I am planning to visit Osaka in end May/early June with my spouse and young child. (So there will be two regular luggages) My kid wants to go to Universal Studio and i intend to spend 2 days in Osaka city for shopping and food. And maybe 1 to 2 days in Kyoto for food. As we have been to kyoto and nara a few times..thinking of exploring other places this round.
I have plans to visit Himeiji castle in this trip (last went in 2008). And also thought of staying at a ryokan in Kinosaki and experience having the kaiseki dinner.
Would you be able to advise how best i should schedule my itinerary? Or any other places i could include between Himeiji and Kinosaki? Is the JR Kansai wide rail pass gd for savings for my itin?
DAY 1 Sat arrive at KIX airport at 9am
Take train to Kinosaki straight?
Overnight at ryokan
Day 2 Sun is Himeiji a gd day trip from Kinosaki? Shld i return to Kinosaki for night stay again? If not..shld i lug my luggage to Himeiji station and store in coin locker?
Night in Kinosaki? or Kyoto?
Day 3 Mon Kyoto food and free and easy. Night in Kyoto
Day 4 Tue Kyoto/fushimi inari. Night in Osaka
Day 5 Wed universal studio osaka
Day 6 Thu osaka free and easy
Day 7 Osaka
Day 8 Osaka
Day 9 leave KIX airport