During my 10-day trip to Japan last October, my mom and I spent 6 days in the Kansai region and visited Kyoto, Fushimi-Inari shrine, Uji, Nara and Osaka.
Since we wanted to see many sites in Kyoto as well as the Jidai Matsuri, we used Kyoto as a base and took day trips to the other Kansai cities. But if you are more of a city person, you’d probably like staying in Osaka better than Kyoto.
Our itinerary was like this:
Day 1: Arrive in Kyoto
Day 2: Kyoto – Fushimi Inari – Uji – Nara – Kyoto [Kansai Thru Pass]
Day 3: Kyoto
Day 4: Kyoto – Osaka – Kyoto [Kansai Thru Pass]
Day 5: Kyoto – Nara -Kyoto [JR]
Day 6: Kyoto (Jidai matsuri)
My mom and I are temple, old building lovers so three days in Kyoto was fine. (Although we did spend a large part of our last day napping in the public bus.)
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My mom and I stayed at Capsule Ryokan Kyoto for 7 nights during our 10-day trip to Japan in late-October. This is my second time in Kyoto, during the last trip, my friends and I stayed at a hostel where the sheets smelled like the last occupant. I decided to switch accomodation this time. After trusting my guts, I booked the Ryokan Ensuite at Capsule Ryokan Kyoto. … Continue reading Stayed: Capsule Ryokan Kyoto
See the full gallery on Posterous Pretty lights at Kodaji Temple Continue reading Light up Kodaiji
On rapid train (not shinkansen) to Osaka, the land of food and comedians. I am now wearing a pair of carrot orange tights which I bought last night at Uniqlo for 100 yen from the bargain bin. I suspect it’s too gaudy to be sold at regular price. Looking around the train, most people are wearing black tights. The only colored pair is wine red … Continue reading To Ōsaka
Busy busy day. Woke up really late at 9.30am plus. Using our Kansai Through Pass, we took the train to Fushimi Inari to see the torii. Mom and I gave up halfway climbing the hill and headed to Uji. Also did a fortune telling thingy. Make a wish, and lift the rock. If it's light, your wish will come true. My wish will take a … Continue reading Day 3: Fushimi Inari, Uji, Nara
Hotel in Kyoto is tiny but very amazing. Many space saving stuff! Underneath the futon is a drawer that you can put your suitcase. The shower is nice, Mom said. Continue reading Kyoto Capsule Ryokan