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

2-Day Mt Fuji and Kyoto Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo information and booking

from
$488
Duration
2 days
Departs from
Tour departs from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal or select Tokyo hotels
Returns to
Depending on option selected, the tour concludes on Day 2 at either your Kyoto hotel between 5:30pm and 6:30pm or the Tokyo train station between 9pm and 10pm
Time of departure
9am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Combine a visit to Mt Fuji with a bullet train ride and Kyoto sightseeing on this activity-filled 2-day tour from Tokyo. Day 1 introduces you to Japan’s natural beauty with a drive up Mt Fuji by coach, a cruise on Lake Ashi and a ride on the Komagatake Ropeway. Experience another Japan must-do with a high-speed adventure on the bullet train (aka Shinkansen) to Kyoto, where you’ll spend Day 2 exploring this important city and its many cultural attractions, such as Nijo Castle and the Golden Pavilion. You can either stay in Kyoto on your own after your tour, or return to Tokyo by bullet train. Choose from four hotel options.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup in tokyo (select hotels only)
  • Meals as per itinerary (b=breakfast, l=lunch, d=dinner)
  • Coach transport to mt fuji
  • Sightseeing cruise on lake ashi
  • Ropeway ride
  • Bullet train ride
  • 1 night of accommodation
  • Sightseeing tours in kyoto
  • Professional guide
  • Local taxes
  • Baggage handling: one piece of luggage on one-way tour only

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Baggage handling (on one-way tour, additional pieces of luggage are 2,200 yen per piece, payable direct; please note that the train does not have much baggage storage)
  • Baggage handling on the round-trip tour is not available; please make your own arrangements to have baggage transported, if necessary; it is recommended that you bring only what you need for one night in a small bag and leave most of your luggage at your tokyo accommodation

Itinerary

Day 1: Tokyo – Mt Fuji – Hakone – Kyoto (L)
Your 2-day tour begins with pickup from select Tokyo hotels or by meeting your guide at the Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal. From here, head out of the city by deluxe coach for the scenic drive to Mt Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain, about 60 miles (100 km) southwest of Tokyo. Drive halfway up the mountain to the 5th station, check out the visitor center and admire spectacular views from an elevation of 7,545 feet (2,300 meters). Then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing your tour to Lake Ashi for a sightseeing cruise. End your adventure in this region with a ride on the Komagatake Ropeway, an aerial tramway on Mt Komagatake that provides views over Hakone National Park. Next, zoom to Kyoto aboard the Shinkansen, Japan’s network of high-speed bullet trains. If the weather is clear, you may catch views of Mt Fuji during the ride. When you arrive in Kyoto, you’ll be dropped off at your selected hotel for the evening. Overnight: Your selected tourist- or first-class hotel in Kyoto
Day 2: Kyoto – Tokyo, if option selected (L)
Enjoy breakfast on your own before meeting your guide to start your morning sightseeing tour of Kyoto. Visit the city’s famous historical and cultural attractions like the Golden Pavilion, Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle, noted for its gorgeous interiors. Visit a local restaurant for lunch with your guide, and then continue your sightseeing with an afternoon tour to Sanjusangendo Hall, home to 1,001 images of Buddha; Heian Shrine, famous for its red exteriors; and Kiyomizu, a Buddhist temple with a large veranda built into a hillside. When your afternoon tour ends, you’ll either be dropped off at your Kyoto hotel if you selected the one-way tour option or you’ll be transferred to the train station to board the bullet train back to Tokyo. Hotel accommodation is not included for this night.