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Osaka Tour for Food and History Lovers


Osaka
8 hours
up to 4 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

Feel free to personalize this offer with Aimu.

  • 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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Reviews ( 9 )
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William William United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ she has a wealth of knowledge of Chinese history which i found fascinating. Also, she was quite willing to customize my trip so that it met my needs and interests ”

-she was punctual -she has a good attitude -prior to my trip she helped me think through what options I had available. She spent considerable time in helping me plan my visit so that the days were structured around my particular interest which was photography. -she pointed out ways I could save money by doing things a certain way. -booked us a tea ceremony so i could photograph a Maiko. Excellent intro to the world of Maiko's and Geisha's.

Aimu:

I’m very grateful for your kind words. Thank you very much for a memorable day and all the experiences you’ve given me. However, I cannot stop giggling because you still don’t remember where you’ve been. Keep in mind that you visited Japan not China when you talk about the trip to your friends :D hehe Hope to see you again one day and take care until then ;)

Moabi Moabi South Africa ( Business )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Informative and fun ”

Enjoyed a brief 4 hour tour. with Aimu. Thank you Aimu for sharing your knowledge about the city. It felt more like a visit with an old school friend, than a pure formally guided tour. Really appreciated your flexibility within the framework of the agreed itinerary. Highly recommended.

Aimu:

Hi Moabi, Thank you for your kind words :) It was such a fun and relax afternoon with a great talk and pizza. Hope to see you again in the future!

Hina Hina United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Unforgettable experience of Osaka (thanks to Aimu)! ”

We were visiting Osaka for extremely brief duration with our 2 young children (3 and 6 year-old). Aimu was godsend in getting us a scoop of best of Osaka through its food and markets. She is very informative, great conversationalist, easygoing and patient. We felt as if we knew her for ages and she walked us around with patience and grace. We highly recommend her to anyone who is considering visiting Osaka.

Aimu:

Thank you very much for your kind words! It was such a nice trip with you two and your beautiful kids. I hope they enjoyed Japan despite of some weird food they disliked :P I hope to see you all again one day!

Vivian Vivian United States ( Friends )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Day trip to Kyoto from Osaka ”

We arranged a day trip to Kyoto with Aimu as our tour guide. The whole process from booking to choosing our tour guide was seamless. Aimu communicated with us our options, estimated costs, etc. On the day of our tour Aimu arrived at the hotel before the 9AM meet up time giving us a chance for a meet and greet with the whole party. Navigating through the various sites that she brought us, we experienced commuting via the train/subway and bus. Aimu was there to guide us along the way also explaining the history of each of the sites we visited. She speaks very good English. During some lull time (waiting for our rides or during our rides) we liked discussing various topics with her - such us worldwide and local politics, etc. She was very knowledgeable and respectful of our views as well. We ... read more

Aimu:

Hi Vivian, Thank you very much! I had a great time guiding you all! I appreciate the nice discussion we had too :) hope to see you all again in LA or Philippines!

TODD TODD United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months 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

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