over 3 years ago
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Please advise us on our upcoming trip to japan from nov 13 (arriving at night) to nov 20.we are a family of 6 adults.we are considering we would like to visit Nijo Castle,gold pavilion,silver pavilion,kiyomizudera,sannezaka ninenzaka,kodaiji,gion district,arashiyama , romantic train ride ,atogetsukyo bridge,horinji,tenryuji,nishiki market,fushimi inari,Nara,dotonbori,osaka castle,umeda sky bldg,osaka river cruise,universal studios,shinshaibashi shopping

  1. Which places should go together at one time to save on time and money

2.where is the best place for autumn leaves viewing?

  1. Should we stay overnight in both kyoto and osaka or just have one as our base?

4.since our stay has a weekend,where should we go first in case you would suggest that we spend nights on both osaka and kyoto.

5.how do we go to osaka or kyoto from the airport.

6.what is the best transportation to go around kyoto?

7.what kind of pass will be best for our itinerary?

8.we are considering these hotels hearton hotel kita umeda,kyoto plaza hotel,reiah hotel otsu ishiyama

9.what clotthing are we supposed to bring in a november weather


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over 3 years ago
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Hi there,

1.) For Kyoto, have a look at this Guide Book. It will tell you to best way how to travel around the city and also has a very handy map.

Nara is something you should do (partial) day trip and Osaka it about the same. I would recommend starting out in Umeda, which is the same as Osaka station. From there do the river cruise, castle and universal city and finish with shopping in Shinsaibashi.

2.) Both Nara and the surrounding area of Kyoto are very beautiful.

3/4.) Osaka, Nara and Kyoto are all very close. You could stay the night in one or in all. Both are possible. The weekend does not really change this.

5.) Do you mean Kansai, Osaka or Kyoto Airport?

6.) The best way is to use buses these will get you anywhere in Kyoto. There's a special bus pas for just 500yen a day available.

7.) I would suggest buying normal tickets if you stay within Osaka/Nara and Kyoto.

8.) -

9.) Pack a couple of layers, however it's not winter yet, so don't overdo it either.

Hope this helps!

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