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Exploring Osaka


Osaka
8 hours
up to 20 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

8,000 years ago, Osaka slept under a large seashore lake. This city of lake later turned to a city of smoke and eventually grew into the 2nd key international city after Tokyo. Birth place of industry in Japan, such as bank, insurance, steel, machinery, spinning, medicine, ship building, electrical appliance, etc. Touching days of Osaka ,Then and Now.

Itinerary

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  • Osaka castle … Symbol of Osaka, with the castle keep set up as history museum. Plenty of things to
  • Umeda Sky Bulding … The 40th storey 173 m skyscraper and you can enjoy open-air walk at the
  • Shin-sekai ... It means “New World”, entertainment spot then named “NEW”. You can visit the
  • Kuromon-market & Doton-bori area ... Opened in 1822. You can take a bite for today’s catch or fresh fruits over small fishery, food shops

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What to Expect

Numerous bridges, avenues, streets in Osaka were named after those people who contributed communities through their businesses, such as Yodoya-bashi bridge, Doton-bori steet etc. Sometimes you might be lost in a huge maze in underground shops, restaurants which were constructed deep under the ground in central Osaka. You can enjoy the dynamism of city of water, Osaka in this tour, then and now on.

Departure & Return

Depart From At your hotel in Kansai District (Kansai district = City of Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Kobe)
Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Kansai District (Kansai = City of Osaka, Kyoto, Nara or Kobe)
Ending Point At your hotel in Kansai District (Kansai = City of Osaka, Kyoto, Nara or Kobe)

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Included:
*Travel expense as required for the guide to travel with customers by means of public transportation such as train, subway, bus.
Travel expenses for the guide included herein are limited within Kansai district (Kansai district = City of Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Kobe)
*Admission fees, tickets for the guide as might be incurred at Umeda Sky Building, castles, temples, shrines or the like.
*Meals, drinks or the like for the guide during the tour
*Any tax or the like as might be incurred by the guide in Japan
*Gratuity

What‘s not included

Not included:
*Fees to cruise river or sea or the like for the guide
*Tickets for Universal Studio Japan, museum or the like for the guide as might be required at private or public
entertainment facilities.

Important

Any day or time is available, inclusively long tours extended to more than 10 days across Japan, but please reconfirm guide's availability at time of booking

Suggest purchasing a day pass "Enjoy-Echo-Card" on sale at every subway, bus station for this tour

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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Dana Dana United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ I would trust Masahisa with my life! ”

We ride the train for 2 hours to Ise tour. He is informative, respectful, and very kind.

Masahisa:

Dana Thanks for your visit. Wish your safe return home, hopefully with taste of indigenous plum wine in the far east. Thanks Masahisa

Velda Velda Hong Kong ( Family )
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1 month ago

“ Masahisa is a truly superb, professional & wonderful tour guide! We would highly recommend him! ”

We spent the day with Masahisa in Kyoto. He guided us from our hotel in Osaka, all the well to Kyoto and back. Masahisa is so knowledgeable in Japanese culture, and has some great recommendations! He also helped us take photos throughout our day with him. He looked after us very well during the tour, and made different arrangements to suit our capabilities. He even emailed us afterwards with some helpful tips! If you want to spend your time well in Japan, we would definitely recommend spending it with Masahisa! (I know I sound like a promo bot, but Masahisa really was above expectations!!!)

Masahisa:

Velda Thank again for your trip to Kansai in midst of sweltering weather here. Wish your safe return home without any possible mischief by typhoon Rosa now hitting us. Thanks Masahisa

Malcolm Malcolm United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Day trip from Kobe to Kyoto ”

What a well dressed and polite guide. His knowledge was immense and patience was extraordinary. We were sorry we did not have more time with him. His photographic input made our day more memorable. The use of train, underground and taxi transport made our ability to see more essential sites.. His lunchtime dining location was excellent in a peaceful historic building. Full marks to him in creating a great experience.

Masahisa:

Malcolm Glad to learn your safe return home. Thank you for your quick stopover and please stay couples of nights in Kyoto next time. Also thanks for reminding me of memories of your beautiful national trust properties, also Cotswolds and Lake Districts. Thanks Masahisa

James James New Zealand ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Extremely professional and generous with his time ”

We enjoyed the tour with Masahisa. He is very knowledgable and professional. His English is excellent.

Masahisa:

James Glad to hear from you again. Thank you for your visit and believe you returned home safely with great family memories here. Thanks Masahisa

Romain Romain United Kingdom ( Couple )
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4 months ago

“ Wonderful time in Nara with Mike ”

We had a pleasant and enjoyable time discovering Nara with Masahisa. We had a great experience and his teaching about the culture, religion and site itself was perfect. We hope we will have an opportunity to come back again. All the best, Aurore & Romain.

Masahisa:

Romain Thanks again for your visit all the way from beautiful city, even though deeply pained to hear of the fire damage suffered by your Nortre Dame. Happy to attend a beautiful happy couple and yes, please visit us again. Wish you all safe return home with great memories here. Thanks Masahisa

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