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Once-a-week Morning Osaka-Castle exploring or Yodo-gawa(Oukawa)river boat cruising

4 Hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

please select either of Osaka-Castle exploring or Yodogawa(Oukawa)river boat cruising. This is for the guests who stay at Osaka Namba Area or come there.
It starts at 9:30am. please come to the front gate of Nankai Namba station or the landmark near here. We will go to destination by subway. The place is Tembabashi. It takes 20~30min.Then,go to castle-exploring (2~3hours) or cruising and waking.

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Feel free to personalize this offer with Tadashi.

  • Osaka Castle and surrounding area walking

  • panoramic viewing of the city along the river and promenade famous for cherry blossoms of spring, also good scene in other seasons

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:30 AM
Meeting Point Nankai Namba station main gate or the landmark in the vicinity
Ending Point meet place of Nankai Namba station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee only
☆ just need fees for 4 hours / it takes 4 hours to complete the tour
☆ watch profile site carefully : within 5 persons : 40000 yen for 4 hours
I can manage for persons up to 7 people flexibly. Please ask.

What‘s not included

transportation fees(subway round trip, within 600 yen per person/ if two person including me, it costs 1200 yen.) and entry fee (as to the castle, within 1000 yen per person / cruise around 2000 yen per person) Pay just transport fare between Namba and Tembabashi to get the destination and get back to Namba and other expenses,that is to say, my round transportation fee from my home to Namba is not needed to hire the guide because of my special project on Friday only.
Pay entry fees or other expenses needed and transport fare on the spot !


On Friday ー regarding this tour. it is possible on Friday, unlike on regular schedule. please ask.

Nice to meet you. Welcome to my message. It is my pleasure to guide you across Japan.
I am a private school teacher and also a navigator of temple cafe and temple's office worker.
Of course, I am a certified national English speaking guide in Japan.
I have lived in many major cities and traveled in various parts in Kansai area since I graduated from junior high school. I am a college graduate and the age is 56. I have many qualifications like travelling and teaching English. If you pay my round transportation fee to the distant area,accommodations in addition to the usual guide fee, transportation and meals during the tour, I can travel far from first meeting point into Fukuoka, Nagoya, Tokyo,or so.

As a standard guiding course, there are Nara,Kyoto, Hyogo(Kobe), Osaka and Wakayama.
Especially in these courses as well, you need to pay my round transportation fee from home and to home.
Because I live in a little bit the countryside, though I usually go to work for Osaka area.
OSAKA : 2500 yen
Koyasan in Wakayama : 1000 yen

☆ When you have accommodation plan with me for the same accommodation or different accommodation of the same spot, it is OK if you pay for all the accommodation fees of yours and mine.
☆ For your choice of 8 hour tour : need to pay for lunch
☆ For your choice of over 8hour tour : pay for lunch and dinner
☆ overnight : lunch and dinner, breakfast and lunch of the next day

→ regarding [Once-a-week Morning Osaka Castle exploring or Yodo-gawa(Oukawa) river boat cruising on Friday only (without lunch time)] My round transportation fee is not needed to pay because of my special project. Just pay for our round transportation fees and entry fee or cruising fees including my portion,and if necessary, other expenses during the tour. And please make a reservation until two weeks before the day. Contact me.

!! Other days except Friday (ASK ME, might be possible according to conditions, see the notice of corresponding page)

Besides, especially in December throughout March,sometimes my guide is unavailable because the weather condition is not good.

# Transportation fee and lunch of you and a guide will be paid by the customer.
# Regarding Hotel meet up, apart from meet up cost, you need to pay my transportation fee of the day.
# If you book me before sending an inquiry, please note you may be requested to pay extra guide fee for hotel meetup.

HOW TO PAY my round transportation fee
Please pass payment amount on cash only, Japanese yen, just for the day to me directly on the spot as early as possible after meeting up.
The amount will be mailed to you as extra expenses in advance on the internet.

① apart from guide fees, you need your entry fees (or ship fare) including ones for me and round trip transportation fees including for me between Namba and Tembabashi.
② guide fee is 14000 yen just within 3 people irrespective of the number of within 3 people ③ It will take 4 hours in total including transportation hours.
You cost ① +② in total.
☆ There is EFG CARS Service as an announcement of this site company. One car accommodates 9 passengers. If you need this, I can contact this.
#notice : This is Friday morning tours. If you need other days, please ask. It might deal with other day if my condition is OK. However it might need extra payment,since it is not my Friday special projects. For example, my round transportation fee from my home to Namba and from Namba to my home is needed. read more

Cancellation Policy

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

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?

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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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