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Osaka Beginner`s Tour

by Kaori
(18) Reviews
8h $ 223 Price up to 4 people


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

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

1hour extension / group.
$ 17.80


-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 ( 18 )
Suandari Suandari Canada ( Family )
1 day ago

“ Day tour in Kyoto ”

Kaori picked us up at the port of Osaka to take us to Kyoto to visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine, the Kinkakuji Golden Pavillion and the area of ancient Kiyomizu-dera. It was such an enjoyable and memorable experience, especially with Kaori as our guide. She is so knowledgeable about Japan’s history and culture and took good care of us. Kaori captured our hearts with her humorous and pleasant personality, and we would certainly recommend her services to anyone wishing to visit Japan.


Hi Suan!! Thank you for leaving me a comment!! You and your family have such a great vibration!! Really happy family!! We can laugh and smile all the time! I felt like I was one of your family member XD And our time has passed so fast!! Thank you for choosing me and every your kindness. I would love to see you in near future!! I wish you have great memories for all of your trip in Japan an you are always welcome back to Japan!! Have a great life!! Kaori

Jackie Jackie United States ( Friends )
Very Good
2 days ago

“ Awesome day in Kyoto ”

Definietly had a great time with Kaori around Kyoto. Although, it was only a day, we are glad we had a guide because we probably would of been so lost without her! She is really personable and fun to hang around. It made our day exciting around Kyoto and everything went by smoothly. She's patient and will accommodate with your plans/and interests in mind when planning your day - also, you'll have a awesome photographer! Thank you again for showing us around Kyoto and making our stay memorable!


Hello Jackie! Thank you for spending time in Kyoto with me :) And lots of story about Hawaii! I wish you like Japan more after this trip! Kaori

Susan Susan Australia ( Friends )
Very Good
3 days ago

“ Went out of her way to make our visit interesting ”

Kaori greeted us with a huge smile and made sure we could get about Kobe very effectively. She had gone out of her way to find somewhere tasty and interesting for lunch and because both of us had an interest in textiles she found a wonderful weaving class we could take. The time spent with Kaori was very enjoyable. She gave us an insight into how to get about Kobe which was invaluable. Would highly recommend a tour with Kaori.


Hello Susan. Thank you for leaving me a comment. It was so shame I can’t show you handicraft materials place. Your friend Ruth was always telling me “Susan is gonna like it!” I’d rather wanted know that you are not able to walk more than 5mins. I’d like to prepare a wheel chair for you! Then we can visit more places without problem :) Anyway, I wish you and Ruth have great memories in Japan!! Have a nice trip!!

Mona Mona United States
3 days ago

“ Great day around Kyoto with our new friend! ”

Having Kaori show us around was such a delight! From the moment we met her, we knew it would be a great day. She worked with us on a custom itinerary prior to the day and when we decided to make some changes the day of, she was more than accomodating. She was so great at giving her suggestions of the top places to visit in Kyoto and also the equally amazing but less touristy spots. We loved the day and it was so comfortable with her. *******ted a lot and I enjoyed her company along with of course her ability to guide. Highly recommended !


Hello Mona! Thank you for leaving me a great review!! Yes! We had a good fun time together :D I am glad you could find amazing chili shop at Kiyomizu area XD I wish rest of your trip in Japan is enjoyable and unforgettable!! Thank you!!! Kaori

Franca Franca Australia ( Solo )
2 weeks ago

“ Osaka ookini ?? ”

Ikoka ikoka mai do ookini Kaori san, she even taught me little phrase’s in Kansai dialect. My trip plans changed suddenly and I needed a guide and thats when I found Kaori, through Triplelights. I knew from our initial emails she wanted to make sure I saw what I asked for. Her attention to detail, punctuality and her correspondence were without fault. I asked for Shrines, Goshuincho, Food, Castle and Manhoru’s and she delivered. It was a breeze to have Kaori guide you around and not to worry about asking for platforms or navigating maps. Ineffect, it gave you more time to drink and eat more food in Osaka, Japan ‘s kitchen and enjoy the scenery and all the places we visited. Kaori also knows the best photo shoot places. I loved Nakazaki-cho so much that, it was a part of old Osaka/Japa... read more


Maido OOKINI! Franca san :) Thank you for leaving me a fantastic review! I am very glad you had great time in Osaka! We just keep eating and laughing and hunging around,,,,it is the correct way to enjoy unique city Osaka! And I’m very happy your Osaka dialect improve a lot lol Please keep exploring more great time in Japan!! And Yes!! I’m looking forward to see you in future again!! Kaori

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