Shopping and strolling tour around Dotonbori area. You can enjoy watching kitchen utensils for Osaka special foods such as akoyaki, Okonomiyaki & etc. and experiencing food samples at Doguyasuji street. Daimaru Shinsaibashi is abundant in a variety of goods and foods. Midosuji, the busiest downtown in Osaka, is attractive avenue lined up with brand shops
Doguyasuji street with groups of amazing cooking utensils for Osaka special foods such as Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki, Taiyaki etc. started from 1882. Not only professionals but general visitors and tourists can watch cooking utensils, Noren (traditional apanese fabric dividers), food samples including making samples(option). This street symbolizes Osaka as of the Kitchen of the Nation. Foods and plays in Osaka culture were nurtured in this street.
Dotonbori names after Yasui Doton who invested for the construction of the river. Tokugawa Shogunate instituted urban planning, designated Dotonbori as the entertainment district of Osaka. As theaters and huts were built, many eating places were built to cater visitors. The area still be alive with a variety of various shops throughout the year.
This street has flourished since Edo period because of the good access to Dotonbori where theaters were lined. There are shops of long standing such as ITOJINJUDO, Pottery/Lacquer Ware shop, UJI Koen a tea shop & a green tea room and new young fashion shops such as H&M, ZARA, GU etc.
◆Daimaru Shinsaibashi Store
Daimaru Shinsaibashi Store is proud of a modern architecture built in 1922 by William Merrell Vories as a landmark of Shinsaibashi. It was founded as Matsuya Kimono shop in 1726. It has several good brands such as Cartier、Tiffany etc. , a good selection of shops like Muji and basement food floor. Tax exemption is available at Foreign Customer Service on the 5F of the North Building.
(Spot E) Midosuji Boulevard is the primary main street in central Osaka. It runs north-south. Midosuji was built in 1937, widening an existing north-south street and extending it to run accordingly with subway construction. Today Midosuji is an ultra high-class shopping street, housing clothing stores by such brands as Louis Vuitton, Chanel and even an Apple flagship store.
Guiding fee, Public transportation fee (For taxis or hired cars, additional fee will be charged.), Admission fee
Cost of meal and sightseeing activities
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This tour with Yuki & the other guide from Triplelights was an absolute highlight of our holiday in Japan for our group. They met us at our hotel & took us to a local Sumo Stable. We were amazed at the strength & flexibility of the wrestlers & afterwards they helped explain so much to us and showed us a lot of information which definitely helped us later in the day when we attended the Sumo Tournament. They were only too happy to walk us to where we wanted to have breakfast. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone coming to Japan...it’s something you should experience & I’m sure you will enjoy ?
Dear Wendy, Thank you for your comment. We greatly appreciate your photo as well. We will definitely share your feedback and photo with the guides. Sincerely yours, TJ tours
Had 6 adults and 1 tween for a sumo practice tour. We had a main guide, Kiochiro, and an assistant who were very friendly and informative. They met us at our hotel and guided us through 2 subway trains and 1 bus ride to the sumo stable. Although the sumo practice is interesting, take seriously the warning that you will be sitting on the floor for 2 hours. You may be a bit stiff getting up. Got a picture with the wrestlers after practice. We would definitely recommend this tour!!!
Dear Jeanne, Thank you very much for your feedback. Our guide is glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Sincerely yours, TJ tours
The tour to observe sumo wrestlers train was a highlight of my Japan trip. Mr Takeuchi was professional, knowledgeable, and took care of us very well.
Dear Swee-Kin, Thank you very much for your feedback. Please feel free to contact us when you plan another trip to Japan in the future! Sincerely yours, TJ Tours
Rumi is super organized! Dropped off a booklet on Sumo before arranging a stable visit to watch training — she’s solid & friendly!