Osaka Highlight

Kaoru T.

(5) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 10 people

First we are going to Osaka Castle to enter inside and climb up to the top level, where we can enjoy outside air and viewing around castle. Next visit...


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Meeting Point

At your hotel

Osaka Castle

Umeda Sky Building

Shopping at Shinsaibasi and Dotonbori

Dotonbori River Cruising *It will be cancelled for several times in a year due to events, etc.

Ending Point

At your hotel or your convenience place

What to Expect

First we are going to Osaka Castle to enter inside and climb up to the top level, where we can enjoy outside air and viewing around castle. Next visiting top floor of the new modern building, Umeda Sky Building to have a panoramic view of Osaka. Finally shopping at Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori area. There are a lot of variety e.g. 100 yen shop, lively souvenir shop, brand shops, etc. If you like, you can enjoy Dotonbori river cruising.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

Transportation fee (you and the guide), lunch, entrance fee, etc.

Important Information

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I extend your guiding hours?

Yes, you can. It will charge you or a group 3,000 JPY per hour. Please feel free to contact me.

How much is the transportation fee and entrance fee?

Entrance fee for Osaka Castle is 600 JPY, for Umeda Sky Building is 800 JPY, and Dotonbori River Cruising is 900 JPY. We will spend more than 1,000 JPY for transportation in Osaka. So I recommend you to buy a through one day ticket 2,300 JPY includes every expense this tour.Transportation is subway limited in Osaka.



Evan J.

Jun 18, 2017

Pleasant but Uninformative

Kaoru was pleasant but overall uninformative providing us little information on sites we visited. She also didn't explain that we were going on trains to sites so we left our Japan rail pass at our apartment...She did have a pleasant demeanor and led us through sites once we arrived there..

Kaoru T.

Dear Evan, Thank you very much for your comment. I apologize for not mentioning about JR pass and little information on site. It is grateful for me to know how incompetent I was. Your pointing out my mistakes will be useful from now. I determine not to repeat same mistakes and improve myself. I appreciate you very much. Yours faithfully, Kaoru


Tom H.

Jun 12, 2017

Pleasant guide, very knowledgeable

Kaoru is a sweet and gentle person with much knowledge to share about Japan, customs, and Kyoto in particular. She speaks good English and is very pleasant to be with. My family took a custom tour with Kaoru and she started our day by explaining where we would go. As the day progressed, and my family over-stayed our time on some portions of the tour, Kaoru graciously worked with us to adapt the time remaining to the highest priority scenic venues. Kaoru used her expert knowledge to tailor our tour to the subjects we were interested in: architecture, gardens, and customs. All together we very much enjoyed Kaoru’s guidance and sharing of knowledge of the history and culture of Japan. The Japanese garden at the imperial palace is perhaps the finest Japanese garden we’ve ever toured. One particularly unique aspect of Kaoru’s tour were all of the transportation accommodations we exploited to move around Kyoto, including trains, subways, buses, trams and even a taxi. This helped us travel efficiently between venues and was a worthy experience in and of its self.

Kaoru T.

Dear Tom, Thank you very much very for your lovely coment. You were smiling all the time and very kind to people met like an ambassador. It made me relaxing and enjoyable all the time. Inspite of a lot of changes of the transportation, you and your family never complained, very patient, and walked very well. The atmosphere of imperial palace matched your family. Especially you and your wife were the most suited visiters there, I am sure. You will be welcomed at any places not only Japan but also all over the world. Best wishes, Kaoru


Tina V.

Apr 17, 2017

Kyoto highlights

Kaoru-San is so sweet and accommodating. She picked us up on time as we got off the train in Kyoto. We have been in constant contact prior to meeting up and Kaoru-San did her best to arrange to have all my must-see attractions squeezed into one day. She's super knowledgeable and very friendly. I would recommend her in a heartbeat. Thank you again. You made our day in Kyoto memorable!!

Kaoru T.

Dear Tina-san, Thank you very much for your lovery review! You, your family, and your friend challenged a lot of things during one day trip from Tokyo, such as kimono wearing in the bamboo grove, visiting traditional places in Kyoto, cherry blossom viewing, etc. I was surprised you got up very early to catch the bullet train and prepared very well for you trip to Japan. It made the tour happy and enjoyable. Happines for everybody, I hope. Tha....Ajinomoto!!!


Michael B.

Apr 5, 2017

Great experience

We had a great time with Kaoru, who was very informative and showed us around Kyoto's highlights. Very personal and attentive and a warm personality.

Kaoru T.

Thank you very much for your lovely message. I also learned a lot of things concerning great sightseeing spots all over the world from you and your wife!! It was wonderful time we shared! See you again!!

$297/ per group