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Osaka History and Nostalgic Area Tour

by Toshi
(22) Reviews
8h $ 263 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Osaka-jo Castle/ Statue of Hideyoshi
  • Abeno Harukas Skyscraper (for Lunch)
  • Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
  • Shin-sekai and Tsutenkaku Tower
  • Osaka Museum of History (*optional)
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Overview

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, Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine 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 shrine Sumiyoshi Taisha 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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Highlights

  • Osaka-jo Castle/ Statue of Hideyoshi
  • Abeno Harukas Skyscraper (for Lunch)
  • Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
  • Shin-sekai and Tsutenkaku Tower
  • Osaka Museum of History (*optional)

Important

* Toshi will charge actual transportation fee (R.T.) to get to your hotel from his home in Osaka at the end of the tour. (Ex. Osaka city : approximately 560 yen, Kyoto city : approximately 1000 yen)

* If you are working for a travel agency, please note that my guiding service is not available for your tour program, thank you.

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.
・Admissions:
Osaka-jo Castle ....................600 JPY
History Museum .................... 600 JPY (*optional) 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 ......
Ending Point
At your hotel in Osaka, or a convenient place for you.
Duration
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 ( 22 )
Sebastian Sebastian United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 days ago

“ Excellent experience with Toshi ”

We had a half-day tour of Nara with guide Toshi. He was very knowledgeable and engaging, and was very accommodating to our schedule. Overall, an excellent experience. Thank you, Toshi!

Toshi:

Hi Sebastian, Thank you for your review. It was a really hot day. Your family seemed to havve a fun time in Nara, feeding deer, visiting the great Buddha, experiencing Japanese garden and watching Mochi-pounding and eating just pounded Mochi. I hope these things will be a good memory for your children. Best regards, Toshi

Lauren Lauren Japan ( Friends )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Kind and flexible ”

Toshi was professional and helped prepare for our requests to visit some less frequently attended locations. His kindness was lovely.

Toshi:

Hi Lauren, Thank you for your prompt review. I also thank you for arranging the van/ driver who were very familiar with local streets. I'm glad that we could join the first tour of Katsura Detached Imperial Villa without waiting time. We were lucky. Take care. Toshi

Josh Josh United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Nice, informative tour ”

Toshi took us on a nice 1.5 day tour of Kyoto. He customized the tour based on what we wanted to see. He also gave us good dinner recommendations.

Toshi:

Hi Josh, Thank you very much for your review. I’m glad that you had a wonderful time in Kyoto. If you find out the date you will be coming to Osaka, please let me know. I can take you some place interesting, or we can have dinner together, How about both? Best regards, Toshi

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

“ Day in Kyoto ”

Toshi was super nice. He took us to some great places. He had a lot of knowledge about Japan. When we forgot our umbrellas in his backpack (we were luck to not have rain) he went completely out of his way to bring them to our next hotel. Thanks so much for all the help Toshi!!!

Toshi:

Hi Margit, I saw a few umbrellas and a raincoat in my back pack, after I got back home. I completely forgot to return them to you. I was hoping that it would not rain in Kyoto next day, while I kept them. I think the weather was OK, wasn't it? Thank you very much for your nice review. Best regards, Toshi

Ted Ted United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ What more could you ask for? ”

Toshi spoke excellent English, was very pleasant to be with and took us all the places we requested to go. All this for just 5 of us at 1/3 the price of a cruise ship land excursion covering the same things on a bus of 40 people.

Toshi:

Hi David, I do not know about the land excursion trip for cruise ship passengers. But I'm happy that your family members seemed to enjoy my guiding service in Osaka. Thank you very much for your review. Please tell Paul that I had sent the post card right away, which he asked me to send just before all of you went back to the cruise ship. Best regards, Toshi

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