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Himeji Castle and Osaka in one day- too much?

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Himeji Castle and Osaka in one day- too much?

on my last day in Kyoto was wanting to go and see Himeji castle and then to Osaka to see the city? Is this too much in one day and is it feasable?

any advice would be great :)

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1. Re: Himeji Castle and Osaka in one day- too much?

You can do himeji in the morning & Osaka in the afternoon.

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2. Re: Himeji Castle and Osaka in one day- too much?

You'll do fine. Take an early shinkansen from Kyoto to Himeji (make certain it stops at Himeji; most, but not all, do) and you should be done with the castle and Kokoen (garden next to the castle) by early afternoon, depending on how fast you walk. If you decide to see Engyoji Temple on Mt. Shosha add a couple of more hours to Himeji.

From Himeji take the Shin Kai Soku (New Rapid Express) train to Osaka; the Shinkansen stops in Shin Osaka, not the main Osaka station, and the Rapid Express takes only slightly longer and also gives you better scenery, including a good look at the popular city of Kobe.

John W.

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