Osaka Highlights - Private Tour - half day


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Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Shopping


Kid Friendly: Yes. Children can enjoy this tour as long as they are supervised by a parent.

Friendly: No.
You must be able to walk up and down stairs without elevators.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (advanced)

visit must-see places with a licensed guide

I may be able to do this halfday tour in the afternoon (or late in the morning) even when you see my unavailability. Please contact me.

I will take you on an around 5 hour tour of the city of Osaka on foot and using the public transportation system, mainly the subway. The meeting place is your hotel in Osaka city, Osaka/Kobe cruise ship terminal, or JR Shin-Osaka Station.

Osaka Castle is a must when you visit Osaka. It is magnificent.
Umeda Sky Building known as Floating Garden was selected as one of the world's top 20 buildings by a British newspaper.
The Dotombori district is the liveliest entertainment district.

I love to eat. Please let me know if there is anything you'd like to eat while you're in Osaka.

As your private tour guide, I can adjust the schedule, duration and activities to meet you. Let me arrange a memorable visit.


Osaka Castle
the Dotombori district
Umeda Sky Building (Floating Garden)
***The itinerary is flexible. Please let me know if you'd like to see other places.
If a facility on the itinerary is closed, other options will be offered.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I'll meet you at the lobby of your hotel in Osaka city.
** I can meet you at JR Shin-Osaka Station.
** If you're passengers on a cruise ship, I will meet you at Osaka or Kobe cruise ship terminal.

End location: I'll take you back to the place where we met . But if you'd like to stay at the final destination, I'll tell you how to get back before I leave.
For passengers on a cruise ship, I will see you off at the cruise ship terminal.

Duration: 5 hours

The tour duration might be affected by the weather or the traffic.


This is a moderate walking tour using public transportation, mainly the subway.

What’s Included

Other: my public tranportation fares
my meal
Admission is free for guides

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2800 JPY - one day subway pass 800yen (weekends and holidays 600yen)
lunch around 1000 yen
If you'd like to enter
**Umeda Sky Building (Floating Garden) 1000 JPY
**Osaka Castle Tower (museum), 600 JPY

What’s Extra

Other: 1.your transportation fares
2.your admission fees
3.your meal(s),drinks, snacks and your other personal purchases
4.your insurance
5. taxi(s) (you'll pay taxis only when we need to take taxis, or only when you prefer taxis)

I require that you be covered by your own travel insurance policies. By accepting my services and participating in the tour, you release me of any liability for any injury or accident occurring during the tour.

While it is extremely unlikely that an accident will happen, I cannot accept responsibility for unforeseen events that may occur before, during or after the tour. Of course, you can rest assured that I will make every effort to make sure that your tour is a safe one, and that includes avoiding major streets and traffic as much as possible


I'm not a driver. My tour is conducted using public transportation, like buses, subways and trains.

A Recent Review of this tour

Tokoyo is an AMAZING individual and tour guide. She's very knowledgeable if her tour areas and highly accommodating to requests during the tour. She recommended some very good Osakan cuisine that I'll forever remember.
Rosslyn Poole

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