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One Day Osaka Highlights

by Mari
(60) Reviews
7h $ 238 Price up to 6 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: 1,500JPY)
  • Denden town (center of anime and electronic devices)
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237.60 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 30.80
Extra person .
$ 8.80

What to Expect

In this tour we'll visit 4 to 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 searching 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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  • Osaka-jo Castle (entrance fee: 600JPY)
  • Doguya-suji Shopping Arcade
  • Dotombori (Tombori River Cruise: 900JPY)
  • Nakanoshima/Kuromon Ichiba Market
  • Umeda Sky Building (entrance fee: 1,500JPY)
  • Denden town (center of anime and electronic devices)


I accept a tour request until 2 days prior to the tour date and a group of 2 persons up to 10 persons.

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 (1,500JPY/person),
lunch for you and guide,
Meeting Point
At your hotel in the city of Osaka or at any train station in 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 6 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 ( 60 )
Claire Claire New Zealand ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Wonderful Guide ”

Mari was punctual, knowledgeable, helpful, accommodating and kind. We had an amazing day and saw everything we wanted to and more! Mari was so lovely! We wish we had more days with her. Thank you Mari :) 10/10 would recommend Mari to anyone looking for a guide!


Dear Claire, Thank you for your nice and quick review! I had an enjoyable time with you all. You have such a nice and warm family! I hope you’ll have a good time in Osaka. Mari

Maylin Maylin United States ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Fantastic time with Mari ”

I couldn't have paid for a better guide. I feel like I have a friend in Japan. Mari was very knowledgeable and spoke perfect English. She was nice, friendly and attended to our every need. She even helped us at a local pharmacy since all three of my children needed a decongestant. While having a guide is not cheap, making good use of your time is immeasurable. We saw everything on our wish list. Mari quickly changed plans when my kids came across a "cat and owl" cafe that they wanted to visit. I cant say enough. Very thankful! Sincerely, Maylin


Dear Maylin, Thank you so much for your kind tour review. I had a wonderful time with you and your family in Kyoto! I felt very close to you too, and sharing many things with you was a lot of fun. Thank you for giving me such a nice experience. Mari

Joan Joan United States ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Mari was a joy to work with! ”

Mari helped us to design the day we wanted as an introduction to Osaka. She even helped us make the transportation arrangements to Toba (Mikimoto Pearl Island) that we had been unable to make. Because the weather was challenging as was the closure of the Sky Building due to typhoon repairs, she communicated with us frequently about re-designing our tour. We also made adjustments on the day of the tour and everything we did was just what we wanted too see. Mari is flexible, knowledgeable and has excellent Engish communication skills. We recommend her highly! We especially loved the trip to the market, the make-it-yourself okonomiyaki lunch and the trip to Osaka-jo. She was the best private day trip guide we had on our month in Japan!!


Dear Joan, Your review made me so happy! It was my pleasure to show you major sites in Osaka. I think you cooked very well at the local Okonomiyaki restaurant! Thank you again for your very nice comments. Mari

Lynet Lynet United States ( Couple )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Wonderful day in Kyoto ”

Mari was very good at showing us around Kyoto. She had the itinerary planned out so we could maximize our time and see the cultural aspect of the area. She chose a wonderful restaurant for lunch. Her English is very good. Highly recommend Mari.


Dear Lynet, Thank you for your tour review. It was my pleasure to show you around the eastern part of Kyoto in the limited amount of time. Good to know you enjoyed lunch at the restaurant! Mari

Kimberly Kimberly United States ( Family )
3 weeks ago

“ Fabulous Day! ”

We spent a day with Mari touring the sites of Kyoto. She was very professional, starting with a quick reply once we booked, she was very knowledgeable about the history of the places we went, and she was also very nice. When my phone died unexpectedly, she even went out of her way to help me find a charger. She also helped me learn to navigate the public transportation system so I could get around by myself the next day. We had a great time with her and I would highly recommend her as a guide!


Dear Kim, Thank you for your nice comments on the tour. I had an enjoyable day with you! I’m glad you could get a charger before visiting Golden Pavilion. That’s probably the most picturesque site. I hope you are having a great time in Kyoto! Mari

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