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Kyoto---osaka itinerary .

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Kyoto---osaka itinerary .

Hi there,

We are 2 adults and 3 children will be going to Osaka on 7 to 15 Dec 2012. Here is our itinerary:

7---arrival KIX airport. Straight to Kyoto.( by using ICOCA)

8---Kyoto. Day trip to Arashiyama..

9---Kyoto. Day trip to Nara.

10--Kyoto back to Osaka. check in Hotel Universal Port.

11--Osaka. Universal studio. Dontobori.

12--Osaka. Kaiyukan. Umeda Sky Building.

13--Osaka.

14--Osaka.

15--Depart from KIX.

My question are :

1) How to access to the Kaiyukan? As i know it is

actually very near to the hotel which we will be

staying. Is it walking distance?

2) Where can I find a guide book to show the way

to access to all the tourism spots?

Thank you very much !

Geogina.

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1. Re: Kyoto---osaka itinerary .

You have way too much time in Osaka and not enough in Kyoto. You didn't allocate any time to see Kyoto itself. Start your research here:

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e623.html

>>>>1) How to access to the Kaiyukan? As i know it is

actually very near to the hotel which we will be

staying. Is it walking distance?<<<

Distance-wise, they are close, but you'll have to swim across a canal :-) Take a free from Sakurajima to Tempozan:

osaka-info.jp/en/…sightseeing_513.html

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2. Re: Kyoto---osaka itinerary .

I think between Kaiyukan and Universal Port were not walkable since they situated across to each other at different side of the bay.

There is boat/ferry service called 'captain line' connecting between universal port and tempozan area for about 10 minutes sail.

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3. Re: Kyoto---osaka itinerary .

1. I think you should spend 7-9 for Kyoto and Arashiyama alone, and do Nara (both Horyuji in Ikaruga-cho and Todaiji in Nara city) from Osaka on 13 and/or 14.

2. Take the ferry mentioned above to Tempozan and Kaiyukan. The two places are separated by a wide river.

3. There is really no need for a guidebook.

For you, take the JR to Nishikujo, and change there for JR Osaka or Osaka Namba for sightseeing inside the city.

To get to Kyoto, take the Shinkaisoku Rapid to Kyoto. To get to Horyuji and Nara, take the JR Yamatoji Rapid from Nishikujo.

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2363.html

Print out these:

jnto.go.jp/eng/location/rtg/pdf/pg-503.pdf

jnto.go.jp/eng/location/rtg/pdf/pg-507.pdf

Edited: 8:03 pm, September 14, 2012
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4. Re: Kyoto---osaka itinerary .

Not much point staying in Kyoto if you are only spending one day there to see Arashiyama. I would exchange 2 days in Osaka for another couple of days in Kyoto.

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5. Re: Kyoto---osaka itinerary .

Hi, thank you so much for the information. It is really helpful.

Geogina.

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6. Re: Kyoto---osaka itinerary .

Hi, thank you so much for the information. It is really helpful.

Geogina.

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7. Re: Kyoto---osaka itinerary .

You need 3 full days to cover Kyoto properly and see lots of shrines and temples. Arashiyama will be a half day out of the 3.

http://www.japan-guide.com/ is a very good website for tourist information. There is a big tourist information office in Namba just outside the railway station from the airport where you can pick up maps and guidebooks.

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8. Re: Kyoto---osaka itinerary .

Hi,hkg2009hkg.

Thanks for the helpful information. Will definitely get the guidebook from there..

Geogina.

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