Let's walk around OSAKA!! Part3

Walking through the Sumiyoshi Shrine and Osaka's Artisans (Sumiyoshi Shrine and Sakai City)

Walking tour's theme

  The industrial city of Osaka, once called Manchester of the Orient, possesses a number of highly skilled businesses as well as artisans who make handicrafts with traditional techniques that have survived to this day. In addition, June is a popular wedding month throughout Japan. This tour will visit Sumiyoshi Shrine in Osaka City, traditional house and musuem of knives in Sakai City.
  If we are lucky, we could happen to meet traditional Shinto marrages at the Shrine. In Sakai, you can experience to make Japanese knives and to join tea ceremony.

Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (scheduled), Saturday June 20th, 2009
Meeting Place: Lobby of Hotel Chuo at 12:45
1-1-12 Taishi, Nishinari-ku, Osaka 557-0002, Japan (Near the East Exit of Shin-Imamiya Station, JR Osaka Loop Line)
Seats: approx. 15 persons
Language: English & Chinese mandarin
Cost: Free, only actual expenses!! 600JP\ for one-day free tram ticket.
Application: Email your request to the Hannan University (Email address: matsumuy@hannan-u.ac.jp) with name(s), age and sex of applicants, contact (applicant's hotel name, etc.) and email adress. The university will email you back for confirmation.