Besides from Kyoto, these 2 tourist attractions can also be reached easily from the south/east direction such as Nagoya and Tokyo.
To travel in Kyoto by bus, you need to have a bus map which should be available at major stations. Just follow the bus number and colour code to see which stops the bus will make. Each bus stop will show what time the bus will reach.
I will write about this trip in more detail in the next part of this article. However, I can't ensure that all the information written here are accurate and up-to-date.
Part 2 to follow...