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Osaka Castle, Dotombori, Shin-Sekai

by Hideo
(41) Reviews
8h $ 267 up to 30 people

Highlights

  • 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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267.00 USD

total price for up to 30 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person ( more than 30 people ) .
$ 4.45
Extra hour.
$ 8.90

Overview

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

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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Highlights

  • 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

Important

City Osaka

Meeting Point at your hotel in Osaka city

Ending Point at your hotel in Osaka city

Duration 8 hours

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people 1 to 30   Flexible
What‘s included
  • guide fee


What‘s not included
  • transportation fee (you and the guide)
  • lunch
  • entrance fee

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.

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.

Organized by Hideo


National Certified Guide

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Contact Hideo
Response Time 4 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hello, I'm HIDEo YOSHIda. Please call me HIDEYOSHI, the same name as the famous shogun who built the Osaka Castle in 1585.

I was born in Kobe and worked in Osaka for nearly 40 years. I would like to introduce the Kansai region to you ,including Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama.

Kobe is one of the two largest ports in Japan, along with Yokohama. After the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868, foreigners built their residences on the hillside of the Kitano-cho area, overlooking the ocean. Many of the foreign residences are now open to the public as museums, including the Weathercock House, with it's symbol weathercock on the triangle-shaped roof.
In Meriken Park, the red Port Tower (the city's landmark), creates a beautiful contrast against the white Kobe Marine Museum. The museum's design was inspired by the waves and sailing ships.

When you have a chance to visit Osaka, please join my tour. I'm sure you'll enjoy the interesting and historical, scenic spots. For example, Shin-Sekai is a downtown area with a strange mix of nostalgic atmosphere and contemporary energy. You can try local foods (kushikatsu, sushi, tempura) at a reasonable price. Billiken (a famous statue of the spirit of luck) will be waiting for you!!. 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." Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi HIDEYOSHI in 1585. Oh, it's my residence, isn't it !

These days "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" area in USJ, or Universal Studios Japan, is also attracting more and more people.

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Reviews ( 41 )

5 months ago |   by Tessa

“ Very Knowledgeable Guide! ”

Hideo is very professional guide. Before the start of the tour, he gives us our itinerary and the prices we have to pay. He's very knowledgeable in the places we went and very patient in answering our questions. Hideo and my Dad hit it off right away. Glad to have booked with you. We will surely book with you again whwn we come back. Thank You!

1 year ago |   by Florian

The Osaka tour with Hideyoshi was a large and perfect tour. We saw so many places in Osaka and learned very much about the history. The Kushikatsu was very tasty and all in all we had a wonderful time. The next time we come back to Japan we will book a tour with Hideyoshi again. When you want a nice and wonderful day in Japan, book a tour with Hideyoshi.

1 year ago |   by JENNIFER

We booked 2 tours with Hideo Yoshida. One full day tour in Osaka and Nara and another full day tour in Kyoto including Arashiyama. From my first email to inquire about private tours, Hideo sent a reply very fast. As we discussed our itinerary, I sent many emails with many questions and he was very patient, efficient and prompt in replying to my emails. Because of his fast replies with complete details, we were able to finalize our booking in a very short time. The most important thing I appreciate about Hideo is his EXTRA help with my other requests that are outside of the tour services that we booked with him. He helped us book our transportation for sightseeing including for places that we visited without a guide. He also helped us think of activities we can do for the new year, helped us arrange for a wheelchair when we needed one and helped us purchase our theme park special passes. He even sent me more emails with additional information that he suggested based on our interests. He made extra preparations for our tours by giving us folders with maps and brochures about the places we visited. For our tour without a guide, he made sure our transportation with wheelchair was arranged, he forwarded to me name and contact details of driver in advance so we can easily find him when he picks us up in our hotel. Hideo is an experienced and very knowledgeable guide. He is also very detailed and well organized. The best thing about Hideo is he goes the extra mile to help us with all our needs and requests. We were able to make the most out of our sightseeing with Hideo's guidance. I would like to thank him for all his help in making our trip memorable and worthwhile.

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