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US$ 33 Hourly rate Price up to 20 people
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Cities where I can guide: Osaka

Languages English ( Business ), Japanese ( Conversational )

(2) Reviews
Hourly rate 33 USD Price up to 20 people
( Max : 40 People )
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Taku is a local tour guide based on Osaka. Father of 2 babies who were born in June 2017 and in September 2018.
He has been on tourism field since 2015 as an English speaking guide and has 180 days of tours a year from small groups to groups of more than 40 guests.

Speaks English and Japanese only. Taku's English was developed when he was in Massachusetts, USA when he was working for a non-profit organization.

5.0 (2) Reviews
Very Good


The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 20 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate US$33.16 US$33.16 US$33.16
4 Hours US$132.65 US$132.65 US$132.65
8 Hours US$265.30 US$265.30 US$265.30

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 40 maximum

Private Tours

Osaka Tour -Castle, Shinsekai, Namba

(2) Reviews
by Taku
Visit highlights of Osaka.Probably you would like to visit the Osaka Castle, Shinsekai and Namba, highlights of Osaka, however, if you have sites you would...
6 Hours US$ 156 up to 10 people

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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting time, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 2 )
Lesley Lesley United States ( Family with kids )
2 years ago

“ Great Guide, excellent communication and highly recommend. ”

Taku was fantastic. Immediate communication over email - really appreciated this since we booked last minute. He arrived on time with a sign with our name on it so we wasted no time. This was perfect since our hotel was busy. He took us everywhere we asked and we saw the Osaka castle which was a wonderful tour. Loved learning about the history. We had a great lunch which we asked him to find a good local restaurant and he didn't disappoint! Fab lunch!! Never felt rushed which was truly appreciated. Loved chatting and learning about he and his family, local life and history. He made sure we had detailed English maps and knew exactly where we were going. Really enjoyed our day together. Felt very comfortable and able to navigate the busy train system. Thanks so much. Lesley and Shaley


Thank you for joining day tour of Osaka and wonderful review. I hope all the sites we visited filled your expectation. Looking forward to seeing you two again maybe by the year of Tokyo Olympic Games.

Phil Phil ( Solo )
4 years ago

What a fantastic experience! Taku was punctual and his instructions on where we met were easy to follow. He is a friendly and informative guide who took me to the highlights of Osaka that I wished to see. We visited Osaka Castle and Taku took me to the best photo spots and told me about the history of the building. In the afternoon we went to Onsen hot springs on Takus advice. What a brilliantly authentic Japanese experience which took my budget into account. I would thoroughly recommend booking a tour through Taku to anyone interested in learning about Osaka! Thanks for a great day! :-)


Dear Phil, thank you very much for choosing my tour as the very first guest on this TripleLights website and sharing time with me. I definitely had a great time with you, specially seeing you relaxed at the Onsen hot springs was a relief and gave me the feeling of something that I could be able to direct you to the right place. Thank you again and please contact me when you come back to Osaka.