I'm a national licensed tour guide both in english and spanish living in osaka city for 15years. Used to work for airlines and a hotel before, and really love to travel abroad. Since I quit these jobs, decided to plan private tours in my beloved city. I love the Travel Lights's idea of connecting tourists and locals and it'll be my greatest pleasure if I could help you discover my city and experience something unique. Will be great to have a friendship even after the tour ends (not as a guide but as a friend)!
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 10 maximum
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rie helped to fill in the free day I had in Osaka by taking me around some of the few things I was not able to cover on my own. I was able to leave any of my concerns about going about behind and entrusted her to lead the way. While she was able to guide me around town in a efficient manner, I most appreciated the conversations we had. Her English is excellent and my time with her felt more like catching up with an old friend. I would love to connect with her again the next time I'm in the area.
Peter is such a fantastic/polite/cooperative guest, kept me well informed with clear text messages all the time since his first contact, came up to the meeting point exactly on time as promised (even earlier), friendly a lot to talk over a variety of topics, flexible to adjust himself to my tour suggestions, thoughtful to end the tour on time, patient enough with my developing English, and so knowledgeable that I enjoyed talking with him a lot. I'd highly recommend him to future guides, and am looking forward to seeing him soon again, not as a tour guide but as a friend in Japan. Dear Peter, I hope you had a great time after the tour too. Best regards to gogo!
We went for a somewhat free-form evening tour in Osaka in a non-touristy district with RIE and she was extremely accommodating both when booking and during the tour itself. We wanted to eat and drink our way a bit off the beaten path and RIE was absolutely great helping us find some really great spots we would have never known about. She was super cool and we greatly enjoyed our evening with her.
Thank you for your leaving such a great review soon after our tour. It's very kind of you, Rick. It was a great time with all of you, enjoying a dinner at a local and energetic district, and you inspired me of a new-style guide course for my future guests! I wish I could make your stay in Osaka even more unforgettable. I hope you come back to Osaka soon to discover more yummy food and interesting culture in Japan. Thank you again and best regards to your family.