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Osaka Highlight half day tour

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6hs $ 199 up to 6 people


  • Osaka Castle
  • Dotonbori
  • The Floating Garden (Umeda Sky Building)

Choose your tour guide for this tour, price depends on the guide.

Our average price is 199 USD for 6 hours.

Average Price

199 USD

total price for up to 6 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

What to Expect

This tour covers the most requested places in Osaka, especially for tourists who want to see around in short time. It is also good for an excursion from Kyoto, which is only an hour from Osaka by train. If you are ready to enjoy the energetic atmosphere of Osaka, book this tour!


Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi Hidetoshi in 1583. However, it was destroyed in a fire at the same time as Toyotomi Hidetoshi’s death. It was later rebuilt before it was again destroyed by fire in 1665. The modern Osaka Castle was rebuilt using contributions from local citizens after an appeal was made by the then-mayor of Osaka.

Dotonbori is a popular tourist destination in Osaka. There is never a boring moment in Dotonbori, a town densely covered with colorful signs and neon lights. Don’t forget to check out the large variety of Osaka’s culinary options.

The Umeda landmark, Umeda Sky Building, is a tall skyscraper which is the focus of attention from foreign tourists. The Floating Garden at 173 m up is a thrilling spot.


City Osaka

Meeting Point Coordinate with Guide

Ending Point Coordinate with Guide

Duration 6 hours

Starting time Flexible

Number of people to 6
What‘s included
  • Guide fee

What‘s not included
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Your transportation fee
  • Guide transportation fee
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Entrance fee

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you want to customize this tour?

You can change the places you want to visit during the booking process. In the first step, you can add or remove places and also write any special requests that you have for the tour.
Our guides will take care of you and help you to plan the perfect trip.

Transportation (Public or Private)

Most of our guides use public transportation such as train, subway, bus, etc., which is cheaper than taking a taxi or hiring a private car. If you are a big group or if you prefer to use taxi or a private car, our guides will help you to find the best option that fits your needs.
Please note that the transportation cost is NOT included in the tour fee, only the guide fee is included.

Big Groups

If your group is more than 6 people, we recommend you to contact our guides directly first, to see if they can manage your group. See all Guides in Tokyo

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day before of the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 64 )

4 hours ago |   by Alessandro

“ Osaka Personal Tour - 10 hours! ”

Kazuhiko was extremely professional and we couldn't have asked for a better guide on our day around Osaka. He took us exactly to the places we desired to visit in our custom tour (including all the way to the Kofun burial grounds). We traveled with our 1 year old baby and he was very patient and helped us find all the ways throughout Osaka to take our baby with our stroller.

6 days ago |   by Ellen

“ Friendly and knowledgeable ”

Seiko was the perfect guide for us! She is very knowledgeable and tireless. We explored around Osaka on one day, and toured Fushimi & Uji on another, including sake and tea tasting. She knew wonderful places to take us, many of which were not typical tourist places. She was a pleasure to be with and her English is excellent. Highly recommend booking Seiko!

1 week ago |   by Anastacio

“ Enjoyable Trip to Osaka Castle and City Tour ”

I want to say we are so pleased to have had Hideo san come guide us to the castle and the rest of the city tour, my wife and I really enjoyed his company and the local-perspective he used when describing the various places we visited. The visit to Umeda Sky building was phenomenal!! We learned a lot from Hideo san about navigating the subway system and were able to follow his concise instructions to get back safely to our hotel.

1 week ago |   by Nemo

“ Incredible Osaka Guide ”

On my first visit to Osaka, my guide Toichi provided excellent insight as well as knowledge only savvy locals would know. He gave me historical background information that made the city come alive. He took me to tiny alleyways with excellent restaurants and we also visited a water god shrine that was not in my guide book! He also explained in a very interesting manner about the various customs and cultural aspects of both traditional and contemporary Osaka. He is incredibly knowledgeable and speaks excellent British English. I would definitely ask him to be my guide again! Thank you, Toichi!

4 weeks ago |   by Regan

“ Fun time in Osaka ”

We are a family of 4, with 2 teenagers on our first trip to Japan. Fumi showed us the highlights of Osaka on our day tour. First, she took us to Osaka castle. It was hot that day with little shade, so Fumi helped purchase our tickets while we waited under a shaded spot. She is very kind, knowledgeable and friendly. She was also very patient as we walked through the museum floors of the castle. She then showed us the popular shopping areas. The Kuromon market was very interesting. The entire place was very busy. She took us to a great place for lunch and helped us shop. Fumi took the time to ask if we were looking for anything specific and we did. Our son was looking for a particular store and she was able to find it for us. We would highly recommend her for any tour.

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