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[Basic course] Historical and Modern Osaka tour

Tokie T.

4.92(13) reviews
Osaka
English, Japanese (Native)
6 hours 30 min
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 15 people

Are you not sure what to do in Osaka for the first visit ??

Then how about trying this basic course, which you'll see both historical and modern sites of Osaka.

Also Osaka is famous for food culture and we'll explore a market where you'll see and try many kinds of food.

Bar hopping tour is also available as an option in the evening after the basic tour.

Meeting Point

At your hotel (if in Osaka city)

Have 360 panorama view from the top of Sky building

Explore Osaka castle to Learn about samurai history

Walk through Kuromon market and try fresh food

Walk along Doguyasuji street to find cool Japanese kitchen tools

Visit Hozenji temple to see a moss Buddha statue

Walk along Dotombori to try takoyaki and some Street food

Ending Point

Dotombori (or any other point if the guide agree with your request).

What to Expect

You'll explore the most popular sightseeing spots in Osaka to learn our historical and modern life, such as the orientation of Osaka now and past, samurais who fought for uniting Japan, small historical spots hidden in the center of modern Osaka and food culture difference between Osaka and Tokyo.

You can try many kinds of food on the street in Kuromon market and Dotombori.


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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, hotel pick up (if in osaka city)

What‘s not included

Transportation fare (you and the guide),

Skybuidling - Osaka castle (160 yen)

Osaka castle - Kuromon market, Dotombori (230 yen)

lunch,

entrance fee for the castle (600yen/adult) and sky building (1000yen for adult)


Important Information

Basically my schedule will be shown for only next 2 weeks but if you have any request for further days, please feel free to ask me.

This is a walking tour and we walk a lot in the city, so please join the tour with walking shoes. Taxi and van hire is also available if requested in advance with extra charge.


Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

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Charlie C.

Nov 8, 2022

Great Informative Tour with Local Insights

My spouse and I had a great time touring a market, shrine, and local streets with Tokie. She was so friendly and pointed out many things we would never have noticed or understood on our own. We stopped at interesting local places we would have passed by without her (ex. delicious croquette shop, local miso and plum shop, etc.). At the end of the tour we had a great cup of tea at a small teahouse where the friendly proprietor chatted with us (with Tokie translating). The whole tour was lovely! Our only regret was not booking a longer tour!

Tokie T.

Hi Charlie ! Thank you for joining my tour, and I'm so happy to see you enjoyed the tour. I also had a good time with you and the lady at the tea shop also enjoyed chatting with you. Hope you'll come back to Japan again and then I'll be happy to show you another hidden gem in Osaka and Japan :)

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Kristina P.

Jan 21, 2020

Great tour of Kyoto

We had a great day with Tokie in Kyoto. We saw a number of the very interesting sights and areas and learnt about the history and culture of Kyoto. Tokie also took some awesome photos for us! Thank you Tokie.

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Ethan H.

Sep 3, 2019

Flexible and Fun

Tokie was prompt, flexible and very knowledgeable helping make the most of a one day trip to Kyoto. Will definitely refer her and look forward to a tour in Osaka sometime.

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Gavin B.

Oct 11, 2018

Very friendly and adaptable

Because we were unsure of subway Tokie met us and helped us but tickets and at end of tour did the same again, even going with us because we had to change trains. She was very knowledgeable about the area and we met many local people. If we come back to Japan we would live to be guided by Tokie.

Tokie T.

Hi Gavin ! Thank you for joining my tour and I'm happy that you liked my tour ! I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the future !

$209/ per group

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