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One Day Osaka Highlights

by Mari
(96) Reviews
8h $ 298 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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297.60 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 37.20
Extra person.
$ 9.30
Hotel pick up.
$ 9.30

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
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 ( 96 )
Mindy Mindy United States ( Couple )
2 days ago

“ Awesome guide! ”

My husband and I spent our first day in Kyoto with Mari. She was awesome (and her English was excellent) and showed us so much in our one day together. She helped us navigate the subway system as well as understand the Japanese culture and way of living. The local yakitori restaurant she took us to was awesome and authentic too. She will customize your tour based on what you want to see and will recommend the top sights. We had a ton of fun. I highly recommend using Mari if you are in Japan.


Dear Mindy, Thank you for your wonderful tour review. I enjoyed visiting sites with you as you appreciate our culture. Although the day was rainy, you were enthusiastic, and we had a nice talk over lunch in a quiet Kyoto house. Mari

Hai Hai United States ( Family with kids )
3 days ago

“ Awesome day with Mari ”

We had a great day with Mari. She's very nice and caring. She goes above and beyond to give us a great tour. We appreciate it.


Dear Hai, Thank you for your tour comments. I had a great time with your family. You have such a nice family! Mari

Davena Davena United States ( Family )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ A good day with Mari ”

We had Mari as our guide for a full day of sightseeing. She was efficient in getting us around to all the locations we asked for and even led us to a market at the end of the day. We had a full day, so she kept us moving at a pretty fast pace, but it was necessary. Thank you Mari for a good day in Kyoto.


Dear Devena, I apologize we had to walk rather quickly. Since it was a 5 hour tour on Saturday, we had to go thru the crowds! I should have discussed more with you about the itinerary during the tour. Mari

Denimar Denimar United States ( Family with kids )
1 month ago

“ Excellent service ”

Mari San was very patient and accomodating esp with my mom who requested to stop and rest plenty of times due to foot and knee pain. Mari was very flexible and gave us different options. It felt like she was part of the family. Thank Mari San for your service.


Dear Denimar, Thank you for your tour review. It must have been difficult for your mother to tour the last 2 days. I tried to avoid stairs as much as possible, but we had to go up stairs a few times. You have a wonderful family! I really enjoyed your boys! Mari

Rachelle Rachelle Philippines ( Family )
1 month ago

“ 3 days in Kansai Area with Mari ”

Our stay in the Kansai area was worthwhile because of Mari. We were able to maximize our time. Mari is very accomodating, exceptional tour guide.


Dear Rachelle, Thank you so much for your review. I enjoyed visiting sites with you and talking with your family. Thank YOU for being so nice to me! Mari

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