We visit Osaka Castle and Umeda Sky Building(Floating Garden Observatory) in four hours. From your hotel first we visit Osaka Castle
by the train and we walk to the Main Tower of Osaka Castle about 20 minutes. If you would not like to walk, you can take bus . After that we go to Umeda Sky Building by train.
at any place in Osaka city or Kyoto city
at Osaka station
In this tour you can view a Japanese castle and very modern building in Japan. In Osaka Castle I am sure that you come to know what Japanese castle is .
Umeda Sky Building was introdued by the British news paper "Times" as buidings of 20 to represent the world.
guide fee, hotel pick-up fee,the guide's transportation fee
transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, your entrance fee
entrance fee for Osaka castle 600yen
entrance fee for umeda sky building 1000yen
transportation fee about 500yen per person from Osaka
transportation fee about 1000yen per person from Kyoto
If you pay extra 10000 yen (transportation fee ), I can also guide you in Hiroshima.
Osaka castle was originally built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi who unified Japan for the first time in the end of 16th century and destoried by Tokugawa Ieyasu who was the first shogun in Tokugawa shogunate and he rebuilt Osaka castle in the begininng of 17the century.
Osaka castle was burned down many times and the present main tower is the reprica, However the original great stone walls,moat ,gate and a few guard towers are remained.
Umed sky building was built in 1993. The hight is 173meters. The building is famous for the unique form and it is one of the most attractive
landmarks in Osaka. I am sure that you can ejoy the beautiful scenery of Osaka from the top floor.
We did a one day Kyoto trip with Akira-san. He was nice an accommodating from the start when I started discussing with him my itinerary. He speaks English well and conversing with him was a breeze. He met us at our hotel in Osaka and guided us all the way to Kyoto via train. We has an amazing time in Kyoto. Just manage your expectations as well. He may not be as forthcoming on the must-eat foods, or snacks you may want to buy, but he sure is a good guide that brings you to the key places that you want to go.
Hello Joanna Thank you so much for choosing me as your guide in Kyoto. I hope that you enjoyed Kyoto with me and you could take good many photos. Please come back to Kyoto again. Akira
Akira was very helpful and professional. He knew Nara area very well and gave us plenty of insight for Temples and shrines. We spent half day together walking around and he was very flexible. His English was really good so we did not have any communication problems. I would recommend him as a tour guide.
Hello Alex Thank you so much for choosing me as your guide in Nara. I am very glad that you seem enjoyed Nara with me. Please come back to Japan again. Akira
Akira is the best tour guide in Japan! He has a phenomenal knowledge of Kyoto and the areas he was able to show us. He is kind, caring, and considers all aspects of the tour and the wellbeing of those in his care. We were able to walk the bamboo forests of Arashiyma and the Golden Pavilion. Akira expertly navigated the Kyoto transportation system and knew exactly where he was going. Due to a medical emergency, we had to cut the tour short and were unable to see more sites. However, this is where Akira shined. He came with us to the hospital, acted as our guide and translator during our brief stay in the hospital, and then made sure we made it back to our hotel. He is 100% the best! My wife and I would come back to Japan just to spend time with this amazing person again!
Hello Rj Thank you so much for your nice review. I hope that you are feeling fine and no problem now. please come back to Japan again with your nice wife. Please enjoy Hakone and Tokyo and the rest of time in Japan. Thank you so much for choosing me as your guide. Akira
Booked a one day tour of Kyoto's highlights with Mr Akira. A very knowledable guide and pleasant company. Had a great day in Kyoto and learned a lot about its long history and culture... I can recommend Mr. Akira and would book him again in a heartbeat...
Hello Michael Thank you so much for choosing me as your guide in Kyoto. I also learned a lot of things from you. I hope that you enjoyed Japan and Iaido. Thank you so much for very good honey. I am enjoying it with pan cakes and I recall good memories with you. Please come back to Kyoto again. Akira