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Kyoto and Nara 2-Day or 3-Day Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

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    What to Expect
    Select from the 2- or 3-day tour of Kyoto and Nara when booking to see all of the spectacular sights of the cities with a knowledgeable guide. Luxuriate in comfortable accommodation in Kyoto at your choice of first or tourist class hotel and spend evenings as you please after sightseeing with a professional guide during the day. 
    Either return to Tokyo by bullet train on the second day, or enjoy a third day of independent exploration in Kyoto, a captivating city replete with impressive monuments. Greet and bid farewell to your guide at Kyoto train station and enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your Tokyo hotel. 
    Please see the Itinerary section below for detailed information on each tour.
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    Departure Point
    ANA Intercontinental Tokyo (Concierge on 2F)
    Asakusa View Hotel (Hotel lobby)
    Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel (Concierge)
    Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Ginza Hotel (Bell desk)
    Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba (Bell desk on 2F)
    Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa (Bell desk)
    Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal (World Trade Centre Building Annex on 1F)
    Hotel Grand Palace (Bell desk)
    Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro (Bell desk)
    Hotel New Otani (Main building on 1F waiting lounge/banquet floor)
    Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (JTB Sunrise Tours check-in counter, Main Building on 3F)
    Osaki Station (West Exit Bus Terminal)
    Shiba Park Hotel (Hotel lobby, Annex building)
    Sunshine City Prince Hotel (Bell desk)
    Washington Hotel Shinjuku (Information, Main building on 3F)
    Departure Time
    Between 8:10am and 8:55am, depending on location
    3 days
    Return Details

    Concludes at the Tokyo Station at approximately 9:30pm (hotel drop-off service is available for select hotels in central Tokyo)

    • 1 or 2 nights accommodation (depending on the tour option you select)
    • Round-trip bullet train tickets between Tokyo and Kyoto
    • Morning and afternoon sightseeing tours of Kyoto
    • Professional guide
    • Lunch on Day 1 and Day 2
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off at select hotels in Tokyo
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Baggage handling
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • A maximum of 3 people per booking; if you have more than 3 people in the group, please make multiple bookings
    • Children between 0-5 years old are free of charge provided they don't occupy a seat and no meal will be provided
    • Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer
    • Important Note: Hotel pickup is only available at select hotels and locations in Tokyo. No customized pickup location available. It is important to select a hotel/location from the drop-down list at checkout
    • Please provide the local contact information of your accommodation to the tour operator at least 3 days prior to your travel date so they may contact you for anything urgent. Otherwise, the tour operator may reserve the right not to confirm your booking
    • Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on Monday and, if Monday is a national holiday, Monday will be open and the following day will be closed. When Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed, you will visit Kitano-tenmangu Shrine instead. The schedule applies to the period before and after the public viewing of Kyoto Imperial Palace in April and Oct, and the Aoi Festival from May 14-17, as well as other Imperial Household events without notice
    •  If you would like a vegetarian menu, please inform us at the time of reservation. (Only applies to lunch on Day 1.) 
    • At Kasuga Taisha Shrine, the tour does not include entrance to areas requiring admission.
    • Drop-off service is not available for participants who disembark at stations other than Tokyo (Shinagawa/Shin-Yokohama stations). If you wish to disembark at a station other than Tokyo Station, please book the plan without shuttle service included. Please be aware that changes to the train ticket use area cannot be made after departure.
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 29 September 2018

    We have bought Japan Rail Pass and it was marvelous. All the trains are very clean and comfortable, arrive on time. The only shortage is insufficient information in English both in the stations and in the trains themselves.

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank Lucy V
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