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The best of Osaka in one day

history walk

The best of Osaka in one day

50 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
6 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Spanish
history walk

The best of Osaka in one day

history walk

The best of Osaka in one day

50 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
6 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

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.

Your host

Learn more about Andrés

Andrés

I'm a writer and PhD researcher on the influence of modern thought in Japanese literature and pop-culture, also I'm historian and i have the best samurai gossip. I have published short stories and essays in Mexico and Spain about the role of Japanese women in modern Japan, pop-culture in Osaka and the best anecdotes about the last days of samurai. I'm part of the CENIDIAP permanent seminar on studies about Japan and i write for the Mexican Fond of Culture and Arts about Japanese female authors. I like to visit shrines, cool coffee shops and drink the best beer on town. Kansai and specially Osaka has everything you can imagine and specially everything you cannot. Japan is cool, but Osaka is beyond description.

What's included

Food
One of the famous croquette from the Nakamura store in Tenjinbashinsuji.
Drinks
A nice tea with the special taste of Sakai, Osaka.
Tickets
Entrance fee to the Keitakuen garden in Tennoji.
Transport
One-way ticket of the electric tren (chin-chin) from the Sumiyoshi Shrine.
Equipment
I will share with you 5 photographs during our time at Osaka. (Sent through email in JPG format)

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Where you'll be

We'll start in the mythic Shinto Shrine with the legendary drum bridge that inspired the all famous writer Kawabata, Summiyoshi Shrine. Then, let's jump into the old electric train to Tennoji, where we'll visit the first buddhist temple in Japan, Shitennoji and the traditional japanese garden Keitakuen. 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. In Tenma, 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.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Cap or Hat if its sunny.

More tips

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.

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Andrés
The best of Osaka in one day
50 reviews
From £50/person
50 reviews
From £50/person