Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 2 weeks in Vietnam
  2. 2 Traffic and Police in India
  3. 3 Tuk Tuk Driver For Cochin
  4. 4 Trip Report Sulawesi - Tanah Toraja, Lake Tempe and Ramang Ramang
  5. 5 Trip Report A hungry mouse's (very sweaty) adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun
  6. 6 New Thai Visa
  7. 7 New Years in Japan
  8. 8 Need ideas: Himeji? Osaka? Fukuchiyama area? Kinosaki
  9. 9 Best natural wonders in Japan?
  10. 10 Good fare for US west coast to Japan?
  11. 11 3 weeks in Japan
  12. 12 Trip Report A first time for everything in Japan
  13. 13 India Tour Companies
  14. 14 Road Accidents and Police Assistance in SE Asia.
  15. 15 Tokyo-to do and districts
  16. 16 Kerala House Boat book online?
  17. 17 Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Sukhotai ..or even Siem Riep?:
  18. 18 Understanding beach destinations in Thailand
  19. 19 3 Weeks Thailand Itinerary - Advice Sought
  20. 20 Seeing the bats at Khao Yai, Thailand
  21. 21 Itinerary/tips for 2-3 weeks in Japan in Nov.
  22. 22 Taj Mahal under construction?
  23. 23 Vietnam Dong
  24. 24 First trip to Japan - 3 weeks, summer 2018
  25. 25 Appropriate Dress For The Cultural Triangle
View next 25 » Back to the top

Exploring Nara, Koyasan & Hiroshima

Jump to last reply

Here’s my proposed itinerary in mid-October for the 6 days in the Western Honshu region—but I’m open to suggestions. Relevant info: previously to the 6 days, I will have spent 15 days with a tour visiting Tokyo, Hakone, Takayama, Kanazawa and ending up with two days in Kyoto. First visit to Japan.

Day 1: Continue to explore Kyoto. (The two days I’ll have been there on my tour are not enough.) Any suggestions for ryokan/hotel in Kyoto in $200 range?

Day 2: Day trip to Todai-ji Temple Complex in Nara; return to Kyoto.

Day 3: Check out from my Kyoto ryokan/hotel and take train to Koyasan, where I would spend the night in a temple, I hope. Any suggestions for Temple? Will I be able to ship my suitcase from Kyoto to a hotel in Osaka, where I will be heading from Koyosan?

Day 4: Explore Mount Koya area, and return to Osaka that evening, checking into my hotel. Any suggestions for a quiet hotel in $200 range in Osaka? (Hope my suitcase will have arrived from Kyoto.)

Day 5: Relax in Osaka.

Day 6: Day trip to Hiroshima. Return to Osaka in evening.

Day 7: Depart from Osaka Kansai for USA.

Is there any way I can squeeze Himeji Castle into this itinerary, or is that pushing things? I don’t think it would work for me to visit Himeji Castle on the way to Hiroshima; I would end up not doing justice to either. Thanks in advance.

5 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement