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Osaka History and Nostalgic Area Tour

by Toshi
(3) Reviews
8h $ 225 Price up to 5 people


  • Osaka-jo Castle/ Statue of Hideyoshi
  • Abeno Harukas Skyscraper
  • Shitennoh-ji Temple
  • Shin-sekai and Tsutenkaku Tower
  • Osaka Museum of History (*optional)
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225.28 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior


Osaka, the second largest metropolitan area in Japan, is famous for its contemporary architecture and street food. Except having lunch at the Japan's highest skyscraper Harukas, however, you will see Osaka from the historical side as you will visit Osaka-jo castle, Shitennoh-ji temple and the Shin-sekai area.

What to Expect

First of all, you will explore one of the symbols of Osaka, Osaka-jo castle. The view from the observatory deck, the top of the castle tower, is wonderful as you can see the whole city like in your palm.

After Osaka-jo castle, we will move to Tennohji Station and have lunch in Abeno Harukas, the highest skyscraper in Japan. They have so many restaurants on the 12th, 13th and 14th floors. You can choose from a large variety of foods such as Japanese, Chinese, Korean, other Asian and Western dishes.

You will continue with discovering an old temple Shintenoh-ji, that has a great historical and spiritual significance. Another attraction is the Tsutenkaku tower, located in the amusement area in which the atmosphere of the Showa Era still remains, and older people might feel nostalgic. As you stroll around, you will see a lot of brilliant signboards of Kushikatsu restaurants.

Kushikatsu, or deep-fried skewered seafood, meat and vegetables are the specialty of this area. You will probably want to drop in one of the Kushikatsu restaurants and nibble on them. I will keep you entertained along the tour with informative facts about Japanese history and traditions. Come and discover the historical attractions of Osaka and gain insight into the local lifestyle.

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  • Osaka-jo Castle/ Statue of Hideyoshi
  • Abeno Harukas Skyscraper
  • Shitennoh-ji Temple
  • Shin-sekai and Tsutenkaku Tower
  • Osaka Museum of History (*optional)


* If your hotel is in Osaka city, you do not have to pay my transportation fee to your hotel from my home.
* If your hotel is located in an area other than Osaka city, I will charge actual transportation fee (R.T.) , at the end of the tour, to get to your hotel from my home in Osaka.

We will have pretty much walking distance in total, around 9 km in the tour.

・This tour is for those who do not mind walking around 9 km, or 5.5 miles.
・Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
・Whenever you feel tired, do not hesitate to tell me " Let's take a break." We will find a suitable spot to take a break then, or drop in a coffee shop.
・Do not forget to bring either a camera or a smartphone.
・We depend on public transportation. mostly subway. "One Day Ticket " for Osaka Metro is 800 yen/person.
Osaka-jo Castle .................... 600 JPY
History Museum .................... 600 JPY (*optional)
Shintennoh-ji Temple............. 300 JPY read more

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Osaka city
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, snacks, dinner, entrance fee, etc
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Osaka city, or at the "Water Clock", South Gate Entrance of JR Osaka Station (See the picture)
Ending Point
At your hotel in Osaka
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 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 ( 3 )
Deborah Deborah United States ( Couple )
4 weeks ago

“ Great day in Kyoto ”

We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Toshi in Kyoto. I sent him a list of the places we were hoping to visit and he arranged an itinerary to fit. He was able to also fit in some places we would not have thought to visit, like the Okochi Sanso garden, which was one of the highlights of the day.


Hi Deborah, I'm very glad that you said, "Ohkohchi Sanso was the one of the highlights of the tour. " It was a beautiful day. We could see Mt.Hiei in the east and Hozu valley from the villa. It was fun for me too, to stroll around Arashiyama with both of you. When you have another chance to come back to Kyoto or Kanasai Region, please let me know. I would like to show you Kyoto in depth and other interesting places. Thank you for your review.

Steve Steve Japan ( Family )
3 months ago

“ Great with kids ”

We found Toshi’s profile and realized he would be a great fit. He understood as Americans we have lots of questions and we like to talk. He was flexible and worked great around our needs and children’s needs. We explained we were going around the world and that the culture is the kids class room. He engaged right away with our kids. The second day we lost 2 and we had to change plans and he was awesome about the change. Very easy going and extremely likable. Would recommend him any time.


Hi Steve-san, Thank you so much for a wonderful review. It was too bad that we could not follow what we planned. It's not fun to feel not well while you travel especially in different culture. Sometimes, taking a rest and having an easy day is important as your family will continue a world trip. I hope you and your children are well by now. Mindy is a great mother of two boys. She takes care of the rest of her family very well. I learned a lot from her by seeing the way she communicates with two boys and you. You can take the boys to the Kyoto Railway Museum, while you are in Kyoto. They have a collection of steam locomotives and different types of trains. I'm sure that they will enjoy very very much. The museum is not far from your hotel. Have a fun time in Kyoto, and take care. ... read more

Belen Belen China ( Family with kids )
Very Good
4 months ago

“ Family Trip to Kyoto and Nara ”

Toshi was like a friend you meet after long time. He was able to armonize very quick with our family and create a friendly atmosphere. He was very flexible and open for spontaneous changing of the squeduled plans and the communication in English was very good and fluent. We had a very hard time to get along with the high temperatures during the time we were for our first time in Japan, Toshi had a lot of understanding for making stops when needed. timetable planing could be better. We arrived just to late to some places we wanted to see. But he also show us places we did not expected to see. Thank you Toshi


Hi Belen, How are you? It was fun and interesting to visit Kyoto and Nara with you, your partner and children. It had been extremely hot during the whole tour, but it will be very nice memory for them, especially when they get older. Thank you for writing a review on me. Best regards, Toshi

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