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Osaka Beginner`s Tour

by Kaori
(53) Reviews
8h $ 276 Price up to 4 people


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

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

1hour extension / group.
$ 18.40


-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 ( 53 )
David David Canada ( Couple )
4 days ago

“ See the Best with the BEST ”

After spending four days in Tokyo, our next stop was Kyoto. Kaori was very punctual in meeting us at our hotel. We wasted no time and were off to explore all of the amazing sites of Kyoto. We walked to our first destination. In that time period Kaori asked several questions, (as we did her) and she quickly knew what would interest us and what would not. She has a very keen sense on detail and knew what all. of our moves for the day would be. The entire day flew by. She had taken special note as to what food we had not tried in Japan and we stopped at a very simple, yet excellent Soba noodle place for lunch. At the end of our tour she took us to the market to finish finding all of the Kyoto delicacies that one should try. Kaori was very thoughtful in sending us an immediate email t... read more


Hello David :) Thank you for your warm comment! We could make a brilliant day because of you and Kim’s curiosities, cooperation, better temperara and sense of humor! Thank you for sharing part of your holiday! Wish you enjoyed Japanese cheesecake!!

Bob Bob United States ( Family )
4 days ago

“ Kaori is the best! ”

Kaori is the best ! We loved her! Her passion for what she does showed thru ever day. Knowledgeable of all the temples and shrines we went to see. She was so helpful setting up the tours and always had added options to offer up! Highly recommend Kaori you won’t be disappointed.


Hi Bob! Thank you for your excellent review :) I am glad you and your boys Nick and Alex are enjoying kyoto! We still have one more day in Kobe!! Let’s enjoy all of it!! Haha!!

Sheila Sheila United States ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Osaka and Kyoto Tour ”

Kaori is an excellent tour guide. She is very knowledgeable of Osaka and Kyoto's history and made the tour very interesting. She also takes into account her client's likes and dislikes and tailors the tour effectively. Thank you Kaori!


Hi Sheila! Thank you for leaving me a great comment :) I impressed you and Danny’s full of energy! You tried lots of new thing!! That was FUN ;) I wish your Japan trip b full of joy and great experience! Thank you!!

Jennifer Jennifer United States ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Nice Day with Kaori! ”

Kaori was very helpful prior to our trip when I had some questions about reservations, and what part of Kyoto to stay. She picked us up at our hotel, and took us to all the must see spots in Kyoto. Kaori was fun, helpful, and taught us the history of the spots we saw. She also brought us to a few places that we never would have known about on our own. At our request, we ate our way through Nishiki Market as she pointed out foods that we should try that are special to Japan and Kyoto. Thanks for a great day Kaori!


Hello Jennifer! Thank you for leaving me such nice comment :) You and your family are very friendly, nice and full of curiosity!! I enjoyed spending time with you!! Thank you for sharing your happy holiday with me :)

Alayna Alayna United States ( Business )
1 month ago

“ Fantastic Tour & Guide! ”

Kaori was a fantastic guide! She is so very nice. She put together a fantastic tour for myself and a group of university students. Everything we requested she made happen. I would highly recommend her!


Hi Alayna! Thank you for leaving a comment :) I was really worried and nervous about this trip coz of such big group,,, It became great day because of you and your lovely students from Utah Uni’s cooperations! They are so funny, happy and energetic! Thank you for giving me this great experience and sharing your time in kyoto!

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