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

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Tour description

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.

Featuring some of Japan’s most iconic experiences, from Mt Fuji to the bullet train, this 2-day tour packs a lot of punch in a short amount of time. Throughout the two days, you'll be accompanied by a guide or escort who can help with translation or provide any other assistance you may need. You have four hotel options for your night in Kyoto; make your selection when booking. Please also specify if you prefer a single, twin or double room, and provide your accommodation information in Tokyo for the day before and day after this tour. 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.Start heading to the 5th Station of Mt Fuji and stop by a local restaurant for lunch 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.Accommodation: Karasuma Hotel, New Miyako Hotel, or Kyoto Hotel Okura (depending on your selection at checkout) Day 2: Kyoto (for one-way tour) or Kyoto – Tokyo (for round-trip tour) (L)Meet 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, if you select one-way tour option, you’ll be dropped off at your Kyoto hotel. If you select round-trip tour option, you’ll be transferred to Kyoto Station to board the bullet train back to Tokyo.

What's included

  • Overenight accommodation
  • One-way bullet train ride
  • Hotel pickup in select hotels in Tokyo
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Coach transport to Mt Fuji
  • Sightseeing cruise on Lake Ashi
  • Ropeway ride
  • Sightseeing tours in Kyoto
  • Professional guide
  • Baggage handling: One piece of luggage on one-way tour only

What's not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional 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

Highlights

  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Choice of seating available
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Rail Tour
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Hotel pickup included

Itinerary

Day 1: 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. Start heading to the 5th Station of Mt Fuji and stop by a local restaurant for lunch 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. Accommodation: Karasuma Hotel, New Miyako Hotel, or Kyoto Hotel Okura (depending on your selection at checkout)

Day 2: Day 2: Kyoto (for one-way tour) or Kyoto – Tokyo (for round-trip tour) (L) Meet 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, if you select one-way tour option, you’ll be dropped off at your Kyoto hotel. If you select round-trip tour option, you’ll be transferred to Kyoto Station to board the bullet train back to Tokyo.