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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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Sandy Sandy United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ A wonderful experience ! ”

We had a wonderful day with Hideo. He was knowledgeable, friendly and so helpful.

Hideo:

Hi Sandy I'm very happy to receive your review. Matsumoto Castle had a little steep stairs but you easily walked upstaires. In Matsumoto City Museum, I'm sure, you could enjoy the works of Yayoi Kusama, the most famous modern artist in Japan. I wish all of you happiness and I hope to see you again. Thank you, Sandy.

Bob Bob United States ( Couple )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ A very good experience ”

Well-organized, good group control. Very knowledgeable about Japan, and excellent skills at relating it. Sometimes difficulty with communication due to soft and relatively high-pitched voice! Would use again

Hideo:

I'm very happy to receive your review. I'll make use of your point (English speaking) going forward. I hope you enjoy Japan tour on Azamara Quest Cruise Ship. I wish you every happinss. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Bob.

Ariella Ariella Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Wondering Day with HIDEo ”

We had a wonderful day with HIDEo. We would recommend booking a tour with HIDEo

Hideo:

I'm very happy to receive your review. We visited Matsue Castle and Shimane winery where we could enjoy wine tasting and barbecue for lunch. Lastly we visited sacred Izumo Grand Shrine closely related to Japanese Mythology. I wish you happiness. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Ariella.

Anju Anju United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent day in Kyoto! ”

Hideo is very organized and knowledgeable! He met us in the lobby of our hotel and we spent about 5.5 hours together. He knew quite a bit about the history of Kyoto and Japan in general and answered all of our questions. It was very hot, but we managed quite nicely as there were enough times we were in a cooler areas. His English, while not like a native speaker's, was perfectly fine. We had no trouble understanding or communicating. We did provide lunch, but it was our pleasure to have Hideo as our guest. He made the day very enjoyable!

Hideo:

Hello Anju I'm very happy to receive your review. It was very hot on that day, bur thank you for following my guide payin my lunch. I wish your family much happinss. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Anju.

Alexey Alexey Russian Federation ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent excursion. ”

Excellent excursion.

Hideo:

I'm very happy to receive your message. We enjoyed Hiroshima local food, grilled conger and fried oysters for lunch. In Peace Memorial Museum we took a look at a lot of sad and emotional pictures. I had a great time with you. Thank you, Alexey. I hope to see you again. I wish you every happiness.

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