I will be travelling to Japan in mid May and it was recommended I stay at the KYoto Garden Spa hotel but its fully booked and I need an alternative place but possibly a bit cheaper ( need a nice 1 twin room -good size/and comfy beds + internet + breakfast is optional )
Suggestions would be most welcome as I cannot face another search on Tripadvisor.. they all look the same now after weeks of looking ..And not sure which area of KYoto is best for staying and sight-seeing as we like walks, gardens and architecture (nightlife spots are a no-no)
We would be arriving ex Tokyo and would need advice on how many nights to stay for Kyoto ( 3-4-5?) as we would like to to got Hiroshima and also Miyajima .. do we base ourselves in Kyoto and then take the Shinkansan to Hiroshima + train + ferry + back on the same day to Kyoto or .. stay in HIiroshima or Miyajima one night .. and then back to Kyoto or go straight to Tokyo? As per current schedule we would be in Kyoto mid-week and dept early Weekend,probably Saturday - if that helps to make an itinerary easier.
After the Kyoto/Hiroshima trip we would go back to Tokyo for a few days ( will have JR railpass for 7 days) and then fly back to London.
I have spoke to a couple people who travelled there in the past 2 years and ALL have a different view what is best..hence my post to the forum..
The email has a lot of questions -sorry about that..
I thank you for your input and look forward to the answers and suggestions.