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Osaka , from the 6 century to nowadays.

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8h $ 211 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • Osaka Castle: Originally established in the 16th Century by Hideyoshi Toyotomi as an emblem of his power. This was destroyed by Tokugawa Shogunate and reconstructed in the 17th Century. The current one was built in 1931.
  • Umeda Sky Building: The height of 173 meter building consists of two towers that are connected with each other by the
  • Osaka Museum of Housing and Living : A step back in time to Osaka during the Edo-period . You can freely stroll among the buildings and lanes in a life-sized reproduction of town in the 1830s.
  • Shitennoji Temple: The first Buddhist temple to receive national oversight and financial support from the nation.Originally constructed in AD593 by Prince Shotoku, who was known for his profound Buddhist faith when Buddhism was not widespread in Japan. Most of the present structures are from when the temple was last completely rebuilt in 1963.
  • Osaka museum of history: The museums chronicle Osaka's history, beginning in ancient times when Osaka served as Japan's first capital and site of the Naniwa Palace and ending with exhibits on the city area in the early Showa Period.The building offers excellent views of Osaka castle site from its 10th,9th floors.
  • Tsutenkaku tower: The 100-meter steel Eiffel Tower-inspired structure.Originally constructed in 1912. Current tower was reconstructed in 1956. Try to find the statue of the Billiken, good luck charm.
  • Kuromon Market : Kuromon Ichiba is 580 meters long.It is a very lively market with lots of human interaction, and is packed with approximately 150 shops of mainly fish,vegetables and fruits.
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Extra hour.
$ 17.60
Extra person.
$ 26.40

Overview

Osaka is the second largest city after Tokyo in Japan. It is famous as a commercial city nowadays. Osaka is full of contemporary buildings such as Umeda Sky building and Grand Front Osaka. And it also has historic places like the Namba Imperial Palace and Shitennnouji Temple back to the 6th to 7th Century. During the tour, you will visit various popular sightseeing spots.

What to Expect

During this tour, you will find the history and great view of Osaka, though Osaka is famous worldwide for its business city. On a occasion of visiting Osaka Castle, you may visit Osaka museum of history and even find the ancient imperial warehouse in front of the museum. In the Osaka station area, you will find the big shopping place of Grand Front Osaka and the Umeda Sky Building near by. In the area of Shitennoji Temple, Tsutenkaku tower is located 10 minutes by walk from it. Kuromon Market is just one station by subway. In any places, you will find old historic things which lead to current ones.

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Highlights

  • Osaka Castle: Originally established in the 16th Century by Hideyoshi Toyotomi as an emblem of his power. This was destroyed by Tokugawa Shogunate and reconstructed in the 17th Century. The current one was built in 1931.
  • Umeda Sky Building: The height of 173 meter building consists of two towers that are connected with each other by the
  • Osaka Museum of Housing and Living : A step back in time to Osaka during the Edo-period . You can freely stroll among the buildings and lanes in a life-sized reproduction of town in the 1830s.
  • Shitennoji Temple: The first Buddhist temple to receive national oversight and financial support from the nation.Originally constructed in AD593 by Prince Shotoku, who was known for his profound Buddhist faith when Buddhism was not widespread in Japan. Most of the present structures are from when the temple was last completely rebuilt in 1963.
  • Osaka museum of history: The museums chronicle Osaka's history, beginning in ancient times when Osaka served as Japan's first capital and site of the Naniwa Palace and ending with exhibits on the city area in the early Showa Period.The building offers excellent views of Osaka castle site from its 10th,9th floors.
  • Tsutenkaku tower: The 100-meter steel Eiffel Tower-inspired structure.Originally constructed in 1912. Current tower was reconstructed in 1956. Try to find the statue of the Billiken, good luck charm.
  • Kuromon Market : Kuromon Ichiba is 580 meters long.It is a very lively market with lots of human interaction, and is packed with approximately 150 shops of mainly fish,vegetables and fruits.

Important

7days are requested prior to the date of guiding.
Overtime fee: 2,000JPY/Hour

Osaka is the second biggest prefecture after Tokyo in Japan. However, history of Osaka dates back much older than Tokyo.
The places shown this site are just examples. Thus, it is necessary to chose where to go on a basis of time schedule.
The below expenses are not included ;
One day ticket of subway : JPY800 (adult)
Admission fee : Osaka castle ,Osaka Museum of Housing, Osaka Museum of History: ea.JPY600 (adult),
Shitennoji : admission fee; JPY300(adult), treasure house: JPY200(adult)
Tutenkaku tower: JPY700(adult)
Umeda Sky Building: JPfY1500(adult)
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What‘s included
Guide fee, Hotel pick-up in Osaka city area.
What‘s not included
transpotatiron fee(you and guide), lunch, dinner,entrance fee. ex)
One day ticket of subway ; JPY800 (adult)
Admission fee : Osaka castle ,Osaka Museum of Housing, Osaka Museum of History ;ea.JPY600 (adult),
Shitennoji : admission fee; JPY300(adult), treasure house; JPY200(adult)
Tutenkaku tower ; JPY700(adult)
Umeda Sky Building; JPY1500(adult)
Meeting Point
Your hotel in Osaka city area
Ending Point
Your hotel in Osaka
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 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 ( 9 )
Donald Donald United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Personalized tour of Kyoto ”

Takatoshi worked very diligently to plan a perfect day for my husband and me on our first visit to Kyoto. We exchanged several emails prior to our arrival and found the perfect balance of temples, everyday life, transportation methods and historical sights. His pace allowed for understanding and appreciation of the many facets of Kyoto. Seeing the beautiful colors of the Fall maples was an additional bonus. Not only did he take lovely photos of us at memorable places but he also prepared a trip summary and forwarded all the other photos that he took. He is a good conversationalist and made us feel very comfortable. Booking with him was an excellent decision.

Takatoshi:

Dear Jane-san, Donald-san, Thank you very much again for sharing your time with me and I really appreciate your kind review to my tour. I have concerned legs of Don-san due to a long walking journey during a whole day, because I tried to show you nice places within a limited time as much as possible. Not only places in Kyoto, but also many fantastic places in Nara, Aska are welcoming your visit in near future. I wish your both healthy condition so to meet again any places in Japan. May soonest recovery of Don-san's legs and safely return to your home. Thank you very much again and looking forward to seeing you again! Sincerely yours, Takatoshi

Guia Guia Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Very interesting! ”

Takatoshi-san is a very well-informed guide during our one-day tour in Kyoto. I would highly recommend this for people who want to learn more about Japanese culture.

Takatoshi:

Dear Guia-san, Thank you very much for your positive review on my tour yesterday. I really appreciate you and your son of cooperation to do my tour on time. I look forward to seeing you possibly in Nara again to show you in my home town. You are always welcome to Japan and looking forward to seeing you again in near future. Sincerely yours, Takatoshi

Andy Andy United States ( Solo )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Osaka- 6 century to now ”

Takatoshi was very professional, courteous and patient. He shared with us the history of places we visited, took pictures for us and arranged the best routes for our tour. I highly recommend Takatoshi as your guide.

Takatoshi:

Andy-san, Thank you for your quick comment to my tour. But your comment was cut, because you had used ‘at mark’ on this message. It is not allowed to use ‘at mark’ not telephone number as I had once informed when I introduced some restaurant near from your hotel. If you send comment message, please try to send it without ‘ at mark ‘. Thank you for your understanding. Takatoshi

James James United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Kyoto was a delight, and so was Takatoshi!! ”

I had a great tour of the several temples and shrines of Kyoto. Takatoshi mostly customized the itinerary so the days were very well organized. He was energetic and knowledgable, with a very warm personality. He was so disarming that when taking my photo, he even got me to openly smile (with my teeth) which I don't usually do! Definitely recommended! Thanks, Takatoshi!

Takatoshi:

Dear James-san, Thank you very much again your booking to my tour in Kyoto this time and I highly appreciate your positive comment of today. It was great time with you for two days in Kyoto and I have learned many things especially how to take a photo with having a customers satisfaction. In near future, I really look forward to having tour again with you, and also together with your partner, anywhere in the west Japan,ie. Nara, Osaka, Kyoto You are always welcome to Japan and please let me know when you have a chance to visit Japan again. Hope we will see you soon ! Thank you very much again and I remain, Takatoshi

Wendy Wendy United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Fascinating day in Kyoto ”

Takatoshi-san was very personable, polite, and knowledgeable. He had a full agenda with handouts and a history lesson to help us appreciate what we were seeing. He had suggestions for best place for photos, zipped us to the head of ticket lines and taught us how to use the subway and buses so we had no problem getting around the next day on our own. He also helped us with information on places we wanted to see the next day. We could never have seen so much in one day without his help.

Takatoshi:

Dear Wendy-san, Thank you for sharing your time yesterday and your soonest review on my tour. I appreciate your positive comments with five stars score, although you may be very busy on preparation for next travel place. I hope we will meet again in near future and preferably in Nara or Aska area as for the place of establishment of Japan. I wish your all four member nice further journey and safely back to homes. Sincerely yours, Takatoshi P/s)Photos are sent separately this week end when I finish my this week tour.

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