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Osaka Five Best Spots One-day Tour


Toshi M.

4.74(34) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours 30 min
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

In Osaka, there are so many interesting places that you feel like visiting. Even if you would like to see a lot of them, it Is hard to see all within a limited time. So on behalf of you, Five interesting spots were selected for international travelers.

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Osaka city or Kyoto ??

09:30 AM

Osaka-jo Castle

Osaka's iconic spots. The guide will tell you a little bit about the history behind the construction of the caste.

11:00 AM

JR Osaka Station:

The largest station in the Western part of Japan.The guide will show you "Water Clock" and a couple other interesting spots in the station.

11:30 AM

Umeda Sky Building

Viewing Osaka city 360 degrees from 170 meters high roof-top observatory is awesome.

12:30 PM


At a restaurant in the restaurant village that has an atmosphere of Japanese 1960s and 70s.

02:30 PM

Dohton-bori Canal Area

Osaka's Most lively Area. The main street is really a food street now with so many restaurants and street-foods lined up along the street. You may be surprised to see huge 3 dimensional signboards.

04:30 PM

Shinsekai Area

This place used to be an amusement area, and now turned into a tourist spot. There are many restaurants that serve Osaka's specialty Kushikatsu, skewered deep-fried meet and vegetable. You might want to try a few of them...

Ending Point

At your hotel in Osaka, or convenient place for you.

What to Expect

During this tour, firstly you will visit historic Osaka-jo castle, the iconic spot of Osaka.

The original castle was built in late 16th century, but it was destroyed in a war. The present main tower is the 3rd generation and was funded by donations from people in Osaka.

After visiting historic Osaka Castle, you will visit an urban area of Osaka city and see a couple of contemporary type of architectures like: JR Osaka station and Umeda Sky Building.

And then, you will visit the Dohton-bori Canal Area, the most lively and vibrant area of Osaka.The main street is really a food street with so many restaurants and street-foods lined up along the street. We also visit a little tiny Buddhist temple called Hohzen-ji in the area. You might feel an old Osaka while walking on a narrow alley leading to the temple.

Finally you will visit Shinsekai area. Shinsekai used to be an amusement area, and now turned into a tourist spot with many Osaka style restaurants. They serve Osaka’s specialty Kushikatsu, deep-fried skewered meat and vegetables. You might want to try a few of them.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

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

What‘s not included

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

Important Information

* Toshi will charge actual transportation fee (R.T.) to get to your hotel from his home in Osaka at the end of the tour.

* Duration of guiding service : minimum 6 hours and maximum 10 hours during the period of March 20th ~ November 31st.

* If you are working for a travel agency, please note that my guiding service is not available for your tour program, thank you.

Transportation fees (one-day subway ticket) : 800 yen/ adult, 300 yen/child under 12 years old.

・Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

・Do not forget to bring either a camera or a smartphone.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time


Randal P.

Mar 13, 2020

Trip to old Osaka

My day with Toshi was a lot of fun. We went to some interesting temples and shrine were he told me there history. We also went to parts of the city that are the same as years ago and had a really good lunch. If you want an interesting and easy to talk to guide go with Toshi. Randal

Toshi M.

Hi Randal, Thank you very much for your review. Unfortunately, we could not visit The Museum of Housing and Living due to the corona virus.If you have a chance to come back here, I would like to show you nice small cities in the Kansai region. Hope you had a safe and easy trip getting back home. Best regards, Toshi


Ivy S.

Jan 9, 2020

Highly Recommend

We had the best time with Toshi! His knowledge of Osaka and the food scene there made for an awesome day of touring.

Toshi M.

Hi Ivy, Thank you very much for your review. I'm glad that you guys had a good time in Osaka and Kobe. Did you enjoy beef dinner in Kobe? Belated Happy New year to you and your family. Best regards, Toshi


Jim B.

Jan 7, 2020

Historical Kyoto

Toshi met us at the cruise port in Osaka and with him we effortlessly navigated our way to and around Kyoto. We had a full day itinerary and met most of our highlighted points of interest. The day was longer than anticipated and Toshi stayed with us to the end, returning us to the port in plenty of time to get back on board. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and would not have been able to see what we did, if we had done this ourselves. In addition, having a guide such as Toshi who has the local and historical knowledge, enriched our experience and meant that the adventure was much deeper. Toshi himself is a genuinely lovely man with interesting experiences and we wish him the best for the future. When we return to Japan, we will definitely engage Toshi, this time for the Osaka experience.

Toshi M.

Hi Jim, Thank you so much for your nice review. I myself had a such a fun day, guiding you guys in Kyoto. I’m hoping that any of you comes back to Japan again. Belated “ A Happy New Year! ” to you all. Best regards, Toshi


Lori M.

Jan 6, 2020

Awesome experience in Osaka

Toshi was an excellent guide in Osaka. He showed us all the highlights. I would definitely recommend him!

Toshi M.

Hi Lori, Thank you very much for your review. I hope you will come back to Kansai region and enjoy more fun places some time again. "A Happy New Year" to you and your husbnd. Best regards, Toshi

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