After talking to my sister over the weekend, the first really long conversation about the trip, I’m feeling more that Kyoto is off the table for me. As much as I want to see the city, it just isn’t very feasible this time around.
After talking with her, the amount of tours that we want to do will probably eat up all of the time we have in Japan and will make it impossible to get to Kyoto. I could go by myself, but the overall budget of the trip has to stay reasonable for me and I think a full week in Tokyo and a side trip to Mt. Fuji area (one of the tours we are looking at) will be exciting enough.
I’ve been weighing going to Kyoto by myself or not, but I think the week in Tokyo will be more than enough for me and will keep my bank account in one piece. While I want to see the historic city of Kyoto, it just won’t work this time around. Perhaps I will make another trip to Japan at a later time, but instead will fly to Osaka and take in that part of the country. For now, back to the planning stages of the Tokyo trip.