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Kyoto / Osaka Hotel question

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Kyoto / Osaka Hotel question

My wife and will be arriving in Osaka on the afternoon of the October 31st and flying out on the morning of the 4th. We were planning on staying in Osaka on the night of the 31st and then transferring to a hotel in Kyoto for two nights before returning to Osaka for a night before our flight out. I am having a difficult time finding hotels in Kyoto for the 1st & 2nd and now considering just staying in Osaka & taking day trips to Kyoto. Is this a viable option? Other suggestions?

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1. Re: Kyoto / Osaka Hotel question

You don't need to change hotels twice. Direct train/bus to KIX from Kyoto as well as Osaka is available. One day trip to Kyoto from Osaka is easy task.

Edited: 24 October 2013, 16:41
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2. Re: Kyoto / Osaka Hotel question

There are still a handful of Japanese style rooms available for those days for Kyoto, but otherwise taking day trips from Osaka is perfectly viable. Just did that 3 times last week.

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3. Re: Kyoto / Osaka Hotel question

You can check the train schedule & ticket price on Hyperdia below should you decide to commute between Osaka & Kyoto.

Have you tried booking directly at the hotel? They may have vacancy.


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4. Re: Kyoto / Osaka Hotel question

The only issue with day trip to Kyoto from Osaka is that tourists tend to come late and go back early, without enjoying the morning calmness and evening atmospheric walk of Kyoto, and get tired of bustling tourists in daytime. Staying and exploring the lesser famous spots in Kyoto without much people around makes quite a difference.

Edited: 25 October 2013, 11:40
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5. Re: Kyoto / Osaka Hotel question

It's a 30-45 minutes commute via train between the two cities.

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