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Stay overnight in Himeji or Kyoto?

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Stay overnight in Himeji or Kyoto?

My friend and I have two days in Kyoto. The 1st day will be spent in Kyoto and the 2nd day we are taking a day trip to Himeji. Should we just do a day trip or spend the night in Himeji? Thanks for any help.

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1. Re: Stay overnight in Himeji or Kyoto?

Definitely don't stay over-night in Himeji. I lived near there for a year before moving to Kobe. Go to the castle and then return to Kyoto or if you want to change cities, go to Kobe or Osaka for a night after leaving Himeji.

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2. Re: Stay overnight in Himeji or Kyoto?

I figured that, but I just wanted to make sure. Thanks for the help.

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3. Re: Stay overnight in Himeji or Kyoto?

It's such a short trip, and changing hotels will only shorten the time you'll have available for exploring.

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4. Re: Stay overnight in Himeji or Kyoto?

Hi Puff,

stay both nights in Kyoto. Himeji can be done as a day trip.

It's not worth changing cities either as you'll lose half a day carting your bags from one hotel to the other.

Cheers.

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5. Re: Stay overnight in Himeji or Kyoto?

I do recommend you stay in Himeji late enough to see the castle lit up at night. It looks really quite impressive. Then grab the bullet back to Kyoto.

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