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One Day Osaka Highlights

by Mari
(46) Reviews
7h $ 243 Price up to 10 people

Highlights

  • 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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243.00 USD

Price up to 10 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 31.50
Extra person .
$ 9.00

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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Highlights

  • 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)

Important

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
Duration
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 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 ( 46 )
Vivian Vivian Canada ( Family )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Half day tour in Kyoto ”

Mari was very accommodating with our tour and took us to the Temple,Market, and Gion. She answered all the questions we had and gave us some historic information. Mari is very outgoing and it made everyone comfortable chatting with her. My 7 year old son adores her. I would recommend her to other friends and family of mine.

Mari:

Hi Vivian, Thank you for your tour review. I'm happy to know you enjoyed the tour. It was very hot and busy in Kyoto on that day, and I'm sure you got a bit tired. I really enjoyed having you and your boy; he was a little gentleman! I hope I can see you and your friends in the future. Mari

Maribeth Maribeth United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Kyoto and Osaka ”

We spent a day in Kyoto and a day in Osaka with Mari. Mari was very knowledgeable on both place. We wouldn’t have been able to do all the things we wanted to do without her! She was friendly and easy to get along with. I would definitely recommend Mari to anyone who would ask!!

Mari:

Dear Maribeth, Thank you so much for your nice tour review. I had a wonderful time with your family. To tell you the truth, I was not sure if I should take you to Umeda Sky Building on a cloudy day for a city view, but it turned out to be nice! Also, I appreciated your comments on Osaka; they gave me a hint for my future tours. I hope you'll enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Mari

Nicole Nicole United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Kyoto area tour with our family ”

We enjoyed the most wonderful day with Mari. She greeted us exactly on time at our Ryokan in Kyoto. She had come up with a great plan for us as everything was in walking distance from where we were staying. She took time to explain historical facts with us and answered any questions we had. We were traveling with our two teenaged children and our 8 year old. She was very patient as it was a very hot day. Mari was especially helpful at lunchtime in ordering exactly what the children had in mind. We highly recommend Mari, she made our time in Kyoto very memorable. I must also add that the communication before our arrival was excellent.

Mari:

Dear Nicole, Thank you so much for your nice comments on the tour. I had a wonderful time with you too!! I'm glad to know you enjoyed the places we had planned. I was especially impressed that all of you including your children always listened carefully what I explained during the tour. Thank you again, Nicole! Mari

Stephan Stephan Germany ( Solo )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Beautiful day in Kyoto! ”

We had a wonderful day in Kyoto with Mari! She has put together an individual tour according to our wishes. We visited various temples, beautiful ZEN-gardens and had a very good lunchtime with traditionally food. Everytime the tour was very well planned and Mari has always given interesting informations to us. Thank your Mari for this beautiful day with you!

Mari:

Dear Stephan, Thank you so much for your tour review. I should thank YOU for various information about your country. It was very interesting to exchange our knowledge and thoughts. Mari

Mark Mark United States ( Family )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Great half-day tour of Kyoto ”

Mari was efficient and kept us informed up until the time we met for the tour. She arranged an interesting agenda based on our desires. We had a GREAT time and would recommend Mari to anyone looking for a qualified guide. Thanks Mari!!

Mari:

Dear Mark, Thank you for your tour review. I had an enjoyable time with you. I hope you 'll be back in Kyoto again! Mari

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