Osaka Shrine And Temple Tour
- 2:00pm ~ 7:00pm
- Five Hour Tour
First I will meet you at Uehonmachi Station and we will walk to Ikutama Jinja, 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 all of Japan.
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.
This Interpretive Guide Tour INCLUDES:
- Train ticket fees the time you are on tour with me.
- Temple Fees associated with entering the temple
- Bottled water
- Tower Fee for entering Tsutenkaku Tower
- 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.
¥8,800 per person (tax included)