One day Osaka tour for your great experience

Day Trip

Kashima H.

4.57(53) reviews
Osaka
English, Japanese (Native)
10 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

There are several attractions in Osaka.

One of them is food culture that is called “Kuidaore by Extravagant in food”.

You can enjoy several food markets such as Doutonbori, Kuromon market and Shinsekai.

Another attractive point is to visit several architecture which include both traditional and modernized such as Osaka castle and Umeda sky garden.

You can enjoy both of above in this tour.

Itinerary

Check out what we are going to do.
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Meeting Point

Ay your hotel in Osaka

10:00

To see Osaka castle:

Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi who at the first time completely unified Japan in 1585. The observatory with a height of 50 meters above the ground commands a panoramic view of Osaka city. By visiting Osaka castle and watching it , you can images various historical events & struggle had occurred mainly caused by several historical great top Samurai worriers in Japan such as Hideyoshi, Nobuyaga and Ieyasu.

12:00

To see and enjoy Dotonbori-street:

Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death." Popular foods are "Konamon" such as Okonomiyaki. or Japanese-style pancake grilled on an iron plate, and Takoyaki, or a grilled dumpling with a piece of octopus in it. I'll introduce some delicious stores to you.

14:00

To see and enjoy Kuromon market:

Lots of Fresh fishes gained near Kansai sea are gathered in this traditional market. This market currently became famous for a new gourmet spots where people are walking to see various foods. You can enjoy not only tasting foods but also sightseeing those ingredients with some events such as tuna filleting display. There are tables in front of each store so that visitors can eat the foods just purchased and also freshly baked scallop , meats and so-on are served.

15:30

To see and enjoy Umeda Sky building / Sky garden:

The height is 173 meter and you can see the overview of Osaka and surrounding area from there whatever angle. You go up by elevator to 35th floor. Then, to change to ride on see-through escalator whose figure is like tube and reach the entrance of sky garden of 39th floor. You can feel the excitement toward sky world. On 40th observation floor, there is some bench prepared whose length is 35 meter with glass counter & high-chair and you can see the beautiful night view of many skyscrapers with various color of neon. On the open air housetop called sky-walk, you can enjoy the overview landscape. At night, light path under your foot appeared and make fantastic atmosphere.

17:30

To see and enjoy Shinsekai and Tsutenkaku tower:

This street of Shinsekai has the atmosphere of traditional era of Showa (around 90 years - 30 years ago) and many people come here to see lots of restaurant which show delicious gourmet. The food name of Kushi-katsu which mean spitted cutlet is the most famous one in this street. Tsutenkaku tower is a symbol of Osaka and was built in Meiji era (1868 – 1912) which was modelled on Eiffel tower of Paris.

Ending Point

Ay your hotel in Osaka

What to Expect

Osaka is located the center of Kansai area and had prospered as the town where Hideyoshi Toyotomi had lived and unified Japan in Osaka castle which he founded (Later half of 16th century). Even after Ieyasu Tokugawa established Edo era (1603) as the shogunate in Japan set the capital in Edo (current Tokyo), Osaka has continued as the city of merchants.

There are several attractions in Osaka.

One of them is food culture that is called “Kuidaore: ruin themselves by Extravagant in food”.

There are a lot of local cuisine which are cheap and delicious.

You can enjoy several food markets such as Doutonbori, Kuromon market and Shinsekai.

Another attractive point is to visit several architecture which include both traditional and modernized such as Osaka castle and Umeda sky garden.

This tour include Osaka castle, Dotonbori-street, Kuromon market , Umeda sky building & sky garden, Shinsekai town including Tsuutenkaku-tower. Osaka

You can enjoy both local delicious food and traditional and modernized architecture.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

Pick up fee for a guide: yen2000,

Transportation fee during this tour for you: yen1000 by JR and local train per person

Transportation fee during this tour for a guide: yen1000

Lunch fee for you and a guide

Entrance fee: Osakajyo-castle for you: yen600 per person,

Umeda sky garden for you and aguide: yen1000 per person

Important Information

I am now living in Gunma prefecture located around 100km north from Tokyo. Therefore, if you reserve Kansai area such as Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and Osaka, please request me at least one week in advance. We can exchange the idea of the tour.

1) For fairly long walking of sight-seeing, please put on the shoes to walk with ease.

2) Please prepare the cash to spend any train riding, lunch and souvenir.

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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Linda H.

Jan 28, 2020

Passionate about Japan

Kashima was flexible and knowledgeable. We had an itinerary we wanted and he made it happen. We had a group of 14 which included 8 kids. He handled it fabulously!

Kashima H.

Linda san, Thank you very much for your great and inspired review for me. It was great time for me to support you,your family and your friends with total 14 people for Mt.Fuji tour. We visited Mt.Fuji area such as Lake-Kawaguchi, Fugaku-Fuketsu, Mt.KachiKachi viewing by Ropeway, Ohhashi bridge hiking over Lake Kawaguchi, Ohishi park and Oshino Hakkai by using a Micro bus. The weather on the day was very fine and I was pleased that all your group could see no more beautiful Mt.Fuji at every visiting spots with the shape of different angle. Specially, I was very much impressed that all 8 kids enjoyed snow and throwing snowball each other which were piled up on the area because they saw actual snow at the first time there. Also, we could enjoy exchanging lots of conversation with you and your group about Japanese history, culture, famous people and daily life comparing with that in your country. I am looking forward to meeting with you again in near future. Thanks, Kashima

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Diane R.

Dec 31, 2019

Wonderful daytrip from Kyoto to Osaka

Kashima is very good guide who was extremely accommodating and took our U.S. family of 5 round trip from Kyoto to Osaka by train. He planned a very interesting day for us that we enjoyed immensely. A nice variety of sights and experiences at a good active pace. Definitely recommend!

Kashima H.

Diane san, Thank you very much for your warm and utmost review for me. It was great time for me to support you and your family for Osaka tour. We visited Osaka castle, Dotonbori including river cruising, Kuromon market and Umeda sky building. I am very much pleased that you, your husband and your three children could have lots of experience and impression of these tour spots. Specially, Osaka castle related with Samurai top worriers with great historical background, the best eating streets in Japan by tasting various interesting foods and overwhelming Osaka night view from Umeda Sky building. Also, we could enjoy exchanging lots of conversation with you and your family about Japanese culture and daily life comparing with that in your country. I hope that you continue to enjoy Japan tour and I am looking forward to meeting with you and your family again in near future. Thanks, Kashima

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I-lin L.

Dec 6, 2019

Hiroshima Day Tour

I organised this tour on behalf of a teenager who is fascinated with the Yamato battleship so this tour had to be very customised and Kashima-San lived up to the challenge! The boy really enjoyed himself. The guide spoke good English, very polite and respectful and he was flexible with the schedule. In fact the family said that they would highly recommend Kashima-San to others who visits Hiroshima!

Kashima H.

I-Lin san, Thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me. It was great time for me to support your mother and your family for Hiroshima tour. We visited Yamato-museum where we could see the models (1/10) of Battleship named “Yamato” and lots of other ships and actual objects of submarine & airplane “Zero fighter plane”. There are many historical background explanations, photos and actual objects & ship models exhibited which are historically very important ones manufactured before and during World War2. Also, we visited Atomic bomb dome and Peace memorial museum. I am pleased that we could enjoyed a lot. Specially, your mother's young boy is so clever and has lots of knowledge about Yamato and related Japanese history. I am so much impressive for him. He has so strong curiosity about the tour spots history and we could exchange lots of information each other. I am looking forward to meeting with you and your family again in near future. Thanks, Kashima

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May bn N.

Nov 11, 2019

A day at Miyajima/Hiroshima

Kashima-san organized the timing of the trip very well. Even there were situation where stayed longer than, he did an effort to change the timing of Shinkansen tickets and didn’t try to rush us. He well explained to us history of places we visit and patiently responded to all our questions.

Kashima H.

May san, Thank you very much for your great review for me and selecting me as a guide for you precious Hiroshima tour, I am very much pleased that you and your friends could enjoy Hiroshima tour including Miyajima island, Itsukushima shrine, Hiroshima Peace Memorial museum and Atomic dome. These tour spots are historically one of the most important tour spots in Japan which are registered as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Thanks to your strong curiosity, we could exchange lots of deep Q & A about Itsukushima shrine and the detail information of Atomic Bomb attack in Hiroshima city. I am looking forward to meeting with you again in near future. Thanks, Kashima

$352/ per group

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