8 days to Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe & Nara
Hi, I will go to Japan in May 2015 & wish to stay in Kyoto ( day1 - day3) & Osaka (day4 -day7). My itinerary is as follows:-
Day 1 (Tue) : Gion area
Day2 (Wed) : Kyoto - fushimi inari , Koka -Miho museum , Nara - Todaiji, Nara Park / Higashihongan-ji Temple , Higashimuki Shopping Street
Day3 (Thur) : Kyoto - Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Nishihongan ji, Kinkakuji, Nishiki market, Nishiki Temangu
Day4 (Fri) : Osaka - Universal studio
Day5 (Sat) : Kobe - Hakutsuru sake museum, Kikumasamune sake museum, Kobe harborland
Day6 (Sun) : Osaka - Instant ramen museum, Osaka Floating Garden, Hepfive Ferris Wheel / Umeda sky building
Day7 (Mon) : Osaka - Osaka Aquarium Japan , Shinseikai, Shinsaibashi, Dotonbori
Day8 (Tue) : (leaving japan @ 4.10pm)
Q1: Is JR pass worth for the 8 days coverage? If yes, please advise me the package & the rate.
1.) Travel within the Kansai Area (where Kyoto/Osaka/Kobe/Nara) are located is not expanvice and generally the best way to travel is to just buy tickets as you travel. I would also advise doing so in your case.
2.) I think that you've made a very good selection of places to visit. Many are highlights I would suggest as well.
3.) Certainly, lockers are available in every side from small to full suitcase. Prices range between 300-900yen for 24h. No advance booking is required.
Hope this helps,
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