【Live Tour】Osaka / Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine Tour
What we'll do
Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine located in Sumiyoshi ward in Osaka city is one of Japan’s oldest shrines and headquarter of two thousand Sumiyoshi shrines in Japan. The shrine is called “Sumiyoshi-san” by Osaka residents and is famous for the great number of worshippers paying their first visit on New Year’s Day.
The shrine is famous for its unique drum-shaped bridge and square-shaped pillars of the gate.
It was founded in the third century by Empress Jingu after she made a successful travel overseas.
She made a return visit here and enshrined three different brother deities. Later she was enshrined too.
So many people have paid their visits to wish for their safe voyage, success in business, safe baby delivery and healthy life.
As an Osakan I will introduce my favorite shrine "Sumiyoshi-san" now.
Sachiko will introduce you several unique spots which are not visited in an ordinary tour
Full of fun, and full of power will be provided in the live tour.
If you need a strong wish to be stronger, richer, and happier, choose my tour.
Every wish will be met with me.
Waiting for your joining my tour!
- Price per person (tax included)
- 1,650 JPY - / person
- Max participants
- Up to 6 people
- Hosted in English
- Communication tools
- Please download Zoom in advance.
- Best for enjoying Japan
- Things you need to know before the tour
The live tours will be held using Zoom webinars.
Personal computers and smartphones can be used to participate, but when using a smartphone,
please be sure to download the Zoom application in advance.
The URL for the live tour will be sent to the email address you used to register no later than one hour
before the start time.
The webinar room will open to participants five minutes before the start of the tour.
Participants may join the tour even if the start time has passed. However, please note that we will not
be able to receive or respond to messages after the tour begins.
Depending on the internet connection on the day of the tour, there may be issues with the sound or
video. We ask for your patience and understanding.
Any internet or data fees incurred by participation in the live tours are the sole responsibility of the
In order to avoid any mishaps or trouble, the live tour may be recorded.
The company and the WOW U mediators (guides) will not be responsible for any malfunctions of
participants’ computers, smartphones, or tablets that may occur during the live tours.
Please note that the contents of the live tours may be changed in the case of bad weather.
Reservations cannot be canceled after payments have been made. Please double check your
reservation before finalizing your purchase.
1Cute Street car will take you to the shrine.
110 years old cute street car is still operating along the shrine bringing many visitors to Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine.
Funny and interesting episodes will be told on the spot.
2Tall stone lanterns along the street and in the shrine and an uniquely shaped drum bridge
Tall stone lanterns are lined up along the street and in the shrine.
Why there are so many tall lanterns here?
Once you get through the big bate, you are welcomed by the drum shaped bridge?
Why it is so shaped and what happened to local people recently?
3Cute animals are shown in the shrine. Rabbit, Cats and others.
Soon you are taken to unique spots with many animals.
What they are for?
4So many unique places to make a wish are not usually introduced in an ordinary tour.
If you need to be stronger, richer, or happier, would you take part in my tour?
The ways to wish are far different from others and now trendy among young generations.
Bring your special wish and Just join and enjoy my tour !!
My most precious memory was when a tour group member was brought to tears by the view, exclaiming that Japan had such beautiful landscapes. Until that point, I had taken the views for granted but when she said that, it changed my life and I could experience the beauty of Japan with others. And I want to share that with you! Being from Osaka, I have been a guide for 12 years. My passion in life is sharing my knowledge of Japan and give people a meaningful experience. I handle private or group tours in Kansai or long tours covering from Kyoto to Tokyo (Hiroshima, Himeji, Kobe, Osaka, Mt.Koya, Nara, Sirakawago, Kanazawa, Takayama, Nakasendo, Mt.Fuji, Tokyo etc.).； bus group tours of up to 40 people or walking tours up to 20 people from various countries. My private tour includes unbeaten tracks, sometimes introducing them the tea ceremony, flower arrangement, Japanese calligraphy and picture drawing. I love experiencing the same views over and over again, yet having a new experiencing every time! And on top of that, the communication with local people! I also work as a guide for JICA trainees from all over the world. My motto as a tour guide is to share the true pleasure of tours and treasure the moment together.