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Your most memorable tour in Osaka

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The city of Osaka flourished around the eponymous Osaka Castle during

the Edo era, and is now the third largest city in Japan.

It is said to be the center of commerce and is a vibrant city with

an atmosphere distinct from that of Tokyo or Kyoto.

Please visit Osaka and get to know a different side of the country.

Osaka Tour Guide - Kazuhiko G.
Kazuhiko G.
4.74 / 5
(164 reviews)
08:00 AM

Meeting Point

At your Hotel

Osaka Castle

You will learn the following at Osaka Castle:

・The construction of Japanese castles;

・The life of Hideyoshi Toyotomi, one of the renounced samurai-daimyos in the 16th century;

・The battle between the Toyotomi and Tokugawa clans, and the rise and fall of the Toyotomis,

key information to understand medieval Japan.

Shinsaibashi Shopping Street, Douton-bori area and Kuromon Japanese Traditional Market

This place is one of the busiest areas in Osaka. You can enjoy shopping or eating Japanese traditional dish such as sushi and "Okonomiyaki (savory local pizza)." In particular, there are many restaurants in the Doutonbori district that serve a variety of popular regional staples.

After lunch, you will visit Kuromon Ichiba Market.

Sumiyoshi Shinto Shrine

You will learn the following at this shrine:

・The difference between Shinto and Buddhism;

・The meanings of a Torii gate;

・How to properly pray at a shrine.

・Please find the three kanji-marked pebbles at Sumiyoshi Shrine. They are said to grant you the five powers: good fortune, longevity,

 strength, wisdom, and wealth.

・There is another interesting stone in a small shrine near this shrine. First, before lifting this stone, consider whether it is heavy or

light, and think about your wish. Then, lift it up. If the stone is lighter than you think, your wish will come true. Now, give it a try.

Other Spots (Shitennouji Buddhist Temple, Osaka Nanba yasaka Shinto Shrine, The Osaka museum of Housing and Living, Umeda Sky Building etc.)

・If time permits, we will visit one more spot.

(No additional fee will be charged if the tour time exceeds the scheduled 8 hours.)

・In addition to the above, there are other spots that will especially please children.

USJ (Universal Studio Japan), Osaka Aquarium etc.


Ending Point

The location requested by the customer.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Guide fee, Pick-up at your designated location

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What‘s not included

・Transportation fee (Guests and guide)

Less than 1,000 yen each

・Entrance fee (Guests)

Osaka Castle : 600 yen each

The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living : 600 yen each

Umeda Sky Building : 1,500 yen each

・Lunch fee (Guests and guide)


Tour Important Information

*You will learn the followings.

 ・The construction of Japanese castles;

 ・History of Medieval Japan;

 ・Tokugawa and Toyotomi clan;

 ・The difference between Shinto and Buddhism;

 ・The meanings of a Torii gate;

 ・How to properly pray at a shrine;

 ・An interesting experience using two types of stones can be had at the shrine.

*No additional fees will be charged if the tour time exceeds the scheduled 8 hours.

*Based on this page, I will prepare an invoice according to your requirements.

*This is a flexible tour and you can change the itinerary and destinations at any time.

*Those coming to Osaka for tours from other areas, such as Kyoto, will also be guided to

Osaka from the nearest station or hotel.

For example, if you are coming from Kyoto, we will guide you from your hotel in Kyoto.

The time to Osaka is not included in the scheduled 8 hours.

Time (Hotel in Kyoto→Osaka : about 1 hour)

*Each customer has different requirements, so I will prepare invoices according to each customer's needs.


No additional charge even if the tour time is extended.

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Osaka Tour Reviews

Outstanding Guide

We were a large group of 10 and we arranged to have Kazu take us to a Nara and Kyoto. He met us at the Osaka cruise port for our 10 hours of touring and traveling. The tour itinerary involved taking trains and A LOT of walking, but several members of our group had some mobility issue. However, Kazu was VERY PATIENT and had this under control. He led those with mobility issues to the station elevators and when they were too tired to walk, he would direct them to a resting place while the rest of the group continued with the tour. All in all, we were able to see all the sights we wanted to visit and Kazu was a wealth of knowledge. It was a long day, but we could not have done any of this without the services of Kazu. We are very appreciative of his patience and we all had a wonderful and informative day with Kazu.

Jean W.

Hello, Thank you for the nice review. I apologize for making you walk a lot. I had a great time too. I hope this tour will be a memorable one. And I hope you will come to Japan again. Thank you very much !! Kazuhiko Goto

Vincenzo M.

Vincenzo M.

5 / 5
May 19, 2024

Your most memorable tour in Osaka

Osaka
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Super Guide in Osaka

We had a fantastic time with Kazu. He picked us up in Kyoto, which was a super appreciated gesture. We managed to visit all sights we wanted to see. We had a fantastic lunch!

Vincenzo M.

Thanks for the nice review. I had a great time as well. Thank you also for the delicious lunch. I hope this tour will be a memorable one. Thank you very much ! Kazuhiko Goto

Pedro F.

Pedro F.

5 / 5
May 3, 2024

Your most memorable tour in Kyoto

Kyoto
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Excellent introduction to Kyoto's treasures

My wife and I had just 3 days to explore Kyoto and we had an excellent experience with Kazuhiko. He met us at our hotel and away we went. Not only did we see interesting sights, but more importantly he taught us lots of “unique facts” that we would never have discovered for ourselves. As one example, visiting a Shinto shrine we learned about the architecture and the different rituals and how each differ between Shinto and Buddhist shrines. I felt sad for tourists who had no guide and so missed the significance and meaning of what they were seeing. Importantly, Kazuhiko kept his explanations short and on point — no long lectures, just interesting context and facts. He was a delight and all of us had a great time, seeing so many different Kyoto sights that we could never have managed to see on our own in two days. He was also great in recommending places to eat. We highly recommend Kazuhiko

Pedro F.

Hello, Thank you for the nice review. I’m glad you enjoyed the tour and I had a good time too. And thank you for understanding my explanation. I hope this tour will be a memorable one. Thank you very much !!

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