Kyoto - Day Trips from Kyoto (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Day Trips from Kyoto chapter from Lonely Planet’s Kyoto guidebook.

Want to escape the city? This chapter includes the very best excursions from Kyoto and they can all be completed in a day. Must-sees include Nara and Osaka.

  • thirty minutes away from Kyoto by express train, Nara boasts a compact collection of truly first-rate sights
  • a short train trip from Kyoto, Osaka is a great place to see modern Japan in all its hyperkinetic intensity
  • If you want to get a taste of life in rural Japan, hire a car and head to the villages of Miyama-chō in the mountains north of Kyoto

Coverage includes: Nara, Osaka, and Miyama-chō.

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