Hi. We are a family of 4 going to Osaka for 7 full days. Did some research as suggested by Guerilla. So far, I have come up with the following. Pls comment. Thanks.
Day 1 - Evening arrival 7:55pm in Osaka. Will go direct to Kyoto from Osaka airport & check in @ Super Hotel Kyoto Shijokawaramachi. I don't know if this is a good idea.
Day 2 - Kyoto
Day 3 - Kyoto
Day 4- Kyoto
Day 5 - Early morning move out to Osaka. Check in at Hotel Chuo Oasis Osaka.
Day 6- Osaka
Day 7 - Day trip to Nara. Return to Osaka.
Day 8 - Last day in Osaka. Evening flight 8:40pm.
Am planning to get ICOCA. I don't know if I should also get Kyoto City Bus Pass.
Pls help on how to arrange the following sites with transport options. Pls suggest which to prioritize coz I know it's impossible to do everything.
1. Osaka - Universal Studios, Minami (Namba), Osaka Castle, Kita (Umeda), Umeda Sky Bldg, Osaka Bay Area. If time permit, might include Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, Shitennoji Temple, Shinsekai Tsutenkaku Tower, Osaka Station City, Minoo Park, Tenmangu Shrine
2. Kyoto - Kiyomizudera Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kinkakuji Temple, Ginkakuji Temple, Arashiyama, Sanjusangendo, Nijo Castle, Gion, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Philosopher's Path, Nishiki Market. If time permit, Higashiyama, Shugakuin Villa, Kokedera, Katsura Villa, Byodoin Temple, Ninnaji Temple, Nanzenji Temple
3. Nara - Todaiji Temple, Horyuji Temple, Isuien Garden, Nara Park, Kofukuji Temple, Kasuya Taisha, Yoshikien Garden, Omizutori