What you'll do
We'll meet at subway Kitahama station and have Japanese lesson for 1 hour to 1 and half hour. We'll start with self introduction in Japanese and then we'll practice some greeting words, such as 'Arigato(Thank you)' 'Sumimasen(Excuse me/I'm sorry)' etc... Then step up to next level 'phrases frequently used for shopping / restaurant' such as 'Ikura desuka?(How much?)''～ wa doko desuka?(Where is ～?)' etc... After the lesson we'll walk along a riverside area which is called 'Nakanoshima'. This is one of my favorite place in Osaka;-) There are a lot of historical buildings and also very relaxing park area, people call this area 'The oasis in the metropolis' Also there's a library which has a long history and unique European style. Then we'll walk through the longest shopping arcade in Osaka which is called 'Tenjinbashi' and drop by 'Tenmangu' shrine nearby. This shopping street has a lot of old / unique shops which you can't find in the down town area, very local!! I'll pick up some street food shops on the way, you can fill up your stomach with 1000 yen! (You can trust my recommendations, I was born and raised in Osaka, 100% Osaka local!haha) ★1000 yen is included in the tour fee.★ I'll give you 1000 yen cash when we leave for the tour, you can use it at any shops you want during the tour;-) BUT don't forget to use Japanese as much as you can when you do shopping!;-)
Hello, I'm Yuko! Thank you very much for being interested in my experience tour! I'm a qualified, freelance Japanese teacher;-) And I was born in Osaka and grew up in Osaka, so I'm 100% native&local Osaka!haha I LOVE traveling and talking to people from all over the world, there's so many things I've learnt from all experience in abroad and I really appreciate it;'-) At the same time, I love my hometown Osaka! So I'd like to share with you what local people do, what they eat, where they go...etc. I want you to feel more local, I'm sure that experience will be in your Osaka memories forever;-) My other tours! ☟ ★Kuromon market & Nanba area https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/334131?locale=en ★Private tour https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/498155?locale=en ★Explore AMEMURA! https://www.airbnb.co.uk/experiences/1134940
Street food ×3 Japanese sweets ×2
Handouts for the Japanese lesson
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Where you'll be
Meeting point is subway Kitahama station. If the weather is good and not too cold / hot, we'll have the lesson outside in the Nakanoshima park or under Sakura cherry blossom trees (if it's the season), if not we'll have seats at a cafe near the station. Then we'll walk through the longest shopping arcade in Osaka which is called 'Tenjinbashi' and drop by 'Tenmangu' shrine. The tour will finish somewhere in the shopping arcade.
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Up to 5 guests of all ages can attend. This Japanese lesson is mainly for beginners (e.g. people who never studied Japanese before) People who already got basic Japanese or more than beginner level can also join, but this is NOT the lesson for…
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This Japanese lesson is mainly for very beginners. If you can read Japanese character, I'll provide you the handouts written in Hiragana and Katakana;-) ※Basically the tour will be in English. If there are some guests who only speak Chinese in the tour, I'll use English and Chinese to explain.
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Survival Japanese lesson in the park!