How much of a city can you soak in with 24 hours on hand? Travelers try to make the most of every sight in the city and with limited time on hand, planning can go a long way. If you have planned your day in advance, you will not have to miss out anything from this little paradise in Japan.
How to reach: There are no direct flights from India to Kyoto. The nearest airport to Kyoto is Osaka. There are a number of flights plying to Tokyo and Osaka on a daily basis. From Osaka, you can take a bus to Kyoto which takes about one hour.
You can also reach the Kansai International Airport which is about 90 minutes from Kyoto by a direct train. Both the airports have their options of getting to Kyoto. You can take a highway bus from Tokyo which will take about 7-8 hours to reach Kyoto.
Where to stay: It is advisable to stay in the downtown area since it is within the walking distance of many spots in the city. There are a number of accommodation options you can choose based on your budget. There are mid price hotels in the heart of Sanjo area which will allow you to make the most of Kyoto.
Transportation: There are several ways to get to a destination in Kyoto. You can take a train, subway, bus, taxi or even cycle around. It is a compact city and is easy to get around. I recommend taking a taxi because they are plentiful and cheap.
How to spend your 24 hours