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PRIVATE Osaka 1 Daily Tour for History lovers (From Kyoto)
This is a private tour
If you love history you will like the tour of historic places in Osaka. This is a great way to see and visit the Sumiyoshi taisha, Shitennji temple and the Tenmangu Shrine in one day. This tour is ideal for history lovers. You will use public transportation or taxi/tour bus.
Osaka 1 Daily Tour for History lovers – Sample itinerary
① Sumiyoshi Taisha
More than two million people in Osaka visit here on the first day of new year for wishing good luck. The main shrine is made from Hinoki (one of the finest type of wood). It enshrines the god for safe voyage, god for songs, god for farming and sales, and god for sumo.
② Shi-Tennoji Temple
This is the first Japanese temple in Buddha’s law. It was initially reared in 593, but rebuilt in 1979 after destroyed by the fire in 1945. There is a museum that exhibits numerous national treasures nect to the temple.
③ Osaka Tenmangu Shrine
This shrine was built to worship Sugawara-no-Michizane, who was a great song-writer and a political leader. People visit this shrine to wish for prosperous business and fulfillment in academic.
④ Osaka Museum of History
Inside the dynamic and modern building, it displays the history of Osaka by dividing the period into three: ancient, medieval, and modern times.
⑤ Osaka Museum of Housing and Living
This is the only place where you can learn about how the style of living has changed throughout the history. There are replica of the streetscape of old days in Osaka.
Kyoto Tours are available on a daily basis.
Kyoto tours are guided by government licenced and certificated tour guides in Kyoto.
Kyoto Tours usually departs from Maikoya Kyoto at 10am in the morning.
Kyoto Tours usually returns to Maikoya Kyoto at 6pm in the evening
Kyoto Tours had an additional cost of ￥400000 if a private van is needed. Kyoto Tours had an additional cost of ￥900000 if a tour bus is needed.
Kyoto Tours can be adjusted based on your specific needs and desires.
Kyoto Tours participants are allowed to keep their belongings at Maikoya Kyoto (Depends on the group size)
Kyoto tour itineraries may slighly change based on the weather and season.
Kyoto Tours also provides tours without tour guides.
Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya KyotoWe are a cultural experience venue located in the heart of Kyoto, the cultural capital of Japan. We pride ourselves on providing authenthinc experiences in Kyoto. Founded on the four main pricinples of tea ceremony (Harmony, respect, purity and tranquility) Maikoya has gained recognition among both locals and foreigners. Maikoya also recently has been selected as one of the best tea ceremony venues in Japan by Tripadvisor. Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Maikoya Kyoto offers you opportunities to understand this culture through local instructors and guides. There is no better way to learn about a new place from the viewpoints of those who grew up and live in this amazing country. What better way to spend an afternoon than learning a traditional, beautiful new art form with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn't find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendour.
Our address is Japan, 〒604-8006 Kyoto, Nakagyō-ku, Nakanocho, 565-4 JP Take Exit 9 at the Kawaramachi Station google map
Our phone number is 075-606-5303
Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
*** Please let us know the gender ratio and if you have any food allergies, Halal, gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian preferences. Frequently Asked Questions FAQ 1. Do you accept walk-ins? Yes, we accept walk-ins. However, it is chepaer to book online and you may need to wait if you show up without a reservation especially during the peak season. 2. Do I need to wear a kimono? Traditional tea ceremony is usually conducted by wearing a kimono but since you may simply not be interested in it or you may be pregnant (earlier than 3rd trimester OK) we don’t require you to wear a kimono. 3. Do I need to sit on my knees all the time or I can sit comfortably? Can I sit on the chair? Yes you can sit comfortably without sitting on your knees. Yes we do provide chairs and desks if you need. 4. What is the etiquette for tea ceremony? Please remember to --take your shoes off, --be quiet and not talk to your partner throughout the ceremony, —not use your cell phone (we allow photos before and after) but ideally you should forget worldly and materialistic thoughts. 5. Do you have kimonos for kids? Yes, we do have small size kimonos for kids. Just let us know the age/height of your child in advance. 6. Do you have plus size kimonos? Yes we do have extra size kimonos. If you are a plus size please let us know when you reserve about your size. 7. Can I walk outside wearing the kimono for the rest of the day? Yes! you can walk outside with additional fee JPY1000 by 6 pm! 8. Do you provide any hairdo services? Yes (for females), we will make sure you look your best and your hair matches the traditional kimono style. 9. Do you only show activities or you explain the meanings, symbols etc? Of course we explain all the meanings and symbols. We also answer many questions you may have (what tis the relationship between zen and tea ceremony, what is the relationship between zen and shodo, what is the difference between Shinto and Buddhism, etc.) 10. Do you have a souvenir shop where I can get matcha tea, tea ceremony set, calligraphy set, etc. to remember my experience?. Yes we do. 11. Where can I buy a kimono? We can recommend you a few nearby shops that sell 2nd hand, upscale and economy kimonos, yukatas, samues and hakamas.