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Beside Osaka & Kyoto where else can I go- 11 days trip?

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Beside Osaka & Kyoto where else can I go- 11 days trip?

I will land in Osaka. Plan to go Kyoto as the journey is only half hr n stay over there for few days. Where else can I go? I would like to go a place where the journey dont need to travel more than 3hrs? We like to eat seafood.

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1. Re: Beside Osaka & Kyoto where else can I go- 11 days trip?

Nara is always a welcome day trip that is enjoyable. It takes no more than 45 minutes from either Osaka or Kyoto. Kobe is also not far from Osaka.

If you want an onsen experience, consider Arima Onsen (near Kobe), Kinosaki Onsen, or the beautiful coastal Shirahama down in Wakayama Prefecture. Koyasan with its temples in a mountainous serene setting is also a popular destination.

If you are willing to invest in a JR Pass, Hiroshima and Miyajima become possibilities.

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2. Re: Beside Osaka & Kyoto where else can I go- 11 days trip?

Thks for the info. I will check it up

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3. Re: Beside Osaka & Kyoto where else can I go- 11 days trip?

Nara City is almost a must I would say if you are going for a 11 days trip to the Kansai Region. There are astonishing sites inside Nara City like Todaiji Temple as well as quietly impressive Horyuji Temple outside of the city. Both are world-class historical heritages.

Kinosaki Onsen area in northern Hyogo Prefecture with fairly good access from Kyoto and Osaka is known for crabs in Winter. Better to stay there and enjoy dinner: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eiT1pN2Fbw

If in Spring, in Nara Prefecture, Mt Yoshino's cherry trees are wonderful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buP-6aj0tpo

Kyoto alone has enough to keep people entertained for a week.

At least 3-4 days are recommended for a pleasant visit to Higashiyama, Arashiyama, and Kinkakuji/Nijo areas plus to suburban Kyoto sites like Ohara and Takao.

Osaka is good for shopping and dining around Namba and Dotombori.

Hikone Castle and the town is worth visiting, about an hour away from Kyoto by train: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oyjOxiw0R0

Omi Hachiman between Kyoto and Hikone has nicely preserved merchant townhouse corner. Not so many locals even know this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YhvEHGBQAg

Also in Shiga Prefecture, there are historic Ninja House and Village in Koga (Koka) town slightly off the Tokaido Mainline but which can be combined with a visit to Hikone and Omi Hachiman. Doing Shigaraki Pottery town together would be a bit too much for one day, but it is known for adorable Tanuki raccoon (guardians of drinking establishments) holding bills and sake bottle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVdFN_Ez6Pc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qfEOTO00X4

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4. Re: Beside Osaka & Kyoto where else can I go- 11 days trip?

Hi I plan to go in 15-25 nov'13 what special thing or event I can see during the period?

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5. Re: Beside Osaka & Kyoto where else can I go- 11 days trip?

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2062.html

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6. Re: Beside Osaka & Kyoto where else can I go- 11 days trip?

Eikando, Kiyomizu, Daikakuji, Kitano Tenmangu in Kyoto should have its lights on for evening view of Autumn leaves.

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7. Re: Beside Osaka & Kyoto where else can I go- 11 days trip?

Nara is a great day trip from Kyoto and I would also add Hiroshima and Miyajima to the itinerary. Koyasan is a bit of a hassle to get to but we enjoyed our stay in a temple there.

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8. Re: Beside Osaka & Kyoto where else can I go- 11 days trip?

Have you been to Tokyo before? If not, you should really come to Tokyo for a few days.

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9. Re: Beside Osaka & Kyoto where else can I go- 11 days trip?

Ys I had went to Tokyo.

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10. Re: Beside Osaka & Kyoto where else can I go- 11 days trip?

For koyo a highly worthwhile side trip from Osaka mid – late Nov is Meiji-no-Minoh Quasi National Park.

osaka-info.jp/en/…sightseeing_5028.html

www.japan-guide.com/blog/koyo10/101126.html

www.japan-guide.com/blog/koyo/0811182.html

Below are some up-date information on the park that can be used as general guideline for furture visit.

kouyou.yahoo.co.jp/spot/detail/30350.html

www.osaka-midori.jp/mori/midokoro/index.html