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Osaka: Main Sights and Hidden Spots Guided Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: Pinpoint Traveler

Osaka: Main Sights and Hidden Spots Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Pinpoint Traveler
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From US$ 92.42 per person

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Experience Osaka's top spots and local hidden gems on this private guided tour. See Osaka Castle and the neighborhoods of Namba and Dotonbori, or customize the tour to your interests.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Hebrew
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


4 hours
  • Castle Park, Osaka (guided tour)

  • Osaka Castle (guided tour)

  • Abeno Harukas 300 (guided tour)

  • Shinsekai (guided tour)

  • Namba (guided tour)

Main stop
End point
  • Explore the expansive park surrounding Osaka Castle
  • Visit modern Osaka's must-see Dotonbori and Kuromon markets
  • See the city from high above from the Harukas building
  • Learn about the history and culture of Osaka from your local guide
  • Explore neighborhoods that made Osaka famous for its merchant culture
Full description
Osaka is known for great food, quirky characters and an urban history much longer than Tokyo's. Get under the skin of this unique city on this guided walking tour with a professional English-speaking guide.  Start off with a visit to Osaka Castle Park. You won't go inside the castle, but will get to admire the grand and imposing exterior, and will stroll around the surrounding park.  Here you'll learn about the history of Osaka and how it was almost robbed from the Japanese 400 years ago.  A quick train ride takes you to Tsuruhashi, to explore the maze of Korea Town. Explore the narrow streets and alleys of this pre-war commercial district.  Another quick journey by public transport will take you to modern Harukas building. Enjoy the view from one of the high floors, then head underground to explore the food hall of the department store underneath. See high quality products for sale like killer puffer fish and Kobe beef, amongst others.  Not far from Harukas is the traditional district of Shin-sekai. See the slightly crumbling local highlights, perfectly frozen in time.  Next, head to Namba, considered to be the center of Osaka's present-day shopping, dining, and entertainment culture. Visit Dotonbori, Osaka’s version of Times Square in New York, and explore the quirky back streets with their own individuality and surprises in store. You’ll visit Kuromon Ichiba, a fresh fish market that's played a pivotal role for more than 150 years.  Finally, explore Doguyasuji, a kitchen and cooking district. Look around at the wax food models, Japanese "noren" (curtains that hang at kitchen entrances) and giant pottery pieces. 
  • Guide
  • Walking tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Please meet above ground at Exit 2. If you come via taxi, the name of the intersection is tanimachi 3-chome (谷3交差点).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • There are no food stop, but you will have a chance to buy snacks here and there if you are hungry
  • Please buy a subway day pass and use it to get to the meeting point and whilst on the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Dan my guide was amazing. So many areas of Osaka he took me to in only 4 hours, well planned out and explained, plus so many little tidbits about Japanese culture and spots I never would’ve learned on my own. Amazing day and we had lots of fun. Highly recommend!!!

November 6, 2022


November 4, 2022

Amazing afternoon seeing Osaka highlights on my very brief trip! Everything was perfectly arranged, and Dan is so knowledgeable. Highly recommended!

October 20, 2022

Product ID: 384240