Goshuincho Workshop, Sencha Tea Making & Shrine Tour - Collect Calligraphy At Temples & Shrines! - Osaka

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    The tour begins at 10am starting from Minami-morimachi Station (Tanimachi Line on subway or Sakaisuji Line on Hankyu Line, Exit 4B, outside on street level) . If you are late you can join th.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Starting from Minami-morimachi Station (Tanimachi Line on subway or Sakaisuji Line on Hankyu Line, Exit 4B, outside on street level)
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

The tour will start by choosing your preferred green tea and unique mug to prepare the tea in, before making fresh sencha green tea and enjoying it with a slice of breakfast toast at a local favourite cafe. Following tea making, you will make your own Goshuincho (original washi notebook) which are used to collect the calligraphy seals and stamps when visiting temples and shrines in Japan. Following this you will go on a short walk to a local favourite shrine where you will learn about the history of shrines and temples in Japan, how to correctly pay your respects as well as receive your first calligraphy seal in your new Goshuin book!The tour will also end in the longest shopping arcade in Japan. After the tour you can explore the 2.6km long shopping arcade with over 600 stalls and all the Japanese street-food you could want!

Know More about this tour

Starting from Minami-morimachi Station (Tanimachi Line on subway or Sakaisuji Line on Hankyu Line, Exit 4B, outside on street level) we will take a short walk to a local favourite cafe where you will select a green tea of your choice, a unique mug to prepare the tea in before making and enjoying the tea yourself. Following this you will make your own Goshuin (original washi notebook) which are used to collect the calligraphy seals and stamps when visiting temples and shrines in Japan. After finishing making your Goshuin, we will take a short walk to a local shrine where you will learn about the history of shrines and temples in Japan, how to correctly pay your respects, cas well as receive your first calligraphy seal in your new Goshuin book! At the shrine, a priest will stamp the intricately carved seal of the shrine your book and then will inscribe the name, the date of your visit, and any additional prayers or symbols that the location is famous for - in traditional Japanese calligraphy. This is the ultimate souvenir from Japan, and a unique way to chronicle your journey!

The tea making and workshop will take approximately 2 hours.

Inclusions

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fresh Sencha Tea & breakfast toast
  • All materials to make your Goshuin
  • The cost to receive your first seal from a shrine

Exclusions

  • Transportation to/from workshop

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The tour will start from Minami-morimachi Station (Tanimachi Line or Sakaisuji Line, Exit 4B, outside on street level). If you are late to the tour, you can join the tour at the cafe (Osaka Chakai) which is a 5 minute walk from the station.

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Operated by a multi-lingual guide (Japanese and English)