Let's make your exciting and unforgettable memories in OSAKA together!
Please let me know your time schedule, interests, places must visit etc.
I will suggest my tentative plan first, then create your perfect tour together.
Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.
I can pick you up the place of your request in OSAKA.
Sumiyoshi Taisya Shrine
I can send you off to the place of your request in OSAKA or nearby after the tour.
The tour will start at the place of your request in OSAKA, then we will visit your favorite places together.
The list of possible candidates of your tour in OSAKA.
=SPOTS --- Symbol of OSAKA
-Abeno Harukas (The tallest building in Japan)
-Umeda Sky Building (Sky floating garden)
=STREET --- Exciting local experience
-Dotonbori (Most popular street in OSAKA )
-Kuromon Market (Amazing street foods!)
-Osaka Station (a Labyrinth of Train tations and Shopping centers)
-Tenjinbashi Shoping Street (The longest shopping streets in Japan
-Shitennoji Temple (The oldest official Temple in Japan)
-Sumiyoshi Taisya Shraine (National treasure, with 1, 800 years history
-The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living (You can experience old days living of Japan)
-House of Kamigata "UKIYOE" Painting (You can try Japanese traditional painting "UKIYOE")
and much much more!
My services of arranging your tour, accompanying you as your personal tour guide.
- Admission fee (Guests and Guide)
- Public transportation (Guests and Guide)
- your personal expense (Street food, souvenirs etc.)
* Your lunch is not included in the tour. I expect you to enjoy Local foods on the streets.
Of course, I can arrange your lunch at the local restaurants upon your request.
=Local cash needed=
3,000~5,000 JPY for your admission fee and 1,000~2,000 JPY for the transportation.
(It depends on our final itinerary.)
A good tour for kids as well, but please be noted that we will walk a distance at each place.
Warm and friendly guy, with plenty of intriguing information on all sights!
Hello Janice-san and Judy-san! Thank you for your warm review. I can say our tour was full of luck. Clear sky, less people, no trouble etc. I believe you brought me such a good luck, I really enjoyed traveling with you two. Thank you so much. Hope you will continue your pleasant and safety trip. Arigato-gozaimasita. Masa
Masahiro Yoshida served as our personal tour guide during the Osaka portion of our trip to Japan in October, 2019. After spending some time in Tokyo with another guide, we relocated to Osaka and used that location for day trips to other cities. Masa did a great job as the following text will attest. First, Susan selected Masa after watching video presentations by more than fifty certified guides. In the videos, Masa’s English language skills were superior to most of the people who Susan evaluated. While neither my wife nor I speak any Japanese, our in-person experience later confirmed that we clearly understood Masa and he clearly understood us. In addition to being a professional Guide, Masa uses his command of English as an interpreter to serve Japanese companies desiring to interact with companies around the world. This experience has exposed Masa to many cultures and enables him to listen carefully and respond thoughtfully in conversation. I have physical challenges as I have difficulty walking stairs. Prior to our trip, Susan corresponded with Masa who did his best to identify locations for ramps, escalators, and elevators. This is a real concern as not all subway and train stations in Japan are handicapped accessible. Also, ongoing construction in a number of these locations meant the elevators were out of service. I recommend the various guide agencies consider offering scouting services in advance of the trip as a chargeable item, as it will facilitate much appreciation on the part of physically challenged customers. Another item to note is Masa’s flexibility in terms of hours and places visited. He worked with us to adapt the itinerary to the weather and our preferences. Not all the guides Susan corresponded with were willing to change their published itineraries. Masa was able to educate us about Japan in an environment that is warm, professional, and generous. He is able to speak about Japanese history and current events in a very engaging manner. If you are in need of guide during your visit to Japan, Masa Yoshida is a terrific resource and should be seriously considered. -Leon Roomberg
Dear Leon-san, Susan-san. How are you? I hope your trip to Japan had completed without any problem and filled with many delights. I really appreciate for your warm review for me. I'm happy to know that I could help you to have good experiences here in Osaka. I've learned a lot from you and Susan-san while we were together here. The experience with you is much more than just doing the guide with the guests, but like exploring and discovering about our town and the life here again. I will keep trying to be a guide as good as you kindly mentioned above. Hope I can have a chance to see you in your city sometime. Thank you and Btrgds, Masa
We had the best guide in Kyoto! His name was Masa! Masa was so fun and made our trip so interesting and informative. He took us to beautiful places in Kyoto. Some of the most beautiful places we have ever seen. All the Temples and Shrines we saw were spectacular. Masa made the 2 days we spent with him enjoyable and even took us to a fun sushi restaurant we wanted to go to and helped us understand what to do. We are so thankful to Masa. He worked so hard to make sure our trip was memorable. We appreciate all of his hard work. We loved Kyoto so much and that was because Masa helped us see all the most incredible places. After two days with him, we truly felt like he was part of our family. He was meticulous at arranging transportation and organizing outings. He was always very prompt and extremely courteous. It would not have been the same without him. We highly recommend reaching out to him if you need a guide for Kyoto or Osaka. Thank you Masa!!!
Dear David-san, Thank you so much for your warm and heartful comment. I'm glad and very happy to know our tour in Kyoto is one of the best memories of your trip in Japan. I really enjoyed the days with you and your family, maybe more than you all. Your family were so kind and always tried to understand my poor explanation. I almost forgot of being with you as a guide, but even felt like my old friends visited me. Thank you again for choosing me as your partner in Kyoto. It was a great fun. Please continue your safe and pleasant trip. If you have a chance to come to Japan again, please contact me. Looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you and Btrgds, Masa
Masahiro is a passionate and knowledgeable local tour guide. He is also flexible, reliable and detailed-oriented. I would not hesitate to recommend him to any of my friends.
Dear Juan-san, Thank you for your warm review. I really enjoyed the time with you and your family. I might enjoyed more than you did. When you will talk about your trip in Japan, I'm glad if you think of Osaka even a little. Thank you again for your kindly trust in me. Please tell my regards to your family too. Thanks! Masahiro