Kashya - Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Hiroshima / Tokyo (We Are All We Have Now, We Are All We'll Ever Need) download mp3 album
Places visited: Kyoto, Nara and Osaka, and an optional extension to Hiroshima/Miyama. Arrival City/Airport: Osaka’s Kansai International Airport (KIX). Best Season: Any time of year. Japan Rail Pass: A JR Kansai Hiroshima Area Pass will save you money if you’re heading out to Hiroshima/Miyajima. If you’re not going to Hiroshima/Miyajima, a Kansai Thru Pass just might save you some money, but you’d have to use it cleverly. Hire A Travel Expert To Plan Your Japan Itinerary . On this day, you’ll see the Great Buddha and the rest of the sights in Nara-koen Park. For details on today’s itinerary, see our Perfect One-Day Nara Itinerary. For transport details between Kyoto and Nara, see our How to Get to Nara page.
Will probably plump for a 14 day JR pass as I suspect we'll get our money's worth from the Shinkansen alone. Tokyo a couple of years ago (love Tokyo!) and we know there's loads more to do /see there. Based on feedback from the Osaka forum we will now plan to spend 2 - 3 days Hiroshima and Miyajima and then take the train back to the airport. Report inappropriate content.
All photos used are original and were taken from the four (4) of us who took this trip. If you'll use any of the photos, please ask for permission. Itinerary: Day 7: Hiroshima (Day Trip) Places visited: We started our day early and hopped on the bullet train to Hiroshima. It took us almost two (2) hours. We decided to have our brunch at Okonomi mura (Okonomi village) and try out their Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki.
Note that the two Osaka days here are a summary version of our Osaka 2-Day Itinerary. Visit our Osaka 2-Day Itinerary page for full details on those two days. Day 1: Arrive in Tokyo. Chris Rowthorn's private tours of Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara and Japan. Personal and attentive trip planning and consulting.
Tokyo and Kyoto, along with neighboring Osaka, are usually at the top of the itinerary when you visit Japan. Tokyo is commonly regarded as a hub of modernity, whereas Kyoto is seen as a city of tradition. The distance between the two is roughly 450km, so how do you get from Tokyo to Kyoto? On clear days, Mount Fuji is visible from the bullet train. There are numerous companies plying the highway bus route from Tokyo to Kyoto and Osaka. A ride starts from as little as ¥1,600 and can go up to around ¥9,000 depending on comfort and season, with the journey taking about 6-9 hours. Buses that depart from Tokyo during the day usually take longer due to traffic, but late-night buses, which are the preferred option, departing between 9pm and midnight, can get you to Kyoto Station as early as 5:15am, giving you a full day to explore.
Kyoto and Hiroshima are connected by the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen lines. You can use your JR Pass and the journey between Kyoto Station and Hiroshima Station takes 1 hour 40 minutes. The Nozomi Shinkansen trains only take 1 hour 15 minutes but are not covered by the pass. If you are flying into Hiroshima Airport, the city center can be reached by the shuttle bus. The bus ride lasts approximately 50 minutes. But the best option is to take the so-called Shiraichi Route (a combination of the JR Sanyo Shinkansen line and the shuttle bus). We are staying in Osaka and going to travel to Hiroshima and Miyajima. Would a stop in Himeji be possible on the Sanyo line? Reply.
Nara, Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto are the four most popular departure points for Mount Koya and, if maximizing use of the JR Pass, the four take a similar Nara based route to the sacred Mount. The closest JR Station to Koyasan is Hashimoto which is around 20km from Koyasan and, from there, it is necessary to purchase additional tickets. JR Pass to Mount Koya: It’s possible to travel as far as Hashimoto Station using the JR Pass and then switch onto the private Nankai Line to continue the journey.
Please adjust this in your security preferences before continuing. We will be travelling to Japan in April, arriving Narita on the 4th. I am considering a 7day pass, but not activating it until the 6th, when we will depart the Mt. Fuji area for Kyoto. We will then be based in Kyoto until the 10th, doing day trips to Hiroshima, Osaka and Nara, returning to Tokyo on the 10th or 11th. By going to Kyoto - Hiroshima - Osaka - Nara and back to Tokyo, you'd be making some very good savings. Just visiting Kyoto with the JR Pass will pay for the pass itself. That depends on where around Fuji you will be traveling from. If you come from Fujiyoshida there are two options.
Kyoto Station and Hiroshima Station are connected by the Tokaido and Sanyo shinkansen lines. You can catch a through train service which will take you over both lines directly to Hiroshima. This should take around 1 hour and 40 minutes and the fare for an unreserved seat is 10,570 yen. You can expect to pay an extra 510 yen for a reserved seat, but this reservation fee can go up or down by around 200 yen depending on when you travel. A Nozomi shinkansen bound for Hiroshima at Kyoto Station. Nozomi services are more regular, and quicker, and run straight through to Hiroshima. With Hikari or Sakura services you may have to make a transfer at Shin-Osaka Station or Shin-Kobe Station. Use the JR West Timetable & Route Finder to find the best trains for your journey.
In this article we will look at the best ways to travel between these two cities. A view of Kiyomizudera Temple in Kyoto. The fastest, cheapest and most efficient way to travel between Osaka and Kyoto is by rail. However, there are a number of different rail services connecting Osaka and Kyoto, so which one should you use? The rail service you choose will depend on where you are traveling from in Osaka and what area of Kyoto you wish to visit. This covers not only the Hankyu Railway but many of the private railways, buses and subway systems in Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara and Shiga. This pass cannot be used on JR Railways however.
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