|Meeting Point||At your hotel in the city of Osaka|
|Ending Point||At your hotel or any train station in Osaka|
|Departure||09:00 AM ( recommended ) Flexible|
|Tour Type||Private Tour ( only for you )|
|Number of people||1 ~ 10|
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:
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.)
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 or 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.
I took mari's 5 days tour to osaka, nara, kobe, kyoto with my family of 6 adults and 2 kids.. it was splendid!!! She speaks very good english, very helpful, friendly, and always put our family needs first during our trip.. she cater all our needs (which we believe that we were pretty demanding considering we travelled with 2 kids and 2 seniors) She knows every detail of the places that we visit and help you plan your trips.. Btw herb garden in kobe is a really beautiful place to visit, thx the info Mari.. Our family really had a good time, and i think Mari is the best guide you could ever get if you visit osaka area.. Hope to see you again Mari, keep in touch.. REALLY RECOMMENDED tour guide!!
Mari was friendly and cheerful. She tried to be on the lookout for elderly accessible services like elevators and escalators. Arranged a very nice Kobe beef lunch for all of us. She tried to ensure that we leave with the Japanese experience of the origami - paper folding and showed us how Sake is made traditionally. Also made sure we got on the correct train back to Osaka Namba although I myself almost got on the wrong one! Thanks.
Marie is cool, respectful, assertive, patient and very accommodating
Our tour is going very well as of now. Mary is very good guide we enjoyed the lunch that Mary booked for us
We were wanting to see as much as possible in Kyoto and Osaka during our limited time in Japan. Mari was great to work with and navigated us through to see as many things as possible in the 10 hour period. At the end of the tour she guided us to our last stop at the Umeida Sky tower. From there we took a taxi because the subway was too complicated for us :-). Thanks to Mari from my daughter and I for great memories on our tour!
Naoshima is one of the small islands in Seto-Naikai Inland Sea near Okayama. It used to be just a small fishing village, but in 1992, Naoshima Art Project started.
Many buildings including museums are designed by Ando Tadao, a leading Japanese architect. It's an island of peaceful nature and contemporary art in harmony.