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kansai(osaka)-kyoto(nara)-hiroshima(myiajima)-tokyo***fuji, please!

KANSAI(Osaka)-KYOTO(Nara)-HIROSHIMA(Myiajima)-TOKYO***FUJI, please!

sorry, ignore my previous post! I've just realized that i was doing some mistakes - geografy and mathematics!
please, check if it's more accurate now ( i'll put my doubts in capital letters):
March, 30th - arrive in Kansai Airport and spend the night there.

1 DAY (March, 31st)- i'll activate my JR Pass to leave Kansai Airport heading to Kyoto. I'm planning to make a stop in Osaka but I want to arrive in Kyoto before evening. WICH OSAKA STATION SHOULD BE EASIER FOR ME TO PAY A SHORT VISIT ON MY WAY TO KYOTO AND CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME TIP ABOUT THE BEST SCHEDULE? That's the directions to get to the ryokan i've booked: "If you are coming from Osaka city, please take Keihan line. Take express train and get off at Shichijyo station. It is one of the closest station"

2 DAY (April 1st) - I'm planning to stay in Kyoto this day, but if you have any tip it will be nice. DO YOU THINK IT'S BETTER GO TO OSAKA ON THE SECOND DAY INSTEAD OF MAKING SUCH A QUICK VISIT THE FIRST?

3 DAY (April, 2nd) - Return-trip from Kyoto to Nara

4 DAY (April, 3rd) - FREE Booked to sleep in Kyoto, I can just stay there or do a short return-trip (ANY SUGGESTION?)

5 DAY (April, 4th) - Kyoto-Hiroshima (+return trip from Hiroshima to Myiajima)

6 DAY (April, 5th) - FREE Booked to sleep in Hiroshima,may stay there or do a short return-trip (ANY SUGGESTION?)

7 DAY (April, 6th) - Hiroshima-Tokyo (possibly stopping at Hineji Castle, if I can manage to get in Tokyo daylight. CAN YOU SUGGEST ME THE BEST SCHEDULE?)

*** i'd love to spend a couple of hours contemplating Mount Fuji from an onsen... IS IT POSSIBLE TO FIT THIS "DREAM" IN ANY OF THE "FREE" DAYS?

From #8 day to #15 day i'll stay in Tokyo, only interested on the urban scene.

Thanks in advance for your patience!



Hi Fernanda,

I only saw this post after I answered your last one, this one does indeed look better!

If you plan on visiting Osaka, make a stop at Osaka station, it is easy from here to go into the city and you can also take the Kyoto line here to Kyoto, please note that the Keihan line is not covered by the JR-Pass. Still Osaka is a big city so if this will be your only visit it may be better to go the next day.

From Hiroshima it is 64 minutes and from Himeji to Tokyo 221 minutes. Say you would leave Hiroshima at 9.30 then you will be in Himeji at 10.30 and have enough time to look around for a couple of hours before heading to Tokyo.

I read your replay on your other post

For Kinosaki Onsen, the train scedule is the same on every day and multiple trains ride each day. Here is an example of how to get there, and here is an example of how to get from Kinosaki-onsen to Hiroshima.

For Fuji, I would recommend a day or two visit from Tokyo, it is not too expansive to visit from there. See here for some travel options.

Let me know if I can help with anything else,


thanx a lot, Daniel!!!
I'll ask to the ryokan owners to consider i'll be arriving in a JR station in Kyoto and they might help me find the best way to get there, BUT FEEL FRE TO SEND ME ANY TIP ABOUT IT.
I may reconsider my itinerary, including Kinosako-Onsen and planning to go to Fuji from Tokyo, as you suggest.
Based on this, DO YOU THINK 7 DAY JR PASS IS THE BEST OPTION for me X buying the tickets separated?
If I don't buy the pass, I would probably restric my trip (IF YOU THINK IT WHOULD BE BETTER LIKE THIS, PLEASE, SHOW ME HOW MUCH THEY'LL COAST):
- Kansai-Kyoto Kyoto-nara (return) - not sure I'll do it, so consider it an optional¨¨¨¨ - Kyoto-Kinsakionsen - Kinsakionsen-Hiroshima(leaving in the morning + return ticket to Miyajima in the afternoon) - Hiroshima-Tokyo. another option, once I get in Tokyo, the next day I can do a day-trip to Fuji. I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND IF IT COVERED BY JR PASS OR NOT, PLEASE well, thanks agains for your patience!



Hi again,

I am not sure where you ryokan is but Shichijo is not far from Kyoto station, you can walk to that street in 5-10 minutes but it is very long so I would ask the ryokan for details.

Here is a little breakdown of ticket prices without the JR-Pass.

Kansai Airport --> Kyoto ¥ 3,290
Kyoto Nara ¥ 1,380
Kyoto --> Kinosaki-onsen ¥ 4,510
Kinosaki-onsen --> Hiroshima ¥ 10,590
Hiroshima Miyajima (return) ¥ 940
Hiroshima --> Tokyo ¥ 17,850

For a total of ¥ 37620 the 7 Day JR-Pass is ¥ 28,300 so you would save at least ¥ 9,320.

For Fuji five Lakes:
The JR does not go all the way to Fuji. If you want to go to Fuji by train take the train from Tokyo to Otsuki Station, here you have to transfer to the Fujikyu Railway Line, which is not covered by the JR-Pass and costs 1,100 Yen for one way.
Alternatively you can bus from Shinjuku in Tokyo directly to Fuji five lakes which costs 1,700Yen.

Hope this clears things up,


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