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One Day Osaka Highlights

by Mari
(34) Reviews
7h $ 254 Price up to 10 people


  • Osaka-jo Castle (entrance fee: 600JPY)
  • Doguya-suji Shopping Arcade
  • Dotombori (Tombori River Cruise: 900JPY)
  • Nakanoshima/Kuromon Ichiba Market
  • Umeda Sky Building (entrance fee: 1,000JPY)
  • Denden town (center for anime and electronic devices)
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253.80 USD

Price up to 10 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 32.90
Extra person .
$ 9.40

What to Expect

In this tour we'll visit 5 popular sightseeing spots in Osaka. If you like to visit other places, please feel free to let me know.

Following is a list of the sights I recommend:

1.Osaka-jo Castle
It's a symbol of Osaka and the most visited sight by tourists. Inside the castle there is a museum that tells you all about Osaka-jo and its history. We will do a lot of walking; so please be ready!

2.Doguya-suji Shopping Arcade
An Arcade filled with stores of Japanese cooking tools for professional chefs and of traditional decoration items. If you like, you can try food sample making for souvenirs at one of the stores. (Food sample making costs 1,000-2,000 JPY.)

3. Dotombori
It's a must spot for tourists. Dotombori is a foodies' paradise along the canal. Let's stroll around looking at a decorative signboard that each restaurant has. At your request, we can enjoy a 20 minute Tombori River Cruise. We will have lunch at a cook-it-yourself Okonomiyaki restaurant. Okonomiyaki is a local food like an unsweetened pancake with chopped vegetables, meat and seafood with a special kind of sauce on top. Also, we'll visit a good old Hozenji-yokocho street.

4. Nakanoshima/Kuromon Ichiba Market
We can either visit Nakanoshima or Kuromon Ichiba Market at your choice.
Nakanoshima is an island sandwiched by two rivers. There is a peaceful park where the locals come and relax. We'll visit neoclassical Osaka Central Public Hall and Osaka Nakanoshima Prefectural Library, both being important cultural properties.
Kuromon Ichiba Market is a very popular tourist spot today. The market has a history of 180 years, and there are about 170 stores along the narrow streets.
It is always crowded with people serching for fresh seafood(often times you can eat at the spot.) vegetables, and fruit.

5. Umeda Sky Building
It's one of the landmarks of Osaka. The building has a unique structure, and is listed as one of the 20 outstanding architectures of the world by Times magazine.
It's 173 meters high from the ground; on top of the building it has an open observation deck called sky garden.

6. Denden town
You will find many specialty stores of electrical appliances, computers, anime and manga related items. Closest subway station is Nipponbashi, but you can walk from Namba. Kuromon Ichiba Market is in a walking distance as well.

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Organized by Mari

Licensed Guide
(34) Reviews


  • Osaka-jo Castle (entrance fee: 600JPY)
  • Doguya-suji Shopping Arcade
  • Dotombori (Tombori River Cruise: 900JPY)
  • Nakanoshima/Kuromon Ichiba Market
  • Umeda Sky Building (entrance fee: 1,000JPY)
  • Denden town (center for anime and electronic devices)


What‘s included
guide fee
hotel pick up in Osaka
What‘s not included
transportation for you and guide(800 JPY/person for one day subway pass)
admission to Osaka-jo for you (600 JPY/person), Tombori River Cruise for you (900 JPY/person), Umeday Sky Building for you (1,000JPY/person)
lunch for you and guide
Meeting Point
At your hotel in the city of Osaka
Ending Point
At your hotel or any train station in Osaka
7 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 10 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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About Mari

Licensed Guide

(34) Reviews

Contact Mari
Response Time 5 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hi, I'm Mari. Welcome to Japan!

I'm a government certified English tour guide. I would love to help you discover more of
Japan. I went to high school in Georgia, USA and studied Biology at State University of New York. I love traveling and meeting people.

In my tour, it's my pleasure to offer a mini culture lecture such as folding paper(making a crane out of a piece of paper) and kanji of its fascinating structure. Also, please let me know if you wish to arrange a tour for your own interest.

Reviews ( 34 )

Very Good
2 weeks ago |   by Chad

“ Kyoto Touring ”

Mari was great. We were a very difficult group to work with due to dietary restrictions and a packed itinerary. She helped us trim the unnecessary sites off of our list so that we could focus on the truly must-see places. She was very flexible with our schedule (by our last day we were pretty tired and needed to eliminate some sites). She was very knowledgeable and I would highly recommend Mari as a guide.

1 month ago |   by Jayvie

“ Osaka Tour ”

Unfortunately, I got sick on the day of the tour. But I talked to my group and asked about Ms Mari. They told me that Ms Mari is so kind, came on time and spoke softly. She was so fast in walking as per my group! But they managed to follow her. She explained every detail to them. Two thumbs up!

1 month ago |   by Janine

“ What a great time with Mari ”

Mari was excellent in both the planning and the tour itself. She was great in corresponding with me on the decisions of how to plan the day. She was so great that we booked a second tour with her based upon the planning of the first. The tour was perfectly executed and we maintained the schedule. Mari is such a pleasant person it was a joy to tour with her.

2 months ago |   by Maria

“ Kyoto 8hr tour ”

Mari is very pleasant, helpful and very patient with us as we had to stop a lot of times for picture taking. We were able to see a lot of places in a short period of time. We learned a lot from Mari as she explained to us the history of the places we visited. She answered all our questions well. She took us to the places that we wanted to visit. We had an excellent time with Mari. She made our visit to Kyoto memorable. We will definitely recommend Mari to our friends and relatives who will visit Japan in the future.

2 months ago |   by Meng

“ An Enjoyable Private Tour To Kobe ”

Miss Mari is a very professional, friendly and thoughtful tour guide. She understands the needs of my mother. Prior to the start of our private tour, Miss Mari managed to help us find a private van for rental even though our private tour booking is very last minute. She also helped us to make lunch reservation for kobe beef, which was a great lunch! We enjoyed our one day private tour to Kobe at our own pace enjoying the scenery and shopping in Kobe. Towards later in the evening, after our shopping, it was drizzling in Kobe and considering that it was too far to walk to the other pick-up point for our rented van, Miss Mari called our driver to meet us at a nearer pick-up point (a shorter walk for my mother). We are very thankful to her for that. We will definitely look for Miss Mari again as our tour guide in our next holiday in Japan. Thank you Miss Mari!!

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