Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Travelling the Silk Road - Trip Report
  2. 2 trying to fathom Chinese train travel
  3. 3 Bangkok- Sky Bars
  4. 4 Travel Video - Tajikistan (2017)
  5. 5 2 weeks in Asia with my adult kids Xmas
  6. 6 Please recommend a hotel in Mumbai
  7. 7 Japan Itinerary Help Needed
  8. 8 Bangkok- Dinner Cruises
  9. 9 Japan rough itinerary
  10. 10 shanghai for 4 days
  11. 11 Budget Servied Apt
  12. 12 7 hour layover in Beijing
  13. 13 Cooking class/Food Tour/Fish market tour
  14. 14 Trip Report Trip Report: Second Time to Japan - Sakura, Gardens and Castles
  15. 15 Trip Report TRIP REPORT: Just back from first time to Japan!
  16. 16 Himeji Castle - luggage storage
  17. 17 What areas to stay in Singapore & Bali
  18. 18 Opinions on Osaka? And other burning questions...
  19. 19 Trip Report Something about... Malaysia
  20. 20 Trip Report China Trip - 2 Cities + Lakes, Rivers, and Rice Terraces!
  21. 21 Help needed for 1 week trip in Kuala Lumpur with kids
  22. 22 Layover in Seoul with a dog?
  23. 23 Please help me to start planning a trip to Bhutan
  24. 24 Tour Companies for Vietnam trip
  25. 25 Japan - Your favorite locations in Kyushu
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