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Osaka Five Best Spots One-day Tour

by Toshi
(17) Reviews
8h $ 255 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • JR Osaka Station: The largest station in the Western part of Japan.
  • Umeda Sky Building: Viewing Osaka city 360 degrees from 170 meters high observatory
  • Osaka-jo Castle: Osaka's iconic spot
  • Kaiyu-kan Aquarium: One of the largest world-class aquariums
  • Dohton-bori Area: Osaka's Most lively Area
  • Shin-sekai Area: Optional site, instead of Kaiyu-kan Aquarium
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Price up to 5 people
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Extra hour.
$ 31.85
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$ 31.85

Overview

In Osaka, there are so many interesting places that you feel like visiting. Even if you would like to see a lot of them, it Is hard to see all within a limited time. So on behalf of you, Five interesting spots were selected for international travelers as "Osaka Five Best Spots One-day Tour". You can feel real Osaka, and you will have a fun day in Osaka.

What to Expect

During this tour firstly you will visit an urban area of Osaka city and see a couple of contemporary type of architectures like: JR Osaka station and Umeda Sky Building.

After experiencing the panoramic view of Osaka, you will visit the historic Osaka-jo castle. The original castle was built in late 16th century, but it was destroyed in a war. The present main tower is the 3rd generation and was funded by donations from Osaka citizens. People in Osaka are proud of the castle, and it is the iconic spot of Osaka.

Next is Kaiyu-kan - one of the largest world-class aquarium. You maybe surprised to see many kinds of fishes such as whale-sharks swimming freely in a gigantic aquarium, tropical fish swimming in tunnel type of aquarium, and Jerry fish dancing in various water containers. Kaiyu-kan's elaborated exhibitions attract not only children but also adults very much.

Finally, you will visit the Dohtom-bori. This area developed as the entertaiment district of Osaka with plenty of play-houses and tea-houses along the Dohtom-bori street. This busy street is really a food street now with so many restaurants along the street, and you have to try street food of Osaka such as Okonomi-yaki or Tako-yaki.

* If you would like to skip Kaiyu-kan Aquarium, visiting Shin-sekai Area (a nostalgic area of Osaka) as an option is recommended.

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Highlights

  • JR Osaka Station: The largest station in the Western part of Japan.
  • Umeda Sky Building: Viewing Osaka city 360 degrees from 170 meters high observatory
  • Osaka-jo Castle: Osaka's iconic spot
  • Kaiyu-kan Aquarium: One of the largest world-class aquariums
  • Dohton-bori Area: Osaka's Most lively Area
  • Shin-sekai Area: Optional site, instead of Kaiyu-kan Aquarium

Important

* If your hotel is in Osaka city and your tour is in Osaka, 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.) to get to your hotel from my home in Osaka at the end of the tour.

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

・Please 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.


・Do not forget to bring either a camera or a smartphone.

What‘s included
Guide fee, hotel pick-up in Osaka city area.
What‘s not included
Transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, dinner, snacks, entrance fee, etc.
- Admissions : approximately 4400yen/adult, 1900 yen/junior high student
(* If you would like to skip Kaiyu-kan Aquarium and take Shin-sekai Area in stead, : 2100 yen/adult, 700 yen/junior high student )
- Transportation fees (one-day subway ticket) : 800 yen/ adult, 300 yen/child under 12 years old.
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Osaka city or ??
Ending Point
At your hotel in Osaka, or convenient place for you.
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 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 )
Esther Esther Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
23 hours ago

“ Knowledgeable and Eloquent Guide ”

We required a guide who can speak good English and is knowledgeable of the history of the places that we are interested in touring in Kyoto and Osaka. From a roster of guides on Triple Lights, we chose Toshi because he had his college education in the U.S. and worked as a media coordinator which hopefully will ensure a well-organized tour. We were not disappointed. Toshi had good command of both written and spoken English language. His choice of words were precise and accurate. In terms of organization, Toshi started communicating with us 2 months before the tour and we gave him an idea of our interests, the places that we intend to visit and the profile of our group. Before our arrival in Japan, he had sent a proposed itinerary for our review. We had to revise the itinerary along ... read more

Paul Paul Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Great tour guide ”

Toshi was a very affable and knowledgeable guide.

Toshi:

Hi Paul and Sam, Thank you very much for your review. I hope your exploration at the Shrine will go well. If you find anything interesting, please share it with me. Best regards, Toshi

Nigel Nigel United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Fantastic Day ”

What a great guide,

Toshi:

Simple, but powerful message.Thank you very much. I'm hoping that your wish will come true and come back to Japan again. Best regards, Toshi

Ken Ken United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Excellent guide for Osaka/Kyoto areas, great company, very caring individual ”

We were lucky to have two days with Toshi-san, and we covered a lot of ground in Osaka and Kyoto. Toshi is very knowledgeable and was very attentive to the energy and interests of our family. He continually went above and beyond to ensure our travels were easy and rewarding, sharing ideas and insights beyond our travels together. Next time we are in Tokyo we look forward to reconnecting with Toshi for more adventures.

Toshi:

Thank you very much for your nice review. Osaka has a lot of canals. You can enjoy boat-riding next time you come to Osaka, and you could visit famous Nada-Gogo (five Sake brewery districts in Hyogo Prefecture) area to learn more about Sake. When you come to Japan again, let me know. I can make an interesting itinerary for you and your family. Best regards, Toshi

Claudia Claudia Belgium ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ 2 amazing days in Kyoto ”

As we are making a roundtrip in Japan, having only a couple of days to spent in Kyoto, we preferred to hire a private guide for our family of 5 (three teenager kids). We booked two full-day tours with Toshi, a native Japanese guide who is fluently in English! Toshi has been a wonderful guide for us, taking care of everyone, taking time to explain his tour plan at the start of the tour and giving a lot of background information during both tours! Our favorite tour was the Arashiyama tour (bamboo groove, Togetsu-kyo bridge, Golden pavilion, Nishiki market), as the weather was absolutely wonderful that day! The Higashiyama tour was very impressive as well, with a lot of beautiful (and colourful) sightseeing places. As we are travelling in high season, the major sightseeing areas in Ky... read more

Toshi:

Hi Claudia, We had a bit of rain on the first day in Higashiyama, but second day in Arashiyama turned out to be such a nice day. I'm really glad that you all had a wonderful day. Frank: Thank you for the photos you took by Hozu River. My wife liked them very much. Tom: Your Japanese is excellent, much advanced than my expectation. Please keep on learning, especially try to spend time on explaining things concerning what you have interests in. Helene: I was impressed with your piano-playing at the music store.You seemed to be enjoying very much. Laura: You expressed your interest in playing the drums straight forward. I like that sort of attitude towards what you want to do. You have wonderful three children. The way they are is because the way you and Frank are. Great family! ... read more

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