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Osaka one day tour

by SHIN
(48) Reviews
8h $ 252 Price up to 8 people

Highlights

  • 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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252.00 USD

Price up to 8 people
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Overview

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!

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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Highlights

  • 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

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.

What‘s included
1. Tour guide fee
28000 yen
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
Meeting Point
At your hotel. Osaka, Kyoto or Nara city.
Ending Point
At your hotel. Osaka, Kyoto or Nara city.
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 8 people

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 ( 48 )
Donna Donna United States ( Family )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Very helpful person ”

Mr Shin was very helpful. He was kind enough to scout out our Air BnB before our arrival. He took pictures and gave specific instructions on how to find it a day before our arrival. We had the 1 day tour which started at 9 am and he stayed with us way past our end time. Mr Shin made sure we were safely on our way home inspite of us letting him know that we would be ok. We managed to see the important sights around Kyoto and traveled like the locals using the bus and train system. Everything was very efficient.

SHIN:

Dear Donna san. I really appreciate your good review comment to our tour. I am please to be your tour guide whole day in Kyoto. Though I worried about raining, we were luck to have kept on going without heavy rain. This time we have been to popular landmarks like Fushimi inari shrine, Arashiyama bamboo forest & Tenruji temple, and UNESCO World heritage Golden Temple. Our last spot is Nishiki food market center of Tokyo,and it was fun to taste different local ingredients. I think you are experts of global travelers, so you will continue wonderful journey much more. I hope our Kyoto tour will remain as a shining gem-like memories. Thank you ! SHIN.

Nicholas Nicholas United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ The BEST guide in Japan!!! ”

Mr. Shin exceeded expectations and is a most highest recommended guide. I would rate him higher than 5 stars. Mr. Shin is very generous, noble, helpful, and knowledgeable guide. Please choose Mr. Shin as yout guide! He helped with train routes, taxis, and found a very good lunch for us. He knows all the picture locations and will help you capture great photos. Most of all he was very kind to our 2 year old son and helped us navigate Kyoto with our son. Mr. Shin is the best guide in Japan! Thank you very much for our wonderful tour!!!!! Please visit in Hawaii if you’re on vacation!

SHIN:

Mr.Nicholas I really appreciate to hire me as a private Kyoto tour guide. I’d like to say thank you for giving me an excellent comment. I've read your message over and over again. Upon showing your son’s photos to my wife and daughter they say how cute he is. Today I am playing with my grandchild with same age as he is. My grand kid is overlapping on my mind with Colton. On a fine day we could already share unforgettable nice memories, monkey park, bamboo forest, golden temple, vermilion gates tunnel in Fushimi inari shrine. I think the distance you travel was so far, 2500 miles, from Hawaii, but our heart distance already get closer. I wish you and your family happiness and prosperity forthcoming New Year, 2019. Aloha. SHIN ^^

Anna Anna United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Great Tour! ”

Shin is a great tour guide, we were very lucky to tour with him. Shin was very personable, great with communications and very knowledgeable. We had a great time because of Shin. Not only does he know his way around Japan and all of the reasonably priced attractions and dining, he also keeps at a good pace and ensures all in attendance are satisfied. Thank you so much!

SHIN:

Hello Anna san. I appreciate your nice review comment. I feel happy all your member had a wonderful Yokohama and Tokyo tour with me in lovely autumn season. Together with your nice school mates, as a reunion journey, I feel as if I would become a new member. Luckily both in Yokohama and Tokyo, fine weather welcomed us with beautiful autumn leaves. I hope it will be one of the happy moment in your life. Again thank you very much for hiring me as your tour guide ! SHIN

Melissa Melissa Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Tour of Osaka & Kyoto ”

We had a great time with Shin. He was very thoughtful, considerate of our time and was very knowledgeable. He gave us a background on each of the site was saw. I would highly recommend Shin to anyone that is looking for a tour guide.

SHIN:

Hello Melissa san. Thank you very much for your good review comment. I feel so happy you could successfully complete all itinerary smoothly. We have been to two cities, Osaka and Kyoto, with its big contrast. Kyoto with temples and nature-rich mountain, and Osaka with fun of shopping and delicious dining. I hope happiness for your family from my heart. Thank you again ! SHIN

Jodi Jodi United States ( Solo )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Great tour of Kamakura with Shin! ”

I did a full-day tour of Kamakura with Shin. From the minute I reached out he was very responsive and helpful in planning the day. Even with a 13-hour time difference, I never had to wait more than a few hours for a response to an email. Shin was very flexible in planning the itinerary and made some helpful suggestions. He sent me an illustrated itinerary and some information ahead of the tour. He arrived at my hotel right on time. He's very knowledgeable and open and easy to talk to and I enjoyed getting to know him. We had a few transportation challenges getting from place to place, but we still managed to not only see everything we planned - we had a little extra time. Instead of sticking with the plan and just going back to Tokyo, Shin suggested we use the time to visit another shrine ... read more

SHIN:

Hello Jodi san. I truly appreciate your nice review comment. Yes as you mention in your message, three factors are my policies. 24/7 quick responses covering the world, Customer-oriented flexibility, Maximize cost performance. From our tours, I could learn a lot of valuable things from you. Our tour in October was unusually hot day like summer time, what’s more on very busy Sunday. However thanks to your great cooperation and patience, we could manage successfully enjoying all the plan. I am sure that Kamakura, medieval Zen-culture spot, makes you feel traditional attraction and fresh feeling of olden times in Japan. By the way, a thing I have to say sorry is letting you walk long time to find best soft cream shop! If I will have another chance in the future we can reach quickly. ... read more

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