|Above, Miyajima (near Hiroshima) is 2 hours and 40 minutes away from Kyoto. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Often times, foreign visitors to Japan who are in Kyoto have seen pretty much everything in the city they wanted to see and wonder what else they can do.
Zooming Japan has an article different day trips that people can take from those two cities. They can get to other places and nearby prefectures by either commuter train, shinkansen, bus or car.
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People always ask me about good day trips from Kyoto or Osaka.
Especially if you have allotted quite a bit of time for the Kyoto region and fear to get bored, it’s good to know what else you could do.
And if it’s your second or third trip to the region, then you might want to explore new things.
There are the well-known day trips such as Kobe, Himeji and Nara, for example.
Apart from these, I want to show you a lot of different alternatives.
Believe it or not, but there are so many lovely day trips you can easily do from Kyoto – and I bet there are many you haven’t heard of yet!
Please note that the following travel time estimation is based on public transportation. It’s sometimes faster if you travel by car.
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