Shitennoji temple Flea market: It hasn't been known by foreign tourists yet, mostly local people. The language you can hear is Osaka dialect, not standard Japanese because of a deep Osaka Area. Tour itinerary: 10:30 Shitennoji-mae yuhigaoka St.→Flea market at Shitennoji Temple (Lunch at the temple restaurant. Japanese food menu only) → Isshinji temple Theater to see Buddhism art → Climbing Mt. Chausu → Going through Tennoji park to Farmar's Market ("Wake no Kiyomaro" bridge, Osaka art museum) around 14:30 ~ 15:00, the end of service. You will meet a strange things you've never met before because the place you are visiting is Japan. Participants really know about their merchandise. They would be happy to teach you how to use it, how they made it or what kind of history the merchandise have. From this moment communication is started with you and participants. And you share it with other guests who join this experience. And then we can make friends like we've already known each other. "Communication" and "Share something with someone" are the key words for this experience. To do it, I will give you some helps with Japanese to local people through the experience
I love flea markets. I've opened up a store as a participant and strolled around as a customer in book & handmade crafts flea markets. It's been about 4 years. I enjoyed both sides because I could have a good communication with many kinds of people. Even now I've been in touch with some of them. I like hearing an episode related with a merchandise from people I meet there. They talk about family, hometown, dream and etc. Priceless time. I would like you to have the same experience in this flea markets. To do so, you might need some Japanese. I will make a bridge between you and participants.
Certification of climbing Mt. Chausu
Shitennoji-temple Flea Market: Watsuka-ichi Market every first Sunday and Antique Flea Market every 21st & 22nd Watsuka-ichi Market: Just a normal flea Market, handmade products, local foods, vegetables and some workshops (Japanese dance & toys, reading picture books, and etc.) Antique Flea Market: One of the highest level Antique flea market in Kansai Area. The central cathedral is open to the public for free only for these days.
Pay money for your food & drink Leaving tour OK, but no refund In the case of a flea market being canceled because of rain, the experience would be turned into a walking tour Rain-or-shine experience