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need help 9 days to osaka & kyoto

Need help 9 days to Osaka & kyoto

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.


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,

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Hi Daniel

Thank u so much for your advise.

Jz wondering any comment to the draft itinerary? Feasible?

Thanks in advance


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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