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Osaka Castle, Dotombori, Shin-Sekai


Osaka
8 hours
up to 30 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

I take you to Osaka Castle, Dotombori, Sginsekai and Shinsaibashi Shopping Street. In Osaka you can have Osaka local food such as Okoniomiyaki, Takoyaki, and Kushikatsu. Dotombori is popularly known as "kuidaore", or "eating and drinking until you

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Hideo.

  • Osaka Castle
  • Shin-Sekai ( walking around Tsutenkaku, Jan-jan street with a nostalgic atmosphere )
  • One of the popular Kushikatsu restaurants for lunch
  • Dotombori street ( signboards of Gulico, Crab, Blow fish, Dragon and the like )
  • Dotombori River Walking
  • Hozenji-Street including Hozenji Temple
  • Shinsaibashi Shopping Street

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What to Expect

Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi HIDEYOSHI in 1585. Oh, it's my residence, isn't it !! The observatory with a height of 50 meters above the ground commands a panoramic view of Osaka city. Can you guess how many stones were used to build the castle? I'll tell you the answer on my tour. Osaka Castle Park is also known for its beautiful cherry blossoms.
If you want to experience feeling like a samurai when visiting the castle, you can wear a samurai warrior helmet like me !!

From Osaka Castle Pier to Yodoyabashi you can enjoy Nakanoshima on Okawa River by an Aqua Liner for 20 minutes. In 1600s Nakanoshima was developed on the river sandbar and it became the center of Japanese economy.

Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death." Popular foods are "Konamon" such as Okonomiyaki. or Japanese-style pancake grilled on an iron plate, and Takoyaki, or a grilled dumpling with a piece of octopus in it. I'll introduce some delicious stores to you.

Shin-Sekai is a downtown area with a strange mix of nostalgic atmosphere and contemporary energy.
Tsutenkaku is the symbol tower of this area. In the daytime you won't be able to see the illuminations but in the evening or at night the tower is beautifully lit up. The color of the illuminations has a certain meaning. Do you know what it is ?
You can try the local foods (kushikatsu, sushi, tempura) at a reasonable price. Kushikatsu is a typical local deep fried food that goes great with beer. A wide variety of skewered ingredients such as beef, prawns, and vegetables are dipped in batter and deep fried in cooking oil. There is a local rule when eating kushikatsu; No dipping twice !!
Billiken (the famous statue of a spirit of luck) will be waiting for you!! By the way, this area was designed after a certain city. Do you know which city it is ?

If you want to know the answers to my questions, why don't you come and join my tour ?
I guarantee you'll have a great day.

( We'll go around the city on the subways)

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point at your hotel in Osaka city
Ending Point at your hotel in Osaka city

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and the guide), lunch, entrance fee

Important

I guide you Sapporo Furano Otaru Hakodate in Hokkaido, Aomori in Hokuriku, Miyazaki Nagasaki in Kyushu, Kochi in Shikoku. Shimane, Kanazawa, Sakaiminato, and Kochi. Please get in touch with me!!
Thank you.

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

Could you tell us how much transportation fee and entrance fee are ?

We use subway and boat for transportation. Transportation fee of this tour is within 2,500 yen per person. My transportation fee to Osaka is 560 yen. Entrance fee is 600 yen per person.

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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Anna Anna United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Great Day exploring Hiroshima and Miyajima ”

We had a wonderful time exploring Hiroshima and Miyajima. Hideo was a great guide and kept us on schedule. We loved experiencing Miyajima island it was very special and beautiful. He gave us lots of local information and insight into the area. He was able to find us a wonderful, traditional lunch. Although it was raining we had a great time exploring and learning with Hideo.

Hideo:

I'm very happy to receive your message. We had Okonomiyaki, or Japanese-styl pancake, in the Okonomiyaki village for lunch. I had a great time with you, too. I hope to see you, again. Thank you, Anna.

Regina Regina United States ( Friends )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Helpful Hideo ”

Hideo was a very nice and informative guide on our fast paced one day tour of Hiroshima. He got us into one of the best spots for lunch, was very knowledgeable about the peace memorial park and we had a gorgeous afternoon with him at Miyajjima - thanks Hideo!

Hideo:

Hello Regina I'm very happy to receive your mesage. Thank you for joining my Hiroshima Tour. I'm sure you enjoy Japan trip. I hope to see you again. Thank you.

Brian Brian New Zealand ( Friends )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ A Sensational Day Out ”

We had Hideo as our guide for a Hiroshima Tour. We were staying at Osaka and he picked us up at our Osaka Hotel and directed us to the Shinlansen fast train by local train. This was absolutely stress free and I would recommend it. We had Hideo for close to 12 hours from our Hotel and back. This made things very easy. His English is good and he had excellent knowledge. We were a group of 8 and he was excellent in communicating with us all. We visited Miyajima Island and Itsukushima shrine on the island. He introduced us to local food and delicacies. We had a beautiful Oyster Lunch which are farmed locally. We then visited the Atomic Bomb Dome and the Peace Memorial Museum and had plenty of time to look round this area. Hideo was VERY knowledgeable about the history round this and explained... read more

Hideo:

Hello Brian I'm very happy to receive your message. We could have delicious oysters for lunch. Actually culrured oysters in Hiroshima account for 50 percent of the total production in Japan. I hope you enjoy watching the Rugby World Cup in the stadium and Japan trip. Thank you, Brian.

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

“ A in and full day ”

We enjoyed touring the Shihmizu area with Hideo. He was waiting for us when we got off the ship and took us to many places. Our only suggestion for the future is that because he is rather soft-spoken a microphone and speaker would be helpful as it was difficult to hear him in the back of the van. Other than that we wholeheartedly recommend him

Hideo:

Hi Larry Thank you for your point. Unfortunately the van wasn't equipped with a microphone. Next time I'll arrang the taxi with a micophone. I hope you enjoy Japan trip on Celebrity Millennium. Thank you. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

Diane Diane Japan ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Kyoto day trip ”

Hideo have us a full day at Kyoto covering major sites and selected a great lunch place. He was knowledgeable about history and each site, and spoke good English. Hideo was very well organized and kept us on track to see everything. It was overly ambitious to try to cover Kyoto sites in one day as we were unable to see each site thoroughly. But we did want an overview and got that and want to return one day to learn more.

Hideo:

Hello Diane I'm very happy to receive your message. I took you from Osaka to Kyoto; Nijo Castle, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), and Fushimi Inari Taisha. Thank you for joining my Kyoto tour. I'm sur you enjoy Japan Trip. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

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