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Kyoto-Nara Itinerary and Accomodation Questions

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Kyoto-Nara Itinerary and Accomodation Questions

We are trying to fly from Bangkok to Osaka, rather than Narita, for convenience to Kyoto and also flying from Osaka back to the states. Does that make sense? We will be spending 3-4 days in Koyoto and Nara in mid November. Would you suggest using Kyoto as the base and do a day trip to Nara or spend 1 night in Nara on the way back to KIX airport?

We see some very nice ryokans, but they don't speak english and don't offer meals. Is that a huge challenge or can that just be part of the experience? Thank you.

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1. Re: Kyoto-Nara Itinerary and Accomodation Questions

a day trip to nara is fine. there's more to do in kyoto and more choice for accommodation.

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2. Re: Kyoto-Nara Itinerary and Accomodation Questions

If you're going to visit Kyoto and Nara, you should fly in to and out of KIX. Using Kyoto as your base is a good idea, since there are mo many sights to see there. Nara can be easily done as a day from Kyoto, in fact, I'd spend a half day in Nara and go to Osaka for dinner and nightlife.

If nobody speaks any English at a ryokan, it'll be a big challenge. There are many ryokans in Kyoto that are used to cater to foreign tourists.

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