Osaka Tour for Food and History Lovers

Food & Drink

Aimu I.

4.83(12) reviews
Osaka
Danish, English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

Osaka is well known as “nation’s kitchen”. Indulge yourself with a variety of dishes in Kuromon food market. Still hungry? Don't worry. Shinsekai will offer you its speciality, Kushikatsu (deep-fried skewered meat and vegetables). Wonder how Osaka has developed to be one of the most vibrant city in Japan? Visit some historical spots such as the very famous Osaka castle and you will know how.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel in Osaka or Kobe

Osaka castle

Kuromon food market

Shinsekai

Tennoji Park

Shitennoji

Ending Point

At your hotel in Osaka or Kobe

What to Expect

This walking tour will offer you a taste of some delicious local food in Osaka and a hint of its trajectory to become one of the major cities. The suggested spots are described below:

1) Osaka castle: Built in 1597 by Hideyoshi Toyotomi who succeeded in the unification of Japan in 1590. The castle was restored twice and the current castle is a reproduction of the second version except the elevators and interior which functions as a modern museum.

2) Kuromon food market: A market that extends to approx. 580m filled with as many as 170 shops selling seafood, fruit juice and sweets.

3) Shinsekai: With Tsutenkaku as its simbol, Shinsekai area is well known for its speciality, Kushikatsu

4) Tennoji Park: A green oasis in the city with many interesting spots including Keitakuen (Japanese garden), Kofun (burial mound) and an art museum.

5) Shitennoji: Built in 593 by Prince Shotoku who supported the introduction of Buddhism to Japan. Shitennoji is one of the oldest temple in Japan and the first temple built by the state.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Personalized guided walking tour through the chosen spots in Osaka, Hotel pick-up/drop-off in Namba/Umeda/Tennoji area and in Kobe, Consultation about your itinerary prior to your arrival (You may ask anything about your stay in Japan, not only in Osaka), Tips for your stay in Japan prior to your arrival, Pictures taken during the tour which will be shared after the tour

What‘s not included

Food and drink, Transportation fees (800 yen for 1 day pass per person), Tickets to any attractions (540 yen for Osaka castle and 200 yen for Shitennoji with 1day pass)

Important Information

・You have to pay for lunch, transportation and tickets to any attractions for your guide during the tour. ・The itinerary is merely a suggestion. Upon your request, it may be changed and tailored to your interests. ・You may choose to start and end the tour at any location including airport and your hotel. However, I may charge you for the transportation depending on the location. ・Maximum group size is 6 people. This is to ensure the quality of the tour. However, this does not apply to small kids or babies. You can take small kids or babies with you without any extra charge even if the group will be bigger than 6 people. ・Bring enough cash with you because Japan is still cash-oriented.

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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Jamie O.

Mar 28, 2020

Day tour of Osaka

I had a great tour with Aimu, getting to visit all the locations that were suggested on the itinerary. Slightly unfortunate that some of them were closed (due to Covid-19) but Aimu just found more locations to visit on the go which suited me perfectly fine, as I like to just sort of explore randomly. Her knowledge on the history of where we went was fascinating and meant I learnt more about the areas then if I was alone. I also got to try a variety of different types of food. After the tour Aimu provided me with more places I could visit while I was in Osaka which was really helpful. Aimu was really fun to talk to and spend the day with (her English is excellent). I would highly recommend booking a tour with her.

Aimu I.

Thank you very much for the nice comment and also for having me as a guide during this hard moment. I hope to see you again after all this things calmed down. Stay safe and please come again!

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Bernhardt nadell N.

Feb 24, 2020

Day trip to Kyoto

Aimu was tireless in showing us around Kyoto. We had limited time to explore, but she made sure we immersed ourselves in the most interesting spots.

Aimu I.

Thank you very much for your nice comment! I had fun going around with you too. Your questions were a little challenging, so I learned a lot during the tour as well :) Hope to see you again in the U.S!

David G.

Feb 19, 2020

Great taste of a guides hometown.

We loved spending the day in Kobe to learn about Aimu’s hometown of Kobe. Aimu is a great communicator and was great and being flexible in combining her local knowledge with our tastes and interests.

Aimu I.

Thank you very much for your nice words! I had fun talking to you guys ;) Hope to see you again in Japan. Keep in touch!

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William L.

Feb 9, 2020

she has a wealth of knowledge of Chinese history which i found fascinating. Also, she was quite willing to customize my trip so that it met my needs and interests

-she was punctual -she has a good attitude -prior to my trip she helped me think through what options I had available. She spent considerable time in helping me plan my visit so that the days were structured around my particular interest which was photography. -she pointed out ways I could save money by doing things a certain way. -booked us a tea ceremony so i could photograph a Maiko. Excellent intro to the world of Maiko's and Geisha's.

Aimu I.

I’m very grateful for your kind words. Thank you very much for a memorable day and all the experiences you’ve given me. However, I cannot stop giggling because you still don’t remember where you’ve been. Keep in mind that you visited Japan not China when you talk about the trip to your friends :D hehe Hope to see you again one day and take care until then ;)

$289/ per group

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