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Osaka Beginner`s Tour

by Kaori
(69) Reviews
8h $ 282 Price up to 4 people


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

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

1hour extension / group.
$ 18.80


-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 ( 69 )
David David United States ( Couple )
2 days ago

“ Perfect food tour in Osaka! ”

One sentence... Kaori is awesome! Seriously. I can not recommend her enough. Even before the tour, the day before I was looking to go to a live house/music show and couldn't find any. I sent Kaori an email to see if she had any recommendations. Within a short time she had emailed back with a list of some awesome places that she recommended. My wife and I went to one and had such a good time. She met us the next day and took us to so many cool places that were for locals that were delicious. It was definitely my favorite night in Japan. She is super nice and knows the entire city since she grew up there. She went above and beyond what I would have expected for a tour guide and if you have the chance, you should let her take you around.

Ryan Ryan United States ( Friends )
6 days ago

“ Customized Osaka Day Tour ”

Kaori tailored the route with our interests in mind. She was very friendly and knowledgeable about all the locations we visited. We also took the least crowded routes possible. Her English is also on point. Definitely would recommend.


Konnichiwa, Ryan san! Thank you for leaving a comment!! And thank you for sharing your summer holiday trip to Japan! I wish you had great night out in Osaka that day!! Enjoy study Japaneseeeee! Ganbatte!! Kaori

Michael Michael United States ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Friendly and easy going ”

We had an excellent time with Kaori. She is very nice and has a way of making everyone feel comfortable around her. She expertly led us around Osaka - taking us to the places where we wanted to go. She welcomed us as if we were friends and acquaintances. She even booked a last minute request for a Japanese tea ceremony for us and secured it by paying with her credit card prior to meeting us. Thank you Kaori for a wonderful day in Osaka.


Hi Mike!! Thank you for your comment!! And thank you for sharing your last minutes in Japan!! I am glad if I could help your last moment in Japan especially in Osaka my home town!! The chemistry happened to me, too!! I felt like I know you such long time,,,, or meeting with not too close relative,,,, lol That’s so weird but fun!! We all connected at some point! I really enjoyed the time with you and your lovely family!! Yes, if I have chanco to visit california, I will let you know!! Thank you very much!! Love! KAORI

Terry Terry United States
2 weeks ago

“ Kyoto tour ”

Nice day tour of Kyoto. Especially the train returning to Osaka. Thank you.


Hello Terry :) Thank you for leaving your comment! And Thank you for sharing your time with me!! I wish 2 things!! I wish you had great time in Thailand!! And another thing is I wish you are enjoying your original special smoothie back to your home ;) thank you!!!!

John John Australia ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Comprehensive and detailed planning by Kaori resulted in an excellent tour of Kyoto ”

Kaori was a bright and bubbly guide with an excellent personality for doing what she is doing and I can understand why she is in such high demand guiding in her area. Kaori provided a private tour for my wife and I of Kyoto. This tour was extremely well planned and communicated by Kaori who made sure through her preliminary emails that she understood what it was exactly that we were looking to see in Kyoto and then made a number of extremely valid suggestions about our itinerary that provided a significantly better outcome. Kaori's english skills were were extremely good and she has travelled extensively herself. Kaori expertly steered us around the biggest crowds and showed us secret spots that the masses were yet to discover where we could wander alone through outstanding bamboo fore... read more


Hello John! Thank you for your comment :) It was super boiling hot and humid day!! We all sooooo wet of sweat!! However I really happy you and Carolyn could enjoy the time in Kyoto ;) I am so sorry we haven’t had enough time to visit Gion at the end of the day,,,, coz I never thought we spend 2hours of time in the market and enjoy FOOD lol I was worried Carolyn knees as well but,,,, she was soooo tough!! Really respect her ;) It was beautiful and funny summer day in Kyoto!! Thank you for your cooperation!! Please let me know when you back to Japan!! I’d love to show you much more!! Love Kaori

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