Hi all, here's my itinerary
Day 1- Kansai Airport to Kyoto (Stay in Kyoto Gojo Citadines) - Fushimi Inari Shrine, followed by Eastern Kyoto walk
Fushimi Inari shrine
Eastern Kyoto Full Day (bus/walk)
Kyoto Station Karasuma exit (bus 5/17 Ginkakujimichi or bus 100 Ginkakujimae) - Ginkakuji - Philosopher's Path – Heian Shrine – Yasaka Shrine – Maruyama Park - Higashiyama Streets - Kiyomizudera (subway Shijo Station) - Nishiki Market - Pontocho - Gion (bus 100/206) - Kyoto Station - back to hotel.
Day 2 - Kyoto sightseeing continues
Northern Kyoto:Kinkaku-ji – the golden pavilion
Central Kyoto: Nijo Castle
Western Kyoto: Arashiyama
Day 3 - Osaka (Osaka castle, Namba shinsaibashi, Dotonbori)
Day 4 - Universal Studio and Bay area (Tempozen Habour Village, Naniwa Food Theme Park too)
Day 5 - Nara (Kofuku-ji, Nara Park, Kasuga Taisha, Todaii ji)
Day 6 - Kobe and Umeda shopping
Day 7 - Home sweet home from Kansai Airport
Am considering the bus and train passes but don't have enough time for my last minute research. I know I should be getting two Kyoto Day bus passes, am I right? and wondering if I should get Kansai West Japan Railway pass or am I better off without this?
Anything I need to note regarding transportation as I am prepared to arrive there to view Kyoto bus routes using their bus guide, and Osaka railway maps I get from there. Any prior booking needed?
And is my itinerary do-able? Pls advise. Thanks, any advice is appreciated. =)