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PRIVATE Osaka Walking Tour (From Kyoto)
This is a private tour
Walking is the best way to discover Osaka when it is hot, cold, or rainy outside. Osaka walking tour is a great way to see Osaka Castle, Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi on foot and blend in with the locals. This tour is ideal for first time visitors in Osaka You will mostly walk. You will take a train once. Don’t bring a bag and wear comfortable shoes
Osaka Walking Tour Itinerary
Tsutenkaku tower is regarded as the symbol of Osaka, with its resemblance to Eiffel
Tower in Paris. It’s also famous as the place where the wooden sculpture of a lovely god called Billiken is exhibited. Today many people visit here to scratch the sole of this unique god’s feet and laugh, for this is said to bring happiness and fortune to people.
Shinsaibasi-suji is a roofed street stretching about 600 meters in the south center of Osaka, lined with more than 180 fashionable shops and upscale restaurants.
The street is always packed with many people from all over the world, strolling and speaking varieties of languages, while taking pictures of themselves standing in front of their favorite places. Free Wi-Fi is available. Connection methods and shop information are provided in 4 different languages; English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
Dotonbori, the area that represents and typifies the lively image of Osaka, is always the last destination of Osaka tour. Known for its famous sign displays such as a crab with moving legs, Blow Fish and Glico Man, this area attracts ardent followers of Cui-daore, those who ruin themselves by extravagance in food.
Osaka Castle was once the most extravagant symbol of political power in feudal days, established by one of the most popular unifiers of Japan, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, in 1598. The present castle tower is the 3rd generation, rebuilt in 1931 through fund-raising movements conducted by concerned Osaka citizens.
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
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*** 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.