Hello, my boyfriend and I are planning to visit Osaka, Japan in mid May and we are in need of some serious planning due to limited budgeting and transportation confusions. Unfortunately we arrive to Kansai International Airport by around 12:45 and by the time we get out with luggage it should be at least 1:30 (if quick). With that being said, THERE ARE NO BUSES/TRAINS...only taxi. We figured the closest and economic hotel from Kansai Airport is around 30 minutes ride of taxi, so that idea is out of the question. What we could and is planning to do though, is stay in the hotel until the morning when the trains and buses are on service again. (Desperate measures to save money!)
Would it be more convenient to take the JR line/bus to Kyoto then find a place to stay from there? We were planning to go to Kyoto asap, finish touring around there finish off our trip in Osaka. How long would it take by train and by bus? I'm also not quite sure where the bus will take us (Don't want to end up in the middle of a street).
P.S. Which part of Kyoto should I be living in, if we want to reduce the travel time as much as possible, while going to several must see places such as the Nijō Castle. I'm using this site at the moment to check on the places I could go to -
Sorry for the long read and situation. It is our first time travelling as two people without a tour. Thank you.
I'll arrive Narita airport (7 Mar) at 5PM in a 2-week plan starting Hiroshima-Osaka(a-day-trip)-Kyoto-Tokyo then back.
I checked Hyperdia & found if I take N'EX then 2 shinkansens, I may not reach Hiroshima same day - especially if flight arrive late.
Could you pls advise your opinion on my below briefed plan B:
-overnight in Tokyo when arrived.
-Next day move 7AM to reach Osaka 10AM.
-Leave my large-sized bag in Osaka station & enjoy the pre-planned 10 Hrs in Osaka.
-Take Shinkansen 8PM to reach Hiroshima 10PM.
Will be highly appreciated to share you advice, Thanks.
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