I fly into osaka in June for 11 days & wondering what to do & see? Want to go to Kyoto. Am on budget & want to make most of time :)Pls help
I fly into Osaka in the middle of June for 11 days and want to make the most of my trip. Was thinking of spending most of the time Kyoto but am not sure.
A few past questions that are similar to yours with good answers are:
Personally, I spent 5 days in Kyoto and I didn't feel that was enough! If you are on a budget you might want to check out k's house (http://kshouse.jp/index_e.html) - I stayed there and it was awesome, easily better than some hotels I ended up in on my budget trip - book early though. Nara and Himeji are both just a day trip away from Kyoto which is pretty convenient. I would also suggest heading to either Osaka or Tokyo (or both) - neither are that far by train / overnight bus, and both have lots to do - not jumping cities *too* much will also help you save a bit of cash.
Hope this helps!
(btw: http://travellr.com/questions/japan/1006/what-are-some-affordable-read-cheap-accommodations-inaround-tokyo lists some cheap accommodation options in Tokyo) almost 10 years ago
There are plenty of trains from Osaka (Umeda) to Kyoto, and the trip takes about 45min. If you are staying late in Kyoto though, make sure you check the return time to Osaka as on some nights the trains close down early (11ish).
When in Kyoto, be sure to check out Kyomizu-tera (clean water temple) and Koudaiji (http://www.kodaiji.com/e_index.html).
Also be sure to check out Tsujiri Green Tea Icecream (http://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=tsujiri+kyoto&ie=UTF8&hl=en&hq=tsujiri&hnear=Ky%C5%8Dto+City,+Ky%C5%8Dto+Prefecture,+Japan&ll=35.000578,135.779901&spn=0,0.007403&z=17&layer=c&cbll=35.000746,135.779912&panoid=ASpwENhMozOk5Szf9gB8TQ&cbp=12,276.97,,0,22.22 ) <- Totally awesome. almost 10 years ago