Osaka , from the 6 century to nowadays.

Takatoshi T.

4.97(29) reviews
Osaka
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

Osaka is the second largest city after Tokyo in Japan. It is famous as a commercial city nowadays. Osaka is full of contemporary buildings such as Umeda Sky building and Grand Front Osaka. And it also has historic places like the Namba Imperial Palace and Shitennnouji Temple back to the 6th to 7th Century. During the tour, you will visit various popular sightseeing spots.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

Your hotel in Osaka city area

Osaka Castle: Originally established in the 16th Century by Hideyoshi Toyotomi as an emblem of his power. This was destroyed by Tokugawa Shogunate and reconstructed in the 17th Century. The current one was built in 1931.

Umeda Sky Building: The height of 173 meter building consists of two towers that are connected with each other by the floating garden.

Osaka Museum of Housing and Living : A step back in time to Osaka during the Edo-period . You can freely stroll among the buildings and lanes in a life-sized reproduction of town in the 1830s.

Shitennoji Temple: The first Buddhist temple to receive national oversight and financial support from the nation.Originally constructed in AD593 by Prince Shotoku, who was known for his profound Buddhist faith when Buddhism was not widespread in Japan. Most of the present structures are from when the temple was last completely rebuilt in 1963.

Osaka museum of history: The museums chronicle Osaka's history, beginning in ancient times when Osaka served as Japan's first capital and site of the Naniwa Palace and ending with exhibits on the city area in the early Showa Period.The building offers excellent views of Osaka castle site from its 10th,9th floors.

Tsutenkaku tower: The 100-meter steel Eiffel Tower-inspired structure.Originally constructed in 1912. Current tower was reconstructed in 1956. Try to find the statue of the Billiken, good luck charm.

Kuromon Market : Kuromon Ichiba is 580 meters long.It is a very lively market with lots of human interaction, and is packed with approximately 150 shops of mainly fish,vegetables and fruits.

Ending Point

Your hotel in Osaka

What to Expect

During this tour, you will find the history and great view of Osaka, though Osaka is famous worldwide for its business city. On a occasion of visiting Osaka Castle, you may visit Osaka museum of history and even find the ancient imperial warehouse in front of the museum. In the Osaka station area, you will find the big shopping place of Grand Front Osaka and the Umeda Sky Building near by. In the area of Shitennoji Temple, Tsutenkaku tower is located 10 minutes by walk from it. Kuromon Market is just one station by subway. In any places, you will find old historic things which lead to current ones.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, Hotel pick-up in Osaka city area.

What‘s not included

transpotatiron fee(you and guide), lunch, dinner,entrance fee. ex)

One day ticket of subway ; JPY800 (adult)

Admission fee : Osaka castle ,Osaka Museum of Housing, Osaka Museum of History ;ea.JPY600 (adult),

Shitennoji : admission fee; JPY300(adult), treasure house; JPY200(adult)

Tutenkaku tower ; JPY700(adult)

Umeda Sky Building; JPY1500(adult)

Insurance policy:No insurance.No responsibility for accidents.

Important Information

7days are requested prior to the date of guiding. Overtime fee: 3,000JPY/Hour

Osaka is the second biggest prefecture after Tokyo in Japan. However, history of Osaka dates back much older than Tokyo.

The places shown this site are just examples. Thus, it is necessary to chose where to go on a basis of time schedule.

The below expenses are not included ;

One day ticket of subway : JPY800 (adult)

Admission fee : Osaka castle ,Osaka Museum of Housing, Osaka Museum of History: ea.JPY600 (adult),

Shitennoji : admission fee; JPY300(adult), treasure house: JPY200(adult)

Tutenkaku tower: JPY700(adult)

Umeda Sky Building: JPfY1500(adult)

Guide's transportation cost &l lunch.

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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Grace A.

Oct 23, 2019

Nara and Ikaruga

Takatoshi made our trip very memorable! He was kind, patient and knowledgeable. His itinerary was great and we ended the tour trying Japanese tapas style dishes pairing with Sake. I highly recommend him! Thank you very much Takatoshi! :-)

Takatoshi T.

Thank you very much for your kind review. I have also enjoyed the tour with both of you visiting places and having sake at that time. As mentioned, Nara has several cities and places to where you have to visit like Asuka etc. as for the foundation area of Japan. You are always welcome and looking forward to visiting again in Nara.

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Debra R.

Oct 10, 2019

Fabulous Kyoto Tour

Takatoshi is a wonderful guide! He is knowledgeable, thoughtful, and so ready to share his love for his country and culture. We spent the day touring many sites in Kyoto and learned so much. We toured beautiful gardens and mastered the subway system. He’s totally fluent in English and our day was an enjoyable learning experience. We highly recommend him!

Takatoshi T.

Dear Debra san, Thank you for your nice comment to my tour yesterday. I really appreciate it and have also enjoyed tour time with your member. Hopefully, we will see you again anywhere in this small world. I wish your safely back to your home as well as your and your family's good health and prosperity in future.

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Nathalie C.

Oct 7, 2019

Very great guide for discovering a bit of Japan

We spent one day of visit in Kyoto with Takatoshi. He knows a lot about history and the different tips along the road. We had a great English discussion about any topics. We do recommend Takatoshi who also walked with us to a really nice Sake local place. Hope to see you again in Japan

Takatoshi T.

Thank you for your positive review to my tour in Kyoto. It was also nice time for me during the tour. I convince that you have spent great days in Japan , how was in Fukuoka ? Hope you had a nice time at Yakitori restaurant . I wish you and your family's prosperity in future and see you again anyplace in this small globe.

David L.

Aug 23, 2019

Awesome day in Nara!

This was such a great day in Nara. Takatoshi took us all over, showing us the highlights and adding a lot of history and depth at each location. He was able to answer every question we had about the different places with great detail which I really liked. He also knows the city since he lives in the area and was able to take us to cool places that I would never have even known existed. His English proficiency is also one of the best we had in Japan which makes a huge difference. If you are thinking of doing a half day/day in Nara, hire Takatoshi. Seriously, you will not regret it.

Takatoshi T.

Thank you for your positive and kind comment to my Nara tour. I really appreciate having a time with you and your wife on that day, though the temperature was more than 32 degree and high humid . If we could have more time, I would be glad to show you other places, but I will expect your next opportunity among any city in the west Japan. I wish your nice further journey in Japan and your safely back to your home. I have already sent pictures taken by me to you address. Hope you have well received it.

$256/ per group

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