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traveling within tokyo, osaka and tokyo.

Traveling within tokyo, osaka and tokyo.

Hello..
How actually am I going to travel to osaka and kyoto from tokyo via JR? Is it worth it to make 1 whole day travel to osaka and kyoto? Because i have booked a 3 night stay in APA ronponggi hotel in tokyo. I am still working on my itirinary since this is going to be my fist visit to Japan. Therefore, i am a little bit clumsy 😁

Mr Ezy
Mr Ezy

Hi there,

It certainly can be done, though the questions you may ask yourself here are, what do I want to see/do in Kyoto/Osaka and is the travel time worth it to me.

A one way Tokyo - Kyoto is about 160min, while a one way Tokyo - Osaka is 180.

A JR Pass would be well worth it if you do, as it covers the trip using the Shinkansen bullet trains and one return already is enough to break even.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thanks Daniel-san. It does help especially a first time traveler to Japan. Well i am still studying about the go and see in osaka and kyoto. Not sure yet whats the best main attraction at booth place. Sorry to ask, whats actually hyperdia do? 😁

Mr Ezy
Mr Ezy

Hyperdia is an online time table service. Its very handy to plan travel in Japan but also times a bit of time to learn.

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Daniel-san
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I see. I still have 7 month to go to study. Do you have any suggestion of what to do in osaka n kyoto in february. Its still winter right?

Mr Ezy
Mr Ezy

That's plenty of time.

It will still be winter by then but there's plenty to see. In Kyoto I like Kyomizu dera temple, Gion, Kawaramachi, ishiki Market, Arashiyama, Uji, Fushimi Inara, the list goes on.

In Osaka, Namba/Shinsaibashi/Dotonbori are all close together and its perfect to experience the local atmosphere.

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Daniel-san
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Is it ok to include visit to Universal Studio Japan in my itinirary? Thanks in advance Daniel. Will deffinately ask again if I have any inquiry

Ezy

Mr Ezy
Mr Ezy

Yes, you can certainly include Universal. Keep in mind though that you will at least want half a day to explore it.

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