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Training for Tour Guides and Hospitality Industry Workers in Osaka

English & Culture Lessons for Tour Guides and Hospitality Industry Workers in Osaka
Japanese culture in Osaka can be best learned by tour guide meetings that include workshops on English, Japanese history and Japanese culture at Maikoya. These tour guide workshops are held every Thursday from 6pm to 7 pm and they are open to professional tour guides, tour guide candidates and volunteer tour guides in addition to hotel clerks and concierge. The meetings are ideal to expand your knowledge on Osaka tours, Kyoto tours, Nara tours, Kobe tours, Wakayama tours, and Hiroshima Tours. You will be taught how to speak English more fluently, how to respond if you don’t know an answer to a question, where the best off the beaten tracks are, what foreigners really like and really want to know, and etc..
Teacher: A college professor with PhD, who specializes in intercultural communication and Japanese culture
What matters most to travelers (attached (academic study))
Tour gudies Osaka
The Format:

  • 18:00 Weekly topic
  • 18:30 discussion
  • 18:45 pair work on common questions
  • 18:50 Guiding and concierge tips and techniques
  • 19:00 Finish

Cost: ¥1000
Location: Maikoya Osaka
Weekly topics

  • Japanese culture
  • Osaka culture
  • Japanese gardens
  • Japanese castles
  • Japanese cuisine
  • Tea ceremony
  • Calligraphy
  • Martial arts, aikido, karate, judo, sumo, kyudo, kendo, jukendo
  • The tradition of kimono
  • The tradition of geisha
  • The tradition of samurai
  • Zen Buddhism
  • Differences between temples and shrines
  • Difference between maiko and geisha
  • Kintsugi
  • Sumi e
  • Ukiyo e
  • Bunraku
  • Rakugo
  • Noh theater culture
  • Shamisen, koto, taiko
  • Katana, yumi, yari, kenbu, iado
  • Japanese history -kofun
  • Japanese history-Nara
  • Japanese history- Heian
  • Japanese history-Kamakura
  • Japanese history-Muromachi
  • Japanese history-Edo
  • Japanese history- Bakumatsu
  • Japanese history-Meiji

Tour Guides and Concierge in Osaka & Kyoto Commonly asked questions

  • Why do Japanese people wear surgical masks?
  • Why is Japan so clean?
  • What do Japanese people eat for breakfast?
  • How do Japanese people sleep?
  • Why do Japanese people bow?
  • What is the religion of Japan?
  • What is the climate of Japan like?
  • What is the population of Osaka, Kyoto, Japan?
  • What is the government of Japan like?
  • Are there real samurai today?
  • Are there real ninja today?
  • Are there real geisha today?
  • Tour Guiding in Kyoto and Osaka tips and techniques

Additional topics

  • -Analysis of negative guide reviews on Tripadvisor
  • -Analysis of positive guide reviews on Tripadvisor
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Best time to visit Osaka, When to visit Osaka

Best months to visit Osaka: April, May, September and October.
Your purpose of travel is important.

  • The nature: April (The cherry blossom season). October (The fall leaves)
  • Japanese festivals: July (Tenjin Festival, Gion Festival)
  • Good weather for sightseeing: May and September (not too hot, not too cold)
  • Shopping: January (new year “bargainsale”)
  • Swimming: Only in August
  • Sumo: Only in March
  • Theme parks & Amusement Parks: April ~ October
  • Hot springs (January ~ March)
  • Worst month to visit Japan: August (high temperature and high humidity).
  • Worst month to make a reservation at a restaurant: December (year-end dinners).
  • Worst month to make a reservation at a hotel: Beginning of May, Mid-August.
Weather Cost Seasonal Events
January Cold ok
New year shopping
February Cold Least Expensive
Setsubun festival
March Good ok Sumo Tournament
April Good ok
Best seasonal event. Cherry blossom (March 27 – April 10)
May Good Expensive. Golden Week (April 27 – May 5)
May dolls festival
June Rainy ok
Enjoy Japanese gardens
July Good / some rain ok
Tenjin Festival (July 24-25), Gion Festival
August High temperature, high humidity Expensive. Obon vacation (August 10 – 17)
Firework festivals, Daimonji Festival
September Best Weather ok
Enjoy Japanese gardens
October Good ok Fall leaves
November ok / rain ok Fall leaves
December Cold Expensive. Christmas and New Year (December 22- January 5)
Osaka Castle night show

The climate of Osaka
Touristic activities in Osaka

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Osaka Weather Forecast, The Climate of Osaka

Osaka Weather forecast for the next days

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The hottest month in Osaka: August
The coldest month in Osaka: January
The highest level of rain in Osaka: June
The highest level of snow in Osaka: No snow
The highest level of humidity in Osaka: July (there is always high humidity, 70%)
The rainy season in Osaka: June
The windy season in Osaka: September (The typhoon season)
The climate of Osaka: Relatively warm climate
Harvest season in Osaka: Beginning of April (Sakura). October (Rice). October-December (Tangerine).
Osaka climate
Osaka weather (°C)
Osaka Climate
Average weather forecast for Osaka in January: 4°C, cloudy
Average weather forecast for Osaka in February: 5°C, cloudy
Average weather forecast for Osaka in March: 8°C, cloudy
Average weather forecast for Osaka in April: 14°C, partly cloudy
Average weather forecast for Osaka in May: 18°C, sunny
Average weather forecast for Osaka in June: 23°C, rainy
Average weather forecast for Osaka in July: 26°C, sunny
Average weather forecast for Osaka in August: 28°C, sunny
Average weather forecast for Osaka in September: 24°C, sunny
Average weather forecast for Osaka in October: 17°C, partly cloudy
Average weather forecast for Osaka in November: 12°C, rainy
Average weather forecast for Osaka in December: 7°C, rainy
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Shopping in Osaka, Where to Buy, What to Buy in Osaka

Shopping in Osaka depends on your needs and preferences. Here are 6 different kinds of shopping route alternatives. Many travelers make a mistake by following the tips on famous blogs. Please remember that each travel blog is written by a person with different needs. Your preferences may be very different.
 Here is a video about shopping in Osaka.

The list of shops in the video

  • Rinku Outlet Mall
  • Sanda Outlet Mall
  • Shinsaibashi Shopping Street
  • Uniqlo
  • Don Quijote Umeda
  • Tokyu Hands Shinsaibashi
  • Takashimaya Department Store
  • Daimaru Department Store
  • Hankyu Department Store
  • Yodobashi Camera (The biggest)
  • Den Den Town
  • Daiso
  • Seria
  • Matsumoto Kiyoshi
  • Daikku Drug Store
  • Kizu Ichiba Flea Market
  • Tenjinbashi Flea Market

Shopping Osaka
Shinsaibashi Shopping Street / Dotonbori