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Osaka Beginner`s Tour

by Kaori
(29) 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 ( 29 )
George George United States ( Couple )
4 hours ago

“ A Friend in Osaka ”

Kaori was a great guide in my recent trip to Osaka with my wife. She helps us since day 1, planning the tour to Osaka. She was able to met us at the train station and from that point show us this great city. She was very friendly and nice. She takes great photos and she can teach you about the history of the city and food, so if you like to eat, you are going to enjoy the tour with her.

Joy Joy United States ( Couple )
8 hours ago

“ Two day tour of Beautiful Kyoto ”

We had a wonderful time with Kaori. She is very knowledgeable and fun to have tour us around Kyoto. She was very accommodating and easy to communicate with. We changed some of our first day tour on the spot and Kaori was extremely accommodating to us. We highly recommend her to anyone! Thank you Kaori for your wonderful tour of Kyoto! Ian and Joy Matteson

Yvonne Yvonne United States ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Four great days with Kaori Travelling in the Kansai Region of Japan ”

We established a base in the Marriott Osaka for 7 days. Kaori spent fours days with us providing excellent tours through the Kansai area. We traveled two full days in Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, and Miyajima Island. Kaori really knows her way around these sites. Kaori saved us an enormous amount of time and effort planing transportation and logistics. Kaori found great authentic lunch locations and has a great knowledge of the Japanese history and of the locations we visited. She made great suggestions and was completely flexible in accommodating our requests and particular interests. Kaori was fun to be with, very punctual and we left Japan feeling like we have a new friend!!


Hello Yvonne! Thank you for your comment :) To be honest I was a bit worried coz it was my first experience to guide same guests 4days in row. But in the end, we could make very good connection! It is because of you and Richard‘s cooperation!! Thank you very much!! We talked many things! Now you know about all of my life and my neighbor lol Again! Thank you very much for great experience and beautiful time!! Please let me know when you come back to Japan! I will prepare wooden Onigiri maker for you :) Kaori

Stanton Stanton United States ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Terrific Guide with lots of energy ”

We had a wonderful experience with Kaori and enjoyed our time with her. She really showed us a lot of great sites.


Hello Stanton! Thank you for leaving me your comment! It was my pleasure. I was happy to show you my favorite part of kyoto ;) I wish you enjoyed rest of you stay in Japan!! Kaori

Lori Lori Australia ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ One day on Kyoto ”

We had an amazing day with Kaori in Kyoto, seeing some of its main sights. Kaori is a vibrant, energetic and all round wonderful person, and it felt like being taken around by an old friend. We hope to be back one day to spend time with Kaori again. Thank you Kaori!


Hello Lori! I’m glad to guide you and your mom Irene!! It was same as me! I felt like I am show ing Kyoto to my old well known friends!! I love the time we spent!! Thank you!! And I wish you have great time in Japan!! Take care and please shout my name when your next visit in Japan!! Love 💕 Kaori

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