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event 2020: The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on May 25. Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December. (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If closed, or if the tour is during the year-end / New Year's holidays, Ryoan -ji Temple will be visited instead. During the Gion Festival (Sakimatsuri, July 15-16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions. Participants will walk from the parking lot to Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (about 15 min one-way) .Thank you for your understanding. Please note that due to repair and restoration work, part or all of the Kiyomizu-dera Temple Main Hall will not be visible.
  • If you would like a vegetarian menu, please inform us at the time of reservation.
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat. No meal included
  • This is a special tour for international visitors.Please understand that residents of Japan cannot make bookings for this tour.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
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If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 2-Day Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 2-Day Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 2-Day Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 2-Day Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 2-Day Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo.

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  • "The guides are also good in providing a good tour of the monuments and shrines for people." See review

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star-5
2 day Kyoto
nana197
, Jan 2020
Wonderful experience on the bullet train from Toyko to Kyoto. Fabulous buffet lunch @ Miyako Hotel. Incredible overnight stay @ Kyoto Hotel Okura. Enjoyed visiting Nara Park and The Big Buddha of Nara. Also the temples and shrines.
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Good but not great
Nikolaos S
, Jun 2019
The provider pays attention to all minor details for people transfers to-from the hotel and making sure the experience is smooth in that area. The guides are also good in providing a good tour of the monuments and shrines for people. Unfortunately, they try to squeeze too much in the itinerary and that leads to rushing through the Sightseeings with no tolerance for any delay - need to be always on time when returning to the bus - few minutes delay and you will be left behind. Would have been much better if they were allowing on each day 20-30 minutes more for the tour - this would have made everyone happier and people would not feel the rush they currently do.
star-5
Expectations met and exceeded
Angie B
, Nov 2018
Thank you to our guides! Every person we interacted with was professional and exceptional. The guides were knowledgeable and fun. We fully expected the itinerary to be tight, but it allowed us to see many things in a short time. The food and hotel were great.
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Tour in a rush with no real interesting...
Simon L
, Jul 2018
Tour in a rush with no real interesting background informations. Quite disappointing
star-4
Excellent organization and tour...
Marion B
, Oct 2017
Excellent organization and tour guides. The reason I'm giving this a 4-star rating is because the last stop on the itinerary, Kiyomizudera Temple, is currently under renovation. While the views from the temple can still be enjoyed, there is no view of the main temple at this time. I would recommend to replace this part of the itinerary with something else for the time being but that's just my personal view.
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The personal service we received...
Bradley R
, Oct 2017
The personal service we received from the tour operators was great including transfers in Tokyo and Kyoto. The itinerary is ambitious and may have been a bit too much. Unfortunately the sites visited were extremely crowded and at times the tours felt somewhat rushed, however the guides were very good.
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It's a nice 2 day tours but it can...
thuyquanyin
, Sep 2017
It's a nice 2 day tours but it can be done a bit better and if lunch can be included, it would be wonderful.
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Enjoyed seeing Kyoto. Wish we had...
JULIA T
, Jul 2017
Enjoyed seeing Kyoto. Wish we had booked one more day.
star-5
Loved this trip!! I stayed in Gion...
lilia s
, Jun 2017
Loved this trip!! I stayed in Gion Yoshi-ima a Japanese-style hotel and it was one of my favorite experiences from my stay in Japan. The house was beautiful, my room faced the garden and I got my exquisite dinner and breakfast served in my room. I highly recommend it.
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Although the sights were great I...
Steph
, Jan 2017
Although the sights were great I felt as though everything was rushed. Often the tour guides would start talking before everyone in the group was at the same point. Honestly, that really bothered me. These are expensive tours and the tour guides need to have the courtesy to wait for the group to give an explanation.

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