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Osaka , from the 6 century to nowadays.

(17) Reviews
8h $ 214 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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$ 26.70
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$ 26.70

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: 3,000JPY/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 ( 17 )
Elsie Elsie Australia ( Solo )
Excellent
2 hours ago

“ Temples, food and sake ”

If you are looking for a fun knowledgeable guide this is guy for you! I was finding it hard to do a food tour and he custom made one up for me for Osaka. He took me to a brilliant Sake tasting place and to some great food places! I never would have been able to do this on my own without Takatoshi. As a solo traveler it can be difficult and also language barrier trying to eat out. He was fantastic the whole time. I learnt so much about the temple, and also about eating and drinking habits when out. Like vodka with hot water. I have never heard of this! It was great for someone to explain these things! Please do not hesitate in contacting him. If I ever come back I will definitely hire him for a guide for Nara. Highly recommend. You will have a great time whatever it is you d... read more

Takatoshi:

Dear Elsie-san, Thank you very much for your very positive review on my Osaka tour. I hope you could have a nice stay in Nara as well. As we have talked, tasting for drinking and eating of any country would be best understanding of culture,history and people in the country. I really appreciate it if you could come again in near future to see among cities in the west Japan. Awaiting your next visit to Japan !

Paul Paul United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ Our day with takatoshi ”

The day was excellent , wonderful sights made far more interesting by the knowledge provided by a wonderful guide

Takatoshi:

Thank you very much for your very positive review. I also had a nice time with you in Kyoto. Have a wonderful time in the rest time in Japan! Hope we may see you again in anywhere !

Mark Mark United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Great day with Takatoshi ”

Takatoshi was an exceptional tour guide. He exceeded our expectations and took great care of us. We went everywhere we had wanted to and more. He was so knowledgeable of Japan and it’s rich history and we learned so much from him . His enthusiasm for his country was very apparent.. He made our day exceptional and we can’t thank him enough. We will always remember our time in Kyoto with great fondness. Anybody that has Takatoshi as their guide will be in for a memorable time.

Takatoshi:

Dear Mark san & Julie san, Thank you very much for your review with best score.I really appreciate spending time with you in Kyoto. I wish soonest recovery from Julie san's uncle problem and hope you have a nice day too in Nara next day and a further wonderful trip in Japan. May have you and your family's good health as well as prosperity in future. Looking forward to seeing you again anywhere in this globe . Sincerely yours, Takatoshi

Sarah Sarah United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Great day in Nara! ”

The tour was great and so was Takatoshi! He met us at the train station and we walked around Nara for the day! It was so nice to not have to worry about figuring out where to go by ourselves. The place we went for lunch was one of my favorite meals in Japan. Takatoshi was very nice and a great guide!

Takatoshi:

Dear Sarah san, Thank you very much for your very positive review and for sharing your time with my tour. It was also nice time for me having strolling in Nara . I guess you already start new semester after your return. I wish your good health and prosperity in future. Looking forward to seeing you again anywhere in this globe . Takatoshi

Helen Helen United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Amazing Kyoto ”

Takatoshi was an amazing guide, he managed to squeeze in as much of Kyoto as he could on our one day together. His photo skills are also excellent we loved the pictures he took for us. We were very well informed on all the places we visited and would recommend him to anyone.

Takatoshi:

Dear Helen san, Thank you very much for your best review to my Kyoto tour. I say also thank you for your sharing time with me on that day which was so nice time visiting together to places in Kyoto. I am any time ready for you and hope we will see you again anywhere as the world is so limited. Sincerely yours, Takatoshi

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