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Need help 9 days to Osaka & kyoto

over 1 year ago
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Hi, need help on my itinerary... and suggested passes which I need to purchase.

Traveling w my aged parents and 2 young children age 10 & 7.

Traveling on 16/6 to 24/6. Staying at Swissotel Osaka.

Day 2 (stay in Osaka)
Morning: kuromon ichiban market
Afternoon: Osaka castle & The instant noodle museum in Ikeda Osaka
Nite: Dotonbori & shinsaibashi

Day 3 (stay in Osaka)
Morning: Arashiyama bamboo forest
Afternoon: Fushi Inari Shine
Evening: ????

Day 4 (Stay in Osaka)
Morning: Nara deer park, todaji temple, kofuku temple
Afternoon: downtown Nara & naramachi
Evening: dotonbori & shinsaibashi

Day 5 (stay in Osaka)
Morning - evening: universal studio

Day 6 ( stay in Osaka)
Morning: Himaji castle
Afternoon: ???
Evening: ???

Day 7 (stay in Kyoto)
Morning: transfer to Kyoto
Afternoon: Nishiki market
Evening: hogwash items district/Gion

Day 8
Morning: kinkakuji temple
Afternoon: kiyomizudera temple
Evening: ???

Day 9
Morning: transfer to airport.

12232 posts
over 1 year ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

Kyoto and Osaka are very close together (30min/560yen by train). Generally its best to just buy normal tickets for this part, as well as for local travel. You can buy an ICOCA card to make this all a bit easier. Nara is also close to Kyoto/Osaka, and the same advise applies here.

Himeji is a bit further away, here you can look at using a JR Kansai Pass.

Hope this helps,

2 posts
over 1 year ago

Hi Daniel

Thank u so much for your advise.

Jz wondering any comment to the draft itinerary? Feasible?

Thanks in advance

12232 posts
over 1 year ago
Expert button 2

Hi again!

Yes, its certainly feasible and includes many nice places.

On the way back from Himeji you could make a stop at Kobe and do a little sightseeing there. (Its directly on the route, stop at Sannomiya station).

And spending the evening in Kyoto city is really nice to experience the local atmosphere.

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