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osaka, kyoto 4 days trip

vivien
vivien
over 2 years ago
2 responses

Hi there,
Good day.
The below is the itinerary planned for my coming trip on October, but maybe I will not travel for all places, just depend how many places i can go within those days

"Weekly Uehonmachi (Hotel) 2-1 Ikutamacho, Osaka, Osaka-fu, 5430071 Japan
Tel: 81 (6) 67736776, Fax: 81 (6) 67738280"

Day1
Kansai Airport
Dotonbori
shinsaibashi
"Minami (Namba) – Dotonbori, Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade, Amerikamura, Den Den ZTown, Namba Parks, National Bunraku Theater, Shochikuza Theater, Hozenji Yokocho Alley, Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum -Kuramon Market " Hozen Temple
Shinsekai (--- Spa world, Tsutenkaku tower, kushikatsu)
Tenmangu Shrine -tenjinbashi suji Shoping street
Shintenno-ji Temple
Isshin-ji temple

Day2
Universal Studios Osaka
Bay Area – Naniwa Food theme Park, tempozan Ferris wheel, Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan), Asia Pacific Trade center,

Day 3 (Kyoto 1 day trip)
Kiyomizu Temple (清水寺) & Higashiyama District near to kiyimizu
Kinkaku-ji Temple (金閣寺, Golden Pavillion) /
Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion)
Arashiyama (嵐山) & Togetsukyo bridge in Arashiyama, /
Gion District (祇園) /
Fushimi Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社) /

Day 4
Osaka Castle 天守阁 & Osaka Castle park
Hōkoku Jinja
Kita (Umeda) – Osaka Station City, Grand Front Osaka, Umeda Sky Building, Department Stores, Yodobashi Camera Umeda, Kitashinchi District, HEP (Hankyu Entertainment Park)
Kansai Airport

Question 1: May I know which type of transport pass / rail pass is most suitable for me to take?
Question 2: Are most of the location can be reached by train?
Question 3 Do I need to have a portable wifi with me will travelling?

I wish you all can give me some advice and guidance.
Thank you.

vivien

Toraneko
Toraneko
1318 posts
over 2 years ago

Hi,
1. You might look at a ICOCA & HARUKA combo ticket.

  1. Yes.
  2. It can help, but not needed. I've travelled to/lived in Japan for 30 years without one.

BTW, your Day 3 is way overloaded. Arashiyama has some great places, but if you are only mentioning the bridge, I'd say skip it - it's one of the most overrated places in Japan. Fushimi Inari Taisha is open 24/7 so any time is fine, but many of the places you list are scattered all over. If you really want to see them, consider taking a taxi between them - it's pricey, but you don't have a lot of time. Fushimi Inari is easy by train from Kyoto Stn though.

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
over 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi Vivien,

I see Toraneko already answered your first two questions. I do agree that day 3 looks very busy, especially since you will be visiting places all over Kyoto. This makes it hard to combine them all. I think going with the east side of Kyoto and Fushimi Inari is a great start, you can visit Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion), Kiyomizu Temple (清水寺) & Higashiyama District near to kiyimizu and Gion District there. Then take a train south to Fushimi Inari.

As for portable Wifi, it can be hard to go without Internet these days. It does depend on the person though. We can help you get a small discount of Wifi hire via this link.

Hope this helps!
Daniel

vivien
vivien
2 posts
over 2 years ago

Hi Toraneko and Daniel-San.

Good day.

Thank you so much for your information. I will try to do some changes on my itinerary especially in Kyoto, but seriously I wish to travel to all the places as I saw the photos for those places are so nice.

I have another questions regarding travelling in Japan. As I am tourist and I do not know how to speak and read Japanese, so is it difficult for me to travel in Japan especially looking for direction and order food? Or is there any tools or apps easier for us to communicate with the locals?

Thank you.

vivien

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
over 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi Vivien,

You can absolutely travel in Japan, even without knowing the language. People often go out of there way to help visitors and it is a great experience all around. Though it really does help to be able to talk a bit of Japanese if you want to eat at a family held shop somewhere in a back ally.

-Daniel


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