Osaka Shrine and Temple Tour
- 2:00pm ~ 7:00pm
- Five Hour Tour
First, I will meet you at the lobby of the Hilton Hotel Osaka at 2:00pm and we will head to Ikutama Shrine, claimed by some to be the oldest Shrine in Osaka. I will teach you how to enter a Shrine in the correct manner and how to make an offering. After a short history lesson, we will talk through a few Shrines with beautiful Japanese-style tile roofs, surrounded by ‘Love Hotels’, (LOL), and we will walk to Shitennoji Temple, which claims to be the oldest Buddhist Temple in Osaka.
We will visit three buildings here and offer prayers and then stop at a cemetery as we make our way to the train station. We take two quick transfers (about a 15 minute ride in all) to our next stop, Imamiya Ebisu Shrine. Here, you can pray for the success of your business, take pictures and make offerings.
Then it will be time to eat. I will take you to the famous, Tsutenkaku Tower, where we will view Osaka from above, and then hit a little place for some sake and food.
- Interpretive Guide & Translation for 5 hours
- 3 Shrines and 1 Temple
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Train ticket fees the time you are on tour with me for you and Guide
- Temple & Shrine Fees associated with entering the Temple
- Tower Fee for entering Tsutenkaku Tower
- Lunch for you and Guide
- Appetizers and Sake Tasting at the end of the tour
You will leave this tour with a more in-depth knowledge of not only the difference between Shrines and Temples but also the history of the sites we visit and the history of the area. You will learn a few fun facts about Japan on the way and get to sample Japanese sake and food.
Expect to pay approx. ¥3,500 per person for yourself for Lunch, Sake Tasting, Snack Food, Transportation and Temple Fees. Your GROUP will share the costs for the GUIDE.