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Osaka: Private Discovery Tour with a Local

1. Osaka: Private Discovery Tour with a Local

Orientate yourself and check out a few of the most famous attractions in Osaka with your personal guide. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Let a local kick-start your trip by showing you the highlights and giving you a priceless insight into city life, from advice about cultural practices to the best spots to eat authentic local food. Explore Osaka like a local and make the most of your time in Osaka from the start. Follow the unique route which your local host has designed specifically for you, either by walking or using public transport so you can get familiar with how to move around the city. Learn about the city’s cultural practices, heritage, culture and cuisine as you explore the city together, perhaps stopping to try some authentic local street food or visiting a shrine. Your local will give your trip the best possible start, helping you to make the most of your time in Osaka.

Welcome to Osaka: Private Tour with a Local Host

2. Welcome to Osaka: Private Tour with a Local Host

Experience Osaka like a resident on a private walking tour with a local host. Get tips on what to see and do, and learn the best ways to get around. Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation and get familiar with your local neighborhood. Discover where to buy groceries or where the best local places to eat are located and much more. Alternatively, meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Venture beyond the usual tourist sites and discover places you would never read about in the guidebooks. Avail of an itinerary that can be tailored to your interests and specific needs. Ride on the public transportation system, at your own expense, if you prefer. Chat with your guide about life in the city and its many traditions. Feel more confident getting around and exploring on your own by the end of your experience.

Osaka: Guided Walking Tour around Osaka Castle

3. Osaka: Guided Walking Tour around Osaka Castle

Meet your guide at JR Osaka station and then take the train from there to Osaka Castle. First, you will visit the Osaka Museum of History. You'll see a replica of the great council hall of Naniwanomiya Palace and learn about the history of Osaka. Then, visit Nishinomaru Garden. This is a great spot to take some photos with Osaka Castle in the background. Next, you'll head to Otemon, the main gate of Osaka Castle where you'll marvel at the gigantic stones used to build the castle walls. In the main castle area, you will also visit Osaka Castle Tower, see the reconstructed golden traditional tea ceremony room, and admire the amazing view from the observatory. Don't miss the authentic Samurai uniforms that they used to wear into war. After your visit to the castle, have lunch at MIRAIZA OSAKA-JO, and then enjoy a cruise on the castle moat in an traditional boat to view the high stone walls and the gardens from a different perspective.

Fukuoka: Bullet Train 1-Way Ticket from Hakata to Osaka

4. Fukuoka: Bullet Train 1-Way Ticket from Hakata to Osaka

Enjoy a fast and hassle-free journey from Hakata Station in Fukuoka to Osaka. Book this 1-way Sanyo Shinkansen Kokura ticket and ride on the famous Shinkansen Bullet Train. Enjoy the comfort of the spacious seat and its peaceful environment. Admire the scenic views of the Fukuoka prefecture countryside all throughout your journey to Osaka city center. Simply redeem your ticket at the ticket machine and enjoy the comfort on this high-speed ride to your destination.

From Kanazawa : One-Way Thunderbird Train Ticket to Osaka

5. From Kanazawa : One-Way Thunderbird Train Ticket to Osaka

Ride one of Japan's famous high-speed trains with a one-way Thunderbird Express ticket from Kanazawa to Osaka. Book your ticket in advance for a smooth experience at the station. After redeeming your ticket at Kanazawa JR Station, sit back and relax with scenic views of the Fukui Prefecture and Ishikawa Prefecture countryside. Expect lush forests, natural lakes, and even hot springs for views before you arrive in Osaka.

From Osaka: One-Way Thunderbird Train Ticket to Kanazawa

6. From Osaka: One-Way Thunderbird Train Ticket to Kanazawa

Ride one of Japan's famous bullet trains with a one-way Thunderbird Express ticket between Osaka and Kanazawa. Book your ticket in advance for a smooth experience at the station. After redeeming your ticket at Osaka Train Station, sit back and relax with scenic views of the Fukui Prefecture and Ishikawa Prefecture countryside.Expect lush forests, natural lakes, and even hot springs for views. After 2 hours and 40 minutes, you'll arrive in Kanazawa and be able to explore the famous castle town. The city has many historical attractions, such as restored residences and the Nagamachi Samurai district, as well as Kenrokuen, one of the Japan's three best landscape gardens. For an authentic experience, even head to the local fish market to sample best quality sea food.

Osaka: Night Photography Tour

7. Osaka: Night Photography Tour

As the sun sets, the night breaths life into the Osaka metropolis. After dusk, the city is bathed in a colorful blend of incandescent and tungsten light. Capture the dreamscape of people, traffic, and city lights with your camera. Learn how to photograph the hordes of people against a backdrop of bustling traffic. Begin in the bustling heart of the city at Osaka station. After exploring its labyrinthine walkways and passages, venture out into the Umeda district, the nightlife capital of the city. Decipher your camera’s manual settings and capture long exposures in the city. Choose the tripod add-on option to snap steady shots and use the traffic’s constant motion to create breathtaking compositions of light trails. Switch to handheld photography and work on low-light street photography to capture the essence of Osaka at night. Round things off with an exploration of the Kitashinchi entertainment district, known for its glitzy bars and extravagant neon signage.

From Osaka: Suita Day Trip with Asahi Factory & Yuzu Ramen

8. From Osaka: Suita Day Trip with Asahi Factory & Yuzu Ramen

Join the tour and visit the Asahi Beer factory. Learn about their making process, visit an authentic factory, the production line, the gift shop where you can find unique products, other than Beer. Discover new beers made by Asahi with a Beer Tasting Session, all beers on tap (Juice available for kids), and snacks. Once we learned a lot about Japanese beer and how good it tastes, Let's all go for lunch and get a delicious and flavorful Yuzu Ramen (Japanese Citrus) and talk more about Japanese culture. Then, your guide takes you back to the train station.

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What people are saying about Osaka Station

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 180 reviews

I would like to comment on the tour Akira gave us. He was very professional, knowledgeable, of course speaks an impeccable English, was creative and kindly accommodated to some physical limitations I have. I would recommend him highly Regards Cecilia Abdenur

Very pleasant visit and very nice and pleasant David, who is the one who guide us. Totally recommended and thank you very much David for making us have a good time

We really enjoyed the tour with Sivan Izawa. It was a good mix between culture, temple and current information. Gladly again.

EXCELLENT VISIT OF OSAKA. JUAN IS A LOVELY PERSON AND THE VISIT WAS GREAT WITH CURIOSITIES AND D

Excellent experience for those who have little time to get to know the city