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One Day Osaka Highlights

by Mari
(84) Reviews
8h $ 285 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Osaka-jo Castle (entrance fee: 600JPY)
  • Doguya-suji Shopping Arcade
  • Dotombori (Tombori River Cruise: 900JPY)
  • Kuromon Food Market
  • Umeda Sky Building (entrance fee: 1,500JPY)
  • Denden town (center of anime and electronic devices)
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284.80 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 35.60
Extra person.
$ 8.90
Hotel pick up.
$ 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. 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.)

4. 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. 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.

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Highlights

  • Osaka-jo Castle (entrance fee: 600JPY)
  • Doguya-suji Shopping Arcade
  • Dotombori (Tombori River Cruise: 900JPY)
  • Kuromon Food Market
  • Umeda Sky Building (entrance fee: 1,500JPY)
  • Denden town (center of anime and electronic devices)

Important

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 only,
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
Osaka Station
Ending Point
Osaka Station or any subway station in Osaka
Duration
8 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 ( 84 )
Jessica Jessica United States ( Family )
Excellent
23 hours ago

“ Kyoto day tour ”

From my first email with Mari, she was prompt and helpful in our planning. My 12 year old nephew and I wanted to see the highlights of Kyoto and Mari was great. She's relaxed and flexible so the day was paced really nicely. We would highly recommend spending time with her! Thank you Mari for being part of our adventure and helping create our memories!

Mari:

Dear Jessica, Thank YOU for being so nice to me. It was an enjoyable tour with you and your pretty nephew! I hope he has learned something about Japan during our tour. Mari

Leonid Leonid United States ( Family )
Very Good
1 day ago

“ Nice tour in Osaka ”

Mary was very nice and accommodating Be had great time in Osaka

Mari:

Dear Leonid, Thank you for the tour review. I had a great time with you and your family. Mari

Maybelle Maybelle United States ( Family )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Easygoing and excellent tour guide ”

Mari was an awesome tour guide. We mostly wanted to explore the food in Osaka and she really tailored the tour to us. It was our last day in Japan and we wanted to eat so many foods! She was so helpful in helping us choose good food and took us to a great okonomiyaki place. Really delicious! We also tried different teas and I did not know there were so many kinds. They flavors were so different and yummy! She was extremely helpful and patient with our souvenir shopping and made sure we got to bus stop to airport ok. We highly recommend Mari. She is really flexible with the tour and knowledgeable about food and the city. She is easygoing and extremely helpful. She was patient with all the food stops we wanted to make! We would not have known what places to eat at without her. She wa... read more

Mari:

Dear Maybelle, It was nice to hear from you! Thank you for writing a tour review. It was a lot of fun for me to introduce local foods in Osaka. There are still so many other dishes you haven’t tasted; you ought to come back! Mari

Peter Peter United States
Very Good
1 week ago

“ One Day Kyoto Highlights ”

Mari is gentle and kind and even before we arrived in Japan, she had always replied to our questions promptly. She is fluent in English so there were no “lost in translation” situations. It was unfortunate that our day with her was rainy from start to finish so we were not able to linger at some of the spots. That was certainly not her fault! We went through a list of other attractions with her that we could visit another day and she wrote down directions from our hotel.

Mari:

Dear Peter, Thank you for taking time to write a tour review. I had a wonderful time with you although it rained! I agree the rain made things a little difficult when walking and taking photos, etc. I hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Mari

Kathy Kathy United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Mari is AMAZING! ”

Mari is one of the Best-of the-Best Japanese Tour guides! She is very kind, fun and thorough with her knowledge of the transportation system and Japan's history. There were so many things that we would have completely missed if we didn't have her expertise.Mari tailored our tour to exactly fit our family of 4's needs. By the end of our 3-day tour to Kyoto, Nara and Osaka, we felt like we were saying goodbye to a dear friend. Thank you Mari for teaching us about our Japanese heritage and making such wonderful memories for our family!

Mari:

Dear Kathy, Thank you for writing a tour review. I treasure the fun time we had during the 3 day tour. Your family and cousins were great! I hope someday you’ll visit Japan again! Mari

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