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Osaka Beginner`s Tour

by Kaori
(39) Reviews
8h $ 225 Price up to 4 people


  • River cruise
  • Osaka castle
  • Shinsekai
  • Dotonbori area
  • Namba local bars experience
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225.00 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

1hour extension / group.
$ 18.00


-The most popular spot Osaka Castle and river cruise.
-Nostalgic town ‘Shinsekai’ soul food Kushikatu and Doteyaki lunch.
-Feel the vibrant city Osaka! Doton Bori area walking
-Try some Japanese sake at a local standing sake bar

This is my basic Osaka city tour for Osaka beginners!

What to Expect

From Osaka castle pier we get onto a boat and enjoy 60mins of Nakanoshima round river cruise.
You can see Osaka castle, ancient and modern buildings such as city central public hall building which historical architecture from Meiji period (1918)

Osaka castle park.
Osaka castle is symbol of Osaka.
Go up to the top of the castle, you can overlook the city of Osaka.
You feel like a owner of the castle!
Inside of castle is a museum you can visit and learn about history of Osaka castle.

-River cruise
-Osaka castle
Together fee is 2000yen

Shinsekai has a little old fashioned Showa period atomosphere.
At the center of Shinsekai stands Tsutenkaku tower.
Let’s enjoy Shinsekai’s soul food Kushikatsu and Doteyaki.

Dotonbori area where south part of Osaka city and the most lively and vibrant area in Osaka.
There are all classes hotels, shops, restaurants etc.
You can find any food according to your wishes but I recommend Okonomiyaki or Takoyaki which Osaka´s soul food.
There are some interesting streets around Minami area such as...

Do-guya suji···cooking facilities speciality store district
Kuromon ichiba···fish market street
Nipponbashi···Electoronics and Anime·Manga·Otaku and Maid cafe district
Matsuyamachi suji···Japanese dolls and toys speciality store district
America mura...popular area for young people. Cloths shop, accessory shop, Tatoo shop, music shop etc, every kind of young fashion fashion items you can check here!
Let’s explore places of interest!

If you are interested in Japanese sake or local bars, I can show you real local Japanese bars atback street of Namba.

No English menu!
No photo menu!!
No English speakers!!!

But No worry!
with bit of sake, you can experience real Japanese night life!

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  • River cruise
  • Osaka castle
  • Shinsekai
  • Dotonbori area
  • Namba local bars experience


Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

What‘s included
Guide fee, hotel pick-up
What‘s not included
-Transportation fee (you and the guide)
River cruise 1700yen p/p
Transportation fee is going to be around 1000yen p/p by JR train and subway p/p

-Entrance fee
Osaka castle entrance fee is 600yen p/p

※River cruise and Osaka castle entrance fee two of them together, it sells discount ticket.
2000yen p/p

-Sake experience and dinner
A glass of sake is around 500yen to 800yen.
It depends on how much you drink but dinner costs about 2000yen to 4000yen
Meeting Point
JR Loop line Osakajyo Koen station or your hotel
Ending Point
Namba station or your hotel
8 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people   Flexible

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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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 ( 39 )
Susan Susan Canada ( Couple )
1 day ago

“ Just Like Hanging Out With a Friend ”

Kaori is a lovely young woman filled with a zest for life and a love of people. She is down to earth and very easy to talk to. She impressed us with her willingness to make sure that our two days went smoothly and was quick to recognize if changes were needed to our itinerary either due to weather or by chance we were tiring. As neither my husband nor I eat fish, she managed to find two most amazing places to have lunch offering both delicious food and the chance to mix with the locals. One unplanned stop at a local textile factory resulted in a most precious and treasured souvenir, a beautiful hand made silk Kimono! Spending two days with Kaori truly was like hanging out with a good friend, filled with lots of warmth and many laughs. It was our pleasure to have met her.

Jane Jane United States ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ Kaori was awesome!!! ”

Kaori was awesome! Kaori was born and raised in Osaka so she knows all about Osaka. I did Osaka beginner's tour. I like the story and background of the area we went. She was very, very knowledgeable. She was easy going and easy to talk to. I know I will definitely will hire Kaori when I come back in a few months. Thank you, Kaori :)


Hi Jane! Thank you for your comment! I spent very happy warm time with you, too! I wish your new life will be enjoyable and lots of fun! I’d love to help whenever you need it :) Please feel free to ask! Look forward to see you again soon!! Kaori

James James United States ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ Kyoto Tour ”

Kaori is an amazing tour guide! She contacted us a few times before the tour started to plan our itinerary and make sure it was what we wanted. I left our day in her very capable hands, and let her plan the entire journey. She arrived at our hotel in plenty of time to start. As we began, we walked through the streets of Kyoto, and she pointed out and described various historical points. She is both knowledgeable and funny, and will keep you well informed, as well as entertained. We feel like we learned so much about Kyoto and got to see some hidden gems that we would have totally missed otherwise. She went out of her way to make sure we had an incredible experience, and even gave us suggestions on things to do the following day. Well worth the money for sure! Can't wait to return... read more


JAMES SAAAAAN! Thank you very much for leaving comment! Since we met, chemical reaction occurred!! I really love how you speak, express yourself! I could feel you really love Japan and want to understand as much as you can! So I wanted to share as much as I can!! Vincent san has calm and peace atmosphere :) 3 of us had sooo nice balance XD I like your beauty talk and terrace house story XD Please come back anytime when you got a chance!! And give me a shout!! Thank you very much! Kaori X

Kim Kim Australia ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Kyoto day tour / Arashiyama and Golden Pa ”

We had such a lovely day in Kyoto with Kaori. We had just arrived in Japan the day prior and were a bit weary to navigate .... but no need because travel between Arashiyama monkey and bamboo forest, and the Golden Pavillion, then Nashiki markets and a divine matcha cafe (with an impromptu stop for some warm gloves!!) was made easy with Kaori guiding the way. She took a warm interest in our two young girls and even found a Rilakuma cafe for lunch that made their day. We really enjoyed Kaori’s insights and warm and easygoing personality. Our girls loved her company too.


Hello Kim :) Thank you for leaving comment! It was such a cold day! But because of your cooperation, we could survive in snow XD Your little princesses are super cute, have unique interests and great appetite!! I wish you enjoy rest of stay in Japan. Kaori

Katrina Katrina New Zealand ( Family with kids )
1 month ago

“ Fun in Kyoto ”

My family have just returned to Tokyo after a fun day in Kyoto with Kaori. We booked a half day tour as we were short of time in Japan, Kaori helped me with a plan of what to see in our limited time. After meeting us on the platform when the Shinkansen arrived we visited Fushimi Inari 1000 red gates shrine, the Arashiyama bamboo grove and the Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion. We have a vegetarian and another person with a food allergy in our group and Kaori organised lunch at a fantastic vegan restaurant for us which was very relaxing as she made sure the staff were aware of the allergy and we could all enjoy our experience. Kaori has a lovely warm personality, she is very relaxed and got on well with all members of our group, she was very flexible with our timetable and we never felt rushed,... read more


Hello Katrina! Thank you for your prompt warm review!! To be honest, your kids are the most well educated youth I’ve ever met! I was really impressed!! Because of your cooperation, we could make the day easy and so much fun!! As I said thank you finding me as your guide! I had sooo nice time with you,too! Please please tell thanks for Graham, Ruby and Ben, too. And anytime when you have chance to visit japan, please give me a shout! You are always welcome!! Thank you so much!! Kaori

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