2 Day Kyoto & Nara Tour from Tokyo

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In just a couple of days, get lost in the magic of two iconic cities with our 2 Day Kyoto & Nara Tour from Tokyo. Immerse yourself in the stunning Gion district, exploring its geisha culture and stories of the past. Wander Pontocho Alley, visit the Statue of Izumo-no-Okuni and Yasaka Shrine. Become one with your surroundings in Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, taking in the sacred beauty. Marvel at the Golden Pavilion or Kinkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto’s most popular destination. Finally, venture to Nara, where you will explore the tranquil park, home to friendly deer and the awe-inspiring Todai-ji Temple.

First time visiting Kyoto? We’ve got you covered with our 2 Day Kyoto & Nara Tour from Tokyo. In two days, explore Kyoto and Nara with expert guides, staying a night in an incredible hotel in Kyoto. Be amazed by the rich Japanese culture, from Arashiyama Bamboo Forest to Todai-ji Temple. Book today!

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2 Day Kyoto & Nara Tour from Tokyo Highlights

  1. In Kyoto, dive into the rich traditions of Gion, known for its geisha culture
  2. Discover the iconic Yasaka Shrine and iconic Golden Pavilion
  3. Explore the highlights of Kyoto and Nara with expert guides
  4. Visit the famous Great Buddha statue in Todai-ji Temple
  5. Befriend the local Sika deer in Nara Park
  6. Stay in a comfortable and splendid hotel in Kyoto, enhancing your adventure
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2 Day Kyoto & Nara Tour from Tokyo Itinerary

Day 1 - Morning Bullet Train to Kyoto + evening Tour
  • Take the bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto
  • Wander the famous Pontocho Alley
  • See the Statue of Izumo-no-Okuni and learn how she popularized kabuki
  • Enter Gion - the geisha district - and admire the culture and tea houses
  • Quick stop at Gion Corner
  • Discover the Yasaka Shrine
  • Stroll down Hanamikoji Street
  • Overnight in Kyoto
Day 2 - Kyoto & Nara
  • Visit the world-famous Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
  • See Kinkaku-ji Temple's golden architecture and outdoor pond
  • Arrive in Nara and explore Nara Park
  • Visit the sacred Todai-ji Temple
  • End your tour in Kyoto, or head back to Tokyo or to Kansai Airport
NB - all timings on 2 Day Kyoto & Nara Tour from Tokyo are approximate
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Essential Information
Each day of this tour package will be led by a local guide who opitimizes Tourist Japan's values: to provide you with an authentic, passion-filled tour
Choose your own hotel from our hand-picked selection during the booking process
For a small fee, you can upgrade to a private airport transfer with hotel pickup/drop off. Please contact us for more information
Cancellation Policy
The trains are non refundable