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Full-Day Kyoto Excursion from Tokyo

by YOKOSO Japan Tour & Hotel Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees
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Board the fastest train in Japan for quick transport from Tokyo to Kyoto. Kyoto is renowned for its 3 famous temples—Kinkaku-ji, Ginkaku-ji, and Kiyomizu-dera—on this tour you get to explore each. Then, from your comfortable seat in the coach, listen to an audio guide explaining sights around you.

With voucher in hand, make your way to the JR Tokyo Station and climb aboard the sleek, silver train. In just 2.5 hours you arrive in Kyoto where your coach tour begins. Tune into the narration of your journey around the city by listening to your provided audio guide. Learn about the history and rich culture of the inhabitants of Kyoto and their ancestors.

En route you stop by 3 unique temples and have the opportunity appreciate the remarkable architecture of the interior and exterior. First, visit Kinkaku-ji Temple where Zen Buddhist meditate and find inner tranquility. Move on to Ginkaku-ji Temple for an excellent representation of Muromachi-period architecture. Your last stop before taking the train back to Tokyo is at UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kiyomizu-dera Buddhist Temple. Watch the scenery of the surrounding countryside pass by through the train window as you reflect on your day's experience.

Board the fastest train in Japan for quick transport from Tokyo to Kyoto. Kyoto is renowned for its 3 famous temples—Kinkaku-ji, Ginkaku-ji, and Kiyomizu-dera—on this tour you get to explore each. Then, from your comfortable seat in the coach, listen to an audio guide explaining sights around you.

With voucher in hand, make your way to the JR Tokyo Station and climb aboard the sleek, silver train. In just 2.5 hours you arrive in Kyoto where your coach tour begins. Tune into the narration of your journey around the city by listening to your provided audio guide. Learn about the history and rich culture of the inhabitants of Kyoto and their ancestors.

En route you stop by 3 unique temples and have the opportunity appreciate the remarkable architecture of the interior and exterior. First, visit Kinkaku-ji Temple where Zen Buddhist meditate and find inner tranquility. Move on to Ginkaku-ji Temple for an excellent representation of Muromachi-period architecture. Your last stop before taking the train back to Tokyo is at UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kiyomizu-dera Buddhist Temple. Watch the scenery of the surrounding countryside pass by through the train window as you reflect on your day's experience.

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Full-Day Kyoto Excursion from Tokyo

Activity Location

Kyoto

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • JR Line

    Tokyo Station Chiyoda

    Tokyo


Highlights

  • Idyllic views while traveling to Kyoto on the Shinkansen

  • Visiting the fascinating Zen Buddhist Kinkaku-ji Temple

  • Muromachi-period architecture at iconic Ginkaku-ji Temple

  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple located in a World Heritage-listed site

  • Audio guide provided to elaborate on the amazing sights


Inclusions

  • Guided tour to Kyoto

  • Admission fees

  • Roundtrip transportation between Tokyo and Kyoto via Shinkansan train

  • Audio-guide provided in English and Mandarin


Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary provided they do not occupy their own seat.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Full-Day Kyoto Excursion from Tokyo ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

2.9 out of 5

2/5 Aug 9, 2018

Feb informations in english. No time for lunch. Fuor Hours waiting at Kyoto statino to get back to T Tokyo

Francesca B

United States

Dec 26, 2017

The tour guides don't speak English. The English narration via device is very poor with little content. During the trips to temples, the tour in only done in Japanese and there is no narration via device. The tour guides speaking Japanese are so loud in the bus that you barely hear the English narration. The tour guides speak for 50x more time than the english narration. I learned nothing about the history and the temples.

Mar 11, 2017

Just a bit boring really. Well organised. But by the third temple visit I was looking for something new. Kyoto is just a modern city with a few old temples. Wouldn't go back.