I know there have been a couple of previous posts on travelling in the Kansai area, but would still like some further advise.
I have roughly decided that I will visit:
Kyoto (spend about 4 days for most of the must-see places)
Maybe Kobe too, if there's time
I have 9 days in Japan, with 7 full days for sight-seeing and will mainly be based in Kyoto.
I would like to know what is the best (and cheapest) option for me with regards to travelling in/around Kyoto and Kansai.
I know there is the JR West Pass, but that would mean I have to get a separate pass for travel in and around Kyoto right?
On the other hand, if I get the Kansai Thru pass, it won't allow me on the JR trains and I'm concerned how convenient/slow it is to move around.
Any tips/suggestion will be most appreciated.
Thanks in advance!