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Osaka Castle, Dotombori, Shin-Sekai

by Hideo
(91) Reviews
8h $ 273 Price 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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273.00 USD

Price up to 30 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person ( more than 30 people ).
$ 4.55
Extra hour.
$ 9.10

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

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Thank you.

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and the guide), lunch, entrance fee
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
up to 30 people   Flexible

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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 91 )
Todd Todd United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Full-service guide that kept our large group moving ”

Hideo was a super tour guide! We booked professional tours through the cruise ship at other destinations, and this tour was very comparable to those, at a fraction of the cost. I can highly recommend Hideo, based on this experience. I helped to organize the tour with Hideo for a group from Cruise Critic, that ended up being 25 people. Hideo consolidated all of the costs (travel, entry fees, lunch, etc) into a total fee, and Hideo took care of arranging and planning everything. He met us at the pre-arranged time on the dock and had us back to the dock on schedule. The original plan was to use local public transportation, but Hideo organized private transportation using a comfortable bus, due to the size of the group and concerns about keeping everyone together. Hideo also offer... read more

Hideo:

Hi Todd I'm very happy to receive your message. All of you kept time, so I could move ahead on the schedule. I'd like to show you the appreciation. I wish you every happiness. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Todd.

Sandy Sandy New Zealand ( Friends )
Poor
4 weeks ago

“ Himeji tour ”

A group of six adults had arranged for Hideo to meet us at the ship and take us to the castle and adjoining gardens and then go on the rope way above the town. We found to our disappointment that Hideo had no interest in the group. He rarely volunteered any information, but did have some answers if we persisted with questions. One of our party was using a walkingstick and he showed no interest in her well-being, particularly in the fact that there were so many flights of steps which we had to do barefooted. At no stage did he check whether she was all right with this or whether she would have preferred to head back downstairs before reaching the top. He would walk ahead of us and not wait to see if we were all together. At one stage he took off across a busy road to make inquiri... read more

Hideo:

Dear Sandy I awfully sorry to say that I troubled you. I gave the itinerary to you when I met you, so I thought that where we would go next. First I was going to have lunch in Koukoen Garden but the restaurant was full, so temporarily I seperated to look for another restaurants but I couldn't find it. I'd like to take your point seriously and I'll make use of this experienc moving forward. Thank you, Sandy.

Ellen Ellen United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Exceptional Guide ”

Hideo was a real find. Our group of 6 engaged him to escort and guide us around Osaka, with transportation and sightseeing through Nara and three days of touring in Kyoto. We found him to be very personable and articulate. Hideo was extremely knowledgeable about each of these destinations, as well as how to navigate them and avoid the crowds. He went above and beyond to make what was a first trip to Japan for most of us to be memorable. Hideo ensured that each of our tours were comprehensive and there was very little that we did not see. We were also pleased with his dining recommendations. We would highly recommend Hideo to anyone seeking a guide and hope to one day enlist his services again.

Hideo:

Hi Ellen I'm very happy to receive your message. It was the peak season of cherry blossom viewiing, so we could enjoy beautiful cherry blosoms at Nara Todaiji Temple, and Nijo Castle, Arashiyama and Maruyama Park in Kyoto. Furhermore I ran into you at Kochi Castle because you were aboard in Celebrity Millennium Cruise ship and I guided another guests aboard in Westerdam Cruise Ship. I wish you enjoy Japan trip and every happiness. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Ellen. Best HIDEo Yoshida

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

“ Excellent 1-Day tour of Kyoto with Hideyoshi-san ”

As a private group of 6 individuals on a tightly scheduled vacation, we had requested an 8-hour customized itinerary that would allow us to visit the top 4 attractions in Kyoto and allow us to travel from Tokyo via Shinkansen and return the same evening. We had also requested Hideyoshi-san to arrange a private taxi/van for us as we wanted to spend more time at the sites versus navigating public transport. Thanks to some meticulous itinerary planning and excellent arrangements by Hideyoshi-san, we had a wonderful trip visiting all 4 attractions in 8 hours - Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari with plenty of time to explore each one while throwing in a sumptuous Japanese lunch in between. He was very knowledgable about each of the sites and the region, i... read more

Hideo:

Hi Anushila I'm very happy to receive your heartful message. I'm relieved that you enjoyed Japan trip and I enjoyed guiding all of you, too. I hope to see you again. Thank you. From HIDEo YOSHIda

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

“ Hideo was a life saver! ”

We booked an afternoon tour with Hideo, but unfortunately I had an accident as our tour was to begin. Hideo went above and beyond what any guide would do, meeting us at the hospital, arranging transport and even returning the next day to help us make it onto our train on time. Words cannot express how indebted to him we are for his help. You won't find a more compassionate human to spend time with in Japan.

Hideo:

HI Chris I'm sure you recover from an injury. I'm looking forward to seeing you next time. The best of health to you. Thank you. From HIDEo YOSHIda

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