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One Day Osaka Highlights

by Mari
(70) Reviews
7h $ 243 Price up to 6 people


  • 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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243.00 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 31.50
Extra person.
$ 9.00
Hotel pick up.
$ 9.00

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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  • 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)


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
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 ( 70 )
Michelle Keiko Michelle United States ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Temples of Kyoto ”

My husband and I booked a 5 hour tour around Kyoto with Mari. She created an amazing itinerary based on the specific temples we wished to see. Mari was very informative, providing history lessons along the way. She even assisted me in purchasing headache medication at the local drugstore. We plan to visit Japan again and will definitely book another tour with her! Thank you so much Mari! - Michelle & Erick


Dear Michelle & Erick, Thank you for your tour review. It was my great pleasure guiding you to the temples you wished to see. I will wait for you to come back to Japan for a holiday! Mari

Dini Dini Indonesia ( Solo )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Kyoto at a glance ”

Very good guide Just sometimes walking too fast which for traveller who first come to city would like to enjoy scenery


Dear Deni, Thank you for your comment on the tour. I apologize that I sometimes walked too fast for you. I will keep your comment in mind for my future tours. Mari

Jeffrey Jeffrey United States ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ Incredible tour guide ”

Mari was unbelievable! She was so knowledgeable & interesting, I had left my IPad on the bullet train & she went above & beyond helping us retrieve it! We had to go to Osaka to pick it up & Mari accompanied us to make sure all went smoothly - surely this is the ultimate in kindness & professionalism. She offered alternate itineraries & we were able to be flexible as the day progressed. Mari took us to a wonderful Udon noodle shop for lunch as well. Hire Mari as your guide & u won’t be disappointed in the least!


Dear Jeff, Thank you for your tour review! I was very happy that your IPad was returned to you at the end of the day. I realize if it hadn’t been, your memory of Japan might have been different. I enjoyed talking with you very much during the tour. Sorry that I kept forgetting to slow down! Mari

Amanda Amanda Australia ( Family with kids )
4 weeks ago

“ A great introduction to Kyoto ”

We had a wonderful day with Mari- she accommodated all our requests! We started off at Kyoto station where she helped us book our train tickets to Hakuba, her English is fantastic so it made it very easy to ask complicated questions! We then caught the train to Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine which was amazing! Back to an interesting walk around Gion with Mari answering all our questions and then subway to Nijo-jo Castle which was fabulous especially with its nightingale floor! We finished up at the beautiful Golden Pavilion which was stunning in the sunlight! Mari had bought some pictures and a small white board in which to help explain certain facts which she used on the way to each destination which was really helpful. On finishing she even helped us get back to near our accommodation even... read more


Dear Amanda, Thank you for your wonderful comments on the tour. I had a great time with your family! It was my pleasure to help you with train tickets, and thank you for listening to my explanations with interest. I hope you’ll have an enjoyable time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Mari

Greg Greg Australia ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Mari is a great Triplelights guide ”

Mari is a great guide for Triplelights. Mari's historical knowledge of Kyoto's feudal past was a highlight for us. The balanced itinerary was also very good between Shrines, Temples and other attractions.


Dear Greg, I had a great time with your family yesterday. Thank you for the comment on the balanced itinerary because I try to organize it so that children don’t get bored. Hope you’ll have a nice time in Kyoto for the rest of your stay. Mari

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