What do you think about trying to do both in one day? Would it be possible?
I have planned to go from Kyoto to Nara for the day and then Sakai. But could rearrange our other day in Sakai and go to and from Sakai to Nara.
IF we could manage it, Which option would be faster as far as travel times?
(1)take the train from Kyoto.
(2) from Sakai to Hiroshima, back to Osaka castle then back to Sakai.
after all this we have an early train, to Hakone for one day to do the loop, alot of traveling but I'm trying to cram in as much as possible since we may not be able to come back with the crazy airfares...
The advice from the people in these forums is soooo helpful!!! Thanks