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Osaka Beginner`s Tour

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

Highlights

  • 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

Overview

-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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Highlights

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

Important

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
Duration
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 ( 47 )
Lily Lily United States ( Solo )
Excellent
3 days ago

“ Excellent day touring Kyoto with Kaori! ”

Kaori took me on a 10-hr day touring Kyoto to all the must-see places on my list. She picked me up at Osaka cruise terminal, we rode trains including 15-min on the the bullet train, local train and premium train w/reserved seats. It certainly was an unforgettable day walking (about 7 miles) thru ancient alleys of Kyoto, visiting shrines and temples, UNESCO sites, stopping to eat my favorite snacks in park with cherry blossoms all around us, enjoy tea time at a tea house with the most magnificent gardens and prize winning koi fish, and udon lunch at a tea house in the food shopping area. I needed to shop for unique Disney products only available in Japan, I was able to do that with a private guide all to myself. I really can’t imagine a better way to see Kyoto! Thanks to Kaori I had an exce... read more

beatrice Beatrice United Kingdom ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ She made the trip ”

Kaori was not only so nice and kind and funny, but also knew so much. She was so patient with the kids and knew when to be speedy and when to take her time. We saw so much and would never have been able to do any of this without her. Thank you for making our time in kyoto, Hiroshima, Nara, and Osaka.

Gurjeet Gurjeet United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Warm, knowledgeable and professional ”

Kaori was a perfect guide for my time in Kyoto! She was very easy to get on with, a very warm and happy energy overall. Kaori was very knowledgeable and provided me with some great insight into the history and cultural of everything in Kyoto, especially each of the temples and shrines we visited. I felt like I managed to get so much out my short time in kyoto thanks to Kaori! She also recommended a delicious place for us to eat lunch. I would recommend her to everyone!

Collin Collin Canada ( Friends )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ A Day around Osaka ”

Great guided tour by Kaori for my wife and I and our two cruising buddies. We wanted a day around Osaka in which we saw the sights and travelled by local means, saw the people, their life and city. We went to Osaka Castle and surrounding area, had a typical style Osaka lunch and returned to our ship in Kobe. Great day.

Kaori:

Hello Collin, Thank you for leaving a comment :) I wish you had a great trip all over Asia and your wife got better after that day! Say hello to your companions, too! Kaori

Jack Jack United States
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Amazing 2 days with Kaori in Kyoto, Osaka and Nara ”

We had a great time for 2 days with Kaori. She is knowledgable, funny and incredibly personable! We cant recommend her enough! Thanks Kaori!

Kaori:

Hi Jack! Thank you for your warm comment and thank you for sharing your time with me! I had very happy time with you, Kristie and Emma! Such a lovely family!! I wish your trip in Tokyo was also enjoyable!! Please come back anytime you have chance!! Kaori

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