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Highlights

  •   1. Tsutenkaku Tower the popular landmark of Osaka with unique good-luck deity
  •   2. Shitennoji Temple the first state-established Buddhist temple in Japan with the oldest architecture and the Garden of Paradise
  •   3. Kuromon Ichiba Market , great and lively gourmet area nicknamed
  •   4. Osaka Castle, the magnificent symbol of Osaka
  •   5. Umeda Sky Building Floating Garden Observatory with 360° open panoramic view on top

Information

City Osaka
Meeting Point At your hotel
Ending Point At you hotel or the final destination of the tour
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 8h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 5
Booking
8h
When?

People

231.40 USD

total price for up to 5 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

What to Expect

The tour includes five typical tourist destinations in Osaka city using a special pass costing 2500 yen/person allow you to use local transportation freely and enter 30 tourist attractions for free all day long.
We usually start with visiting "Tsutenkaku Tower" which is very famous landmark tower modeled after Eiffel Tower in Paris overlooking the city of Osaka from its top.
Then we visit the 1st state-established Buddhist temple "Shitennoji Temple" constructed by Prince Shotoku who greatly contributed to Japanese society and is still strongly worshiped by many believers today.
During lunch time we will visit "Kuromon-Ichiba Market", one of the largest and the liveliest markets in all of Japan where you can enjoy a numerous variety of very fresh and delicious seafood and local delicacy with reasonable prices.
In the afternoon we will visit huge "Osaka Castle",a symbol of Osaka,built by the great feudal nationwide-ruler Toyotomi Hideyoshi where you can enjoy the view from the top and appreciate many precious cultural properties.
The last visit is "Umeda Sky Building Floating Garden Observatory"a pair of unique skyscrapers connected on the top with 360°panoramic view while feeling like floating in the air.
My guide fee is 26000yen / 8hours (up to 5 persons)


What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Osaka city

What‘s not included

A special pass called "Osaka Amazing Pass 2017" costing 2500 yen/person (you & guide) and covering all transportation fee and entrance fee for our tour.
(If we fix the above destinations, the special pass for guide is not needed and 1 day pass 800yen for guide will be needed instead )
Additional option fees for wearing sumurai battle helmet with sword (500 yen /person) in Osaka Castle Tower.
Lunch,dinner for you and guide.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
Please check the following link. https://triplelights.com/cancel
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction. Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Reviews

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Grace
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ Patient and Knowledage guide ”

We had Kenji for our day tour in Osaka on 12 April 2017. Despite a rainy day, we enjoyed ourselves with Kenji's planned itinerary and also his services. He was patient with our questions and shared with us the history of the Osaka Castle and the Sho-guns - making the Castle visit interesting. We liked the Cherry blossom mint - there are so many types of cherry blossoms. Because of the rain, it was difficult to take picture as it was too cold and wet. Also, we had to keep moving so that the place will not jam up. As we were making our way to Kyoto after the tour and had requested Kenji to bring us to the Osaka station and showed us the Kyoto train platform. Kenji gladly agreed and he personally led us to the Kyoto train platform. He also made sure we were aware of the timing of the next 2 trains before taking his leave to his own train platform. Thank you once again, Kenji!

Kenji:
Dear Grace Thank you for your polite and wonderful review of the private tour. Regarding to cherry blossom viewing it was the best timing and place in Osaka especially at Osaka Mint. It was shame for us that the better weather could have made it much more enjoyable. I hope you could spend good time in Kyoto as well. I expect your next visit to Japan again in future. thanks, Kenji

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Tessa
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Kenji is a patient and knowledgeable guide ”

Kenji arrived an hour early from our departure time and patiently waited for us at the lobby of our apartment. He showed us shrine, temples, observatory deck and Hep Ferris Wheel. He's very thoughtful - he made sure we ride an elevator instead of stairs so that my Dad will not tire easily. He also gave us a gift -a pad origami papers for each of us. In return, my children made fortune teller and crane (out of the origami paper he gave us) as a remembrance from them. We hope that you will keep the photo we gave you to remember us. Hope to get your service again when we go to Japan.

Kenji:
Dear Tessa, Thank you for your great review. I'm very glad that you and your family could enjoy the private tour. I was so surprised to find that your children were already good at folding origami paper when I gave it to them. The paper crafts they gave to me became my nice remembrance. I'll also keep the nice photo with your family as a treasure and look forward to seeing you again. I hope your wishes with "five big power" will come true by your next visit to Japan. Thanks again, Kenji

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Paola
1 month ago , ( Friends ) , From: Monaco

“ Wowww, lovely trip! ”

Kenji has been a very useful guide, we couldn't have travelled without his suggestions and precious support: train and bus timetable, common life tips and zen or religious information, just 3 fields he perfectly share with us. Thanks, Kenji!

Kenji:
Dear Paola, Thank you for your wonderful review of our trip. I'm very glad to have completed 7 days tour safely and enjoyably. I also could enjoy guiding your party and having friendly communication I hope you will be able to visit Japan again in future to enjoy more . Thanks, Kenji

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Lynn
5 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Australia

“ Informative and enjoyable ”

Kenji did an excellent job of compiling a tour for my family taking into consideration what we particularly wished to see in the time available. We visited major cultural sites such as Fushimi Inari shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple as well as walking through interesting areas such as Gion, Niseki markets and Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. His choice of restaurant for our lunch was appreciated as it was housed in a traditional building, in an area we would never have found by ourselves and served delicious Japanese food. Kenji was very organised. He purchased our rail tickets before meeting us and provided us with a timeline to explain the historical periods of Kyoto. I would highly recommend Kenji if you are considering a tour of Kyoto.

Kenji:
Dear Lynn Thank you for your excellent review. I'm very glad that you and your family enjoyed my private tour in Kyoto. I could also enjoyed guiding you and your nice family. As you know Japan is a small nation but there are so many spots to visit and things to experience for each season especially in Kyoto. I hope you will be able to visit Japan again and enjoy more in near future. Thanks, Kenji

Genevieve Genevieve
6 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Osaka Day tour with Kenji ”

Kenji was very patient with me from the planning stage to the day of the tour. He was flexible and easy to talk to. I highly recommend him for your future tours. Thank you Kenji :-)

Kenji:
Dear Genevieve Thank you for your compliment. I really enjoyed guiding you and your nice family. I'm also still enjoying tasty sweets given to me. I hope you will be able to revisit Japan some day. Thanks, Kenji

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