One Day in Osaka, as you like it!

Highlights

Hiroyuki T.

5.00(4) reviews
Osaka
English
6 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 10 people

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

Itinerary

Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

Nankai Namba Station or your hotel

Hotel pick up

Osaka Castle

Kuromon Market Food Venders Hopping

Photogenic Dotombori

Shin Sekai and Tsutenkaku Tower

Nippon-bashi (sub culture center) and Maid Cafe

Shitenoji Temple

Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine and Local Hankai Tramways

Abeno Harukas

Umeda Sky Building

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

Ending Point

Nankai Namba Station or the final spot of the tour

What to Expect

Choose some of the places to visit from the list below and let me know. I will customize a tour for you.

Osaka Castle

The main castle building was reconstructed in 1931. There still remains 13 buildings of the Edo Era (16th-19th century). 60-90 minutes

Admission to the mail castle building; JPY600

Shitenoji Temple

This temple was established in 593 and is the first temple established by Buhhda’s Law.

20-30 minutes

Admission; JPY300

Local train ride to Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine was established in the 7th century to enshrine the deity of the sea.

Four of the shrine buildings are designated as national treasures. Admission free.

Local Tram ride available to and from Tennoji Terminal. JPY210 per ride. 60 to 90 minutes round trip from Tennoji.

Abeno Harukas

This 300m high building is the tallest building in Japan. You will have a 360degree view of Osaka from the observation deck on the 60th floor. Admission to the observation deck;1500 per person. Free observation deck on the 19th floor is opened for tourists. Spend time as much as you want.

Dotombori

The most popular and photogenic area in Osaka, full of restaurants, stores and entertainments facilities. Also famous for big signboards.

Spend time as much as you want.

Sin Sekai

Pictures taken in this area sometimes represent the image of Osaka. Tsutenkaku Tower, Blow fish signboard, Billy Ken Deity and more.

Spend time as much as you want.

Kuromon Market

Local market with a long history. Visited by 18000 people daily. Fish, fruits, drinks, there are 170 stores here and “order to go hopping” available. 20-30minutes.

Local Gourmet (Okonomiyaki, Takoyaki, Kushikatsu, Ramen)

You can enjoy local gourmet at Dotombori, Kuromon Market and Shin Sekai.

Venders hopping available in these areas.

Otaku(geek) Road

“Sacred” place for pop culture like amine, manga and figures . Want to visit some of the stores? Spend as much as you want.

Maid Café

Want to visit a maid café? Need some courage? Do not worry. Have a lot of fun at a maid café. Spend time as much as you want. Cost; JPY1000-3500 per person

Umeda Sky Building

Admission to the observation deck; JPY1500 per person 30-45 minutes

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

Admission; JPY2300 per person 1hour 15 minutes to 1hour 45 minutes

Want to personalize this tour?

  • Our tours can be customized according to your needs and preferences
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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee,

hotel pick up (in Dawn Town Osaka)

What‘s not included

Insurance

Transportation fare for guests and guide

Entrance fees for guestsand guide

Lunch

Drinks

Important Information

As this is a walking tour, comfortable shoes are recommended.

Tours are NOT covered by insurance.

Transportation fare(subway rides), entrance fees, lunch and drinks for GUESTS and GUIDE are NOT included in the guide fee.

Direct payment will be occurred in CASH on the spot on the day of the tour.

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

Reviews

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Joanne P.

Mar 2, 2020

Cultural enlightenment

Our group of 3 had a fascinating day with Hiroyuki walking the shrines,temples and waterfall of Nachi. The relationship of Buddhism and Shintoism became much clearer to us. He was an expert in explaining the history and significance of the Kudo Kumano Pilgrimage. Additionally he picked a great restaurant for lunch and was very helpful in getting us settled at our hotel. I highly recommend him

Hiroyuki T.

First of all, thank you very much for coming to Japan in this kind of situation. I sincerely hope that you had enjoyed not only Kumano but also other places in Japan. It was my pleasure to explain about Shintoism and Buddhism Unite Theory in Kumano. Even in Japan, many of us do not know whether we are Shintoists or Buddhists. And thank you very much for writing such a kind review in the middle of your tour. I appreciate it very much. Say hello to Chris-san and Thomas-san. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Hiroyuki

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Daniel nicholas D.

Jan 22, 2020

An Enriching Experience

I greatly enjoyed my trip to Koya-san with Hiroyuki-san. He is a fine and learned gentleman. He was happy to share his wisdom on esoteric Buddhism, it's concept of 'universe,' and the history of Koya-san, which added context and enhanced the experience. He was also happy to listen about the culture and practices of my country, making the experience mutually enriching. Koya-san is a mystical place. Hiroyuki-san made me appreciate its sacredness the moment we entered Daimon Gate, which is the starting point. Walking alongside Hiroyuki-san through its quiet streets, amidst light snowfall, visiting its snow-capped shrines and temples, and having warm tea and conversation with him, are memories I will treasure. As we left Koya-san and reentered the world below, I felt that I became a slightly better human being. Thank you, Hiroyuki-san, for this experience.

Hiroyuki T.

Daniel-san, Thank you very much for everything during the tour. I am very glad that you liked Koyasan very much. I myself enjoyed the tour and conversations with you. I learned a lot about Philippines and Philippine culture from you. As I am interested in culture and food, I googled cultural heritages and food in Philippine after going home. I found that they are very attractive. Especially, historic city of Vigan and sweets such as buko pie, ensaimada and halo halo attract me a lot. Thank you very much for such a great review. Your review encourages me a lot. Please keep in touch, I look forward to seeing you again. Arigato, Matane!

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Taylor U.

Jan 14, 2020

1 Day Koyasan - Private Tour

Hiroyuki was the absolute best, we are so grateful and happy that we booked him as our tour guide during our stay in Koyasan. Having just one day, we wanted to make sure that we saw the most important sites. He gave us such a thorough and full-circle tour of Koyasan. Before spending the day with Hiroyuki, I did not know much about Buddhism. And if I hadn’t had my tour with Hiroyuki, I would just be wandering around the beautiful sites that Koyasan has to offer, all without the beautiful meaning behind it all. He gave context and history to everything we were seeing.. Hiroyuki’s English is amazing, to say the least.. he is also so knowledgeable with Buddhism and the history of Koyasan, even down to the dates! He was very timely and made sure that we spent the right amount of time at all of the sites so that we could see the most, but at a relaxed pace. After the tour ended, he left us with an amazing packet of information that we have brought back to New York to remember this beautiful day in Koyasan. It was such a special experience to gain a friend in Hiroyuki, we will definitely be calling him for a tour in Koyasan or any of the areas where he has expertise. He was even so kind to send us amazing photos of us exploring. We absolutely cannot thank him enough...

Hiroyuki T.

Taylor san, How are you two doing? Thank you very much for posting such a great review and everything during the tour. I also enjoyed a lot in Koyasan. Arigatou gozaimashita. By the way, I have a friend who works at Kumamoto government. If you are interested in finding your relatives in Kumamoto,let me know. There might be something I can do for you for free. Thank you very much once again, I look forward to seeing you again. Matane! Hiroyuki

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Claudio W.

Dec 21, 2019

Knowledgeable, conscientious, very nice gentleman!

He crafted an itinerary specific to our desires, kept us on time, was very knowledgeable due to his foreign relations background, simply an elegant, educated, and kind man. I would very highly recommend him, and I’m planning on engaging his services again when we go on a longer trip to Osaka and Kyoto.

Hiroyuki T.

Claudio san, I was very lucky to have met such a nice couple like you as the first customer on TripleLights. And thank you very much for posting the great review and for everything during the tour. I showed you just a very small part of Osaka. There are a lot more to see in Osaka, Kyoto, Koyasan and Kumano. How about macha parfait in Kyoto next time? Please say hello to your family for me. Thank you very much once again. Looking forward to seeing you two again.

$192/ per group

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