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Osaka Five Best Spots One-day Tour


Osaka
8 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

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.

Itinerary

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  • 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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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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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Osaka city or ??
Ending Point At your hotel in Osaka, or convenient place for you.

Inclusions & Exclusions

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.

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. Your hotel in Osaka city : approximately 560 yen, Your hotel in 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.

・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.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Reviews ( 30 )
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Wendy Wendy United States ( Family )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Very Structured Tour ”

If you are looking for a tour guide that is very structured and dedicated to making sure you see as much as you can in your allotted time, Toshi is the guide for you. As first-time visitors to Japan, my group was easily distracted and prone to veering off course. Toshi made sure that we stuck to the plan and didn't dawdle. He is energetic, knowledgable, and passionate about showing you the sites.

Toshi:

Thank you for your review. It seems like that you guys had a great time with interesting experiences in the Kansai region, as far as looking at the pictures you shared. Hope you will come back here again some time and explore more about Japanese culture. Best regards, Toshi

matthew Matthew Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ very insightful ”

We had a wonderful experience with Toshi. He was very accommodating and was very happy to help cater the tour to exactly what we wanted to do and see. He was very insightful and gave great advice for enjoying the rest of our stay in Kyoto.

Toshi:

Hi Matthew, Thank you very much for a wonderful review. I was a bit amazed when I heard that you guys walked to the Hotel from Kyoto Station. Normally international travelers take a taxi to get to their accommodation site, because of unfamiliar environment and directions. I just thought that these people know how to get about. It seems like that you have had a fun tour in Kyoto. It’s nice to be young and healthy. I really hope that you guys will form a warm family and that she will pursue her career to cope with various issues. Best regards, Toshi

Dominique Dominique South Africa ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A fun day touring with Toshi ”

We had a fun day touring with Toshi. He was knowledgeable and interesting. Had a great tour of Osaka with him.

Toshi:

Hi Dominique, South African team is going to participate in the finals. Congratulations! did you see Japan vs. Scotland game yesterday? I hope Japan and South Africa will meet in the final game, and XXXXX win. Thank you for you review. Please say hello to your husband, and take care. Best regards, Toshi

Diane Diane Japan ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Great overview of Osaka ”

My husband, son and I spent half a day with Toshi seeing the Osaka Castle and visiting a couple famous neighborhoods. He was very knowledgeable, speaks very good English, and was also flexible in adjusting the itinerary on the go to accommodate my son's interest in anime. Toshi suggested several good spots for pictures and found a great restaurant where he helped us order local food. Although the scheduled time was up, Toshi made sure we were able to find a store my son wanted to visit and then got us a taxi. We had a great time with Toshi.

Toshi:

Hi Diane, Thank you very much for your review. I myself had a fun time touring with your family. Your husband is friendly and an interesting gentleman to talk to and listen to. I was wondering whether your son got something he wanted have at the Animate place and got back home alright. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed eating local food at the restaurant. Please take care and convey my regards to your husband and son. Best regards, Toshi

Holly Holly United States ( Solo )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Temples and gardens in the rain ”

Toshi-san and I had a lovely day touring temples and gardens. Even though it rained most of the day, with his knowledge of Kyoto’s transit system we were able to cover a lot of ground in a short time. We spent the morning in Arashiyama then ended our tour at the Golden Pavilion. As a solo traveler he made me feel comfortable and even eased my embarrassment when I realized I hadn’t brought enough cash! Thank you for your graciousness, Toshi. I enjoyed my tour!

Toshi:

Hi Holly, How are you doing? Thank you for the review. You mentioned about your embarrassment. I just wanted you to forget that while we are touring together so that you can enjoy what you were seeing and experiencing during the rest of the tour. I simply wanted you to have a fun day. After reading your review, I found out I kind of succeeded in doing that. Thank you. Could you see the cultural performance at Gion Corner? Best regards, Toshi

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