Hi. My husband and I will be coming to Japan for a few days, and will be staying in Osaka (Namba) the entire time. However, we want to visit Kyoto on two separate one-day trips. We've read the other questions\answers on this forum, but are not quite sure if our itinerary is optimal (we want to avoid running all over Kyoto to visit attractions, and try to combine those who are close to one another).
Here is our "must-see" Kyoto attractions:
- Arashiyama bamboo grave
- Kyoto Imperial Palace (we already booked a guided tour at 2pm with the Imperial Agency)
- Fushimi Inari (we've read it is possible to walk a good 2 hours and were planning on taking our time there)
How should we split our two days in Kyoto (we will have to come back to Osaka-Namba to sleep) so we can hit all those attractions and maximize our time (keeping in mind that we have booked an Imperial Palace's visit at 2pm on one of those two days)?
Also, if you can advise the best transportation way from Osaka (Namba) to these attractions, that would be very helpful (we've printed a lot of answers from other topics, but it still is kind of complicated for foreigners...)
Thanks! (We stayed with a friend in Tokyo for a few days last year and fell in love with Japan, so we decided to come back this year and can't wait for our trip, coming up at the end of the month!!)