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Osaka , from the 6 century to nowadays.

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8h $ 279 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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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 ( 25 )
CHETAN CHETAN India ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Enthralling Experience Of Nara with Takatoshi san.. ”

Takatoshi san, the licensed Guide at Nara took us around Nara. His experience and knowledge about this ancient capital of Japan elevates our understanding of this land that was the center of administration during the Asuka period. The Land of the Rising Sun unfolds several wonders at once. The Deer Park, famous Todaiji Temple dedicated to Lord Buddha, Shinto shrines that primarily believe in nature worship and rugged stone lanterns radiate history, faith and Takatoshi san gently shared with us the story about when and how the shrines were built. The strength of architecture of the past can be seen even though renovation through centuries has kept the structures stand as they do today. Takatoshi san enlightened us on the difference between Shintoism and Buddhism, how devotees bow and pray ... read more

Takatoshi:

Dear Chrtan san,Thank you for your nice review to my tour in Nara. I had also spent a nice time with you and your family on that day. I hope you could have a beautiful journey this visit to Japan. I wish you come to again even more ancient time place of Asuka area where is foundation place of Japan. As I told you , we have a close relation ship with India in terms of religious and culture things. Hopefully, we look forward seeing you again in near future. You or your family are expected to come here . Thank you again for your choosing my tour and sharing your time with me !

Vai Vai United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Memorable visit to Kyoto ”

Takatoshi-San was wonderful and took to all the places according to our interests - he came earlier to the train station and received us right outside the train- he answered all our questions and even helped me find a good bottle of sake. I would highly recommend him.

Takatoshi:

Thank you for your kind and review. I say also thank you for your short visit to Kyoto early morning from Tokyo and sharing your time with my tour. I look forward to seeing you next time maybe in Nara. Have a nice further journey and safely back to your home.

Theresa Theresa United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Afternoon in Kyoto ”

Spent an afternoon seeing temples and shrines. Takatoshi was very organized and pleasant with a vast knowledge of all Kyoto had to offer. We really enjoyed our time with him and would book again!

Takatoshi:

Thank you for your nice and positive review to my tour. It was also pleasant time with you and your family. I really await you and your family's next visit again in Nara, Asuka and Kyoto. As I sent photos with comment, I will anytime help with your son in Tokyo and please ask him to contact me if he needs.

Lawrence Lawrence United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Knowledgeable guide for Kyoto sights. ”

Takatoshi met us at our hotel and led us to see several Kyoto highlights, such as Nijo Castle, Golden Pavilion, Ryoanji Temple, and the bamboo pathway. Takatoshi was a wealth of information about Kyoto and suggested some close-by tours of Uji and Nara as well. We really enjoyed learning the history of Kyoto with such an experienced guide!

Takatoshi:

Thank you for your glowing review which is and will be reffered to my future guiding. Hopefully , you had visited either Uji or Nara, if it was not , I expect you to come again in Japan . It was nice and wonderful time with you . Thank you again sharing your time with my guide tour in Kyoto.

stephen shefler Stephen United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Kind and knowledgeable ”

Takatoshi was an excellent guide. He let us see things at a pace that we could fully appreciate them. His first rate knowledge of the history and religious import of the temples we visited added a great deal to our visit. His English is excellent. On top of all this, he is a very nice man.

Takatoshi:

Dear Sephen-san, I really appreciate your kind review and am happy you liked places with our history visited, though the time would shorten for our tour on that day. I hope your health condition will recover soon so to continue your further nice journey in Japan. I will await your next visit for any place in the west Japan ,ie,Kyoto,Nara & Osaka. Hopefully, we will see you again soon. Takatoshi

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