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  1. Dear Takeshi San ,

    Me and my wife have plan a trip to Japan

    Day 1 arrived at Kansai airport 10 pm with the immigration clearance we might ride a midnight bus to Jr Namba , I wonder how much do they charge for midnight taxi rate from JR Namba to Ibis Styles Osaka ?
    Day 2 day trip to Hiroshima and Miyajima
    Day 3 day trip to Himeji and Kobe
    Day 4 day trip to Nara and Hikone
    Day 5 shift to Kyoto and day trip to Saga-Arashiyama and Sagano scenic train ride
    Day 6 day trip to Amanohashidate
    Day 7 day trip to Yasaka shrines, Fushimi Inari
    Day 8 to Kansai airport

    Can you help to advise what would be the most cost effective way of getting the type of passes?

    Thank you in advance


    1. Hi Wong san,

      I think the taxi fare is less than 2,000 yen.

      You may use Kansai Hiroshima area pass for day 2 to 6.

      You may use Kyoto-Osaka sightseeing pass for day 7.

      You can take Nankai Railway from Namba to KIX at 920 yen. This is most affordable way to get KIX from Namba.


      Takeshi /

  2. Hi!
    What would be the best pass to buy if I’m going to stay in Kyoto for 2 nights.

    Planning to see these in Kyoto:
    Arashiyama, Kiyomizudera Temple, Fushimi Inari, Shoren-In/ Chion-In Temple and will be staying near Sanjo Station (Keihan Line)

    Will travel to Osaka on the 3rd day and thinking to buy an OA Pass.


    1. Hi EV,

      I don’t recommend you to use any passes. Because you can walk to Shorenin and Chionin from Sanjo station. And also it is very popular to walk to Kiyomizudera from Gion area. Chionin is a step away from Gion.

      You will take Keihan railway train and/or city bus to get Fushimi Inari. But the regular fare is okay for this trip.


      Takeshi /

  3. Dear Takeshi san ,
    Uts kare sama deska ! Thank you for this hard work ! its fantastic info .

    I want to travel from kyoto to lake kawaguchiko after 1 pm . I cannot find the timetable in english which will help me to connect all the dots .

    Can you please help me ?

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