Fushimi Inari Taisha is the headquarters of over 30,000 Inari shrines across the country. The Senbon Torii, or the thousands of Torii gates, are spectacular. you will be amazed at the number of Torii gates, starting from the behind the main hall to the top of Inari-yama mountain. After visiting the Fushimi Inari, we move to the Sake brewery area of Fushimi, and enjoy lunch, boat-ride and Sake tasting.
At your hotel in Osaka or Kyoto.
You make an wish at the main shrine. then You go through Thousands of Vermilion Colored Torii Gates.
The principal deity of this small temple is goddess of wisdom and art. If you are an artist, you could pray for proficiency in your art field.
Sake is a fermented alcoholic beverage made from rice. Fushimi area is famous for Sake brewing.You can learn how Sake was made in olden times.
You can have lunch at a restaurant that used to be a Sake brewery.
You will have a fun ride on a small boat, cruising on the canal.
Would you like to try several kinds of local Sake and see the differences?
At your hotel in Osaka or Kyoto, or a convenient place for you.
We will first visit Fushimi Inari Taisha. There are as many as ten thousand of vermillion colored Torii gates going up on the sacred mountain Inari-yama. You will walk up on the slope through amazing number of Torii gates.
Then, we will move by train to Chusho-jima where some Sake breweries are situated. There is a canal along Sake cellars and breweries, and you can have a fun boat ride on the canal, like the Japanese travelers in olden days. Then we will go to a Sake Museum to learn about Sake manufacturing process and see old equipments for Sake production. Soon after that, we will make a stop at a Sake shop nearby. You can have a Sake tasting there, trying to tell differences of local Sake. (Only for those aged over 20 years, optional.)
Guide fee, hotel pick-up.
Transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, dinner, entrance fee.
Transportation fee for hotel pick-up (Other than Osaka city area).
Traditional boat ride 1200 yen/adult
・The walking distance in this tour is around 5 km in total. However, it includes an hour-long mild hillwalking on Fushimi Inari.
・Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
・Do not forget to bring either a camera or a smartphone.
My day with Toshi was a lot of fun. We went to some interesting temples and shrine were he told me there history. We also went to parts of the city that are the same as years ago and had a really good lunch. If you want an interesting and easy to talk to guide go with Toshi. Randal
Hi Randal, Thank you very much for your review. Unfortunately, we could not visit The Museum of Housing and Living due to the corona virus.If you have a chance to come back here, I would like to show you nice small cities in the Kansai region. Hope you had a safe and easy trip getting back home. Best regards, Toshi
We had the best time with Toshi! His knowledge of Osaka and the food scene there made for an awesome day of touring.
Hi Ivy, Thank you very much for your review. I'm glad that you guys had a good time in Osaka and Kobe. Did you enjoy beef dinner in Kobe? Belated Happy New year to you and your family. Best regards, Toshi
Toshi met us at the cruise port in Osaka and with him we effortlessly navigated our way to and around Kyoto. We had a full day itinerary and met most of our highlighted points of interest. The day was longer than anticipated and Toshi stayed with us to the end, returning us to the port in plenty of time to get back on board. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and would not have been able to see what we did, if we had done this ourselves. In addition, having a guide such as Toshi who has the local and historical knowledge, enriched our experience and meant that the adventure was much deeper. Toshi himself is a genuinely lovely man with interesting experiences and we wish him the best for the future. When we return to Japan, we will definitely engage Toshi, this time for the Osaka experience.
Hi Jim, Thank you so much for your nice review. I myself had a such a fun day, guiding you guys in Kyoto. I’m hoping that any of you comes back to Japan again. Belated “ A Happy New Year! ” to you all. Best regards, Toshi
Toshi was an excellent guide in Osaka. He showed us all the highlights. I would definitely recommend him!
Hi Lori, Thank you very much for your review. I hope you will come back to Kansai region and enjoy more fun places some time again. "A Happy New Year" to you and your husbnd. Best regards, Toshi