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Osaka Shrine & Temple Tour

8 hours
up to 6 people
Japanese ( Professional ), English ( Native )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

I will meet you at YOUR HOTEL IN OSAKA and we will head a Living Museum to see how Japanese lived 150~400 years ago, Osaka Castle Grounds, an Ancient Shrine, the oldest registered Buddhist Temple in Japan and two awesome food and sake Districts where locals hang out and have awesome Osaka 'Soul' food.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Richard.

  • Living Museum (Old Japanese Town)
  • Osaka Castle Moats & Grounds
  • Oldest Shrine in Osaka (Third oldest in Japan)
  • Oldest Registered Buddhist Temple in Japan
  • Shinsekai Local Drinking District
  • Dotonbori Entertainment Area Walkabout (Food and Sake)

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What to Expect

Learning about Japanese history, culture and mythology, including information about Buddhism and Shintoism. Learn about Japanese Sake, manners, protocols and the fun sake and food culture in Japan. Awwwwright!

Departure & Return

Starting time 09:30 AM
Meeting Point TBD
Ending Point Dotonbori Station area

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

GUIDE FEE ONLY (paid through this site)

What‘s not included

¥1500 per person for Entrance Fees for everyone for the day (pls inc Guide)
¥1100 approx per person for Transportation Fees for everyone for the day (pls inc Guide)
¥8000 approx per person for both sake & food districts (pls inc Guide)


IMPORTANT NOTE: All reservations are FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. I cannot guarantee or hold the day unless you secure the day accordingly. Thank you for your understanding and let's make you some awesome memories!

Tours are not covered by insurance, so please make sure you are under your own insurance.

My recommendation would be for you to purchase IC/SUICA/PASMO cards for your subway/train/bus passes. They are ¥2000 each and once purchased, you can use ¥1500 of that and refill it as you need it at any station. (¥500 is kept as a hold on the card) You can also use at most convenience stores and some vending machines. Once you are done with them, you turn them back in and get the ¥500 hold and any monies left on them minus a ¥220 processing fee per card. It is a great deal! This way you only have to pay the Guides transportation.

Tours are no more than 8 hours. Over 8 hours will be charged at ¥4500 per hour unless due to circumstances beyond our control or unless agreed upon in writing in advance.



Not available on Tuesdays

If you do not see the tour you are looking for or want to add or subtract something, let me know what you want to do and where you want to go and I will ensure I put together an itinerary that fits your needs and blows your mind. Welcome!!!

Get ready to learn about Japanese culture, history and have a little fun and enjoy the Japan sake & food culture

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Reviews ( 105 )
4.9 (105) Reviews
Very Good
Damian Damian United States ( Family )
2 days ago

“ Informative, fun and overall incredible experience! ”

My 28 year old daughter and I came to Japan From the US for a 6 day holiday and had many guides to choose from. Richard was an awesome guide and took us around the Kyoto area to experience Japan from a perspective different than Tokyo. His knowledge of the countrY’s history, people and culture is brilliant and has a great way to deliver the information as a story teller. You can tell guiding is his passion and it comes through every step of the way. His itinerary that he made for us was just the right amount of activity and perfectly executed. A truly good guy and a guide my daughter and I will use again!! We are going to refer friends for sure. Make your plans around this man’s availability. It’s worth it! Thank you Richard!


Thank you Damian, you and Christiana were a treat! Glad you got to finally get out of Tokyo on one of your trips, so please make sure Osaka is also on your itinerary next time! Especially for the sake!!! LOL Please be safe on your way home and if there is anything I can ever do for you, please let me know. Kind regards, Richard

Susan Susan United States ( Friends )
5 days ago

“ Great Experience with Richard ”

Our group of four thoroughly enjoyed our time with Richard. He is knowledgeable about Japan and we saw many interesting sights in Osaka and Nara. Richard shares of himself and his background and he took good care of each member of our group. We ate and drank well, learned a lot and had a lot of laughs. We recommend Richard highly.


Hey Susan, I think you guys were laughing at me right? LOL Thank you so much for allowing me to drag you around this Kansai area of Japan (ookini). Please let me know if there is ever anything I can do for you. Kind regards, Richard

Sherrill Sherrill United States ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Fast paced, excellent English. Knowledge of Buddhism & Culture ”

Richard was the first and only guide we have met on our multiple private tour experiences around the world who believed that because he had sent a picture of himself that he didn’t need to have a sign. He said “she knows what I look like”. The resulting inability to find our guide started our day late and was irritating to say the least. Richard is an American ex-pat who’s tour experience in Japan could be described as “extreme sport tourism”. Our time was short and we had a long way to travel from Osaka to see Kyoto, however we didn’t really have to power walk through the subway and train stations and whisk through the market so quickly. Was it partly my fault that we were so rushed? Yes. Did he listen and slow down? No. He said he couldn’t walk that slowly but would always wait for u... read more


I am so sorry that you have been the only one to not recognize me as you knew what I looked like from my video, and we got started on time anyway, as you had come down before the 12:30pm start time at the Ship. The whole misstep maybe lasted five minutes at the most as your husband went back to get you after he recognized me. All I wanted to do is get you through the itinerary you requested in the short amount of time I had to get you back to the Ship, and even though I do walk ahead, (as I lead the group), I always stop multiple times to allow everyone to catch up. I told you if you could not walk we should get a car and you did not do that. It would have been easier on all of us, though the other two people in the party that you had met on the ship and brought along, did not complain ... read more

Anna Anna United States ( Friends )
1 week ago

“ We would recommend Richard to everybody! ”

We ( two couples) spent 3 days with Richard in Kyoto,Osaka (Food tour) and Nara . We couldn’t wish for a better guide! He is incredible! We learned and experienced so much Richard knows everything about Japan, his knowledge of Japanese history and Japanese food is encyclopedic! His amazing personality and sense of humor make you feel as if you are traveling with a friend. He is caring and eager to help with all your needs and answer all your questions We already miss him Thank you, our dear friend!


Thank you Anna. Love you guys too! It was so fun with you guys and all of you are just fun-loving people full of wonder and adventure. I do hope to see you again someday. Truly. Thank you and hope to keep in touch! Please tell Daniel and Boris and Jenny hello for me. You still have a few days in Japan, so make sure you drink more SAKE!!! LOL Kind regards Richard

Nicky Nicky United Kingdom ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Two day guided tour in Kyoto ”

What a fabulous experience we had with Richard for two days. He was very personable, extremely knowledgable and overall a very good guide. He made it feel like you were out with a friend showing us around the city. He was very mindful of what we were looking for and continued to provide advice on visits even after the two days were completed. It always felt like he was looking to provide us with what we needed and the best experience he could provide. We would highly recommend him to anyone who was looking for someone provide an in depth experience of Kyoto area. Richard & Nicky


I have no idea what you're talking about. I intentionally try to misguide you. you have foiled me again! LOL I sincerely hope you had an amazing time and I thank you for entrusting me and allowing me to drag you around. Have a safe trip home and if you need anything you let me know! Kind regards Richard

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