|Pre-Conference Tour – 9 May 2018|
(Osaka Free Walking Tour)
|Post-Conference Tour – 12 May 2018 (Kyoto Trip)|
|Gathering Point||ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Lobby|
Osaka Walking Tour
Join the official Osaka Free Walking Tour and you will find out why Osaka is called the “Kitchen of Japan”, you will learn about the unique Otaku culture and will travel back in time to the beginning of 20th century visiting the old New World of Osaka. During this 2 to 2,5 hour trip we will take a walk through Dotonbori street with its huge billboards, hundreds of restaurants and food stalls selling local foods including the famous Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki.
Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine
Wander through this religious site’s collection of more than 1,000 brilliant-red “torii” gates and learn about its connection to the Japanese deities of agriculture, business, traffic safety, and a bountiful harvest.
You’ll have one hour to enjoy the amazing city views from the temple’s viewing platform, and to learn about the temple’s construction with 139 pillars and not a single nail.
Kinkaku Ji Temple
Often referred to as “The Temple of the Golden Pavilion,” this elegant complex hosts a collection of peaceful gardens and traditional Japanese-style architecture.
*Lunch is included