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Can it possible to Osaka-Kyoto-Osaka for one day only?

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Can it possible to Osaka-Kyoto-Osaka for one day only?

Hi there....

I'm planning with 2 kids to take one day trip to Kyoto from Osaka...

which is the best options for us?

Is it true, if visit in summer time will be often rain....

Thanks

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1. Re: Can it possible to Osaka-Kyoto-Osaka for one day only?

It is possible to do Kyoto in a day. I would do the area around Kiyomizu in the morning and Arashiyama in the afternoon. Leave as early as you can so you aren't too rushed. Use www.japan-guide.com to check when things open.

John W

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2. Re: Can it possible to Osaka-Kyoto-Osaka for one day only?

Very easy trip. I usually have a rail pass and use the shinkansen which only takes a few minutes. Summer in Japan is hot, very humid and can be wet. Best times to visit are April and October.

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3. Re: Can it possible to Osaka-Kyoto-Osaka for one day only?

Thanks Worthj1970 and LondonBob....

This is my first visit to Japan, so give me some good advice what to do and see in Kiyomizu and Arashiyama or maybe Kyoto.....

so Summer is not a good time to visit Japan?

Thanks again

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4. Re: Can it possible to Osaka-Kyoto-Osaka for one day only?

You should first get a good guide book such as Lonely Planet and D&K Eyewitness guides, check out ebay we usually gat new ones there for a fraction of the shop price.

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5. Re: Can it possible to Osaka-Kyoto-Osaka for one day only?

A quick reference for what to see and do:

http://www.japan-guide.com/

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6. Re: Can it possible to Osaka-Kyoto-Osaka for one day only?

Thanks Chrella.... I will check ebay.

Thanks Sammyfloyd....

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7. Re: Can it possible to Osaka-Kyoto-Osaka for one day only?

Personally, with all the beautiful sites on the internet, I no longer use guide books, although I will take some out of the library just for fun...

by the way, Kiyomizu and Arashiyama are IN Kyoto.....

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Edited: 21 August 2011, 06:30
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8. Re: Can it possible to Osaka-Kyoto-Osaka for one day only?

Guidebooks are portable (at least if you don't pick one that weighs a ton) unless you will have a device capable of using the internet while you are traveling. It's good to use both for planning, and pick one that's easy to carry and read quickly while moving around.

Kiyomizu is very much within Kyoto. Arashiyama, while still in Kyoto, usually requires a separate day or at least most of the day to enjoy properly.

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9. Re: Can it possible to Osaka-Kyoto-Osaka for one day only?

Thanks Meyem.... I will see it

Thanks again Sammyfloyd......I will try on planning with both

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10. Re: Can it possible to Osaka-Kyoto-Osaka for one day only?

I also don't use guidbooks that much, but when I've needed them I first check some out from my local library, getting a feel for what's best. Then I buy the book I liked most, usually at a used book store. However, most of the time I make my own guide book and put it online somewhere or on my iPod.

John W.