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  1. Japan
  2. Kyoto Prefecture
  3. Kyoto
  4. Kinkaku-ji

From Tokyo: Kyoto Day-Trip with Return Shinkansen Tickets

Product ID: 284602
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See the best of Kyoto in a day during this day-trip from Tokyo. Take the Shinkansen Bullet Train in the morning and see the popular sights in Kyoto with a guide. Return to Tokyo in the evening, again with the fast and convenient bullet train.
About this activity
Duration: 16 hours
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  • See the best of Kyoto on a day trip from Tokyo
  • Benefit from hassle free delivery of train tickets to your hotel
  • Enjoy a Japanese lunch (vegetarian or Halal menu available by request)
  • Take a comfortable ride on the famous Shinkansen bullet train to/from Kyoto
  • Tokyo Station

  • 2 hours

  • Kyoto Station

  • Kiyomizu-dera

  • Sanjusangen-do

  • Fushimi Inari Taisha

  • Arashiyama (lunch)

  • Tenryuji Temple

  • Sagano Bamboo Forest

  • Togetsu-kyō Bridge

  • Kinkaku-ji

  • Kyoto Station

  • 2 hours

  • Tokyo Station

12 hours

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Full description
Travel from Tokyo to see the best of Kyoto in 1 day, allowing you to make the most of your stay in Japan. Receive your Shinkansen bullet train tickets at your hotel prior to the travel date.

Early in the morning on the tour day, depart on your own with the Shinkansen Bullet Train at 6 AM. Enjoy the smooth ride of the famous bullet train and then, in Kyoto join a 1-day tour with an English-speaking guide. 

Visit the Kiyomizu-Dera Temple - a UNESCO site which offers a breathtaking view over the city. Then see the Sanju-san-gen-do Temple, famous for its 1,001 life-size statues of Buddhist Kannon deities. After that head over to the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, known for its thousands of bright orange Tori gates. Finally, visit the Togetsu-kyo Bridge, Sagano Bamboo Forest, and Tenryu-ji Temple (Arashiyama area). Finish the tour by admiring the famous Golden Pavillon at Kinkaku-ji Temple.

This tour also includes a Japanese-style lunch in Arashiyama area. After the tour in Kyoto, the guide will take you to the station and you will return to Tokyo by yourself via Shinkansen with tickets previously provided. Expect to arrive in Tokyo around 9:30 PM.
  • Round-trip Shinkansen tickets from Tokyo, and delivery to your hotel
  • 1-day guided tour in Kyoto
  • Japanese style lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Train fare to Tokyo station or Shinagawa station (for Monday tour)
  • Other food and drinks

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Meeting point

31 Higashikujō Nishisannōchō, Minami-ku, Kyoto, 601-8003, Japan

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• A guide will only be present during the tour in Kyoto
• If vegetarian or Halal lunch is preferred, please advise the supplier at least 3 days before departure
• Seat requests for the train cannot be accommodated
• Shinkansen tickets will be sent to the participant's hotel in advance; please make sure to provide your hotel name, check-in date, the name used for hotel reservation, and hotel reservation number when booking
• The Shinkansen departs at 6 AM from Tokyo Station (except on Mondays, where it departs from Shinagawa Station at 6 AM)
• Participants will return to Tokyo or Shinagawa( on Monday) by approximately 9:33 PM
• The itinerary might change due to weather, traffic, and operational difficulties
Organized by

H.I.S. Co Ltd(TIC)

Product ID: 284602