|Meeting Point||at your hotel|
|Ending Point||at your hotel|
|Departure||09:30 AM ( recommended ) Flexible|
|Tour Type||Private Tour ( only for you )|
|Number of people||1 ~ 30|
except Tuesday because Osaka Museum of Housing and Living is closed.
First I would like to take you to the 2.6 km long Tenjinbashisuji shopping street. It's the longest shopping street in Japan. I recommend you visit the Osaka Museum of Housing and Living at Tenjinbashisuji sixth street. You can see the reproductions of long houses facing the street, goods for sale, and general household items. You can try wear a yukata or a light cotton kimono for 200 yen per person.
Why don't you enjoy wearing a light cotton kimono and take pictures?
Osaka Tenmangu Shrine is also located along the street. The Osaka Tenjin Festival, one of the three major festivals in Japan, starts from this shrine.
You can also enjoy so many restaurants and reasonably priced shops on this street. You can enjoy sushi or udon noodles for lunch.
Osaka is known as a city of waterways, same as the lagoon city of Venice in Italy. Now the waterfront is used for leisure and pleasure. There are restaurants, cafe, and modern architectures in and around Nakanoshima or a small island between Dojima river and Tosabori river. The bridges of Osaka are called "the 808 bridges of Naniwa."
The Osaka branch office of the Bank of Japan that was built in 1903 and the Osaka City Hall that was built in 1986 are located near Yodoyabashi (bridge).
Osaka Central Public Hall (the former Oskaka Nakanoshima Public Hall) is near Umedankibashi (bridge). This red brick building was built in 1918 and is now a symbol of Nakanoshima.
The Museum of Oriental Ceramics is near Hokonagashibashi (bridge). It was built in 1982. The museum was established by Osaka city to commemorate the donations of the world-famous "Ataka Collection" by the 21 companies of the Sumitomo Group. The Ataka Collection comprises mostly of Chinese and Korean ceramics, Japanese ceramics and the like.
The Osaka Securities Exchange is near Naniwabashi (bridge), which is the most popular bridge in Osaka because of the statues of lions on both ends of the bridge.
You can enjoy the 3,700 roses of 310 varieties at the rose garden in May or October, not only in Nakanoshima park but also on the bank of both rivers.
Tenjinbashi (bridge) is widely known as the starting point for boats cruise when Tenjin Festival is held.
From Tenmabashi bridge you can get to Osaka Castle in about 15 minutes.
If you are particularly interested in the Japanese architecture of the early 1900's or just walking around enjoying the gentle breeze from rivers, I'm sure you'll enjoy walking around Nakanoshima.
|extra person ( more than 30 people ) .||4.35 USD|
|extra hour.||8.70 USD|
Wishing to visit Kyoto in depth in the short time we had, we disembarked the ship we are sailing in in Kobe and travelled to Kyoto by Shinkansen, and spent the night there, rejoining our cruise the day after. Hideo picked us up in Kobe and was with us both days. Thanks to him, we saw many sights, using both taxis and public transport, and made it back to the ship with ample time. Hideo is very patient, punctual and knowledgeable and we had two wonderful days with him in this lovely city. Whilst we never felt hurried, we managed to see everything we had planned in advance, with his great help and suggestions, and although we probably just scratched the surface of this great city, we could never have done it without him.
Main purpose was to try the Kobe beef. We went to one of the oldest sake brewery in Japan. There was a sake brewery museum about the history of the brewery which was very interesting. The good sake there are very affordable and for foreigners, tax-free is processed there too. Animal Kingdom was a good place to spend some time especially for family with kids. We had Kobe beef at two places - Mouriya which we chose from recommendation for lunch and Kagura as recommended by Hideo-san. Kagura is a lot more expensive- guess you pay for the teppanyaki showmanship. We didn't have much time for anything else.
He is a good guy and gentleman. Nice to have accommodate our schedule. He is not very informed and his English is not the best
Hideo was fantastic! We had few quite bad experiences with our tour guides in Japan, but not Hideo. He was extremely prepared, friendly and generally very knowledgable. He also has an extreme level of energy, I was amazed by the pace he established, and how he kept up with it. Overall I would recommmend him. Thank you, Hideo!
We met up with Hideo at Sannomiya Station in Kobe for our afternoon tour. At the start he provided us with a clear itinerary and map of our tour for the day. We went up the hill to see Kitano Ijinkan area, back down to the Merikan Park and Mozaic Mall at the port, and then to Chinatown. Hideo provided a good history of the Kobe Port and the city in general which was very informative. Hideo was also very organized in conducting the tour. We ended the tour with dinner at a nice Japanese restaurant. Overall we had a good taste of the beautiful Kobe City and would love to go back again in the future. Irwan. Boston, MA, USA.
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