Osaka has been developped as international commercial city historically. People have developped the special culture in food, entertainment. This tour covers the historical sight-Osaka castle, Downtown-Dotonbori, and new Osaka station area with Umeda Sky building. We may add somemore spots depending upon the interests of the customer.
At Osaka station or the hotel in Osaka
Osaka Castle: Symbol of Osaka, Originally this castle was built in 1583, and reconstructed after firing twice.(Castle museum@600 yen)
Dotonbori: Hot spot with billboard of Gloco, Kanidoraku, etc. Variety of local foods and sweets are available for your try.
Hozenji-Yokocho Alley: Located at Dotonbori. Good old world of original Namba, downtown. Many good restaurants.
Umeda Sky Building: Floating garden observatory to view whole city of Osaka. @1500 yen. B1 is restaurant arcade with retro Osaka.
At Osaka station
- To enjoy the local gourmet dining, entertaiment, and historical sights.
You will catch the energy of Osaka people as the international city.
- To understand the Japanese castle history and construction with the visit on Osaka Castle.
- If the weather is good, you will see the best sunset view at Umeda Sky Building.
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Osaka
Transportation fee (you and guide): About 1000 to 1500 yen for train/subway
Entrance fee at Osaka Castle Museum, and Umeda Sky Building
No special conditions
-Osaka Castle tour will take two to three hours and need to walk through the castle garden.
-Depending upon the interest of the customer, the following place may be considered to add the tour.
In this case whole schedule will be reviewed/adjusted for the review of the customer.
*Osaka sightseeing cruese: AquaLiner --- One hour river cruise @ 1700 yen
*Osaka Museum of History --- Many exhibits showing the history of Osaka back to 1400 years ago to date.
*Shitennoji temple ---- Famous historical temple. Originally this temple was built more than 1400 years ago
*Shinsekai & Tsutenkaku tower --- Norstagic street with restaurants and entertainments
Easy to coordinate with, helpful, and even included an origami and other interesting activity that he knew about. Helpful with our dietary restrictions and transportation questions.
Dear Marina, Thanks for your nice comment. I really enjoyed guiding you Nara, as it was nice to see your children to enjoy watching, and feeding dears at Nara park. You have beautiful children. Thanks again for your choosing me of your guide this time. Makoto Yokoyama
Matt was very patient with us as we have different requests and he tried his best to meet our needs. Good knowledge of the history. My Daugther and I totally enjoy the trip. Thank you, Matt.
Dear Ricky, Thanks for your nice comments. I am so happy to know that your daughter is so much interested in Japanese history, and so hard to learn very facts of history. Please enjoy your stay in Japan. Thanks again. Makoto Yokoyama
Our tour of Kyoto's highlights with Mak was a joy. He was everything an excellent guide should be. He was efficient, and knowledgeable of course, and also extremely personable with a great sense of humor. Clearly he enjoys his job and and by the end of our tour we felt sad to have to say goodbye. He went above and beyond the schedule and suggested a few extra sites that took more time. We booked Mak for a day trip from Kyoto to Nara for a couple days later, and when he saw that were concerned about how to get from Kyoto to Nara for our meeting, he volunteered to meet us in Kyoto at no extra charge. Highly recommeded.
Dear Carol and Richard, Thanks for your nice review comment. We have concentrated visiting locations in Arashiyama area based on your request, and it was very good idea to visit such as Jojakkouin, as there are less tourist visiting there. I also enjoyed the ancient atmosphere. I hope that you enjoyed there. Thanks again for your choosing me of your guide. Makoto Yokoyama
Our day trip from Tokyo to Nara with Makito was a joy. Mak was everything an excellent guide should be. He was efficient, and knowledgeable of course, and also extremely personable with a great sense of humor. We had toured Kyoto with him a few days earlier and had such a great experience that we couldn't wait to explore Nara with him. Clearly he enjoys his job and and by the end of our tour we felt sad to have to say goodbye. Highly recommended.
Dear Carl and Richard, Thanks for your nice review comment. It was the best time to visit Nara especially Isuien Garden. Also, there are some special events going on such as chrysanthemum festival, which I enjoyed and happy to show it to you in Nara. I hope that you visit Japan again in different season such as springtime. Thanks again for your choosing me of your guide. It was so enjoyable to guide you. Makoto Yokoyama