a VirtualTourist member from Rocklin
We are traveling to Japan in April and will return to the US by ship from Yokohama. My plan it to fly directly to Kyoto and spend 3 nights before going onto Hakone and the Tokyo.
That will give us 2 full days in Kyoto. I know this isn't much, but it is about all we can afford. I thought one day we may take a 1 day tour of Kyoto and on day go to Nara.
What are your thoughts?
Thanks, Jim Potter
Although I would highly recommend Nara if you're staying longer. It would be difficult to see even just the highlights of Kyoto in one day. If it were me i'd spend the 2 days in Kyoto..
Thanks for the feedback. I started planning by staying more days in Tokyo, but now I am down to 2 or maybe even one.
Thanks, I think maybe I will just forget Nara for now. I was in Kyoto and Nara 51 years ago and just remember it as being one of the best times of my life. I don't want to be to rushed and so I think just Kyoto is the way to go. Besides, we will just have arrived from the US on a long flight and we may need a bit of time to rest.
I recommend 2 days in Kyoto. I love Nara more than Kyoto but most people prefer Kyoto. I still think Kyoto is great.
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