Osaka, the 3rd largest in Japan, has long been prospered as Japan's most powerful commercial city, playing also a major role in Japanese culture like a traditional performing arts of Bunraku puppet show and traditional rakugo comic story-telling. It stems from the very compassion and warm-heartedness of Osaka people. On this tour we will see the present and past of Osaka and its energetic people.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Shogo.
This private one day tour includes must-see tourist spots in Osaka. You will visit Osaka Castle, the Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, and Dotombori and Kuromon Market in Downtown Osaka.
Osaka Castle was build in the 16th century by Hideyoshi Toyotomi, one of the most powerful feudal lords in Japan. Let's go up to the top of the castle tower. You will feel as if you were a shogun by enjoying its magnificent view. Also you will see what Osaka Castle was like at that time by looking at a variety of displays in the castle tower.
The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living is located in cental Osaka, about 20 minutes away from Osaka Castle. This is the best place, not so spacious though, to figure out what the life of the Osaka common people was like during the early 19th to the mid 20 centuries.
Umeda Sky Building is a world-famous building, selected as one of the top 20 buildings around the world by a British publisher, along with the historic buildings of the Parthenon in Athens and the Colosseum in Rome. It is located in central Osaka, about a 10 minute walk from JR Osaka Station. It is a 40 floor building with two basements with the height of 173m. Let's take an escalator up to the rooftop of Kuchu-Teien, the Floating Garden Observatory, commanding a panoramic view of Osaka.
Dotombori is a downtown of Osaka. As you may know Osaka has been regarded as a big food city in Japan. Let's stroll around Dotombori and near by Kuromon Market. I suggest you try Osaka's specialties like Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki, fresh sea food, and you name it.
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Osaka
transportation fee in Osaka (about 2,000 JPY per person, guests and guide), entrance fee (2,700 JPY per person, you only), lunch (you only)
I can also guide you in Hiroshima (Peace Memorial Park, Miyajima), 1-day tour. My transportation fees to/from Hiroshima cost about 20,000 JPY, return.
-The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living is closed on every Tuesday and December 29 through January 2.
-When you would like to join this tour on Tuesday or the day when The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living is closed, we can arrange
your itinerary as you wish.
-We'll walk most probably 10 km plus. So sneakers are recommended.
-Umeda Sky Building has tube-typed see-through sky escalators. When you are afraid of heights, elevators are available.
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
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.
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The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.
Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.
No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
many thanks Shogo for your fatastic guided tour in Osaka. We thoroughly enjoyed your company.
Dear Somila, I am so much grateful to your wonderful review. You are so nice a family. Also it's amazing that your family are so intrested in Japanese culture and tried exploring things Japanese, like mochi pounding to the fullest. I do hope you enjoyed staying in Japan. Thanks for everything, Somila. Best regards, Shogo
If you're looking for a tour guide then look no further! My husband and I had the pleasure of having Shogo as our guide for 2 days. We have booked other guides on Triplelights in the past, and Shogo is one of the best: he's easy going, flexible, and knowledgeable. We highly recommend and would definitely book him again! Thank you Shogo for the photos, and also for going above and beyond on our Kyoto tour. We had a lot of fun, and hoping to see you again in the near future.
Dear Tami, Thank you for your rave review of our tours for two days. You and your husband were so friendly and lovely a couple to me, looking very much like on your "Honeymoon," that I felt as if I were much younger in my thirties with my old close friends. Actually I found tour guiding real rewarding. Thank you Tami for giving me pleasant days. Best regards, Shogo
We found Shogo to be very knowledgeable, friendly and he made our day trip special. My son especially enjoyed the Sushi, Deer in Narra and the monkeys in Kyoto.
Dear Patrick, I am so much grateful to your nice review of our Kyoto & Nara 1-day-tour. It's always my great pleasure to guide such a nice family trying to explore things Japanese to the fullest. I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed the sushi at Arashiyama, Kyoto. Maybe you found some differences between Japan's sushi and Kiwi sushi, because fish for the sushi might be a little different. Since all of your family are sport lovers, I sincerely hope you'll visit Japan again. See you, Patrick. Best regards, Shogo
Shogo was our guide for 2 days. He is very good company and his knowledge about all of the sites was interesting. On the trip around Kyoto he took us on local transport including the tram which was a great way to travel around the city. Overall we recommend Shogo as the perfect English speaking guide.
Dear Dermot, Thank you so much for your nice review of our tours. I hope you enjoyed strolling in Kyoto plus Himeji. Also I assume that you had a great time watching Rugby World Cup in Japan. Hopefully you will come back for the next World Cup expected in Japan in future. So again, Go Ireland!!! Best regards, Shogo
Great experience, Shogo is a lovely and very accommodating guide!
Dear Polly, Thank you very much for your nice feedback of our tour in Himeji, including Himeji Castle, Kokoen Japanese Garden and Shoshazan Engyoji Temple. I sincerely hope that you all have got nice and long-lasting memories from Japan. Of course please keep enjoying Rugby World Cup 2019 to the fullest.!!:) Many thanks to you, Polly and your lovely family. From Shogo