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Osaka one day tour


Osaka
8 hours
up to 6 people
English ( License ), German ( Intermediate ), Tagalog ( Beginner )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

Osaka is must-see place,3 hours Shinkansen from Tokyo. Or 1.5 hours bus or train from Kansai Airport. It's well-known for gourmet town, entertainments and reasonable-priced shopping. First of all, I'd like to propose Osaka Castle, and Universal Studio Japan, Kaiyukan Aquarium and Dotonbori gourmet town. Once knowing local foods, you will never forget palatable taste. Let's enjoy Osaka together!

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with SHIN.

  • Osaka-jo Castle, breathtaking luxurious feudal fort.
  • Kuromon-ichiba, fresh food ingredients arcade.
  • Shinsaibashi fancy shopping street.
  • Dotombori gourmet street
  • Takoyaki or Okonomiyaki lunch time
  • Umeda Sky Building, open-air 170 meters tall observation deck.
  • Universal Studio Japan and Kaiyukan Aquarium

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What to Expect

1. Food
When it comes delicious foods, we cannot skip dining in Osaka .
Though all kinds of Japanese dishes from seafood to meat are there, Osaka-originated foods, Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki should be placed on the center of gourmet world. In Kuromon-ichiba market and Dotombori street, couldn't have been better meal are there. In addition being tasty, its price is reasonable.
2. History
From 17th to 19th century, Osaka experienced turbulent period, in Civil War led by two Samurai leadres, Toyotimi family and Tokugawa family. Before long stable era featured by Tokugawa Shogunate, lasting 220 years until mid-19th century in Tokyo, relentless battle took place at Osaka-jo castle between two families. When visiting Osaka jo castle, people learn about what a Samurai era like was.
3. Shopping
There are a lot of nice and affordable-priced shopping town in Osaka. I'd like to recommend Shinsaibashi shopping street for classy
atmosphere and Tenjinbashi shopping street for casual feeling.
4. Cutting edged construction
Umeda Sky Building started in 1993, designed by famous Japanese architecture, Hiroshi Hara. Visitors will be surprised by unique and futuristic style. Using a modern escalator and elevator, visitor reach open-air top floor 170 meters high. Facing 360 degree panoramic view, you will take a breath to see whole Osaka town and beautiful sunset in the evening. Inside the building, there are pretty shopping corner and cafes.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel. Osaka, Kyoto or Nara city.
Ending Point At your hotel. Osaka, Kyoto or Nara city.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

1. Tour guide fee
JPY 40000

What‘s not included

The estimated expenses for a guest

1. Transportation of subway and JR
1000 yen per head
2. Osaka-jo castle entrance fee
600 yen per head
3. Umeda Sky Building open-air sky deck
1000 yen per head
4. Lunch and tea
1000 to 1500 yen per head

Important

For the tour between Tokyo and Osaka,Kyoto, JPY 8000 shall be added to guide fee as a transportation fee for guide.

1. Food allergy
Okonmiyaki and Takoyaki has an ingredients of gluten, wheat flour, and sea foods such as octopus and squids.
2. Halal food
There are halal certified restaurants.
3. Muslim prayer room
There are some places.

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 ( 54 )
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Shelly Shelly United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Unique perspectives and insights! ”

Shin provided a customized day in Kyoto for us. As our plans changed, Shin was able to adapt the itinerary to include a tour of a sake brewery and squeezed in a quick silk kimono fashion show! The Fushimi-inari shrine was as dramatic as expected, the other shrines we visited were lovely, we enjoyed some great street snacks and a fascinating traditional lunch. All in all, our time with Shin was a highlight of our nineteen days in Japan.

SHIN:

Hello Shelly san, I really appreciate wonderful review. Getting to know your long day Japan tour successfully ended, I feel so happy. And I am glad we could visit many unique places in Kyoto not written on a guide-book, super off-the-beaten-paths. Though Kyoto is small town, so many charms are orderly packed inside like a jewelry box. Springs of the cherry blossoms, summers of the festival, falls of color foliage and winters with crispy fresh air offer beautiful seasonal faces all the time. I am listening nice songs produced by your son, nice musician, and also my grand kid enjoys 3-D picture book every day. I am looking forward to seeing next chances from my heart. Thank you very much ! SHIN.

Angelina & Nick Angelina United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Osaka and Kyoto Tours ”

It’s our first time and first day in Japan. We are so lucky that Shin-san is our tour guide! He is an excellent, courteous, knowledgeable, and amazing guide! He is highly organized, he called and even sent me an email the day before our tour. He even provided us the Plan/flowchart of the train schedule and helped us with the money exchange. We visited so many places in one day on Kyoto: The Golden Temple and Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. In Osaka: The Osaka-jo Castle and Dotombori. We could have not asked for anything more, “we’ve got the best tour guide and the group were very, very happy!😊🤗👋

SHIN:

Dear Angelina san and all beautiful friends, Thank you very much for your awesome nice review ! On a single day quick tour visiting Kyoto and Osaka, we chose most famous four landmarks, Golden temple, Arashiyama bamboo grove, Osaka-jo castle, Dotombori food street. So,, I really appreciate your patient and positive cooperation all the way despite I always let you get rushed like a bullet-like train driver. Please have a good time and relax on a cruiser too. Our tour is like just one page of my life. But I can say I will keep it mind forever by shining my tour guide life. Maraming salamat and Arigato gozaimashita ! SHIN

Pierre Pierre Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ SHIN RATES AT MORE THAN 100% ”

Shin is the perfect guide, who will go the extra mile for you, and I really mean it. He is totally devoted to his work, sympathetic and truly helpful. He accompanied us from Kyoto to Osaka, and not only made us visit Osaka as agreed, he even helped us carry our luggage, helped us find transportation to the airport for the day after, suggested and even showed us restaurants for dinner. Hire Shin ... you will not regret it. Pierre

SHIN:

Dear Pierre san. Thank you very much for nice comment. But I think it is more than I deserve. I feel so happy to be with you in Kyoto my home town and Osaka. Though our tour was only 8 hours, probably 0.001% of our life time, it must be a wonderful page of my life I will never forget. And it’s so amazing to see your wonderful painting by your wife. I’m sure she is No1 great artist of Quebec! Time flys fast. I hope your good life and happiness. Merci beaucoup et à bientôt. SHIN

Harry Harry United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ a wonderful day with Shin in Tokyo ”

Shin is a wonderful guide! He is very dedicated and willing to help. He customized the itinerary for us and stayed longer when the schedule got a little out of control. Our children liked interacting with him. Definitely to recommend Shin!

SHIN:

Dear Harry san, Thank you very much for your nice review comment. I am pleased to have been your tour guide in Tokyo. I will remember for good our nice talking about many things. I am surprised your children speak Japanese very well. I wish they will keep on learning Japanese language. I wish bright future for your family. SHIN

peter Peter United States ( Couple )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Kyoto and Osaka tours ”

Mr. Shin was the best guide possible. We have 2 amazing tours with him; in Kyoto and Osaka. He met us at our acommodation and had ready for us a nice itinarary, based on our interes.He was punctual, full of energy, had a great sense of humor. Our days were spent traveling using public transportation and walking through many beautiful areas in Kyoto and Osaka. We highly recommend him. Thank you very much, Shin

SHIN:

Dear Peter san and Joanna san. Thank you very much for hiring me your tour guide. And thank you so much for nice review comment. I am glad to know your Japan tour has successfully been completed. I hope many wonderful memories will stay in your tour diary. And lovely pictures of us make me feel happy and become nice gift on my guide life. I truly wish happiness for your life. Thank you again ! SHIN

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