|Meeting Point||at your hotel in Osaka|
|Ending Point||at your hotel in Osaka|
|Departure||09:00 AM ( recommended ) Flexible|
|Tour Type||Private Tour ( only for you )|
|Number of people||1 ~ 30|
I would like to introduce to you the temple town in the south of Osaka. The town is mixed with old-fashioned and modern Osaka.
First, I would like to take you to the Shiten-noji Temple which is known to be built by Prince Shotoku in 593. After the five-story pagoda was burnt down seven times, the temple was rebuilt to faithfully recreate the style of its time. The temple fairs are held on 21st and 22nd of each month with shops selling antiques and used clothes.
Next I'll take you to Aizen-do, Kiyomizu Temple, and Tokoku Temple.
Aizen-do is dedicated to the Aizen-Myoo populary known for the principal Buddhist image of a good match or a good couple. The Tahoto or the two-story pagodda was built by Prince Shotoku in 593 and rebuilt by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1597. Summer festivals in Osaka are said to begin with the Aizen festival.
Kiyomizu Temple has the "Tamade-no-Taki" with three waterfalls, similar to the "Otowa-no-Taki" waterfalls at Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto. The temple is also known for its unique natural waterfall in Osaka and is believed to be a power spot.
Tokoku Temple is now a Korean Temple, where a piece of the real Wall of Berlin is exhibited. Do you know why? It's a prayer for the reunification between North and South Korea.
Shin-Sekai is a downtown with a strange mix of nostalgic atmosphere and contemporary energy. Tsutenkaku Tower is the symbol tower of this area. In the daytime the tower isn't lit up but in the evening or at night you can see the tower's illuminations. The color of the illumination has a meaning. Can you guess what it is ?
You can also try local foods (kushikatsu, sushi, tempura) at a reasonable price. Kushikatsu is a typical local deep fried food that goes great with beer. A wide variety of skewered ingredients such as beef, prawns, and vegetables are dipped in batter and deep fried in cooking oil. There's a local rule when eating kushikatsu. No dipping it in the sauce twice !!
The statue of a spirit of good luck, Billiken, will be waiting for you !! By the way the area was modeled after a certain city. Do you know which city it is ?
ABENO HARUKAS was just opened to the public on Mar.7th 2014. It's the tallest building in Japan with a height of 300 meters. You can have pine candy icecreams for a snack. Why don't you go up and see a 360 degree panoramic view of Osaka city from the the observatory deck on the 60th floor ?
Tennoji zoo is situated between ABENO HARUKAS and Shin-Sekai. It is the third oldest zoo in Japan and a polar bear called "Go-Go" attracts visitors. If you visit Osaka with your children, I am sure you can enjoy seeing animals.
Lastly I would like to introduce you Imamiya Ebisu Shrine which enshrines the deity of Ebisu, "the god of flourishing business." Ebisu festivals are held at Ebisu shrines in the Kansai reigion on January 9th, 10th, and 11th every year. Bamboo grass decorated with auspicious ornaments is sold by vendors shouting, "Bring bamboo grass !! bring good business !!"
Why don't you join the tour of "Temple Town in the South of Osaka" ?
|extra person ( more than 30 people ) .||4.45 USD|
|extra hour.||8.90 USD|
We had a wonderful tour in Kyoto and Kobe with Hideo. He brought us to the temples and historical places. My family learned so much from him. Hideo is very energetic and patient. I will definitely recommend Hideo to my friends.
We found Hideo-san as a very organised, patient and wonderful human being. We're travelling with an infant and a 3yr old and to have someone like Hideo as tour guide helps you have a peace of mind during the entire trip. From the time we booked him through TripleLights, he was constantly in touch in finalising the trip itinerary and assisting with our tour requirements. He organised a private car for our day-trip in Hiroshima and Miyajima. Reasonable price and a big car! He got in touch a week before and assisted with JR train details (for our travel from Kyoto to Hiroshima to Kyoto) for our seat reservations. He didnt have to but it was very helpful. Picked us at the Hiroshima station and had a clear itinerary of our day-trip. Never rushing and was very soft spoken (even as we're behind the schedule at times!). Took a lot of photos for us with a sincere smile. Very knowledgable guide, he is, who seems to do a lot of preparatory work about the places of interest and for the needs of his clients. Took us to a fine dining family restaurant in Hiroshima that had a great ambience and food. On our return to Hiroshima train station in car, he took efforts to find places for Kimono rentals in his mobile phone and plotted everything in a local map (Kyoto) to make things easier for us. Delighting customer service! He considerateness and care didn't stop there - he got down at Shin-Kobe station to assist us with transfer of train to Kyoto (even though he could have travelled straight to Osaka). It was a heartening surprise for us! Our day trip to Hiroshima was more than a experience to the places of interest because of our time with Hideo-San. We will highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a great guide!
He did a great job of getting us around quickly via the trains to our sights we wanted to see. He was very quiet but very efficient. There was a lot of walking, but we did ok. He took us to an extra site we didn't even know about , the bulletin train museum. It was great. !!!
We engaged Hideo to travel with us for 9 days to Hiroshima, Matsue, Nagano, Matsumoto, Takayama, Kanazawa and Toyama and nearby, satellite areas. Hideo's preplanning and travel scheduling was highly professional. He was attentive and accommodating to all our requests, making the experiences special. His knowledge of all things Japan was excellent, answering all our questions thoughtfully. We left the whole itinerary planning to Hideo and we were most happy with the total outcome. One of the highlights of the trip was a visit to the mountains along the snow covered Alpine Way at the end of our visit. Many thanks Hideo and best wishes Peter & Ann Jarman
We had Hideo as our guide on 11 April 2017 for our trip to Yoshino. He was punctual to pick us up from our hotel, organized - presented us with the itinerary and informative. Yoshino - nice place for cherry blossom viewing and walking. You get to see nice views as well as street food and souvenirs. Hideo is very helpful, he brought us to buy our Shinkansen ticket from Kyoto to Tokyo. Without his help, we might take a long to time to figure out where to buy the tickets. He also brought us to eat Okonomiyaki, showed us around Dotonbori and brought us to the shops we wanted to shop. Thank you, Hideo! We enjoyed ourselves very much.
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