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PRIVATE Osaka Most Famous Places Tour
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!
Osaka Tours are available on a daily basis.
Osaka tours are guided by government licenced and certificated tour guides in Osaka.
Osaka Tours usually departs from Maikoya Osaka at 10am in the morning.
Osaka Tours usually returns to Maikoya Osaka at 6pm in the evening
Osaka Tours had an additional cost of ￥400000 if a private van is needed. Osaka Tours had an additional cost of ￥900000 if a tour bus is needed.
Osaka Tours can be adjusted based on your specific needs and desires.
Osaka Tours participants are allowed to keep their belongings at Maikoya Osaka (Depends on the group size)
Osaka tour itineraries may slighly change based on the weather and season.
Osaka Tours also provides tours without tour guides.
MAIKOYAMaikoya Contact the Host
Address: 1 Chome-22-7 Shinmachi, Nishi Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 550-0013
Book online and get your voucher via email instantly!Maikoya Osaka offers unique cultural experiences where visitors can engage in various cultural activities such as the traditional tea ceremony, Japanese calligraphy, origami, kimono dressing and much more. Maikoya Osaka is the only place in Japan where visitors can meet and chat with a maiko in training anytime of the year.
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 through activities and lessons such as tea ceremony, kimono dressing, Japanese cooking and the life of a samurai, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Maikoya 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 a day than learning a traditional, beautiful new activity with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn’t find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendor. *** Please let us know if you have any food allergies, Halal, vegan or vegetarian preferences.Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
1- Do you accept walk-ins? For tea ceremony, kimono experience, calligraphy and the samurai experience we accept walk ins. However, there is a possibility that you may need to wait sometime to be served if you show up without any reservation. So, we kindly recommend reserving in advance.
2-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.
3- Can I walk outside wearing the kimono for the rest of the day? This depends on the season.Some seasons we allow the customers to walk outside and take pictures. We have the kimono rental option, for a small additional fee you can stroll the streets of Osaka or visit Osaka castle by wearing a kimono for the rest of the day.
4- 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.
5- How far is your location from the Dotonbori area? How far is your location from Umeda? It is about 18-minute walk or 6-minute taxi ride from Dotonbori. It is about 10-minute train ride or a 15-minute taxi ride from Umeda.
6- Do you hold your activities in a Japanese house? I want to see inside of a Japanese house. Yes. You have to take your shoes off to get in and all the rooms have the interior like a traditional Japanese house.
7- Do you have discounts if I want to experience multiple events at once?. For individuals we usually can't offer any discount as we need to prepare for each activity in advance. For groups more than 4, who want to experience multiple activities, please drop us a message with the subject title multiple activities for groups.
8- Do you only show activities or you explain the meanings, symbols etc?. We are the only place that is supervised by college professors and and focus on cross-cultural awareness. Our experiences are lots of fun and also quite educational.
9- Do you have a souvenir shop where I can get matcha tea, tea ceremony set, calligraphy set, replica swords etc. to remember my experience?. Yes, we have a gift shop on the first floor.
Call Maikoya: 06-6556-6257