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Super Local Food & Craft Sake Bar Crawl
Close enough from KYOTO ! "One of the tapas bar is historical 80 YEARS OLD classic Japanese tapas bar! Point 1. Experience of this bar crawl will walk around deep side of Osaka, If you’re looking for "off the beaten path" munchies experience beyond Namba or Doutonbori area in Osaka, HERE is for YOU who wanna glimpse what a real local night life is. Point 2. Let me take you to three SPECIAL standing bar which most of them are originally opened as "liquor store" turned out to be "Tapas Bar". Great things that we will have quality food/drinks as very reasonable price! e.g. Draft Beer / 380 Yen Pure Craft Sake / 300~500 Yen Tapas / 100~800 Yen Point 3. You will encounter a bunch of flavorful food/drinks surrounded by full of local. You will be fit in well to local life without language barrier. I'll order your favorite taste which something "adventurous" and sure fire food like seasonal sashimi or variety meat and veggies. If you find your favorite sake, you can buy a bottle in order to have your souvenir! Let's enjoy the night out together like a local. besides, I would like to talk about culture differences! I am music, movies and nature lover. Other things to note Food and drinks are NOT included in the tour fee. Average cost about 5000 Yen in total. I'll give you local foodie spot list Osaka/Kyoto. If you have any diet restriction, I'll arrange you the best order :)
Craft postcards in a family paper shop
On arrival, we'll create our own handmade paper from the raw ingredients, which will be turned into four postcards. Designing the paper with pressed flowers and leaves is the most fun process. While drying the paper, we'll watch a short movie about how Japanese paper is made, enjoy chatting over drinks. When the paper is dried, I'll show you how to use a traditional brush pen to write messages on the cards in Japanese. At the end, I 'll be able to guide you on how to mail your unique cards to your friends or family. Other things to note; Please be sure to bring the mailing addresses of the people you want to send your postcards to.
Osaka Mountain Hike and Trout Fishing
Do you want to experience Japanese nature deeply? How about hiking a holly and historical mountain, Mt. Kongo in Osaka? We take train and bus for total one hour to the mountain. In the beginning, you feel nature by tasting fresh mountain water. Also, you can stop by a genuine tofu shop which serves delicious soy milk. There are several popular courses, but I lead you to a secret one. On the course, you hike for 2 hours and experience various things like ・Walking along a beautiful creek, ・Climbing rocks (Don't worry. It is just few steps), ・Being impressed by 3 waterfalls, ・Going up a creek by hopping stones, and more! On the peak, you will enjoy the spectacular scenery, and have a light meal like a rice ball and a cup noodle. I also show you a temple (at the summit!) and a miracle elder couple cedar. On the way down, we take the main course for 1 hour and greet other hikers. At last, you enjoy fishing for trouts at a fishing ground. Surprisingly, you eat caught fresh fish in two delicious ways ( grilled and fried ) for lunch at an on-site restaurant. ※ If you are vegan or don't eat fish, I recommend a famous tofu restaurant in the neighbourhood. ※※This experience is available in winter season. It would be snowy from mid of December to February. A snow spike is provided. Fish is more delicious in this period. Other things to note /I'd like to meet up at 8:50
Deep Osaka Night Life, Eat & Drink!
Regarding the whole Tenjinbashi entertainment area as one large cuisine dining, Enjoy exclusive Japanese food & drink with bar-hopping style. This is the most luxury and efficient way to enjoy Osaka food culture. Begin with Takoyaki (In Osaka must eat food, Octopus dumplings) as an appetizer, then taste Fresh Sushi at Sushi bar counter with Sake as the second, move to freak loved BBQ restaurant to taste juicy Wagyu-meat with local beer. We will end up with the rich taste of chewy Japanese noodle 'Ramen' as the last (probably some you never eat before). In total, we will visit 4 places. Basically, at 1 place, 1 drink(except 1st & 4th) & 1- 2 food, then go next. This is Osaka style and especially suits this area. 'Eat and Die' is a famous word which mentions about Osaka town. Tenjinbashi, The Longest shopping street in Japan has a different face in the night. Especially narrow side street has more interesting. I'll show you around scenic Osaka night town. Without a local navigator, Someplace is difficult even for Japanese people to enter, though Osaka night is very kind for drinking people. So you'll feel very comfortable after like a local. I'll try to direct unforgettable Osaka nightlife​ & food Other things to note Maximum number is 4-6, because the Restaurant space are limited. ■For vegetarian people, I can arrange some. ■Non alcohol drinks are available on your request. ■Private tour is available, pls ask me
Beautiful Photography Tour in Kyoto!
Welcome to my experience! This is a private vacation photo tour in Kyoto. The regular tour route is Hanami-koji⇒Yasuikonpira Shrine⇒Ishibekoji⇒Maruyama park. But I can change and accommodate the route as your preference. I'm very familiar to these area, so I can not only take photos of you, but also I'll show you the hidden spots that are less crowds, tell you about local culture, history, good spots for food and fun, and some tips that help you enjoy Japan more. I will suggest spots, poses, and angles. But you can also tell me your preference. I'm very good at taking photos of portrait, couple, honeymoon and family. I will send the photos via Email in few days after the tour. My passion is making new friends, and helping travelers have good memory in Japan. I will do all my best to capture the beautiful moment of you into photography! ※I also have photo tour in Night Osaka. https://www.airbnb.jp/experiences/327184 ※THIS TOUR DOESN'T INCLUDE KIMONO. Please book the Kimono rental for yourself or I can also suggest the good one if you want. The photo tour will takes 1.5 hours. It's all by walk. We don't use any transportation. We could do the tour even when it's rain, but you can also ask me to change the date or cancel if you want.

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Photoshoot in Kyoto Gion
Thanks for checking out and welcome to my experience! :-) [ On the day ] ■ We meet at the meeting point on the scheduled time. I will send you a google map link. ■ Walk around Kyoto Gion area. ■ As we walk together, I will suggest some suitable spots for photoshoot. ■ I will take photo group by group. ■ Don’t worry about posing as I will guide you along the way. [ About photo ] ■ 10 edited full resolution photos per participant ■ all unedited JPEG 200-400 photos, send within 7 days via google drive [ Note ] ■ You can always ask me if I can open the schedule for you if it’s not listed ■ Other locations (Fushimi Inari, Kamogawa or any other locations) ■ Children below 2 years old can join for free. Please present his/her passport for age verification during the photoshoot. ■ The tour does not included paid location, if you wish to enter paid attraction, kindly pay for my entrance fee We also provide full scale packages for half/full day casual or pre-wedding photoshoot at any locations within Japan. Please contact me for details. Other things to note Other photoshoots in Kansai Kyoto Gion http://bit.ly/2JRpEF3 Kyoto Arashiyama http://bit.ly/34wdxVC Kyoto Gion with Kimono http://bit.ly/2qpIkVC Kyoto Fushimi Inari with Kimono http://bit.ly/381AKAg Nara http://bit.ly/2NglvfN Nara with Kimono http://bit.ly/32xQfyT Osaka http://bit.ly/34pOUKe
KIMONO & PHOTOSHOOT in KYOTO GION
Welcome to my experience! :-) There are two parts in this experiences: Kimono Wearing and Photoshoot. [ On the day - Kimono Wearing (40-60 minutes) ] Reach the kimono shop at least 1 to 2 hrs BEFORE the SCHEDULED TIME of photoshoot Select the right Kimono ■ A professional kitsuke sensei will help with wearing the Kimono ■ Then a professional stylist will help with hair styling ■ Kimono upgrade/Make-up service is available with additional fee (decide at the shop) [ On the day - Photoshoot ] ■ We meet at the Kimono shop ON the SCHEDULED TIME ■ Walk around Kyoto Gion area ■ As we walk together, I will suggest some suitable spots for photoshoot ■ I will take photo group by group ■ Don’t worry about posing as I will guide you along the way ■ After the photoshoot, you can wear the kimono until 6-8pm [ About photo ] ■ 10 edited full resolution photos per participant ■ all unedited JPEG 200-400 photos, send within 7 days via cloud drive [ Note ] ■ You can always ask me if I can open the schedule for you if it’s not listed ■ Kimono upgrade (Nishaku, Furisode, Hakama) is available with extra fee. We also provide full scale package for half/full day casual or pre-wedding photoshoot at any locations within Japan. Please contact me for details. Other airbnb photoshoots experiences in Kansai area: ■ Kyoto Gion ■ Kyoto Arashiyama ■ Kyoto Fushimi Inari ■ Nara ■ Osaka
Explore spiritual power spots in Nara!
Many foreign tourists to Nara usually visit only the major sites in Nara city, but Nara, as the birth place of Japan, has a lot more to offer. If you are rather disappointed by too modernized Japan, and looking for something deep, then, Yamato is waiting for you to be discovered! After meeting at JR Nara station, I will take you to my favorite Shinto shrine and a Buddhist temple by trains and walking. Both of them are surrounded by beautiful nature, and its origins are full of history and legends. As a spiritual power spots, they have been worshipped by the people from all over Japan over 1300 years. •Explore the oldest and the first ranking shrine in Yamato, “Ohmiwa Shrine” with history since the time of mythology. •Drink the holy spring water of Sai shrine from sacred Mt. Miwa, believed to heal any diseases. • Visit Hase Temple deep in the mountain with seasonal beauty with flowers to worship one of the biggest wooden statue of Kannon, goddess of mercy. Along the way, I will explain the Japanese history, difference between Shintoism and Buddhism, and spiritual wisdom and traditions and more. Any questions are welcomed, too. Other things to note; Please join the tour with comfortable shoes & clothing. With respect, please be reminded not to talk loudly or take photos in a sacred ground. The tour may take longer due to the train schedule.
Discover historic temples and shrines
In this experience, we will walk around Nara Park and famous World Heritage sites. Since I run a guesthouse near Nara Park and have hosted many foreign visitors, I have a very deep knowledge of this area. I can show you some great photogenic spots that tourists can’t find, and I will also share some very interesting stories about the Kasuga Taisha shrine that I have heard from the priests! You will explore a deeper side of Nara in this experience. I would also be very happy to share the authentic manner of visiting temples and shrines if you would like to know. If you have any requests, please let me know because I would be happy to adjust my tour along with your request :) Let us have fun together and let me help you to enjoy Nara more! Other things to note I highly recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes since we will walk about 5 km (three miles).
Photoshoot in Osaka
Thanks for checking out and welcome to my experience! :-) [ On the day ] ■ We meet at the meeting point at the scheduled time. I will send you a google map link ■ Walk around Osaka Castle Park ■ As we walk together, I will suggest some suitable spots for photoshoot ■ I will take photo group by group ■ Don’t worry about posing as I will guide you along the way [ About photo ] ■ 10 edited full resolution photos per participant ■ all unedited JPEG 200-400 photos, send within 7 days via google drive [ Note ] ■ You can always ask me if I can open the schedule for you if it’s not listed ■ Other locations (Shinsaibashi, Umeda, Tsutenkaku Shinsekai, or any other locations) ■ Children below 2 years old can join for free but please present his/her passport for age verification during the photoshoot. ■ The tour does not included paid location, if you wish to enter paid attraction, kindly pay for my entrance fee We also provide full scale packages for half/full day casual or pre-wedding photoshoot at any locations within Japan. Please contact me for details. Other things to note Other photoshoots in Kansai Kyoto Gion http://bit.ly/2JRpEF3 Kyoto Arashiyama http://bit.ly/34wdxVC Kyoto Gion with Kimono http://bit.ly/2qpIkVC Kyoto Fushimi Inari with Kimono http://bit.ly/381AKAg Nara http://bit.ly/2NglvfN Nara with Kimono http://bit.ly/32xQfyT Osaka http://bit.ly/34pOUKe

Most popular in Osaka

Premium Kimono Tea Ceremony at Maikoya with the Garden
You will make a green tea (Matcha) in an ancient style Japanese tea ceremony room wearing Kimono. First, you will chose your kimono. I will help to make sure that you are dressed correctly also your hair match the traditional styles. You will a selection of kimono in sizes appropriate for women, men, boys, and girls . Second, I will give you an introduction to the Japanese tea ceremony and associated rituals. Traditional Japanese tea ceremony will be held and you will make a green tea (Matcha), drink it, then eat Japanese sweets (Wagashi) which is suitable for the green tea. Lastly, you are allowed to take pictures in the tea ceremony room after the ceremony and in front of our unique backdrops! Other things to note ・You have an option to do the tea ceremony by sitting on a chair. Please let me know in advance! ・Children who are younger than 9 cannot participate in the regular tea ceremony session.
Kyoto Insider Sake Experience
Uncover the little-known sake culture of Fushimi, Kyoto on a 3-hour insider brewery visit + fun and educational sake tasting and food pairing session with an expert.  ・Insider Sake Brewery Tour You’ll take a short walk to visit the largest sake brewery in Fushimi, where you’ll deepen your knowledge of sake and witness traditional brewing processes which have been passed down from generation to generation. At the end of your brewery tour you’ll have the chance to taste a few of the flavors produced there.  ・Sake Tasting with an Expert You’ll get to try flavors of sake you may never have experienced before – as we’ll introduce you to bottles which have never been exported. Your expert guide will explain the differences in taste – dry, sweet, rich, fruity – and how each of these are produced.  ・Food Pairing You’ll also be served various Otsumami – Japanese snacks which traditionally accompany alcohol – so you can see which types of food and flavor best accompany the different sake types. This is a fun and educational sake tasting. Join this experience at the beginning of your trip in Japan, then you'll be able to enjoy sake rest of your trip! ※Dec 28th to Jan 4th, please see "1.5H Kyoto Insider Sake Experience instead. Other things to note ・If your group has more people than what it shows on availability, please contact us.
Kyoto Samurai Experience
This is an excellent chance for visitors to get a firsthand look into the world of the samurai. Get a glimpse into the philosophies of bushido, the way of the warrior, and try your hand at wielding a real katana. Afterwards, practice some inward reflection with Zen meditation, used by the samurai to calm their minds during battle. -Form Practice- Before being given a real blade it is important to master the basics. We will begin our training using wooden practice swords and instruct you on the proper grip, posture, and form. -A Real Katana (Japanese sword)- After learning the basics, the next step is to wield a real katana, and use it to cut though a goza mat. We will place this target on a special stand and you can put your sword skills to the test. -Zen (meditation)- The course wraps up with an experience of Zen meditation. Through this deep meditation, you will be able to dissipate some of the excitement from practicing with the sword, and also learn ways in which Zen meditation can assist you in your daily life. -Other things to note- * You are allowed to take photos and videos anytime anywhere during the experience. * We do offer private bookings, please contact us through our website.
Osaka Shinsekai/Dotonbori Walking Tour
We meet in Shinsekai area, an old neighborhood of Osaka, walk around the area then head toward the Minami area, Osaka's southern city center, including world-famous "Dotonbori". Osaka is well known as the food capital of Japan, or kitchen of Japan, and you will see why once you get here. There are so many restaurants all over the city, and all kinds! I'll show you not only the variety of foods Osaka can offer but also the history of the area, Japanese tradition and everyday life of local people. You'd be better off if you can take my walking tour at your earliest convenience once you arrive Osaka, since I'll talk a lot about what you can do here as well as restaurant recommendations. This will be an excellent activity for you to familiarize yourself to this amazing city, and also Japan over all. I'll try my best to let you have a good time while you're in my beloved city!! If you'd like to add Osaka Castle to this walking tour, please let me know. I can definitely do it for you with additional fee. One of my guests kindly made a great YouTube video during my Experience. You can get an idea how my Experience will be by watching the link below https://youtu.be/5lp0b6b0QxY Watch this video as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-cUnuCGe5U&feature=youtu.be I'm looking forward to showing you the best of my Osaka!!
Osaka Food Tour ten delicious dishes at five hidden eateries
We’ll explore the entire range: 5 incredible, local establishments: 1 restaurant + 1 specialized standing bar + 1 backstreet stall + 1 izakaya (Japanese style pub) + 1 neighbourhood market We'll eat & drink at all the places you'd be too hesitant to enter! Dining on flavorsome, authentic food and tasting Japanese drinks (craft beer, sake, chuhai, highball, plum wine, cocktails etc). We will explain ALL the ingredients of the food & drinks and tying in the deep history of the area we stroll. -Entree (Backstreet Stall): 3 x takoyaki balls, + local oden (seafood, vegetables infused with dashi ) -Taste Testing: (markets) 6 x gyoza (dumplings fill with pork and veges) -Main course: (Standing bar): large bowl of kitsune udon + tonpeyaki -Side Course (Izakaya pub): 1 x drink, Nikudoufu “beef and tofu stew” PLUS 2 x original yakitori skewered beef (sauce & salt options), -Desserts: (Restaurant): 1 x drink, home made chicken wings, Taiyaki desserts. Yes we cater for vegetarians (let us know in advance) Other things to note: You must be at Dobutsuenmae Station, exit 1, top of the stairs (in front of Family Mart convenience store) at 5:30pm. Actually most people arrive at 5:15pm. We start the tour at 5:35pm and it will be difficult or impossible to catch up. We guarantee you an amazing evening, just come on time:)

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Premium Kimono Tea Ceremony at Maikoya with the Garden
You will make a green tea (Matcha) in an ancient style Japanese tea ceremony room wearing Kimono. First, you will chose your kimono. I will help to make sure that you are dressed correctly also your hair match the traditional styles. You will a selection of kimono in sizes appropriate for women, men, boys, and girls . Second, I will give you an introduction to the Japanese tea ceremony and associated rituals. Traditional Japanese tea ceremony will be held and you will make a green tea (Matcha), drink it, then eat Japanese sweets (Wagashi) which is suitable for the green tea. Lastly, you are allowed to take pictures in the tea ceremony room after the ceremony and in front of our unique backdrops! Other things to note ・You have an option to do the tea ceremony by sitting on a chair. Please let me know in advance! ・Children who are younger than 9 cannot participate in the regular tea ceremony session.
Super Local Food & Craft Sake Bar Crawl
Close enough from KYOTO ! "One of the tapas bar is historical 80 YEARS OLD classic Japanese tapas bar! Point 1. Experience of this bar crawl will walk around deep side of Osaka, If you’re looking for "off the beaten path" munchies experience beyond Namba or Doutonbori area in Osaka, HERE is for YOU who wanna glimpse what a real local night life is. Point 2. Let me take you to three SPECIAL standing bar which most of them are originally opened as "liquor store" turned out to be "Tapas Bar". Great things that we will have quality food/drinks as very reasonable price! e.g. Draft Beer / 380 Yen Pure Craft Sake / 300~500 Yen Tapas / 100~800 Yen Point 3. You will encounter a bunch of flavorful food/drinks surrounded by full of local. You will be fit in well to local life without language barrier. I'll order your favorite taste which something "adventurous" and sure fire food like seasonal sashimi or variety meat and veggies. If you find your favorite sake, you can buy a bottle in order to have your souvenir! Let's enjoy the night out together like a local. besides, I would like to talk about culture differences! I am music, movies and nature lover. Other things to note Food and drinks are NOT included in the tour fee. Average cost about 5000 Yen in total. I'll give you local foodie spot list Osaka/Kyoto. If you have any diet restriction, I'll arrange you the best order :)
Craft postcards in a family paper shop
On arrival, we'll create our own handmade paper from the raw ingredients, which will be turned into four postcards. Designing the paper with pressed flowers and leaves is the most fun process. While drying the paper, we'll watch a short movie about how Japanese paper is made, enjoy chatting over drinks. When the paper is dried, I'll show you how to use a traditional brush pen to write messages on the cards in Japanese. At the end, I 'll be able to guide you on how to mail your unique cards to your friends or family. Other things to note; Please be sure to bring the mailing addresses of the people you want to send your postcards to.
Osaka Mountain Hike and Trout Fishing
Do you want to experience Japanese nature deeply? How about hiking a holly and historical mountain, Mt. Kongo in Osaka? We take train and bus for total one hour to the mountain. In the beginning, you feel nature by tasting fresh mountain water. Also, you can stop by a genuine tofu shop which serves delicious soy milk. There are several popular courses, but I lead you to a secret one. On the course, you hike for 2 hours and experience various things like ・Walking along a beautiful creek, ・Climbing rocks (Don't worry. It is just few steps), ・Being impressed by 3 waterfalls, ・Going up a creek by hopping stones, and more! On the peak, you will enjoy the spectacular scenery, and have a light meal like a rice ball and a cup noodle. I also show you a temple (at the summit!) and a miracle elder couple cedar. On the way down, we take the main course for 1 hour and greet other hikers. At last, you enjoy fishing for trouts at a fishing ground. Surprisingly, you eat caught fresh fish in two delicious ways ( grilled and fried ) for lunch at an on-site restaurant. ※ If you are vegan or don't eat fish, I recommend a famous tofu restaurant in the neighbourhood. ※※This experience is available in winter season. It would be snowy from mid of December to February. A snow spike is provided. Fish is more delicious in this period. Other things to note /I'd like to meet up at 8:50
Deep Osaka Night Life, Eat & Drink!
Regarding the whole Tenjinbashi entertainment area as one large cuisine dining, Enjoy exclusive Japanese food & drink with bar-hopping style. This is the most luxury and efficient way to enjoy Osaka food culture. Begin with Takoyaki (In Osaka must eat food, Octopus dumplings) as an appetizer, then taste Fresh Sushi at Sushi bar counter with Sake as the second, move to freak loved BBQ restaurant to taste juicy Wagyu-meat with local beer. We will end up with the rich taste of chewy Japanese noodle 'Ramen' as the last (probably some you never eat before). In total, we will visit 4 places. Basically, at 1 place, 1 drink(except 1st & 4th) & 1- 2 food, then go next. This is Osaka style and especially suits this area. 'Eat and Die' is a famous word which mentions about Osaka town. Tenjinbashi, The Longest shopping street in Japan has a different face in the night. Especially narrow side street has more interesting. I'll show you around scenic Osaka night town. Without a local navigator, Someplace is difficult even for Japanese people to enter, though Osaka night is very kind for drinking people. So you'll feel very comfortable after like a local. I'll try to direct unforgettable Osaka nightlife​ & food Other things to note Maximum number is 4-6, because the Restaurant space are limited. ■For vegetarian people, I can arrange some. ■Non alcohol drinks are available on your request. ■Private tour is available, pls ask me
Beautiful Photography Tour in Kyoto!
Welcome to my experience! This is a private vacation photo tour in Kyoto. The regular tour route is Hanami-koji⇒Yasuikonpira Shrine⇒Ishibekoji⇒Maruyama park. But I can change and accommodate the route as your preference. I'm very familiar to these area, so I can not only take photos of you, but also I'll show you the hidden spots that are less crowds, tell you about local culture, history, good spots for food and fun, and some tips that help you enjoy Japan more. I will suggest spots, poses, and angles. But you can also tell me your preference. I'm very good at taking photos of portrait, couple, honeymoon and family. I will send the photos via Email in few days after the tour. My passion is making new friends, and helping travelers have good memory in Japan. I will do all my best to capture the beautiful moment of you into photography! ※I also have photo tour in Night Osaka. https://www.airbnb.jp/experiences/327184 ※THIS TOUR DOESN'T INCLUDE KIMONO. Please book the Kimono rental for yourself or I can also suggest the good one if you want. The photo tour will takes 1.5 hours. It's all by walk. We don't use any transportation. We could do the tour even when it's rain, but you can also ask me to change the date or cancel if you want.
Hotspots & Hidden Gems of Osaka
We'll introduce you to both the highlights and secret spots of Osaka, paired with stories about each and every one of them. Get tons of recommendations of my favourite places to eat, and what else to see, so get ready to dive deep into Osaka-ben culture! You will also get an insightful understanding of everyday Japanese customs, including topics that local guides may not be comfortable letting visitors know about, so please ask me any questions! Slip through the non-touristy bar zones of Osaka, and even get a glimpse of a Yakuza clubhouse. We'll check out a traditional food market where top chefs continue to shop at everyday (daytime tours only). We'll contrast that by ducking into quiet cobblestoned back alleys to uncover a mystic temple and its centuries-old history. Be prepared for a sensory overload as we navigate wacky larger-than-life billboards highlighting modern Japanese culture. You'll get to hear plenty of interesting stories about Osaka along the way & get some fantastic photo opportunities. On night tours, you'll be dazzled by the retrograde neon all over the city and the exciting nightlife that Osaka is so famous for. This tour is known for exposing the contrasting faces of Osaka! NOTES: The tour runs between 2 hours to 2.5 hours. Wear comfortable shoes, be prepared for the weather, and bring a device to take photos if you so desire!
Japanese Whiskey Tasting; relaxed at bar
"Japanese whiskey tasting; relaxed and educational in the heart of Kyoto Geisha district" This is one of the best ways to enjoy and experience Japanese whiskey. Every Whiskey lover highly welcomed Experience. This is corroboration experience with J-whiskey Bar. Meet up at the station. I'll explain about the general information about Kyoto and Sanjo (most entertainment area). We'll go to my favorite Japanese whiskey bar which providing a variety kind of Japanese whiskey including vintage one. Begin with "Suntry Kaku", Most Popular and representative of J-whiskey. You can try to make "high-ball (Whiskey with soda)" with it. This is the most common way to drink whiskey in Japan. Next, you can enjoy Tasting of Japanese premiere whiskey. "Hibiki 17years", "Yamazaki 12years", "Taketsuru" This is a special service of the bar because these are very rare and expensive. You can try straight whiskey and it's flavor first. Next, dip 2 drops of water, then it's flavor "open" become Sweeter, and more Mellow, which mean you can enjoy twice. You may be able to enjoy the communication of local whiskey freak in the bar. In the end,​ I'll show you around Geisha district and introduce some good restaurants according to your preference.
Anime and manga journey in Kyoto
We will visit the best anime and manga places in the downtown of Kyoto! And not just shops, but I will teach you how to do Purikura! We are going to 5-6 great places and shops in 2 hours. We will also have some classic anime sweets like dango or taiyaki. During our walk I will let you know about many interesting things about manga/anime culture, like the 800 years old first manga or the many connection between the story of popular animes and Japanese culture. Did you know that there is an “Orochimaru shrine” (Naruto) in Kyoto? Or what is the connection between Kenshin, Gintama and Kyoto? - Most of the shops and places are hard to find by yourself, because many of them don't have website or they are not on Google map - I can show you great second hand shops! You can find many unique items, old and classic figures, plush figures, stationery etc. - Usually the shops clerks don't speak English, but I can help you to communicate - Before the tour I will ask you about your preferences in anime and manga and I organize the tour based on that I give you a MAP with ALL of the shops and places, so after the tour you can easily continue your journey.
Photos in a Kimono with Pro in Kyoto
This is the kimono photo experience! If you are interested in Premium Kimonos, check this Youtube movie. You can upgrade to these kimonos, too. ↓ https://youtu.be/c_b_83asim8 If you cannot find available day, feel free to contact me! I might be able to open the plan. If you bring your children, or if you use 2L size, please give me a message. The experience starts meeting at the Station and head to the kimono shop together. It's a 3 minutes walk, so we'll relax and have a nice conversation. When we get to the shop, you will change clothes in about 60 - 90 minutes. The kimono shop has the options for your hair set and makeup, if you need. These options need extra fee. After you change into your kimono, we take a taxi to a special area in Kyoto. The photo spot is around Maruyama Park area. Maruyama Park is beautiful Japanese nature scenery. Transportation fee is not included. Then we will start taking photos. Since I am a professional kimono photographer, you can count on me. The photo session will take around 1 hour and bit more. After the session, you need to go back to the kimono shop by yourself. You can use kimono until 17:30. *Kimono upgrade (Furisode, Houmongi, Hakama) is available with extra fee. Please ask me. Other things to note The photo data will be around 50 photos per person. The time for photo session depends on the number of people. Transportation
Private & Unique Tea Ceremony in Kyoto
How about a traditional and unique Japanese tea ceremony performed just for you, your family or your friends? Let's have a private Japanese tea party together! Come gather around and have a seat at our table (that's right, no painful kneeling on tatami mats). Enjoy the luxurious tea ceremony "Encha Mittsukazari", the most traditional ceremony of the Ōbaku Baisa-ryū School of the "Way of Tea" that has been performed ever since its foundation. You will see a variety of real tea utensils used to prepare tea in traditional style and gain deep insights into the world of Japanese tea and Zen culture. With a maximum of five guests, you can make this experience your very own and enjoy it as a private tea ceremony just for you and your group! All five guests will taste the tea prepared during the ceremony. Delight your palate with freshly prepared green tea of the highest rank, called "Gyokuro", coupled with delicious Japanese sweets. Afterwards, ask away freely about anything you are interested in: about the ceremony, Japanese tea, sweets and culture… Anything that piques your curiosity! Let's get a taste of ancient Kyoto and enjoy Japanese tea together! Notice: In this experience, we are not using Matcha, but Sencha, another kind of Japanese green tea with a different culture, though it does not fall short of Matcha in any way! Give it a try, we know you will love it!
Come to my house to cook Jingjin cuisine, vegetarian vegan
我可以在JR 「太秦站」或是岚电 「有栖川站」接你们。 开始上课的方式---首先说明一下今天的菜谱,用什么调味料,食材来做素食料理。 接下来,先教客人怎么做高汤。每个人亲自做所有的菜。做好了后一起聊着吃饭。吃饭了后喝着三种烘焙茶吃我做的甜点。 我希望客人回家后能做同样的菜! 其他注意事项 ●若有您想做的菜,請提前告訴我,按照您的希望授课。其它的料理,没有指定的话,我自行安排。 ●若您不想和其他人一起上课的话,您可以包场体验。 包场费---20000日元, 1~3人参加都可以。
Kimono Photography tour with local
I was born and raised in Kobe, and went to university in Kyoto, and studied photography and film. Let's experience photo-shooting with 100% local photographer, who know many hidden gem where only local know. solo travellers, couples, families... recommend EVERYONE. Beautiful photos will be your precious memories forever. We will meet at Yasaka-Shrine, then show you local street and shrine. I will edit with professional style, and give you as Japan-super memories. You can get awesome photos beyond your imagination! (I USE SONY α7iii / GM24-70 lenns) [Locations] ・Yasaka-Shrine ・Nene-street ・Ninenzaka ・Sannenzaka ・Kiyomizu-temple
Enjoy lovely Kyoto at true hidden gems
Aside from the best season of colored leaves, you can enjoy beautiful maple leaves in Kyoto. And during spring, you can see stunning cherry blossoms! Why don’t you go see them with me, to where you can enjoy tranquil beautiful sceneries and atmosphere far away from tourism? I take you to some of my favorite temples in my neighborhood, which are true hidden gems of Kyoto. Whenever I visit them, I see only a few Japanese people there. They are like well kept secrets of Kyoto...you’ll be definitely surprised and impressed. All of those temples I will bring you have really peaceful atmosphere, great sights of impressive architectures and mysterious statues of Buddha, and amazing natural sceneries with stunning Japanese maple trees, and lovely cherry blossoms as well! Furthermore each of them has interesting episodes related to Japanese history and culture. Talking of that, one of them is a really special temple which has deep connection with Imperial Family, and that temple has an impressive lovely Japanese garden! You can relax yourself and have a lovely break there! What I would like to provide you is a special, priceless opportunity where you can avoid hundreds of people and admire sceneries and beauty more peacefully far away from over tourism in Kyoto, also where you can get deep insights and learn more about Japan and the way of life here. Other things to note This is not a hiking tour, however to get to places we are visiting, we need to walk for a while. In addition, those hidden gems where I take you are really precious and amazing, because they’re hidden. Therefore, I would like you to keep names of those places secret, after you visit them.
Local bar hopping in Osaka
Visiting local bars and restaurants which are unique and special, hard to find even among locals. There are areas called "Kita"(north), "Minami"(South), "Abeno", "Shinsekai", "Kyobashi" and more in Osaka, and if it's up to us, we'll go around "Minami" area. But we can go to another area, too. I carefully ask your favorite food and drink before we head out to downtown Osaka. We visit 3 local bars or restaurants in the area, have 1 drink & 1 dish at each place. Not just drinking and eating, I talk a lot! I've worked for a company as a salesman for 11 years, quit working and have started my own business for 10 years, working hard with Japan's inbound tourism. So let's stroll! Drink, Eat, and Talk! and make your stay in Osaka unforgettable one :) Other things to note Please come to Swissotel by subway, train, bus. There are many subways, JR, Nankai, Kintetsu, Hanshin train stations. If it's difficult for you, please let me know. I'll show you how to get there.
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