Location: Places >> Central Asia >> Japan >> Nara
Any local CSer is available from April 22 - 24?
My friend and I (both Thais) will be exploring Kansai from Osaka, Kyoto, Nara for 3 days from April 22 - 24. We are hoping to check out all major spots. Of course, this is not my first time there, but it's the first time for my friend. If any of you out there (esp. local Japanese) are available to assist us and show us around, we will be very happy and will be ready to come with local souvenirs from Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Let's chat and find out what we can do there. Even if you are free one or two days during the period mentioned, we will appreciate it. Plan is
22 April - arriving at KIX Inter'l Airport at about 16.25 then will go to Chuo-Hotel. After check-in will visit the Kita Area for Osaka at night scene. Visit Tenjimbashi shopping arcades or Dōtombori (which one? I think Dōtombori is much more attractive at night). Any other places you recommend?
(Hotel Chuo 1-1-12 Taishi Nishinari-ku Osaka-shi Japan)
We will appreciate if you can see us at the airport and accompany us to this hotel. Will be happy to pay for the train cost.
23 April - Morning - Go to Osaka-jō or the Osaka castle which opens early at 9:00 am. Then go to Umeda Sky Building, Osaka's most dramatic piece of modern architecture northwest of Osaka Station, later we can go to Takimi-kōji Alley (滝見小路), a re-creation of an early Shōwa-era market street crammed with restaurants and izakaya (pub-eateries). Later we will go back to the hotel, grabbing our luggage and get ready to go to Kyoto. If we have time we can stop in Nara.
24 April - Hostel Hana Kyoto near Kyoto station. Will explore Kyoto by bus. Places to see include Kiyomizu, Kinkakuji, and the Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street.
(By midnight we will be leaving for Tokyo)
My line is jtw-wichian and my skype is wanwichian.