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Eat and drink like a local in Osaka
Experience what it feels like to be a local! This 3-hour experience focuses on standing izakayas in Kyobashi, a neighborhood filled with small, local favorite restaurants and bars. Eat and drink like a local in these hidden gems while interacting with friendly Osaka locals! With me as your local host, you will be encouraged to try old-school izakaya foods and interact with locals in a way that you otherwise wouldn't. We will go to 2-3 standing izakayas in Kyobashi for you to try various Japanese and Osaka local foods. The places I will take you to have no English signs or menus, but not to worry, I will translate them for you! By the end of the tour, you'll be able to order your own next round of food and drinks! Come with me to eat and drink like locals, with locals. Other things to note FOOD/DRINKS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE. Please know that the experience will be taken place in STANDING izakayas and they are smoking-friendly. This experience is NOT be for those who have many food restrictions or are very specific about the dishes they want.
Osaka Mountain Hike and Trout Fishing
Do you want to experience Japanese nature deeply? How about hiking a holly and historical mountain, Mt. Kongo in Osaka? We take train and bus for total one hour to the mountain. In the beginning, you feel nature by tasting fresh mountain water. Also, you can stop by a genuine tofu shop which serves delicious soy milk. There are several popular courses, but I lead you to a secret one. On the course, you hike for 2 hours and experience various things like ・Walking along a beautiful creek, ・Climbing rocks (Don't worry. It is just few steps), ・Being impressed by 3 waterfalls, ・Going up a creek by hopping stones, and more! On the peak, you will enjoy the spectacular scenery, and have a light meal like a rice ball and a cup noodle. I also show you a temple (at the summit!) and a miracle elder couple cedar. On the way down, we take the main course for 1 hour and greet other hikers. At last, you enjoy fishing for trouts at a fishing ground. Surprisingly, you eat caught fresh fish in two delicious ways ( grilled and fried ) for lunch at an on-site restaurant. ※ If you are vegan or don't eat fish, I recommend a famous tofu restaurant in the neighbourhood. ※※This experience is available in winter season. It would be snowy from mid of December to February. A snow spike is provided. Fish is more delicious in this period.
Super Local Food & Craft Sake Bar Crawl
Close enough from KYOTO ! "One of the tapas bar is historical 80 YEARS OLD classic Japanese tapas bar! Point 1. Experience of this bar crawl will walk around deep side of Osaka, If you’re looking for "off the beaten path" munchies experience beyond Namba or Doutonbori area in Osaka, HERE is for YOU who wanna glimpse what a real local night life is. Point 2. Let me take you to three SPECIAL standing bar which most of them are originally opened as "liquor store" turned out to be a "Tapas Bar". Great things that we will have quality food/drinks as very reasonable price! Average cost is about 5000 - 6000 Yen ($40/€40ish) in total 3 restaurant. It means cheapest price than any other food/drinks tour and much more food/drinks than any as my tour pride. Point 3. You will encounter a bunch of flavorful food/drinks surrounded by full of local. You will be fit in well to local life without language barrier. I'll order your favorite taste which something "adventurous" and sure fire food like seasonal sashimi or variety of meat and veggies. If you find your favorite sake, you can buy a bottle in order to have your souvenir! Let's enjoy the night out together like a local. besides, I would like to talk about culture differences! I am music, movies and nature lover. Other things to note Food and drinks are NOT included in the tour fee. Vegetarian friendly! LGBTQ friendly!
Making Soba Noodles at Temple in Osaka
You can experience traditional Japanese soba making at a historic temple and sample the soba you made yourself. And, You can also visit the main hall of the temple and the Buddha statue. We run this classroom in a small team and strive to provide a special experience and a calm time. You can feel the warm and private time when you return to your parents' house. Other notes Please note that buckwheat is made from buckwheat flour and some people may not be able to eat it due to allergies. *If there is no opened date and time which you want to join, please contact me.
Tea ceremony by qualified tea master
Information Prices tend to be high in the world, but the Japan price of our classroom has not changed from the past. In the January 2023 issue of Nagomi, a tea ceremony at a temple in Kyoto, which our classroom will hold in February, was published in tea ceremony magazine. Many customers have made reservations for January 2023. This month, we received an offer of a cultural experience in our classroom from the world's most rated five-star hotel. In January 2023, students will come to the classroom to practice. The tea ceremony masters in our classroom are tea masters with very difficult tea ceremony qualifications. In January 2021, Japanese culture precious wood was nominated for the Travel & Hospitality Awards. In March 2021,Japanese culture precious wood was selected as the winner of the Travel & Hospitality Awards Learning Experience of the Year in Japan. In the classroom experience . 1.Wear a new kimono and take it home 2.Tea ceremony by qualified tea master 3.Wear a new kimono and take it home and Tea ceremony In this experience . (1)A lecture by a highly qualified tea master. (2)Tea ceremony The guidance of the person in charge can only experience here. Other things to note There is an additional charge if you are late for the experience time. There is an additional charge for the kimono experience.

What Chuo Ward has to offer

Osaka style Okonomiyaki Cooking Experience
Have you tried Okonomiyaki? Let's enjoy cooking Osaka soul food Okonomiyaki with Osaka locals! Let's cook Okonomiyaki (Japanese pizza / savory pancake) , Miso soup and Japanese sweets! I will teach you the most simple way to cook, so you can cook Okonomiyaki at home! I can accommodate your request ( Vegan, Halal, Gluten free, etc) I have been having this experience for more than 5 years even though my English is not enough, but I really enjoy teaching this, because guests also enjoy cooking and cultural exchange!! I sometimes invite our Osaka friends, so guests can enjoy talking with Osaka locals! Let's cook together and enjoy conversation with us! Other things to note Please let me know if you are vegetarian or have any food allergies.
Kendo experience inside the Osaka Castle
Step right in to the Samurai world at the foot of the largest castle in Japan. “OSAKA Castle KENDO Experience" is for families, group or individuals who have desire to learn the BUSHIDO ("WAY OF SAMURAI") values through experiencing the traditional martial arts, KENDO (WAY OF SWORD). BUSHIDO values are the foundational behavioral and moral codes that formed the basics of Japanese mind. At the start of the experience, you will get dressed up with Kendo uniform, then learn the basic gestures, movements and skills by the instruction of a professional Kendo player, who started Kendo from his childhood.After that, you will wear all the Kendo armors and practice all the skills with your team members. The instructor will teach you everything in English. Q&A is always welcomed during the workshop. It is a very safe family activity but exciting enough to meet your adventurous expectation! Other things to note Please be prepared for training, bring some water and take care.
Real kimono &Tsumami-kanzashi workshop
Tsumami-zaiku is a Japanese traditional hand craft. This course, you will make a Tsumami- zaiku accesorries (Kanzashi) with Japanese Chirimen cloth. After making the accessory, you will dress in kimono and you take photos with the accessory you made. Then, you will stroll around the area, Shinsekai, Tsutenkaku tower with the kimono. 1) I will give you the explanation paper. and I briefly explain about Tsumami-zaiku and lecture the basic technique. 2) You will choose the colors of the fabrics. 3) You will make your Tsumami-accessory. Please don't worry. I will help you step by step. During the work, Japanese tea or coffee will be served. 4) After the work-shop, You will choose a kimono and obi you like from various kinds of our selection. Then, I will dress you into the kimono. Also I will beautifully styling your hair. 5) Please enjoy photo shooting with the accessory you made, and strolling around the Shinsekai, Tsutenkaku area in the kimono. 6) After the free time, please return the kimonos within 2 hour. Then, take your Tsumami-accesery to your home for your special Japanese souvenir. Other things to note Males and kids kimonos are available. Please let me know how tall they are. High neck short is not suitable when you wear kimono.
The best of Osaka in one day
We will visit the best of Osaka in one day. The iconic streets, mythical temples, must-seen places and all those historical and popular things that turn Osaka into the best of Japan and specially a place beyond description. We'll start in the mythic shinto shrine with the legendary drum bridge that inspired the all famous writer Kawabata, Summiyoshi Shrine. Then, we'll jump into the old electric train to Tennoji, where we'll visit the first buddhist temple in Japan, Shitennoji and a traditional japanese garden hidden just next to the tallest building in the country. We will walk to the heart of japanese sub-culture, Nippon-bashi and Namba, visit the hidden Hozen-ji temple and cross Dotonbori to the fashion districts of Amemura and Shinsaibashi. Between the modern and high buildings in Umeda and the old style district of Nakazakicho, we will enter the place where the famous story of Monzaemon, "The Suicide Lovers of Sonezaki" was born, the Ohatsu shrine. At Tenjinbashisuji, the longest commercial street in Japan, we will find the kitchen of Japan, and the popular 10th century shrine, Temmangu. We'll finish in one of the most iconic places here, the Osaka Castle where i will share all kind of stories and samurai gossips. In every place i will show you where to find the most delicious local food and where the enjoy the best beer and the nicest japanese sake. By the way, during our experience i will be taking photos for you with my camera because it always happen that you never appear in your journey photo-album. Those photos are a gift for you to remember that the best of Osaka is you. Other things to note This city became my home and i want to share how special it is, but don't forget every tour is unique because you make it unique.
Treasue Hunting, Flea market in Osaka & Kyoto
Visit antique flea markets in Osaka and Kyoto. Have you ever had the most trouble visiting a Japanese flea market with only foreigners? Communication! Most shopkeepers do not understand English. Also, some shopkeepers will overcharge foreigners, or some refuse to sell (especially it occurs at antique flea markets). With a Japanese guide, you can avoid these troubles. At the antique market, you can find Japanese swords (with registration certificates), old coins as well as Chinese and Korean antiques. In Japan, the flea market is held on a fixed date and we can’t choose the date freely. But anyway...It's fun to find your own favorite items from a pile of junk. Buy at an affordable price by negotiating the price. I will help you for that. ■Antique flea market info These antique flea markets are held even though we have a rain. The first Sunday + 21st of the month, To-ji temple, Kyoto Meeting spot: Miyako Hotel. Time 10:30am The second Sunday + 22nd of the month:Shitenno-ji Temple, Osaka. Antique flea market+mini-sightseeing tour (See the info below) Meeting spot Osaka Metro Shitennoji-mae Yuhigaoka St. Time 10:30am In addition to these antique flea markets, we have garage sales & handmade craft flea markets irregularly. Interesting? Please contact me.

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Osaka Shinsekai/Dotonbori Walking Tour
We meet in Shinsekai area, an old neighborhood of Osaka, walk around the area then head toward the Minami area, Osaka's southern city center, including world-famous "Dotonbori". Osaka is well known as the food capital of Japan, or kitchen of Japan, and you will see why once you get here. There are so many restaurants all over the city, and all kinds! I'll show you not only the variety of foods Osaka can offer but also the history of the area, Japanese culture, tradition and everyday life of local people. I'd recommend you to take my walking tour at your earliest convenience once you arrive Osaka, since I'll talk a lot about what you can do here as well as restaurant recommendations. This will be an excellent activity for you to familiarize yourself to this amazing city, and also Japan over all. I'll try my best to let you have a good time while you're in my beloved city!! If you'd like to add Osaka Castle to this walking tour, please let me know. I can definitely do it for you with additional fee. I'm looking forward to showing you the best of my Osaka!! Please note this is not food tour, meaning no food is included in my tour. But Osaka as a food capital of Japan, I talk a lot about food in my tour. Even though the time is limited, you are welcome to grab something to eat as you like during my tour too!!
Osaka Food Tour ten delicious dishes at five hidden eateries
We’ll explore the entire range: 5 incredible, local establishments: 1 restaurant + 1 specialized standing bar + 1 backstreet stall + 1 izakaya (Japanese style pub) + 1 neighbourhood market We'll eat & drink at all the places you'd be too hesitant to enter! Dining on flavorsome, authentic food and tasting Japanese drinks (craft beer, sake, chuhai, highball, plum wine, cocktails etc). We will explain ALL the ingredients of the food & drinks and tying in the deep history of the area we stroll. -Entree (Backstreet Stall): 3 x takoyaki balls, + local oden (seafood, vegetables infused with dashi ) -Taste Testing: (markets) 6 x gyoza (dumplings fill with pork and veges) -Main course: (Standing bar): large bowl of kitsune udon + tonpeyaki -Side Course (Izakaya pub): 1 x drink, Nikudoufu “beef and tofu stew” PLUS 2 x original yakitori skewered beef (sauce & salt options), -Desserts: (Restaurant): 1 x drink, home made chicken wings, Taiyaki desserts. Yes we cater for vegetarians (let us know in advance) Other things to note: You must be at Dobutsuenmae Station, exit 1, top of the stairs (in front of Family Mart convenience store) at 5:30pm. Actually most people arrive at 5:15pm. We start the tour at 5:35pm and it will be difficult or impossible to catch up. We guarantee you an amazing evening, just come on time:)
Explore Deep Osaka with Local Delicious Dinner Option
We will explore the non touristic areas of Shinsekai & Nishinari where you'll lift the veil of "perfect Japan" and get a real, honest & deep understanding of how Osaka really functions!! NOTE: I would NOT recommend this tour to all.....If you ARE intrepid, well travelled & seeking an unfiltered side of Osaka, this is for you:) First we'll get a taste of retro Osaka. Be transported back in time to a Japan barely recognizable: jump into retro video game palors, old fashioned markets & more. After, you'll see how the locals entertain & get entertained by night: From unique only in Japan games, to crazy fishing restaurants to a peek at Osakan theatre. Here eat at 2 stalls, trying 2 local delicious side dishes/snacks. This area is home to some of the most amazing back alleys you will ever see. There you'll breath & interact with local gatherings feeling the energy & history that is profound. A stones throw away you'll discover an area with untouched, abandoned properties...forming an incredible ambiance in the middle of the city: A surreal experience! NOTE: This tour exposes taboo topics such as: Yakuza, sexism, war, illegal gambling, prostitution, illcit businesses, pachinko, homelessness, welfare system etc...we'll tell you the history, making it ALL relevant! Finally, you'll have the option to eat a full dinner at a tasty restaurant after the tour has finished Other things to note Please bring decent shoes (we will walk at a medium pace on flat ground for 2.5hrs). Also be prepared to eat a lot of delicious food.....we will go to 2 stalls. If you want to come to the dinner after the tour finishes please join us.
Deep Osaka Night Life, Eat & Drink!
Regarding the whole Tenjinbashi entertainment area as one large cuisine dining, Enjoy exclusive Japanese food & drink with bar-hopping style. This is the most luxury and efficient way to enjoy Osaka food culture. Begin with Takoyaki (In Osaka must eat food, Octopus dumplings) as an appetizer, then taste Fresh Sushi at Sushi bar counter with Sake as the second, move to freak loved BBQ restaurant to taste juicy Wagyu-meat with local beer. We will end up with the rich taste of chewy Japanese noodle 'Ramen' as the last (probably some you never eat before). In total, we will visit 4 places. Basically, at 1 place, 1 drink(except 1st & 4th) & 1- 2 food, then go next. This is Osaka style and especially suits this area. 'Eat and Die' is a famous word which mentions about Osaka town. Tenjinbashi, The Longest shopping street in Japan has a different face in the night. Especially narrow side street has more interesting. I'll show you around scenic Osaka night town. Without a local navigator, Someplace is difficult even for Japanese people to enter, though Osaka night is very kind for drinking people. So you'll feel very comfortable after like a local. I'll try to direct unforgettable Osaka nightlife​ & food Other to note Maximum number is 4-6, because the Restaurant space are limited. ■For vegetarian people, I can arrange some. ■Non alcohol drinks are available on your request.
Eat your way through Osaka! Food Tour
This 3hr long walking tour involves 6 food stops and a little sightseeing that covers many iconic landmarks and hidden spots along with the history behind them. You will try several kinds of unique food loved by locals in Osaka for decades. You’ll also have 2 types of desserts (one traditional & one contemporary “traditional”) from the most popular confectionaries favored by locals. I will explain the background of each food you’ll try and link it to Osaka or Japan more broadly. Through this culinary experience, you will certainly come to understand the character of Osaka. And I also guarantee that you'll be full before leaving the tour as said in the proverb Kuidaore! *Food Allergies & Restrictions Osaka is known as the kingdom of carb-rich food. All the food provided on this tour contains wheat flour or fish based broth. For those on a gluten-free or vegan diet, this tour is not suitable. Also, please be advised that this tour cannot accommodate anyone with severe food allergies that can cause illness or life threatening situations. This is because dietary issues are not very common in Japan, and many restaurants and food shops are not aware of cross contamination / contact and thus cross contamination CANNOT be avoided. **Daytime version You'll get a Wagyu beef skewer instead of Sushi. Other things to note Osaka is known as the kingdom of carb-rich food, so most local food is made from WHEAT FLOUR. Also, many traditional dishes in Japan use a FISH based broth. BOTH are included on the tour.

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Eat and drink like a local in Osaka
Experience what it feels like to be a local! This 3-hour experience focuses on standing izakayas in Kyobashi, a neighborhood filled with small, local favorite restaurants and bars. Eat and drink like a local in these hidden gems while interacting with friendly Osaka locals! With me as your local host, you will be encouraged to try old-school izakaya foods and interact with locals in a way that you otherwise wouldn't. We will go to 2-3 standing izakayas in Kyobashi for you to try various Japanese and Osaka local foods. The places I will take you to have no English signs or menus, but not to worry, I will translate them for you! By the end of the tour, you'll be able to order your own next round of food and drinks! Come with me to eat and drink like locals, with locals. Other things to note FOOD/DRINKS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE. Please know that the experience will be taken place in STANDING izakayas and they are smoking-friendly. This experience is NOT be for those who have many food restrictions or are very specific about the dishes they want.
Osaka Mountain Hike and Trout Fishing
Do you want to experience Japanese nature deeply? How about hiking a holly and historical mountain, Mt. Kongo in Osaka? We take train and bus for total one hour to the mountain. In the beginning, you feel nature by tasting fresh mountain water. Also, you can stop by a genuine tofu shop which serves delicious soy milk. There are several popular courses, but I lead you to a secret one. On the course, you hike for 2 hours and experience various things like ・Walking along a beautiful creek, ・Climbing rocks (Don't worry. It is just few steps), ・Being impressed by 3 waterfalls, ・Going up a creek by hopping stones, and more! On the peak, you will enjoy the spectacular scenery, and have a light meal like a rice ball and a cup noodle. I also show you a temple (at the summit!) and a miracle elder couple cedar. On the way down, we take the main course for 1 hour and greet other hikers. At last, you enjoy fishing for trouts at a fishing ground. Surprisingly, you eat caught fresh fish in two delicious ways ( grilled and fried ) for lunch at an on-site restaurant. ※ If you are vegan or don't eat fish, I recommend a famous tofu restaurant in the neighbourhood. ※※This experience is available in winter season. It would be snowy from mid of December to February. A snow spike is provided. Fish is more delicious in this period.
Super Local Food & Craft Sake Bar Crawl
Close enough from KYOTO ! "One of the tapas bar is historical 80 YEARS OLD classic Japanese tapas bar! Point 1. Experience of this bar crawl will walk around deep side of Osaka, If you’re looking for "off the beaten path" munchies experience beyond Namba or Doutonbori area in Osaka, HERE is for YOU who wanna glimpse what a real local night life is. Point 2. Let me take you to three SPECIAL standing bar which most of them are originally opened as "liquor store" turned out to be a "Tapas Bar". Great things that we will have quality food/drinks as very reasonable price! Average cost is about 5000 - 6000 Yen ($40/€40ish) in total 3 restaurant. It means cheapest price than any other food/drinks tour and much more food/drinks than any as my tour pride. Point 3. You will encounter a bunch of flavorful food/drinks surrounded by full of local. You will be fit in well to local life without language barrier. I'll order your favorite taste which something "adventurous" and sure fire food like seasonal sashimi or variety of meat and veggies. If you find your favorite sake, you can buy a bottle in order to have your souvenir! Let's enjoy the night out together like a local. besides, I would like to talk about culture differences! I am music, movies and nature lover. Other things to note Food and drinks are NOT included in the tour fee. Vegetarian friendly! LGBTQ friendly!
Making Soba Noodles at Temple in Osaka
You can experience traditional Japanese soba making at a historic temple and sample the soba you made yourself. And, You can also visit the main hall of the temple and the Buddha statue. We run this classroom in a small team and strive to provide a special experience and a calm time. You can feel the warm and private time when you return to your parents' house. Other notes Please note that buckwheat is made from buckwheat flour and some people may not be able to eat it due to allergies. *If there is no opened date and time which you want to join, please contact me.
Tea ceremony by qualified tea master
Information Prices tend to be high in the world, but the Japan price of our classroom has not changed from the past. In the January 2023 issue of Nagomi, a tea ceremony at a temple in Kyoto, which our classroom will hold in February, was published in tea ceremony magazine. Many customers have made reservations for January 2023. This month, we received an offer of a cultural experience in our classroom from the world's most rated five-star hotel. In January 2023, students will come to the classroom to practice. The tea ceremony masters in our classroom are tea masters with very difficult tea ceremony qualifications. In January 2021, Japanese culture precious wood was nominated for the Travel & Hospitality Awards. In March 2021,Japanese culture precious wood was selected as the winner of the Travel & Hospitality Awards Learning Experience of the Year in Japan. In the classroom experience . 1.Wear a new kimono and take it home 2.Tea ceremony by qualified tea master 3.Wear a new kimono and take it home and Tea ceremony In this experience . (1)A lecture by a highly qualified tea master. (2)Tea ceremony The guidance of the person in charge can only experience here. Other things to note There is an additional charge if you are late for the experience time. There is an additional charge for the kimono experience.
Hotspots & Hidden Gems of Osaka
We'll introduce you to both the highlights and secret spots of Osaka, paired with stories about each and every one of them. Get tons of recommendations of my favourite places to eat, and what else to see, so get ready to dive deep into Osaka-ben culture! You will also get an insightful understanding of everyday Japanese customs, including topics that local guides may not be comfortable letting visitors know about, so please ask me any questions! Slip through the non-touristy bar zones of Osaka, and even get a glimpse of a Yakuza clubhouse. We'll check out a traditional food market where top chefs continue to shop at everyday (daytime tours only). We'll contrast that by ducking into quiet cobblestoned back alleys to uncover a mystic temple and its centuries-old history. Be prepared for a sensory overload as we navigate wacky larger-than-life billboards highlighting modern Japanese culture. You'll get to hear plenty of interesting stories about Osaka along the way & get some fantastic photo opportunities. On night tours, you'll be dazzled by the retrograde neon all over the city and the exciting nightlife that Osaka is so famous for. This tour is known for exposing the contrasting faces of Osaka! NOTES: The tour runs between 2 hours to 2.5 hours. Wear comfortable shoes, be prepared for the weather, and bring a device to take photos if you so desire!
Create Chewy Udon & Soup from scratch
You'll learn how to make both the most delicious udon and dashi in Japan from scratch, and enjoy the udon with two ways of eating such as hot udon and the chilled one. We have various kinds of udon in Japan, and each region has original udon actually. The udon you'll make is the most famous and the most popular in Japan because of its elasticity. You'll use not only hands but also feet to make udon strong chewy. This is the traditional recipe, but only this udon. And also, you'll learn how to make Osaka-style Japanese soup stock. Umami comes from the Osaka soup stock culture, and the Osaka-style broth is the most delicious. We chose this best combination so that you could enjoy the best udon in Japan. And more, You'll learn how to make one more side dish using the leftover ingredients after filtering soup. We're sure that you will be amazed at its deliciously as well as SDGs idea. We use high-quality ingredients and seasonings so that you can enjoy the best Udon dishes in this experience. In the process of boiling the udon noodles, the udon noodles are not boiled individually. We boil the udon noodles of all the guests together. If you do not prefer this way, please make a reservation for private. If you have any allergies or food restrictions, please let me know in advance. I'll prepare for you separately.  Please come in casual clothes which you'd not mind getting dirty.
Eat your way through Osaka! Food Tour
This 3hr long walking tour involves 6 food stops and a little sightseeing that covers many iconic landmarks and hidden spots along with the history behind them. You will try several kinds of unique food loved by locals in Osaka for decades. You’ll also have 2 types of desserts (one traditional & one contemporary “traditional”) from the most popular confectionaries favored by locals. I will explain the background of each food you’ll try and link it to Osaka or Japan more broadly. Through this culinary experience, you will certainly come to understand the character of Osaka. And I also guarantee that you'll be full before leaving the tour as said in the proverb Kuidaore! *Food Allergies & Restrictions Osaka is known as the kingdom of carb-rich food. All the food provided on this tour contains wheat flour or fish based broth. For those on a gluten-free or vegan diet, this tour is not suitable. Also, please be advised that this tour cannot accommodate anyone with severe food allergies that can cause illness or life threatening situations. This is because dietary issues are not very common in Japan, and many restaurants and food shops are not aware of cross contamination / contact and thus cross contamination CANNOT be avoided. **Daytime version You'll get a Wagyu beef skewer instead of Sushi. Other things to note Osaka is known as the kingdom of carb-rich food, so most local food is made from WHEAT FLOUR. Also, many traditional dishes in Japan use a FISH based broth. BOTH are included on the tour.
Morning Meditation Osaka w/ BuddhistMonk
We meet at MIRAIZA next to Osaka castle at 6:20 AM we will join RADIO TAISO , a physical warm-up exercise with local people at Osaka castle 6:30~6:40. that's make you wake up and feel better before meditation. then explain and do meditation about 1 hour at the corner , west of castle. Other things to note it's too far from Kyoto. Come to subway TANIMACHI 4 CHOME station or JR Morinomiya station then walk about 20 minutes. it's outside, so bring your hat etc. in summer. wearing a coat etc. in winter.
Osaka style Okonomiyaki Cooking Experience
Have you tried Okonomiyaki? Let's enjoy cooking Osaka soul food Okonomiyaki with Osaka locals! Let's cook Okonomiyaki (Japanese pizza / savory pancake) , Miso soup and Japanese sweets! I will teach you the most simple way to cook, so you can cook Okonomiyaki at home! I can accommodate your request ( Vegan, Halal, Gluten free, etc) I have been having this experience for more than 5 years even though my English is not enough, but I really enjoy teaching this, because guests also enjoy cooking and cultural exchange!! I sometimes invite our Osaka friends, so guests can enjoy talking with Osaka locals! Let's cook together and enjoy conversation with us! Other things to note Please let me know if you are vegetarian or have any food allergies.
Walking tour ( but main is drinking)
at meeting place(15mins before the time tour start), we go izakaya ( Japanese style drink and eat) around 2hours ( two izakayas and walking guide of the sites which are glico sign( one of symbols of osaka) , hozenji yokocyo , Then last place is the bar with karaoke( osakan invented karaoke, so should do when in osaka ). after I take you karaoke bar, you can leave there freely , you also can stay more longer there. ↑after covid, I can't find good place like before, ( it's closed where my favorite) so no karaoke part ..
Kendo experience inside the Osaka Castle
Step right in to the Samurai world at the foot of the largest castle in Japan. “OSAKA Castle KENDO Experience" is for families, group or individuals who have desire to learn the BUSHIDO ("WAY OF SAMURAI") values through experiencing the traditional martial arts, KENDO (WAY OF SWORD). BUSHIDO values are the foundational behavioral and moral codes that formed the basics of Japanese mind. At the start of the experience, you will get dressed up with Kendo uniform, then learn the basic gestures, movements and skills by the instruction of a professional Kendo player, who started Kendo from his childhood.After that, you will wear all the Kendo armors and practice all the skills with your team members. The instructor will teach you everything in English. Q&A is always welcomed during the workshop. It is a very safe family activity but exciting enough to meet your adventurous expectation! Other things to note Please be prepared for training, bring some water and take care.
Deep Osaka Night Life, Eat & Drink!
Regarding the whole Tenjinbashi entertainment area as one large cuisine dining, Enjoy exclusive Japanese food & drink with bar-hopping style. This is the most luxury and efficient way to enjoy Osaka food culture. Begin with Takoyaki (In Osaka must eat food, Octopus dumplings) as an appetizer, then taste Fresh Sushi at Sushi bar counter with Sake as the second, move to freak loved BBQ restaurant to taste juicy Wagyu-meat with local beer. We will end up with the rich taste of chewy Japanese noodle 'Ramen' as the last (probably some you never eat before). In total, we will visit 4 places. Basically, at 1 place, 1 drink(except 1st & 4th) & 1- 2 food, then go next. This is Osaka style and especially suits this area. 'Eat and Die' is a famous word which mentions about Osaka town. Tenjinbashi, The Longest shopping street in Japan has a different face in the night. Especially narrow side street has more interesting. I'll show you around scenic Osaka night town. Without a local navigator, Someplace is difficult even for Japanese people to enter, though Osaka night is very kind for drinking people. So you'll feel very comfortable after like a local. I'll try to direct unforgettable Osaka nightlife​ & food Other to note Maximum number is 4-6, because the Restaurant space are limited. ■For vegetarian people, I can arrange some. ■Non alcohol drinks are available on your request.
Abandoned Railway Walk Through Tunnels
Are you looking for an adventure which is mixed with nature and artefacts? I invite you to a unique hiking experience on an abandoned railway outside of Osaka! We meet up at JR Osaka station and move to the station 40 minutes away We explore the 5 km (3 miles) railway for 2 hours. At the start of the trail, you see a beautiful pristine river with many huge boulders which runs along the entire trail. The best part of the hike are the 6 tunnels which were made of mostly bricks. The longest one is 400m (1,300ft) . We enter tunnels with flashlights, feel a different atmosphere and observe the insides. If you pay attention, you can discover several interesting features of the tunnels. Afterwards, we will have wild game meat dishes (boar/deer) for lunch/dinner at a local restaurant. You pay for your own meal. (VEGAN MENU IS AVAILABLE) ※THE RESTAURANT CLOSES ON MONDAY. If you book on Monday, I can recommend a restaurant according to your request. After that,we relax at a free natural foot bath. Soaking your feet in hot water will relieve the weariness of the hiking! Lastly, we return to JR Osaka station. ※※This experience is available in winter season. It would be snowy a bit from mid of December to February. Special equipments are not necessary. Other things to note If you fear darkness, please consider joining. I provide a flashlight, but it is very dark at some points in tunnels. Lunch/dinner is not covered. Please expect to spend about 1000 to 1500 yen per person. The restaurant closes on Monday.
Real kimono &Tsumami-kanzashi workshop
Tsumami-zaiku is a Japanese traditional hand craft. This course, you will make a Tsumami- zaiku accesorries (Kanzashi) with Japanese Chirimen cloth. After making the accessory, you will dress in kimono and you take photos with the accessory you made. Then, you will stroll around the area, Shinsekai, Tsutenkaku tower with the kimono. 1) I will give you the explanation paper. and I briefly explain about Tsumami-zaiku and lecture the basic technique. 2) You will choose the colors of the fabrics. 3) You will make your Tsumami-accessory. Please don't worry. I will help you step by step. During the work, Japanese tea or coffee will be served. 4) After the work-shop, You will choose a kimono and obi you like from various kinds of our selection. Then, I will dress you into the kimono. Also I will beautifully styling your hair. 5) Please enjoy photo shooting with the accessory you made, and strolling around the Shinsekai, Tsutenkaku area in the kimono. 6) After the free time, please return the kimonos within 2 hour. Then, take your Tsumami-accesery to your home for your special Japanese souvenir. Other things to note Males and kids kimonos are available. Please let me know how tall they are. High neck short is not suitable when you wear kimono.
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