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The OCTB offers a wide selection of spouse programs which enable the participants of meetings and incentives alike to experience Japanese culture on first-hand. The selected programs are:
Noh or Kyogen Workshop
Noh is the oldest extant theater art in the world with more than 600 years of tradition, while Kyogen is the comedy theater. You can learn and experience these traditional arts through the organized workshop.
City Tour and Shopping
The City's Minami (South) district is full of real Osaka color with busy shopping streets and popular gourmet arcades.
Major museums include the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, the National Museum of Ethnology, the National Museum of Art, the Maritime Museum, the Science Museum, and Osaka Museum of History. The Museum of Oriental Ceramics has the largest collection of oriental ceramics in the world.
Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki Making
Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki are Osaka's specialties. The number of restaurants serving Okonomiyaki in Osaka is as many as 3,000. Taste them and make them with your own hands!
Bay and River Cruises through Osaka
Osaka is known as a water metropolis. From the deck of an open-roofed cruiser will give you a fresh perspective and a close-up view of historical and lively Osaka.
Osaka is a city built on manufacturing. There is a large number of industrial museums scattered throughout both Osaka City and Osaka Prefecture, featuring everything from machinery and metal to foodstuffs, beverages, consumer electronics, biotechnology and robots, which are presently proving to be very popular. Factory tours and some hands-on experiences are available in some facilities.
Flower Arrangement, Tea Ceremony and Kimono Fitting
Experience traditional culture such as flower arrangement, tea ceremony and kimono fitting first-hand. Enjoying these activities will bring greater understanding of Japanese culture.
Samurai instructors demonstrate Tate (Japanese sword fighting) and then show you how to handle a Samurai sword. After practicing the basics of Tate, change into a kimono and learn one-on-one sword fighting. At the end of the lesson, some of the participants play roles in a scene from a film with sound effects and BGM. Time: 30 to 60 minutes (May be changed at your request)
Food Sample Making Workshop
Experience fake food sample making. This food sample making technique, born in Japan, is very unique. Make your original parfait or cake by using more than twenty kinds of toppings. You can take them home for surprising.
How about trying to Sushi cooking program? A chef teaches you how to make sushi. It is easy to make your original sushi.
Tuna Filleting Demonstration
In Osaka Prefecture there are several restaurants where you can enjoy a tuna filleting demonstration at your request (reservations required in advance). (The demonstration may not be available depending on the schedule.)The restaurant will serve you bluefin tuna cultured in the Mediterranean Sea or Mexico with high technology. Even smaller groups can join this event.