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1-Day Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

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Chiyoda City, Japan

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icon12 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
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

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, Fushimi Inari Taisha, Sanjusangen-do Hall, and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Enjoy a delicious lunch in Kyoto, and take a round-trip ride on the super-speed bullet train.
  • Catch great views of Mt Fuji from the train on a clear day
  • Visit Sanjusangen-do Hall, Fushimi Inari Taisha, and Kiyomizu-dera Temple on an afternoon tour
  • Get great views over Kyoto from a hilltop temple
  • Have your choice of standard or first-class bullet train ticket
Lunch
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Kyoto
Professional guide
Round trip bullet train fees between Tokyo and Kyoto
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

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
Catch the morning bullet train (Shinkansen) to Kyoto. As you look out of the train window on a clear day, catch sight of revered Mt Fuji. After the approximately 2-hour journey, arrive at mid-day to Kyoto Station where your local guide welcomes you.

Upon arrival enjoy a Western-style lunch in an elegant hotel restaurant. Then, travel on foot to the nearby tour operator desk before beginning your comprehensive city tour. Travel by comfortable coach to the spectacular Fushimi Inari Taisha, located at the base of Mt Inari. Discover the head shrine to the god Inari and marvel at its numerous shrine gates.

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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sanjusangendo Temple
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Tokaido Shinkansen
Stop At:  
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • If you would like a vegetarian menu, please inform us at the time of reservation.
  • This is a special tour for international visitors. Please understand that residents of Japan cannot make bookings for this tour.
  • Please note that due to repair and restoration work, part or all of the Kiyomizu-dera Temple Main Hall will not be visible.
  • Train times may change due to time table alterations or other reasons.
  • 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 between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

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

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

Learn more about cancellations.

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 1-Day Kyoto 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 1-Day Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 1-Day Kyoto 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 1-Day Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 1-Day Kyoto 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 1-Day Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 1-Day Kyoto 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 1-Day Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 1-Day Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 1-Day Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo.

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Traveler Tips


  • "By all means, take the green car or you will most likely not get a seat for the ride back to Tokyo." See review
  • "Excelent trip, Higly recommended, In fact you should take more than one day, Kyoto is amazing, Temples, the food, the experience, everything is great" See review
  • "It is a long day and the tour does not spend much time at each site." See review

Reviews

4.0
star-4
335 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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star-3
Kyoto Day tour
Krzysztof_B
, Mar 2020
The pick ups and drop offs were ok but the tour was way too rushed without significant time for pictures or visiting. Barely had any free time and returned to train station way too soon with too much time to spare.
star-1
Not good
supercarrera75
, Mar 2020
We bought 8 train tickets in first class and for the return they only have us 7 tickets , the guide told us to buy the missing ticket that they will refund afterwards. Now they said we lost it and the wouldn’t refund it. Also they make walk long distances to take the bus and we’re all stressed about the time , one person approaches while we were eating and told us we can’t finish the meal because we have to take the bus that was far away from the restaurant. If you can go by your own for the day in Kyoto it will be more pleasant
star-4
Speed,comfort and punctuality
pwinterbottom
, Feb 2020
Fab journey at high speed. Train very clean and punctual. Definitely experience it again. Unfortunately we had to wait for about an hour so tour could have been shorter thereby getting us back to Tokyo earlier.
star-4
Enjoyable Day Spent In Kyoto
Clusane
, Dec 2019
The tour guide and also the individuals who helped us to find our seats on the bullet train train could not have been kinder. The tour guide presented us with a very informative understanding of the three temples which we visited. Our lunch which was a buffet was both delicious and plentiful. You should be aware of the fact that five hours of the day is spent on transportation to and from Kyoto, but the experience of the bullet train was worth it. I would have liked to see less touristic temples. The first one we visited was too commercial.
star-3
A long day of travel and not a lot to show for it
TravelWojNYC
, Oct 2019
While everyone we encountered was polite and helpful, the overall experience was very disappointing. It was very difficult to find the pick up location to get the tickets for the train ride. The lunch offered was fine but rushed. The tour guide was kind and offered good info but the timeline was rushed at all locations. There was no time to experience any location we visited and then we ended up back at the departure point almost an hour early. Then, we had to wait an additional 15 minutes while a few of the others on the tour finished a meal in the hotel before taking the train back to Tokyo. We won’t book any group tour ever again. While more expensive, we will only book private tours.
star-5
Perfect day trip!
mohammedh788
, Aug 2019
Just a perfectly planned trip. Very well organised. Must visit Kyoto on bullet train. We got to see Mt. Fuji on our way after 40 mins ride towards Kyoto from the train. Very helpful and caring staff
star-4
Great tour with a local in Tokyo!
OnAir170873
, Jul 2019
Excellent Buffet Lunch offered in Miyako, Kyoto. Well organized bus, polite tours ladies. Very comfortable, fast bullet train. Only missing pieces: Main structure at First shinto shrine is under construction and 2nd stop at the 500 year old buddhist temple is not allowed photography.
star-3
Too little time
turista11111
, Jun 2019
Guide kept us running throughout our tour. No time to really enjoy the places. People were terrified to be left behind. I felt we needed more time to walk around and less time dropping everybody off after the tour was over
star-3
Kyoto rail tour by bullet train from tokyo
Wander24054237990
, Jun 2019
The direction to the first pick up was unclear. There was a name of a company on the email notification but the company name was no where to be found in the building. We went to the tourist shop and asked for Viator and they have no idea what it was. So we asked them if they know where the tour to Kyoto is, then they told us that we were in fact at the place to gather, we just got lucky. Tours in Kyoto were too rushed. We only had about one hour for each of the 3 sites, including walking to and from the carpark to the sites. The first site was very crowded and we were literally 2 mins. late returning to the meeting point and the group left already for the carpark. The third site was on a hill and has a lot to see and we wished we could have stayed longer. The guide has a good sense of humour.
star-4
Bullet train to Kyoto
Discover35255259546
, Jun 2019
The first guide was friendly and helpful at Tokyo and made sure we were on the correct train. The second guide was friendly and informative about the area. The third guide was very serious and walked very fast so we found it difficult to see and enjoy the sights as we were worried she would leave us. The food was excellent . On the whole the tour was enjoyable.

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