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Enjoy Osaka Aqua Metropolis and Modern Architectures

by Hideo
(59) Reviews
6h $ 207 Price up to 30 people


  • Tenjinbashisuji shopping street
  • Osaka Museum of Housing and Living
  • Osaka Tenmangu Shrine
  • NAKANOSHIMA (buildings and bridges)

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206.80 USD

Price up to 30 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person ( more than 30 people ) .
$ 4.70
Extra hour.
$ 9.40

What to Expect

First I would like to take you to the 2.6 km long Tenjinbashisuji shopping street. It's the longest shopping street in Japan. I recommend you visit the Osaka Museum of Housing and Living at Tenjinbashisuji sixth street. You can see the reproductions of long houses facing the street, goods for sale, and general household items. You can try wear a yukata or a light cotton kimono for 200 yen per person.
Why don't you enjoy wearing a light cotton kimono and take pictures?

Osaka Tenmangu Shrine is also located along the street. The Osaka Tenjin Festival, one of the three major festivals in Japan, starts from this shrine.

You can also enjoy so many restaurants and reasonably priced shops on this street. You can enjoy sushi or udon noodles for lunch.

Osaka is known as a city of waterways, same as the lagoon city of Venice in Italy. Now the waterfront is used for leisure and pleasure. There are restaurants, cafe, and modern architectures in and around Nakanoshima or a small island between Dojima river and Tosabori river. The bridges of Osaka are called "the 808 bridges of Naniwa."

The Osaka branch office of the Bank of Japan that was built in 1903 and the Osaka City Hall that was built in 1986 are located near Yodoyabashi (bridge).
Osaka Central Public Hall (the former Oskaka Nakanoshima Public Hall) is near Umedankibashi (bridge). This red brick building was built in 1918 and is now a symbol of Nakanoshima.
The Museum of Oriental Ceramics is near Hokonagashibashi (bridge). It was built in 1982. The museum was established by Osaka city to commemorate the donations of the world-famous "Ataka Collection" by the 21 companies of the Sumitomo Group. The Ataka Collection comprises mostly of Chinese and Korean ceramics, Japanese ceramics and the like.
The Osaka Securities Exchange is near Naniwabashi (bridge), which is the most popular bridge in Osaka because of the statues of lions on both ends of the bridge.

You can enjoy the 3,700 roses of 310 varieties at the rose garden in May or October, not only in Nakanoshima park but also on the bank of both rivers.
Tenjinbashi (bridge) is widely known as the starting point for boats cruise when Tenjin Festival is held.
From Tenmabashi bridge you can get to Osaka Castle in about 15 minutes.

If you are particularly interested in the Japanese architecture of the early 1900's or just walking around enjoying the gentle breeze from rivers, I'm sure you'll enjoy walking around Nakanoshima.

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Organized by Hideo

Licensed Guide
(59) Reviews


  • Tenjinbashisuji shopping street
  • Osaka Museum of Housing and Living
  • Osaka Tenmangu Shrine
  • NAKANOSHIMA (buildings and bridges)


except Tuesday because Osaka Museum of Housing and Living is closed.

I guide you Hokkaido, especially Sapporo, Furano, Otaru, and the like. Please get in touch with me!!
Thank you.

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee
Meeting Point
at your hotel
Ending Point
at your hotel
6 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 30 people   Flexible

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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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About Hideo

Licensed Guide

(59) Reviews

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  • English ( License )

Hello, I'm HIDEo YOSHIda. Please call me HIDEYOSHI, the same name as the famous shogun who built the Osaka Castle in 1585.

I was born in Kobe and worked in Osaka for nearly 40 years. I would like to introduce the Kansai region to you ,including Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama.

Kobe is one of the two largest ports in Japan, along with Yokohama. After the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868, foreigners built their residences on the hillside of the Kitano-cho area, overlooking the ocean. Many of the foreign residences are now open to the public as museums, including the Weathercock House, with it's symbol weathercock on the triangle-shaped roof.
In Meriken Park, the red Port Tower (the city's landmark), creates a beautiful contrast against the white Kobe Marine Museum. The museum's design was inspired by the waves and sailing ships.

When you have a chance to visit Osaka, please join my tour. I'm sure you'll enjoy the interesting and historical, scenic spots. For example, Shin-Sekai is a downtown area with a strange mix of nostalgic atmosphere and contemporary energy. You can try local foods (kushikatsu, sushi, tempura) at a reasonable price. Billiken (a famous statue of the spirit of luck) will be waiting for you!!. Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death." Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi HIDEYOSHI in 1585. Oh, it's my residence, isn't it !

These days "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" area in USJ, or Universal Studios Japan, is also attracting more and more people.

I'll be looking forward to seeing you !! read more

Reviews ( 59 )

2 months ago |   by Timothy

“ See Miyajima and Hiroshima with Hideo! ”

We met Hideo at the train platform at Hiroshima and he made sure we got back to Kyoto on a packed New Year's Day train. From end to end, a high quality service. My daughter wanted to try the local specialty, Okonomiyaki, and HIdeo made sure of that as well. In between we had a very informative tour complete with this own photos to add even more perspective. If you'd like a professional guide and great service connect with Hideo.

2 months ago |   by Jenny

“ Takayama & Shirakawago visit 24 Dec17 ”

Hideo has been very helpful & accommodative in our requests. We are happy to have Hideo as our guide. Thank you Hideo ! Regards, Andrew & Jenny Singapore

Very Good
2 months ago |   by Lily

“ Very informative ”

We had a full day with Hideo, learned a lot from him about the Osaka area and history. Hideo came prepared, with a printed itinerary, and historical photos.

3 months ago |   by Joanna

“ Wonderful trip of Kyoto and Nara ”

Hideo-san picked us up at the hotel in Osaka at the designated time. He showed us a planned itinerary of our trip. I made a request beforehand that I was with some seniors so walking needed a lot of breaks. We used the train the whole time. Hideo-san was very patient and accomodating of our requests. I will recommend him to friends who plan to do a trip to Osaka.

Very Good
3 months ago |   by Melinda

“ Nara Day Tour ”

Mr Hideyoshi is a very informative guide and provided us with a great explanation of the history of the Nara attractions.

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