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One Day Osaka Highlights

by Mari
(51) Reviews
7h $ 240 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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240.30 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 31.15
Extra person .
$ 8.90

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)


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 ( 51 )
John John Australia ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Great Day in Osaka with Mari ”

We spent a great day in Osaka with Mari who was very punctual, friendly, knowledgeable and flexible. Mari gave us a good introduction to the city and as we are here for a few days, have gone back and spent more time in some of the places, such as Namba. We thoroughly enjoyed our Kushikatsu lunch as suggested by Mari. Would definitely recommend Mari.


Dear John, Thank you for your review for the Osaka tour. I much appreciate your comments; they encourage me to become a better guide. I thought your tour style of being curious about how ordinary people lived was very interesting and meaningful. Mari

Warren Warren United States ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Great time in Kyoto and Kobe! ”

What a wonderful visit. Mari was immensely helpful in planning our time in Kyoto and Kobe. We saw so many amazing things in both cities, and very much appreciated Mari's flexibility, attention to detail, and personal touch in making our visit so enjoyable. Thanks Mari!


Dear Warren, Thank you so much for your tour review. It was my pleasure visiting sites with you and explaining some parts of Japanese culture. Your appreciation of Japanese gardens really impressed me. Mari

Bev Bev Canada ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Kyoto, Kobe & Osaka Tours ”

My family and I had 3 tours with Mari and she did a great job. We saw so much and Mari was very pleasant and informative. We enjoyed the tours with her and highly recommend her to anyone who would like to see the sites with a knowledgeable private guide.


Dear Bev, Thank you so much for your tour review. I had an enjoyable time with you! Since we discussed a lot about the itineraries beforehand, I was able to know what you liked to do in each city. I really thank you for that and all the cooperation during the tour. Mari

David Hiromoto David United States ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Excellent tour with Mari! ”

Mari guided us to Nijo-jo Castle, Yakasaka shrine, Gion, Kiyomizudera Temple and countless other shops. Mari went the extra mile to make our experience 5 stars! We highly recommend her services and look forward to our next trip with her the next time we are in Kyoto area. Keep up the great job Mari! Dave & Cathy from California


Dear David & Cathy, Thank you so much for giving me a good tour review! It was my great pleasure to be your guide. Talking with you during the tour was very enjoyable. I hope I can be your guide again in the near future! Mari

Zachary Zachary United States ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ Fantastic three days! ”

My friend and I spent three days with Mari and it was a great experience all around. Without Mari I don't think we would have been able to get to as many places as we did. My friend and I travel a lot and often have troubles with guides slowing us down but that was never the case with Mari, who always kept up with us. She also was extremely knowledgeable and we learned a lot from her over the time we spent with her. I highly recommend Mari to anyone looking for a guide in the Kansai region. You will not be disappointed.


Dear Zac, It was so nice to hear from you! I myself had a wonderful time with you. You gave me an opportunity to learn about other parts of the world, and I thank you for that. I think you’ll never forget the hot summer days in Japan! Mari

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