Feel free to personalize this offer with Mari.
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:
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. Shitennoji Temple
It is the oldest Buddhist temples in Japan establised 1,400years ago by Prince Shotoku.
You can see the typical layout of temple structures when Buddhism was introduced into Japan.
It's not just a tourist spot and is still active with worshippers.
3.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. If you wish to have local food, we can go to Okonomiyaki or Kushikatsu restaurant, or both. Okonomiyaki is a local food like an unsweetened pancake with chopped vegetables, meat and seafood with a special kind of sauce on top. Kushikatsu is deep fried vegetables, meat, seafood, cheese, etc. on skewer. Also, we'll visit a good old Hozenji-yokocho alley.
5. Kuromon Food Market
Kuromon 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
guide fee only,
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,
I accept a tour request until 2 days prior to the tour date and a group of 2 persons up to 10 persons.
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
We had a wonderful day touring Kyoto with Mari. She is an outstanding guide. She planned our day to maximize our experience. We give her our highest recommendation.
Dear Anthony, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I also had a great time with you. I was so glad I could show you the shiniest Golden Pavilion yesterday! Mari
Mari was very prompt and thorough with all communications, and did a great job guiding!
Dear Zachary, Thank you for your nice comments! I really enjoyed sharing time with your clients. Thank you for all your support.
Mari arranged a wonderful 2 day tour for my family and I in Kyoto. Mari went out of her way to plan the details of our 2 days in advance to ensure we would get the most of our trip, down to ensure dietary requirements would be met during lunch each day. Mari is very warm and friendly, speaks wonderful English and had much knowledge to teach us about Japan history, culture, and the various sites we visited during the tour. I highly recommend you book your tour with Mari!
Dear Caroline, Thank you so much for your wonderful tour review! I had a great time with you in those 2 days. First day was quite busy, but I’m glad you were all energetic. Also your smile always made me relaxed! Thank you, Caroline! Mari
Mari is a Great choice for a guide in Osaka. She is attentive, knowledgable, patient and accommodating. She know's the history of the cultural sites we visited, and that really made our experience enjoyable and interesting. Know's good places to eat too. Thank you Mari.
Dear Barry, Thank you so much for your very nice comments! I had a great time with your family. You taught me a lot about fishing too. Thank you for letting me share time with you. Mari
Maria prepared our tour perfectly in Advance, so we had a very interesting full Day visiting both towns. Mari spoke perfect english and she organised a very comfortable Car and Driver. All in all a 5* service.
Dear Bernd, Thank you for your wonderful comments. I had a very nice time with you and your wife. Your friendliness made me feel very comfortable for the whole tour. Mari