We're planning a trip in July. As my wife and I like historical things we are basing part of the trip in Kyoto. So far we are fairly sure that we want to do Nara, Himeji, and Igaueno (ninja museum to please the kids) as seperate day trips. How long do Nara (the main park and temple area is probably all that the kids will want to see although I have reason to believe that the deer will be a huge hit) and Himeji (castle only?) take?
After Nara, Himeji, Hiroshima, and Igaueno are there any other day trips out of Kyoto that make sense?
One thing that I would like, but perhaps the others in the family might not like, is someplace that will involve just a little bit of hiking in a non-urban setting.