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It can be overwhelming to figure out what to eat on your first time in Osaka. Let an English-speaking guide take you and your friends on this small group street food tour. Discover new foods and flavors, and let your guide personalize the tour to your tastes. Taste foods like oden, okonomiyaki, and takoyaki, and down a few beers if you'd like, at food stalls recommended by your guide.
Learn to roll sushi like a pro during this sushi-making class in Osaka that includes dinner. Get a hands-on introduction to the art of sushi from a professional instructor, then sit down to enjoy your creations, along with other Japanese snacks. This personalized sushi course, limited to just eight participants, offers upgrade options to sample Japanese sake and beer.
Get acquainted with one of Japan’s most famous traditions during a tea ceremony and kimono-wearing experience in Osaka. Alongside a Japanese tea master, you’ll witness the ritual of making green tea while wearing a Japanese kimono, which are suitable for both men and women. Plus, you’ll sample Japanese sweets and enjoy premium green tea while learning about local culture.
At LAST SAMURAI, you will deepen your knowledge of samurai through courtesy, mold and armor. And at the end you will use the actual seriousness to do a "test-off". Exciting experiences that are not experienced in everyday life are waiting for you. In the old days, Ii, as well as sculpting techniques, were essential techniques to keep a fight or to protect oneself. Although it seems that such technology is not necessary in the present age, here at LAST SAMURAI I believe that learning about this technology, Zen under safe guidance will broaden spirituality and vision.
It includes videos, testimonials, and whistles when you try out and it will be a great experience for anyone interested in Japan.
Making sushi is a skill that is difficult to master alone. Get a hands-on experience under the guidance of an expert in this class at an Osaka restaurant. In a small group of no more than 14 participants, learn how to make sushi, as well as other typical Japanese dishes including miso soup and yakitori chicken.
This is a great choice for first-time visitors to Osaka. Kickstart your trip by going on an action-packed tour with a local guide. It’s a great way to get your bearings and to learn about the local transport system without worrying about getting lost. As it’s a private tour, the itinerary is personalized based on your requirements. Your guide will be happy to answer questions and give top tips about where to find the best food. Learn about Osaka’s cultural practices, its culinary scene, and its most loved attractions.
When traveling abroad, there is no other experience like cooking and eating a meal with a local. Yoshiko opens her Osaka home to visitors to cook a meal and share conversation. Enjoy learning to make dashi stock and use it to bring out the umami flavor of your dishes. Get a glimpse into the life of an Osaka local, and immerse yourself in Japanese cuisine and culture on this private experience.
Get behind the wheel of a custom-made street go-kart dressed up in your favorite Japanese-inspired character on this tour. After a briefing on how to operate the karts, safely ride around the streets of Osaka with guides on a set course. The tour includes a drive to either the Osaka Castle or Nakanoshima, then through Namba, Nodahanshin Station, and Umeda in center of Osaka.
Visit a beautiful port city, Kobe with a private guide!
As it's a private tour, you can relax and see more sights compared with other group tours.
This tour covers most popular sites like Nunobiki ropeway and herb garden, Harbor land and Sake brewery.
You can't miss Kobe beef. We'll help to book the Kobe beef restaurant, if you'd like.
Tour guide will meet you at your accommodation and start the tour easily and go to Kobe by subway and train and explore the city by train and taxi efficiently.
The best way to appreciate Japan’s great food is to learn to cook it yourself. This immersive tour starts with meeting your guide (and chef) to go to local shops together. It’ll help you learn about ingredients before you cook. The cooking experience will cover 4-5 Japanese home style dishes. As it’s a private experience, you’ll be able to ask questions and go at your own pace.
Sake is a rice wine that’s an important part of Japanese culture. Get an authentic Japanese cultural experience by going sake tasting in Osaka. You’ll take the risk out of choosing which sake to try, and instead have a guide to teach you how to pick good sake, and introduce you to three different types of sake. You won’t get hungry as you’ll have nibbles to accompany the tastings.
The city we'll visit is called "knife city Sakai," known for its knives from about 450 years ago, and still their skills are alive and improving. However, not many people don't know about how the professionals work for one knife together and their history. Even sharpening knives are not familiar with people. We'd like to share the wonderful Sakai knives with you, and how to sharpen them. Let us make your trip to Japan a bit more interesting and fascinating.
Local knowledge pays when discovering a new city. By connecting you with a local who knows Osaka first hand, this private walking tour lets you experience it as you would with a friend who lives in the city. Explain your travel wishes over a call or app, and meet your Osaka local for a walk that reflects your interests and channels their tips, knowledge, and passion for their city.
Learn about Japan through immersing yourself in its unique culture. Take a workshop on traditional tea ceremony. A qualified instructor leads you step by step through the ritual of preparing ceremonial tea. Experience well-being, mindfulness and harmony, and enjoy matcha and sweets. Come away with a new perspective on Japanese culture.
A kimono is a beautiful piece of traditional Japanese clothing. This experience will allow you to try on a kimono of your choice, and wear it correctly, with the help of an expert. You’ll learn all about the different types of kimonos and accessories, and even how to style your hair. It’s a hands-on experience that’ll teach you about Japanese culture, and also give you plenty of photo opportunities too.
Enjoy a night out in Osaka without stressing over where to go with this nightlife tour of the city. With visits to at least three bars and one club included, the crawl showcases the city’s most happening venues and introduces you to like-minded travelers at the same time. Enjoy discounted drinks and free shots, and explore Osaka after dark with a group of up to 50 people, aged mostly between 21 and 38 years old. Drinkers must be at least 20 years old, and ID is required.
Whether you’re interested in anime, manga, and video games, or you just want to experience a fun and somewhat eccentric part of Japanese culture—a maid cafe is the perfect option. This entertainment cafe is often described as a “dream land” where waitresses dress up in maid costumes that are reminiscent of popular anime characters. Booking entry to Maidreamin Maid Cafe in advance allows you to secure a time convenient for your schedule so that spaces don’t run out.
Art lovers will especially enjoy this private calligraphy class. You’ll get a better understanding of Japanese culture by learning about its traditional writing system and artistic calligraphy. Your instructor will teach you about Japan’s various scripts, before you have the chance to paint your own. Produce a personalized souvenir of your trip to Japan while having fun.
You make sushi in my kitchen.My house is conveniently located at 1 station from Umeda.
You can make 2 sushi and eat as a lunch.I will hand you the recipe so you can make the same thing at your home.Please do show off to your family and friends.You surely will be pleased.
Explore Osaka through the eyes of a local, on a customized tour with your personal host. Choose from some of Osaka’s most famous attractions, or explore the up-and-coming neighborhoods where Osakans hang out. Immerse yourself in the culture and cuisine of this vibrant city as you understand why Osaka has earned the nickname, “The Nation’s Kitchen.”
Discover the ways of a true Japanese warrior during this 90-minute lesson covering sword skills, poses and Shuriken (star) throwing. Gain some inspiration for your training as you watch a performance by three Samurai and a ninja. Then suit up in a traditional kimono, ninja costume or samurai armor as you learn the sword cutting technique of ‘tate,’ combining a balance of posture and mental focus. Finish your day by performing a ninja scene and try throwing a rubber version of the Shuriken (ninja star). An instructor and costume are included.
Get to know Kobe on a day-long walking tour, and discover its passion for street culture and sake. Led by a knowledgeable guide, the tour includes round-trip train transport between Osaka and Kobe, plus walks around the city’s historical quarters and waterside parks. Sit down for a buffet lunch of both Western and Japanese treats, and then the best part: sample sake at Kobe’s Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum.
Learn how to cook five different quintessential Japanese dishes during this hands-on gastronomy lesson, in the private home of an Osaka local. Discover the role of key ingredients like seaweed and dried fish and watch a live demonstration before rolling up your sleeves and tackling recipes on your own. Then, enjoy your freshly prepared meal together, topped off with a bowl of green tea ice cream.
Immerse yourself in a Japanese cultural activity, by having a calligraphy experience in Osaka. You won’t have to worry about buying paper, ink, or other equipment as the rental is included. Make the most of your time in Japan by learning from a professional about the history of calligraphy, and how to perfect your technique. You’ll combine being educated about Japanese culture with a practical experience, so you have a unique skill to take home with you.