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PRIVATE Osaka Most Famous Places Tour (From Kyoto)
This is a private tour
Osaka Most Famous Places Tour is a great way to see and visit Osaka Castle, Shinsekai, Dotonbori, Shinsaibashi Tsuji in one day. Osaka (大阪市 Ōsaka-shi) (Japanese pronunciation: [oːsaka]; About this sound listen (help·info)) is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan. It is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and the largest component of the Keihanshin Metropolitan Area, the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and among the largest in the world with over 19 million inhabitants. Situated at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, Osaka is the second largest city in Japan by daytime population after Tokyo. You will be using public Transportation or private car/tourbus.
10:00 Departing Maikoya Osaka (Yotsuhashi)
10:30 – 11:10 ① Osaka Castle
11:45 – 13:00 ② Splashing-in bus tour
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch time
14:30 – 15:30 ③ Shin Sekai
15:30 – 16:20 ④ Doguyasugi
16:30 – 17:45 ⑤ Dotonbori shopping and food street
18:00 Back to Maikoya Osaka
① Osaka Castle
The most beautiful and popular castle in Osaka. You can feel the history of Osaka in just one place because there are many national important cultural properties other than the castle itself. In spring, you can see beautiful cherry blossoms in the park near here.
② Splashing-in Bus Tour
This is the most surprising bus tour you will ever experience! It seems like you are in a usual bus tour at first, but at the end of the tour the bus splashes into the river. You can enjoy the pleasing sights of Osaka from a different perspective, above the water.
③ Shin-Sekai (The New World)
We call this small district a New world, because it really makes you feel you are in a different part of the world or even time-traveling! The decorative nameboards, delicious deep-fried pork, and interesting figurines such as flying blow fish, will amaze you. The Tsutenkaku (Osaka tower) is one of the famous landmarks of Osaka that you should check out!
④ Doguyasuji (Utensil shopping arcade)
This is a shopping arcade where you can buy Japanese potteries, dishes, clothes (some kimonos too) at cheap price. They also sell utensils for cooking Japanese meals, so if you would like to make Japanese foods back home this is the place to visit. Great chance to buy souvenirs as well.
This is a shopping and gourmet street where you can find delicious Osaka-soul-foods such as okonomiyaki (lettuce pancake), takoyaki (octopus balls), and dishes with crabs. There is a museum for foods in Osaka, and you can also experience making food-samples!
KyotoTours 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you have kimonos for kids?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.
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.
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!
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.
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.)
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.
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.