-The most popular spot Osaka Castle and river cruise.-Nostalgic town ‘Shinsekai’ soul food Kushikatu and Doteyaki lunch.-Feel the vibrant city Osaka! Doton Bori area walking-Try some Japanese sake at a local standing sake barThis is my basic Osaka city tour for Osaka beginners!
Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.
JR Loop line Osakajyo Koen station or your hotel
Namba local bars experience
Namba station or your hotel
From Osaka castle pier we get onto a boat and enjoy 60mins of Nakanoshima round river cruise.
You can see Osaka castle, ancient and modern buildings such as city central public hall building which historical architecture from Meiji period (1918)
Osaka castle park.
Osaka castle is symbol of Osaka.
Go up to the top of the castle, you can overlook the city of Osaka.
You feel like a owner of the castle!
Inside of castle is a museum you can visit and learn about history of Osaka castle.
Together fee is 2000yen
Shinsekai has a little old fashioned Showa period atomosphere.
At the center of Shinsekai stands Tsutenkaku tower.
Let’s enjoy Shinsekai’s soul food Kushikatsu and Doteyaki.
Dotonbori area where south part of Osaka city and the most lively and vibrant area in Osaka.
There are all classes hotels, shops, restaurants etc.
You can find any food according to your wishes but I recommend Okonomiyaki or Takoyaki which Osaka´s soul food.
There are some interesting streets around Minami area such as...
Do-guya suji···cooking facilities speciality store district
Kuromon ichiba···fish market street
Nipponbashi···Electoronics and Anime·Manga·Otaku and Maid cafe district
Matsuyamachi suji···Japanese dolls and toys speciality store district
America mura...popular area for young people. Cloths shop, accessory shop, Tatoo shop, music shop etc, every kind of young fashion fashion items you can check here!
Let’s explore places of interest!
If you are interested in Japanese sake or local bars, I can show you real local Japanese bars atback street of Namba.
No English menu!
No photo menu!!
No English speakers!!!
But No worry!
with bit of sake, you can experience real Japanese night life!
Guide fee, hotel pick-up
-Transportation fee (you and the guide)
River cruise 1700yen p/p
Transportation fee is going to be around 1000yen p/p by JR train and subway p/p
Osaka castle entrance fee is 600yen p/p
※River cruise and Osaka castle entrance fee two of them together, it sells discount ticket.
-Sake experience and dinner
A glass of sake is around 500yen to 800yen.
It depends on how much you drink but dinner costs about 2000yen to 4000yen
Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
Kaori is fantastic. We are a family of 2 adults, 2 kids from HI. Kids are 8 and 6. Kaori adjusted skillfully to everyone's wishes and we got to see, learn and taste so much. If we go back to this area, we will hire her again! Wonderful experience.
Hi Gretchen :) Thank you for leaving me a great comment! I am very glad to meet you and your family! Your boys are so sweet and very well educated! I impressed it! It was beginning of very hard time for all over the world,,, but still we cold meet, we could spend such a beautiful time,,,, it really means a lot for me. I wish you and your family all OK! With lots of LOVE! Kaori
Kaori is such a friendly and happy person. It felt like hanging out with an old friend. She was really flexible about our plans and really tried to make the perfect tour for me. So just tell her what you like - she will find the right places to go for you. Just amazing! Thank you Kaori!!! :-)
Hi Sara! Thank you for leaving me such a warm, nice comment! I really enjoyed the time spent with you in Osaka! I love your energy and vibration! Now it is very hard time for travel lovers, but I wish your future trip will be full of happiness and love! Please let me know if you have chance to visit Japan again! Let’s have couple of sake shot lol love!
My wife and I decided to go with Kaori for a day tour in Kyoto and she was very responsive and tailor made a tour for us. The day with Kaori felt more like a long time friend was showing us around her city than a tour guide giving us a tour. We highly recommend her anyone. My wife has food allergies and she handled that very well and made everything seem flawless. Thank you Kaori.
Hi John! Thank you for leaving great comment!! And thank you for sharing your time in Japan! It was very enjoyable time for me, too! Especially you guys try all the food I recommended XD It is very hard time for all guide in Japan,,,, you gave me very much confidence and warm feeling! Thank you very much! I wish you have great time in Japan and come back again in the future! Kaori
Kaori is a fantastic guide and I would definitely book her again if I have a chance. She does a great job understanding what you would like to see and customizing the trips to fit your liking. Her ability to navigate the sites as well as her local knowledge of Japan and grasp of the English language is excellent. I give Kaori the highest rating possible. I really enjoyed my time on her tour.
Hi Ryan! Thank you for leaving me such a warm comment! These 2 days we spent together was amazing and very much fun! I really enjoyed it and am very glad to hear you, too!! Thank you for sharing your time in Japan! I am looking forward to show you and your family more of my country! See you on the future!! Kaori