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Osaka Private Tours & Local Tour Guides

Discover Things to Do and Plan a Trip to Osaka, Japan with a Local Guide

Popular Osaka Tour Guides

Shiga Tour Guide - Koichi W.

Koichi W.

4.94 / 5
(49 reviews)

Hi! I'm Koichi. I was born in Osaka, I studied in Kyoto when I was a university student. Now I live in Shiga next to Kyoto. I am a national government licensed tour guide. I have been guiding about 160 groups over the past twelve months. I usually guide my customers mainly in Kansai region including Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe and Shiga by public transportation systems. Well, I am curious about Japanese history, especially the history of Japan's ancient times since I was raised next to the world biggest mausoleum of the ancient Emperor called "Nintoku" in Sakai city Osaka which has just become one of the world cultural heritage sites. I dug out some ancient earthen ware vessels around there when I was a primary school student like the adventure archaeologist “Indiana Jones" (It’s our secret!!). That was my hobby. Now, one of my hobbies is outdoor activities such as mountaineering, kayaking, skiing and others. So I would like to take you to some good places where you can enjoy Japanese unique nature. I love to guide foreign visitors from all over the world. I think it is my calling or heavenly given job. Let's go and enjoy together! I hope to see you soon.                                                                                                                                 

Osaka Tour Guide - Takashi M.

Takashi M.

5.00 / 5
(14 reviews)

Hi, my name is Takashi!! When I go abroad, I think that how nice it would be to have a friend there and hang out together. I want you to feel like you have a friend in Osaka and we can go around and explore the city. I was born and grew up in Japan. And I speak English, Spanish and Japanese. I can be the perfect guide for you!! I can also guide you any other cities in Japan, just let me know where you wanna go :)                                                                                                                                 

Kyoto Tour Guide - Yoshihisa T.

Yoshihisa T.

4.96 / 5
(193 reviews)

Hi. My name is Yoshihisa. Call me "Yoshie", please. It means good or O.K. in Japanese. I live in Joyo City, Kyoto Prefecture, located just in between Kyoto and Nara. I was born and raised in Iga, Mie Prefecture. Iga is a birthplace of ninja and a renowned haiku poet, Matsuo Basho. I might be a descendant of ninja. I aim at becoming a linguistic ninja, following a part of Basho's lifestyle with the incorporation of seasonal changes into my tours. In addition to visiting famous temples and shrines, I invite you to lesser-known places of historic interest. Once in a month I go hiking or mountain climbing with some friends mainly in mountains surrounding Kyoto and Nara basins. Recently I have got intrigued by the charms of Buddhist statues, which are manifestations of people's wishes and prayers. I also like izakaya (Japanese-style taverns) hopping, tasting delicious dishes and locally brewed sake at reasonable prices. Especially I like communicating with people from home and abroad, talking face to face. Some of the above-mentioned elements are included in my walking tours. I hope you will discover new aspects of cultural and natural beauty in Kansai area through one of my tours which you could never gain otherwise. One of my favorite phrases that come from Zen Buddhism is Ichigo Ichie or this meeting-but only once in a lifetime. My interpretation goes this way: This place and this moment never cross again. Each and every good encounter, however, lingers on like the sound of a temple bell. Won't you explore a deeper world of Japanese culture in Kyoto, Nara and Osaka with me?                                                                                                                                  

Nara Tour Guide - Yuri T.

Yuri T.

4.39 / 5
(23 reviews)

I'm Yuri, a national lisenced English tour guide. I was born and raised in Osaka. Now I live in the countryside of Nara. Also, I do love eating, traveling, meeting local people, and exchanging our value and cultures. I'm flexible. Please tell and ask me if there are any places which you want to visit and anything which you want to do in Japan. I'll plan the trip only for you. I am looking forward to seeing you in my tour, let's make your trip unforgettable!                                                                                                                                 

New Osaka Tour Guides

Osaka Tour Guide - Kazuyoshi M.

Kazuyoshi M.


I am a guide working mainly in Osaka and Kyoto. I can provide travel guidance to places where foreigners do not usually go. I can also guide you to places popular among foreigners if you want to visit them. I have lived in Osaka for 7 years, so I am a specialist in sightseeing in Osaka. I can also guide sightseeing in Kyoto, as it is my favorite city to visit. I look forward to having an enjoyable trip with you.                                                                                                                                 

Kyoto Tour Guide - Roberto A.

Roberto A.


Experience the essence of Kyoto and its captivating culture on my essential walking tour. Immerse yourself in the heart of this beautiful city and gain a profound understanding of its rich heritage. I'm a licensed National Tour Conductor with 26 years living in Japan.                                                                                                                                 

Osaka Tour Guide - Reiko N.

Reiko N.


Hi, my name is Reiko. Ciao, tutti! Sono Reiko, sono guida turistica autorizzata in Giappone.Possiamo visitare zona Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe e etc.... Potete avere l'esperienza straordinaria con me. Vi aspetto in Giappone. I am National Licensed Guide, Italian language. I speak also English. I know very well, most popular place and nice food.....                                                                                                                                  

Kyoto Tour Guide - Eco H.

Eco H.


Eco has called Kyoto his home for the last 7 years, and now he hopes to share with you all he has learned of this wonderful city and the surrounding area. Recent graduate with a background in Japanese history and religion, he is now a professor a university in nearby Kobe city. Therefore, if you are particularly interested in learning more about the history and culture of Kyoto he can provide exciting narratives to go along with visiting the delightful sites. Throughout his time in Kyoto he has been working as a guide for numerous organisations, including guiding around Japanese tourists visiting Kyoto, and has provided many with a unique view of the city.                                                                                                                                 

Popular Osaka Private Tours

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Osaka Highlights, Best for the first timer

7 hours

There are a lot of places to visit, a lot of things to do in Osaka. From historical sites to food venders hopping. CHOOSE 3-4 places you want to visit from the list below and let me know. I will customize a tour for you.

FROM$241/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hiroyuki T.
Hiroyuki T.
4.95 / 5
(96 reviews)
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Osaka One Day Tour with history & local food

8 hours

Osaka is one of the most popular tourist spots in Japan. It has a mix of unique cultures which are traditional and modern. It has developed and flourished for geographical reasons. This tour includes Osaka Castle and Shitennoji Temple, which have a long history in Japan, and the Sky Building, which has a remarkable modern architecture. Osaka is also famous for delicious foods. You can enjoy eating local and special food in Osaka. Let's enjoy the tour together !

FROM$191/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Atsuko T.
Atsuko T.
4.96 / 5
(46 reviews)
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Your most memorable tour in Osaka

8 hours

The city of Osaka flourished around the eponymous Osaka Castle during the Edo era, and is now the third largest city in Japan. It is said to be the center of commerce and is a vibrant city with an atmosphere distinct from that of Tokyo or Kyoto. Please visit Osaka and get to know a different side of the country.

FROM$204/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Kazuhiko G.
Kazuhiko G.
4.74 / 5
(164 reviews)
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One day tour of Osaka

7 hours

Osaka has been developed as international commercial city historically. People have developed the special culture in food, entertainment. This tour covers the historical sight-Osaka castle, Downtown-Dotonbori, and new Osaka station area with Umeda Sky building. We may add some more spots depending upon the interests of the customer. You enjoy the local gourmet dining, entertainment, and historical sights. You will catch the energy of Osaka people as the international city.

FROM$147/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Makoto Y.
Makoto Y.
4.96 / 5
(96 reviews)

New Osaka Private Tours

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Kuromon Market The Kitchen of Osaka. Travel with a storyline.

3 hours

Kuromon Market is the kitchen of Osaka. Most of the market staff are Japanese. Also, the variety of foodstuffs is numerous! Japanese people feel a language barrier, and I will solve that problem. When I have been to foreign countries, I have not been able to eat what I wanted to eat because of the language barrier. Traveling should be fun first and foremost. I will also guide you through the wonderful culture of Kuromon Market with its stories. Have the best 3 hours with me!

FROM$64/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Kazuyoshi M.
Kazuyoshi M.
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Explore "Tower of the Sun museum" plus Osaka highlights

7 hours 30 min

First, this tour takes you to "Tower of the Sun museum" built at the time of EXPO 70 and was renewed in 2018 as a permanent facility. The inside is a spectacular art space with "Tree of Life" created by Taro Okamoto. Actually this tree shows the evolution of life from ameba to human being. Strongly recommended to see the this tower as a hidden gem. Then you will visit highlights of Osaka as Osaka castle and Dotombori. With all visiting these spots, you will be filled with satisfaction.

FROM$342/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Rick I.
Rick I.
4.86 / 5
(57 reviews)
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Special Food Tours in Osaka

3 hours 30 min

Explore Osaka, Japan's culinary capital, with an exciting food tour! This city, known as the nation's kitchen, invites you to delight in its famous street foods and diverse dishes. Stroll through vibrant Dotonbori, where the aromas of takoyaki (octopus balls) and okonomiyaki (savory pancakes) fill the air. Venture into Shinsekai's retro lanes to try kushikatsu (deep-fried skewers). enhanced by sake or craft beer. Experience the lively food culture of Osaka and be captivated.

FROM$48/ per person
Japan Tour Guide - Kazuyoshi M.
Kazuyoshi M.
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Osaka night tour in 2024

4 hours

There are many fun places to go at night in Osaka. Osaka, Japan's second largest city, offers a different kind of fun than during the day. You can also learn about Japanese drinking and Japanese culture in Shinsaibashi, where foreigners gather at night, and Tenma, where Japanese people gather at night. We hope you too will enjoy the wonderful nightlife of Japan through our guide!

FROM$102/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Kazuyoshi M.
Kazuyoshi M.

Day Trips from Osaka

Osaka Tour Reviews

Great tour of Koyasan

We had a great day with our guide. We loved hearing about the history and it we saw so much in one day! Highly reccommend!

M T.

Many thanks to you. I had a wonderful day as well. Enjoy vegetable dishes and morning service at the temple. Have a safe trip to Hiroshima tomorrow.


Eric H.

5 / 5
May 22, 2024




Half-Day Visit in Osaka with Hiroki

Hiroki took me on a private half-day tour of Osaka highlights, including Osaka Castle. He’s very knowledgeable and personable, so a complete joy to act as a representative of this bustling city. Since I didn’t have the time today to go inside the castle, he kindly arranged for me to “skip” the long ticket line by purchasing a ticket for me online, then emailing it to my phone for use the next day or two. He also explained where I should enter the shorter queue and show the QR code for quick admission…perfect!


Dale B.

5 / 5
May 21, 2024

One day tour of Osaka

7 hours

Osaka in a day

Makoto was punctual and knew how to get around to the major tourist spots in Osaka. Makoto was kind & considerate when my wife felt ill on the tour and was nice to deal with.

Dale B.

Dear Dale, Thanks for your nice comments on my tour. Your wife might have felt sick due to the top of the building and hope she's OK now. Otherwise I have enjoyed very much for guiding you Osaka. Thanks again for your choosing me of your guide this time. Makoto

Osaka Private Tour Guide

Whether it’s your first time to Osaka or you are back to discover more, a good tour guide can make all the difference. Enjoy the best of what Osaka has to offer, without all the fuss of planning everything by yourself! You can pick your favorite itinerary from the Osaka tours offered by our local guides, but feel free to ask for customizations based on your preferences. We want to help travelers get the most out of their trips, and we believe a good tour with a local guide is the best way to ensure that. There is so much to see and do in Osaka, and the best way to get the most out of your time there is to have a local expert with you. GoWithGuide is committed to delivering unforgettable tour experiences, so let us help you create your next favorite memory.
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