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Exciting, Dynamic, and Challenging Osaka

by Masaki
(37) Reviews
8h $ 255 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Osaka Castle
  • Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine
  • Dotonbori
  • Kuromon Market

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254.80 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick up in Kyoto and Osaka areas, round trip to the meeting plac....
$ 18.20

Overview

Osaka is a dynamic, energetic city. It is full of vibrancy and new cultures are born one after another.
Developing as a merchant town, it has created unique cultures and these cultures spread all over Japan.
It is also famous as a city of food. Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki were first invented here.
Food, fashion, shopping, sightseeing; you will never be tired of its full attractions.

What to Expect

Popular sightseeing spots in Osaka

In this 8 hour tour, you can enjoy the essence of Osaka including food, culture, history, and vital energy.
Osaka Castle (entrance fee : 600 yen )
Kobe Beef Lunch ( **********yen lunch )
Kuromon Market
Dotonbori Street
Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine

We use one day subway pass ( 800 yen ) for transportation.

Organized by Masaki

Licensed Guide
(37) Reviews

Highlights

  • Osaka Castle
  • Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine
  • Dotonbori
  • Kuromon Market

Important

I can guide you in Hiroshima, Okayama, Kagawa, and Takayama areas if you pay my transportation fee.

In Osaka the transportation system is highly developed but it is a little complicated.
Strangers may feel confused at first.
Hotel pick-up services are desirable. Pick-up fees depend on location. But average 2000 yen
The entrance fees are as follows.
Travel expenses
Osaka one day pass : 800 yen
Depending on destinations, additional transportation expenses are needed.

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fee(you and guide), hotel-pick up fee, lunch (you and guide), entrance fee
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Osaka
Ending Point
Namba Station, Osaka Station
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 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 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 Masaki


Licensed Guide

(37) Reviews

Contact Masaki
Response Time 5 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hello. My name is Masaki, and welcome to my homepage.

Meeting with people is a gift from God.
A new encounter inspires me and enriches my heart.
People sometimes ask me unexpected questions I can't answer on the spot.
So new encounters are like an adventurous journey.
Those who I met stay in my heart with good memories.
Yes, every encounter is worth a glow of jewels.

I've lived in Nara for 40 years.
This is a small city, but is well known as the first capital of Japan and one of the major Japanese sightseeing spots.
As a matter of fact, this is the treasure hall of ancient great civilizations. Overwhelming wooden structures, the greatest Buddha statues, and long-established practices and traditions.
People here know how to live with ancient heritages.

Talking about myself, I was a senior high school teacher for 35 years.
Good teachers are not always a good scholar, sometime a comedian and a hero like a Spiderman.
I retired from work and started my guide career four years ago.
I'm also an instructor of chi exercise and a violin player.
If you are curious about chi energy, please ask me.

My tour policy is to promote friendship between people regardless of nationalities.

Almost all tourists have no chance to contact locals.
Tours end just in sightseeing from outside.

People are generally curious about each other's ideas and perspectives and willing to listen to one another even when they disagree.

Many Japanese are curious about foreign culture but have no chance to talk with foreign people.
Tours will be much more fun if you come to know locals and talk over various things about your and their lives.
This kind of tour is what I really want to offer.
I have experienced these types of tours many times.
Locals are my friends. Respectable people like you.
Some speaks English, others don't.
But don't worry.
I join dinner so you don't worry about language.

A little patience and respect for each other are enough to have a wonderful dinner and promote friendship.
I'll invite you inside Japan.
If you want to enjoy real Japan, I'll be the best partner for you.
Enjoy the journey of your heart and soul. read more


Reviews ( 37 )

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Christine

“ Great day in Kyoto ”

Masaki was a pleasure to spend our first tour in Kyoto with. So full of history, and interesting information. We enjoyed our time together very much. He even emailed us pictures of our day together. Thank you for making our time in Kyoto so special.

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Celestine

“ OSAKA, KYOTO, NARA GIUON ”

As soon as I booked my tour with him, he was very warm,he made suggestions as to how we can make the most of our very limited time in Osaka. He communicated very well in English, he was willing to accommodate my requests and made sure that everybody was comfortable during our trip. He came up with different itineraries for me and my family. I trusted him to show Japan and he delivered over and beyond my expectations. He was very polite, genuine, very hardworking, and knowledgeable about the different shrines and temples. The best part about our tour was that he was willing to take our pictures,he cut the unnecessary lines and took us to the important areas. He was like a grandfather to my children. He communicated with me and my family even after we have been back home. We found a good friend and kindred spirit in him. We know we have gained a friend in him. He went over and beyond his time to show us Osaka and he had a good time with us. We had a memorable experience with Masaki. I would highly recommend him to other tourists who wants to experience the culture of Japan. We ate the traditional Japanese foods. Thank you Masaki for spending a day of your life with us. We appreciate you and all your hard work.

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Erik

“ An inspiring guide ”

He showed us many important sites and told us a lot of interesting things about the history of the monuments and temples. He bought two Amazing Osaka passes for us which was very useful. He knew very good places for eating Kobe beef and other local specialties.

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by My

“ Cherry blossoms journey with an incredible tour guide: Masaki. ”

Masaki is a knowledgeable guide: he informed us a lot about the history of the visited monuments. Also, he is very helpful person: he gave a lot of suggestions how to use our JRpass the most efficient ways during our trip around Japan. He also is very patient with his terrible “guests “ like us because all we are “picturalcolic” persons... His calmness and passion touched our heart... Thank you so much, Masaki

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Susan

“ Tour of Nara and Kyoto ”

We were very lucky to have Masaki for 2 days. He took us to wonderful world heritage sites and gave thorough explanations. He is extremely knowledgeable in Japanese history and religion and was able to express everything in good english. He is highly energetic, covering more things in a day than were originally planned. He also has a nice sense of humor. We were very pleased with our tours. We recommend him highly.

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