Thanks for the link!
We’re planning on using Kyoto as a base with our JR Rail Passes to visit several places in southern Honshu. We get 5 nights and 7 days at a Kyoto Hotel plus airfare as part of a package for the four of us. We’ll be in Japan about 14 days so we’ll be staying elsewhere the rest of the time.
In addition to Kyoto/ Nara, we hope to get to Himeji, Takayama, Kanazawa and Tsumago/ Magome. We also hope to make the most of out Rail Passes by seeing Hiraizumi and Kakunodate. The scenery is beautiful as you go through central and into northern Honshu. I was in Japan many years ago. (Only then I had 3 months to spend hitch-hiking around the country. Two weeks seems impossibly short, but what can you do?)