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Osaka Tour for Food and History Lovers


Osaka
8 hours
up to 6 people
Danish ( Professional ), English ( Professional ), Japanese ( Native )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Osaka is well known as “nation’s kitchen”. Indulge yourself with a variety of dishes in Kuromon food market. Still hungry? Don't worry. Shinsekai will offer you its speciality, Kushikatsu (deep-fried skewered meat and vegetables). Wonder how Osaka has developed to be one of the most vibrant city in Japan? Visit some historical spots such as the very famous Osaka castle and you will know how.

Itinerary

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  • Osaka castle
  • Kuromon food market
  • Shinsekai
  • Tennoji Park
  • Shitennoji

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What to Expect

This walking tour will offer you a taste of some delicious local food in Osaka and a hint of its trajectory to become one of the major cities. The suggested spots are described below:

1) Osaka castle: Built in 1597 by Hideyoshi Toyotomi who succeeded in the unification of Japan in 1590. The castle was restored twice and the current castle is a reproduction of the second version except the elevators and interior which functions as a modern museum.

2) Kuromon food market: A market that extends to approx. 580m filled with as many as 170 shops selling seafood, fruit juice and sweets.

3) Shinsekai: With Tsutenkaku as its simbol, Shinsekai area is well known for its speciality, Kushikatsu

4) Tennoji Park: A green oasis in the city with many interesting spots including Keitakuen (Japanese garden), Kofun (burial mound) and an art museum.

5) Shitennoji: Built in 593 by Prince Shotoku who supported the introduction of Buddhism to Japan. Shitennoji is one of the oldest temple in Japan and the first temple built by the state.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Osaka or Kobe
Ending Point At your hotel in Osaka or Kobe

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Personalized guided walking tour through the chosen spots in Osaka, Hotel pick-up/drop-off in Namba/Umeda/Tennoji area and in Kobe, Consultation about your itinerary prior to your arrival (You may ask anything about your stay in Japan, not only in Osaka), Tips for your stay in Japan prior to your arrival, Pictures taken during the tour which will be shared after the tour

What‘s not included

Food and drink, Transportation fees (800 yen for 1 day pass per person), Tickets to any attractions (540 yen for Osaka castle and 200 yen for Shitennoji with 1day pass)

Important

・You have to pay for lunch, transportation and tickets to any attractions for
your guide during the tour.
・The itinerary is merely a suggestion. Upon your request, it may be changed
and tailored to your interests.
・You may choose to start and end the tour at any location including airport and your hotel. However, I may charge you for the transportation depending on the location.
・Maximum group size is 6 people. This is to ensure the quality of the tour. However, this does not apply to small kids or babies. You can take small kids or babies with you without any extra charge even if the group will be bigger than 6 people.
・Bring enough cash with you because Japan is still cash-oriented.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Is the price per person or per group?

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.

Can I add more people to my booking?

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.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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.

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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TODD TODD United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ AMAZING Person & Guide!!! BOOK NOW ”

Aimu, is an absolutely incredible person!!! From knowing the history of all the spots we visited to recommending awesome souvenir shops and restaurants, she excelled at every question we asked. Her inclusive world-view and personality made for great conversations and a grounded lady we are both honored to call a friend. We cannot wait to come back and tour with Aimu!!! If you are looking for a fun, relaxed, peaceful and customized tour around Japan, look no further and BOOK AIMU NOW!!

Aimu:

Thank you very much for your kind words :) I hope to see you again in Miami! And when you are back with your partner, you are welcome to contact me :D

Sunil Sunil Oman ( Family )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Helpful guide ”

Aimu is a wonderful person/guide who is well versed with the geography/attraction of Kyoto/Nara area, also i noticed she researched some of our requirements and gound right places - Food, Entertainment & shopping experience She packaged out sightseeing in such a delightful way where we could see best of modern and cultural/traditional Japan, enjoyed every bit of it

Aimu:

Thank you for the nice review :) I’m looking forward to seeing you again and wish you and your family the best!

CARLOS CARLOS United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ the best guide in Osaka ”

very to top guide and speaks fluent english >

Aimu:

Thank you for the nice review :) in spite of the limited time, I enjoyed the nice time together. I hope to see you again one day (possibly also your family) and wish you the best!

Ricky Ricky Barbados ( Friends )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Kyoto tour ”

Aimu is amazing, she covered all of our locations in perfect time and gave us information and the history of all the locations. She took us to a very nice restaurant for lunch and it was amazing. Aimu is very nice, intelligent and fun. I highly recommend Aimu to be your tour guide and your day will be amazing.

Aimu:

Thank you so much for the kind review. I hope to see you again in Japan or perhaps in Barbados ;) We’ll keep in touch!

Joey Joey Singapore ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent tour guide ”

Right from the beginning in curating the tour itinerary to recommending restaurants to taking note of specific request to visit some attractions, Aimu has been very obliging and personable. It was a very well planned day tour. Truly a very good guide. Thank you, Aimu!

Aimu:

Thank you very much for the kind review! I’m still very new, so I’ll keep working hard to improve myself and would love to offer you an even better tour in the future :) Hope to see you again.

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