Osaka port to Tokoy for day, need help

Jan 4th, 2011, 01:52 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 417
Osaka port to Tokoy for day, need help

I've looked at back posts and it looks like the bullet train would take many train changes, but other trains would not. How often do other trains run to Tokyo from Osaka and what is trip duration? We regrettably have only one day, as we are arriving on a cruise ship.
And with only one full day, should we limit ourselves to Nishi and Higashi Hongan-ji temples and Toji Temple plus the Nijo castle, since they are in close proximity, or are we missing out by not going out to others, like Golden Pavillion?
Your specific suggestions and instructions are very much appreciated.
Aleta is offline  
Jan 4th, 2011, 02:25 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 5,994
You can easily see all of Japan in one day. Banzai!
DonTopaz is offline  
Jan 4th, 2011, 02:26 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 12,429
I'm confused. Are you talking about Tokyo or Kyoto?
and when you say you have a day, does that mean you have all day (24 hrs) or say, 10 am to 10 pm?
lcuy is offline  
Jan 4th, 2011, 04:00 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,093
rizzuto - lol
Mara is offline  
Jan 4th, 2011, 07:07 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,093
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2158.html

Here's some info on Kyoto showing various places of interest - further down the page is Kyoto travel information.
One day in Kyoto is not enough as things are really spread out there - as much as I hate to say it you might be better off with some type of tour.....
Mara is offline  
Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:35 PM
  #6  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 417
Wanted to post our experience for the benefit of other travelers. From the port of Osaka, we rode a subway to the train station. You go in one bldg. to buy the ticket, exit and enter a 2nd bldg. to go to trains. Used an automated machine to purchase our ticket, much easier than dealing with language barrier. Station is very modern, you wait in a marked area for your train before being allowed to the tracks. Wonderful train. Kyoto station is magnificent.
We walked to our first temple destination, then took taxis to and from the rest of our destinations
Kyoto is wonderful, and we accomplished much in one day. Saw several major temples, beautiful areas, the philosopher's path,and fell in love with Kyoto. We took taxis between major sites to make the most of our time. It was absolutely doable for us, and want to return for a more lesiurely visit.
Aleta is offline  
Jul 2nd, 2011, 04:49 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 12,429
So it was Kyoto, not Tokyo that you were going to visit...
lcuy is offline  
Jul 3rd, 2011, 02:33 AM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 5,994
Well, one is an anagram of the other.
DonTopaz is offline  
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:10 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 12,429
That explains it ...all mixed up! (The spelling not the poster...)
lcuy is offline  
Jul 5th, 2011, 09:49 AM
  #10  
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 6,342
Do not zap the messenger Lucy. Your names have anagrams too,lol

Must be a slow travel season.....

Aloha!
hawaiiantraveler is offline  
Jul 5th, 2011, 10:46 AM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 5,994
HT, did you not have a birthday very recently? Happy 80th, or whatever.
DonTopaz is offline  
Jul 5th, 2011, 11:12 AM
  #12  
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 6,342
DT, you must be using that HT calendar,lol. Yes 79 tomorrow thanks.

Aloha!
hawaiiantraveler is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:19 AM.