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Kyoto Tours from Tokyo

Kyoto Tours from Tokyo

If you'e looking for an easy day trip from Tokyo, consider visiting ancient Kyoto, where you'll find a number of temples, gardens, and palaces. From a brief introduction to an immersive experience, here are your options for visiting from Tokyo.

Full-Day Tours

Full-day tours are the perfect option for Tokyo travelers who want to see Kyoto as a side trip during their time in the capital. Most tours include a round-trip bullet train ticket, lunch, and free time to explore famous Kyoto attractions such as Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Sanjusangen-do Hall, and  Heian-Jingu Shrine.

Multi-Day Tours

If you have time to spare, opt for a multi-day tour from Tokyo that will afford you the flexibility of seeing Japan while letting the experts handle the logistics, hotels, and train tickets. Whether you choose an independent or guided two- or three-day option, enjoy time in Kyoto plus access to top-tier attractions such as Hiroshima, Mt. Fuji, and Nara.

Things to Know

  • Travelers can choose a tour that focuses solely on Kyoto or a multi-day option that also takes in nearby highlights such as Nara, Hiroshima, and Mt. Fuji.

  • Full-day tours can last upwards of 12 hours, so be prepared for a long day.

  • Kyoto is set 280 miles (450 km) west of Tokyo; high-speed bullet train ride takes a little more than two hours, while traveling by road takes about 5.5 hours.

  • Most multi-day trips include round-trip transport and accommodations.

  • Both guided and independent itineraries are available.

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3-Day Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour from Tokyo

3-Day Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour from Tokyo

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If you want to get the most out of your time in Japan—this is the way to do it. Your 3-day tour takes you to Mt. Fuji, experience the thrill of a bullet train, see multiple UNESCO-listed sites in Kyoto, visit the deer park in Nara, and much more. You have a stress-free experience with accommodation and transport organized for you, and a guide to navigate. 
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  • 3 days
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$660.90
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$660.90
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2-Day Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

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

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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.
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  • 2 days
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$612.92
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$612.92
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2 Day Mt Fuji and Kyoto Rail Tour from Tokyo

2 Day Mt Fuji and Kyoto Rail Tour from Tokyo

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Discover multiple dispersed Japan highlights on this 2-day adventure. The tour is flexible, based on your requirements, so you can choose one way, round-trip, and from a selection of accommodation options. Experience the thrill of traveling on a bullet train, and get access to incredible Mt. Fuji views. You’ll go sightseeing in Kyoto with a guide, so you won’t get lost, and a Lake Ashi river cruise is included too.
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  • 2 days
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$576.69
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$576.69
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3-Day Kyoto and Hiroshima Independent Tour by Nozomi Bullet Train from Tokyo

3-Day Kyoto and Hiroshima Independent Tour by Nozomi Bullet Train from Tokyo

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See the spectacular sights and historical highlights of Kyoto and Hiroshoma on a 3-day self-guided tour of two of Japan’s most famous cities. Ride a super-speed bullet train from Tokyo then embark on independent  exploration of the UNESCO World Heritage-listen sites of the alluring areas; see sacred temples and moving shrines in Kyoto; feel emotionally stirred during visits to memorials in Hiroshima; and absorb the beautiful scenery surrounding Miyajima Island. Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of this self-guided tour, on which all accommodation and train tickets are included.
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  • 3 days
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$415.14
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$415.14
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3-Day Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

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

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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.
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  • 3 days
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$671.67
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$671.67
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