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Osaka 1-day Grand Tour

by Seiko
(62) Reviews
7h $ 242

Highlights

  • Osaka castle (Optional: Museum on the main tower@600 yen)
  • Optional: Osaka Museum of Housing & Living@600 yen + 500 yen for kimono experience (closed on Tuesdays)
  • Shinsekai & Osaka's local lunch
  • Optional: Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine via Hankai Tram
  • Nipponbashi (gadget, Japanese pop culture, toys etc.)
  • Kuromon Market for food stands and local specialties
  • Dotonbori (street with 3D & glittering signs)
  • Optional: Umeda Sky Building floating garden@1350 yen (with subway one-day pass discount)
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241.80 USD

People People
1 ~ 6 people 241.80 USD
7 ~ 8 people 260.40 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel meet-up out of JR Loop Line (Osaka port, Universal Studio area....
$ 9.30
Hotel meet-up in Kyoto central area.
$ 9.30
Extra hour for dinner/night tour etc..
$ 26.04
Extra person.
$ 9.30

Overview

7-8 hour quick tour to cover "must-see" sites in Osaka!
After learning a bit about the history of Osaka during Osaka castle visit, you will visit nostalgic street of Shinsekai, Japanese subculture mecca and gadget paradise of Nipponbashi street, gourmand street of Kuromon Market, and Dotonbori street with glittering signs.

What to Expect

You will enjoy seeing the both historical and urban sides of Osaka during the tour.
While visiting some popular spots mainly in Minami area, you can try Osaka local foods and sweets on the street.
I will also try to show you many "photogenic spots" and hidden streets during the tour.

This tour is particularly good for people with limited time (like cruise ship travelers) and also for your first day of Osaka to get an idea of what the city is like and transportation system so that you can stroll around by yourself after Day 2!

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Highlights

  • Osaka castle (Optional: Museum on the main tower@600 yen)
  • Optional: Osaka Museum of Housing & Living@600 yen + 500 yen for kimono experience (closed on Tuesdays)
  • Shinsekai & Osaka's local lunch
  • Optional: Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine via Hankai Tram
  • Nipponbashi (gadget, Japanese pop culture, toys etc.)
  • Kuromon Market for food stands and local specialties
  • Dotonbori (street with 3D & glittering signs)
  • Optional: Umeda Sky Building floating garden@1350 yen (with subway one-day pass discount)

Important

*Please contact me first for availability and note below before booking: 1. My schedule on Triplelights site is open for the next 3 month only. 2. Please read through my profile including "Important Notes" at the end before booking.

***Excursions ***
I can guide you in Okayama (including Naoshima and Kurashiki), Hiroshima (Onomichi, Shimanami islands cycling, Miyajima, etc.) and Shikoku (Iya valley etc.) if you pay for my transportation.
The above areas can be visited from Osaka/Kyoto in one or two days.

You will be walking a lot during the tour, so please wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes and bring an umbrella or poncho in case of rain.
Transportation fee for the day will be 800-1,500 yen per person depending on your itinerary and hotel location. Please bring enough cash for the fare.

Please choose one of the below options (except for those meeting up in Kyoto):
1. River boat from Osaka castle to Dotonbori@1,200 yen (only available on weekends in spring-fall, free for the guide)
2. River boat ride in Dotombori@900 yen - see the Dotonbori street from the boat (may be a long waiting time during the peak season)
3. Umeda Sky Building "Floating Garden" at the end of the tour@1350 yen (with subway pass discount) for the sunset/night view of Osaka
It was selected as one of the "Top 20 Buildings around the World" by Times along with Taji-Mahal and Sagrada Familia.
4. Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine by Hankai Tram - if you are interested in a beautiful local shrine and Osaka's only Tram ride thru suburban areas.
5. Osaka Museum of Housing & Living@600 yen- learn about the city's history of life style and traditional Japanese housing (extra 600 yen for kimono experience) read more

What‘s included
Guide fee, hotel pick-up in the central Osaka area (within JR loop line)
What‘s not included
Transportation fee during the tour, lunch (1000-1500 yen per person),
*both for you and guide
Meeting Point
At your hotel or JR Osaka station
Ending Point
Flexible
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 8 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 ( 62 )
Shizuka Shizuka United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 days ago

“ Kyoto Tour ”

Seiko was a terrific tour guide! Kyoto is a much bigger city than we realized, and it would have been impossible to visit all of the famous sites without her knowing the best way to get from one place to another. She is very knowledgeable about each location we visited, and made sure that we saw as much as we could in a day. We especially enjoyed our conversations on the train ride to and from Osaka learning fun facts about Osaka food and baseball team. Thank you Seiko for a wonderful day!

Razmig Razmig United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ An amazing day touring Kyoto with Seiko ”

We had such a wonderful experience with Seiko. She created a custom itinerary for our interests and was extremely knowledgeable. Her fun and energetic personality made 8 hours fly by. Look no further...if you need a guide, book Seiko!

Debbie Debbie United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Fabulous guide! ”

Our family had 2 days of private tours with Seiko, and we are so glad that she was our guide! Seiko was very sweet, fun, spunky, energetic, and so conscientious of how we were feeling throughout the day. We felt like we were traveling around with a friend rather than a hired guide! She took us to the best sights, and timed it so that we could avoid crowds as much as possible. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her, and Kyoto and Osaka wouldn’t not have been half as fun without Seiko taking us. Thanks again Seiko!!

Craig Craig United States ( Solo )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Osaka/Sake Visit ”

I travel a lot for work in Europe and South America and often I'm assigned a Tour Guide during free time. Those tours are often scripted. Seiko can be that Guide if you want, but she is also very flexible to go where you want even if it is last minute suggestion. She is very smart on history, international geography, food and especially Sake. I'm in the wine business and it was refreshing to learn a ton on Sake from Seiko. She knew my sake taste profile pretty quickly. I felt like I was hanging out with an old friend with Seiko with conversations about Family and Pets rather than a guide. Thank You Seiko! Craig

Seiko:

Thank YOU Craig! I really enjoyed the time with you - talking a lot about various topics from whisky to baseball, walking everywhere to see not just temples and shrines but also everyday life and scene of the people and city, and drinking different kinds of sake together! Yes, I was probably not doing my job but more like enjoying my time with my friend :) Thanks again for the special day! Seiko

Michael Michael United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Exceptional day in Kyoto ”

Seiko planned a great day. Covered a variety of experiences. From a sake brewery, shrines, temples, tea ceremony to experiencing the Gion Festival. The Gion Festival was very special and gave us the opportunity to see many Geishas in all their beauty. Seiko was very knowledgeable and flexible on the itinerary. A wonderful day in a beautiful city.

Seiko:

Thanks Michael and Anne for a special day and letting me plan a tour with you. Yes, we did and visited a lot and I'm relieved to hear you enjoyed the day even after two weeks of traveling and seeing a lot in Japan. The festival is a small one but so special that we could be so close to Geikos/Maikos with their friendly and beautiful smiles. Please enjoy the rest of your time in Japan! Seiko

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