2-Day Express Kyoto & Nara Tour (No Round-trip Shuttle) (Ordinary Car Shinkansen) (From Tokyo)
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Sunrise Express (Multiple-day)
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1. Ride the Shinkansen, Japan's famous bullet train, to Kyoto and experience the ancient capital's 1,200 years of rich history.
2. Recommended for those who do not have much time but still want to see Kyoto and Nara.
3. This bus tour includes round trip Shinkansen, a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter, and lunch.
4. The meeting location for this tour is at Tourist Information Center Tokyo near Tokyo Station. For the drop-off location on the return trip, customers may choose from Tokyo Station, Shinagawa Station, and Shin-Yokohama Station.
09:20- Meet at Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Exit Tokyo City i on the 1st basement floor of the KITTE building
09:40-10:20 Arrive at Tokyo Station An English-speaking tour conductor will guide you to the Shinkansen at Tokyo Station.
140(min) From Tokyo Station to Kyoto Station Take the Nozomi Shinkansen to Kyoto.
Guides and other staff do not ride on the Shinkansen with tour participants.
11:55-12:40 Arrive at Kyoto Station An English-speaking staff will guide customers from Kyoto Station to the lunch venue.
Lunch (Western-style menu) Enjoy lunch at a hotel.
Depart from Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo After the meal, walk to the tour bus departure location (Sunrise Tours Desk in Avanti).
60(min) Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha) Nara Park A World Heritage site. This is the symbol of the Nara Period and one of the world's largest wooden structures. Its huge main hall and bronze Great Buddha are impressive to behold.
40(min) Kasuga Taisha Shrine This Nara Period shrine is designated as a World Heritage Site.
The deer of Nara Park are thought to be the shrine messengers.
20(min) Nara Nagomikan (Gift Shop) The largest souvenir shop in Nara. Enjoy yourself in this spacious shop and look for the perfect souvenir.
18:30-19:30 Hotels in Kyoto City Participants will be dropped off at their hotel in Kyoto City.
07:50-08:45 Depart from Hotel in Kyoto City Head from the hotel to the tour bus departure location (Sunrise Tours Desk in Avanti).
50(min) Nijo Castle A World Heritage site. Tour the historical castle completed in 1626, which was built to provide lodging for the Tokugawa Shogun and as a palladium for Kyoto Imperial Palace. The impressive, elaborate carvings and decors in the Ninomaru Palace are a must-see.
45(min) Kinkaku-ji Temple A World Heritage site. The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful pond.
40(min) [Except Mondays] Kyoto Imperial Palace See the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was used as the Emperor's residence until about 150 years ago.
40(min) [Mondays (and Tuesdays when Monday is a national holiday)] Kitano Tenmangu Shrine On Mondays (and Tuesdays if a national holiday falls on the preceding Monday), this tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead of the Kyoto Imperial Palace. It is famous for housing the God of scholarship. This shrine's main hall is a designated national treasure. The shrine is especially great to see during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.
60(min) Lunch Participants will be provided a set menu meal.
30(min) Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine Fushimi Inari Taisha is the head shrine of some 40,000 inari-jinja shrines located all over Japan. The bright red Senbon Torii gates are a must-see attraction.
30(min) Sanjusangen-do Temple Visit the world's longest wooden structure, housing 1,001 life-size statues of Buddhist Kannon deities dating back to the 13th century.
70(min) Kiyomizu-dera Temple The view of Kyoto from the World Heritage Site of Kiyomizu-dera is superb. The historic shopping lane that leads to the temple adds to a wonderful experience.
18:00-19:00 Arrive at Kyoto Station An English-speaking staff will help customers board the Shinkansen at Kyoto Station.
140(min) From Kyoto Station to Tokyo Station Head to Shin-Yokohama, Shinagawa, or Tokyo via Nozomi Shinkansen.
20:30-21:30 Tour ends at Shin-Yokohama Station, Shinagawa Station, or Tokyo Station