My priority is to have fun and an amazing experience day out for you. I really look forward to showing you Osaka.
Welcome to Osaka, a vibrant metropolis, inhabited by famously easy-going citizens (like me) with a taste for the good things in life.
Osaka has a long history of the oldest seaports in Japan, which had been a vital role as the gate to the Imperial capital from abroad from 8th to 19th century.
There are so many canals and rivers in this city that Osaka was once called the "Water Metropolis".
I will show you a typical one, Dotonbori River.
Osaka also has been affectionately dubbed "Kitchen of Japan" or "Kuidaore" (a deep appreciation of gourmet pursuit to eat oneself bankrupt)
So it's my turn to guide you to famous places, must have foods, and restaurants that provide an authentic experience.
You can enjoy spectacular places of interest, off the beaten path dining spots, the best photo opportunities and all of the highlights from local points of view exploring the nooks and crannies of Osaka, with a 1 day subway ticket.
Our day and the time we start the tour is flexible and is meant to accommodate your schedule and interests.
Osaka Castle Museum: The single most-visited attraction in Japan
Kaiyukan aquarium:The highest aquarium in Japan
Kuromon Market: Sea Food Lover's Paradise
Den Den Town: equivalent to Akihabara in Tokyo earning the nickname "Ota Road"(geek road)
Doguyasuji: traditional Japanese cuisine utensils shops alley
Sennichimae: Shopping street
Hozenji Temple: Unique small temple
Dotonbori street: Glico man sign at the Ebisu-bashi bridge is the most famous landmark
Shinsaibashi street: 2km long shopping street including Ebisubashi street
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel in Osaka city
Your hotel in Kyoto city (JPY1,600 is needed for guide's round-trip ticket)
※air B&B is unacceptable because it's not a public place and there's no place to wait for you. We can meet at the closest hotel or station.
Tourist Information OSAKA located Central concourse(1F) of JR Osaka Station (not ShinOsaka station, Bullet train St.)
The gate of JR Osakajo-koen(Osaka Castle Park) station
I'm waiting for you with your name on a board.
End location: The same as the meeting location or the final destination with my instruction to get back to your hotel.
If you need to end in Kyoto, JPY1,600 is needed for guide's round-trip ticket.
Duration: 8 hours
Price of half day tours for busy tourists, skipping some destinations.
◇within 6 hours: JPY34,300◇
◇within 4 hours: JPY31,800◇
If you're interested in these shorter tours, please let me know and I'll send you customized tour through Toursbylocals.
public transportation and walking
Estimated Local Cash Needed
800 JPY per person - Transportation fare (subway one day pass only)
Lunch depends on your choice
The model plan's case Osaka Castle:1,340 JPY per person
(admissions of Osaka Castle Museum including subway one day pass)
The model plan's case Kaiyukan Aquarium:2,550 JPY per person
(admissions of Kaiyukan Aquarium including subway one day pass)
Local facilities sometimes do not accept a credit card, but cash only.
No special qualification to drive a car or a bus for tourists. Isurance is not included.
Please check my availability before you ask me in order to save your precious time.
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After my first day in Osaka with Yoshiro, I feel like I have been here 6 months. We covered history, cuisine, daily life, shopping and odd facts. Ask Yoshiro to tell you about the fish in sushi!!