Asia Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Day trip by car from Kyoto?

Jump to last reply

Having experienced the joy of public transport in Japan, I'm happy to spend our entire trip using trains and buses. Husband, however, has got it into his head that he wants to drive in Japan. I have managed to talk him out of driving for the whole time we are there, but he has now said he'd like to do a day trip by car somewhere. As we'll have our longest stay in Kyoto, I think it makes most sense to do it from there.

I'm off to do various searches, but has anyone got any ideas of where might be a good day trip from Kyoto by car? Preferably not too long a drive - 1 - 2 hours max is probably the best, as we'll have a 3 yo and a 7yo with us. If it is somewhere relatively inaccessible by public transport that would be good too (or else I'd be tempted to just get the train and leave them to it!)

I'm guessing/hoping you can rent child car seats when you hire a car in Japan? (I'll be looking into it anyway - as it's a complete deal breaker if you can't)

Thanks!

22 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Busan in two weeks January 2015, coping with the cold.
  2. 2 10 Day Japan Trip - Need Some Help Choosing!
  3. 3 A Thailand holiday vacation 9 years in a row!
  4. 4 Trip Report Travel Report to Siem Reap + Angkor + Northwest Cambodia
  5. 5 Bangkok: Shangri-La, Penninsula, Mandarin Oriental
  6. 6 First trip to Vietnam! Help me with my itinerary please!
  7. 7 New Hanoi Hotel opening
  8. 8 Trip Report vietnam and laos
  9. 9 Trip Report A week of blue skies in Beijing, who would've guessed?
  10. 10 Connaught Place
  11. 11 questions about trip to Mrauk U
  12. 12 Trip Report Burma - Our Mad Dash Across Too Much
  13. 13 Trip Report My SEA trip - photos update
  14. 14 Bali - seeking feedback on 3-week itinerary
  15. 15 Which to see first - Kyoto or Tokyo?
  16. 16 6 Hour Layover in Hong Kong what to do
  17. 17 One night stand in Tokyo: what area/hotel to stay in?
  18. 18 You're Not Going to Japan AGAIN?
  19. 19 Hotel or Air First for Japan?
  20. 20 First trip to Japan-17 night Itinerary in Cherry Blossom season
  21. 21 Elephants in Northern Thailand
  22. 22 Trip Report From Ryokan to Buddhist Monastery: Two Weeks in Japan
  23. 23 Best country to visit 1st time in Southeast Asia
  24. 24 What did you think of Mumbai?
  25. 25 1 week in Southeast Asia
View next 25 » Back to the top