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  1. Japan
  2. Osaka Prefecture
  3. Osaka
  4. Osaka Castle

Osaka: Book a Local Friend

Product ID: 125114
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Explore the authentic side of Osaka as you would if you were visiting a friend who lived there. From the city's most famous attractions to lesser-known secret hotspots, you can choose exactly what you want to do with a bespoke experience.
About this activity
Duration 2 - 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Get a unique insider’s perspective as you explore the city
  • Visit the most iconic sights like Osaka Castle and the Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
  • Explore neighbourhoods like fashionable Shinsaibashi and foodie Dotonbori
  • Discover hidden gems, off the beaten path areas and the smaller shrines and historic streets that most visitors miss
Full description
Depending on your interests you could explore Osaka's main attractions or hidden gems. The Island of Shikoku is well worth visiting if you are planning a trip to Osaka. Surrounded by a Buddhist pilgrimage route and dotted with ancient temples, hot-springs, and cultural history, this is also the perfect place to take in Japan’s natural beautyaka's top attractions or hidden gems. 

If you are looking to grab a quick bite before continuing your adventures why not visit Castle park, where you will find an array of great cafes with excellent coffee. When you have perked up, make your way over to Nakanoshima. Known to some as the “island in the canal” this sandbar island features some beautiful architecture, a peaceful water-fountain, and a rose garden. For a spot of entertainment, you could try Takarazuka, an all-female musical theatre troupe, or you could indulge in Osaka's dynamic food culture. As well as visiting the places you most want to see, stop by local spots and places of interest along the way that your host recommends to get an authentic insight into local life in Osaka. Your host will also advise you on the best way to spend the following days of your trip, allowing you to discover other areas of Osaka that you will love and revealing other hidden gems that they know you’ll love. 

Book this private tour for 2, 4, 6 or 8 hours and you will be contacted soon afterward with some questions about your preferences and interests. With your responses, the provider will be able to match you with a like-minded local Osaka guide. Keeping in mind your interests, a bespoke itinerary will be created for you. Please note that this is a suggested plan and is still flexible. A meeting place with your guide will be arranged that is most convenient for you.
  • A private and personalized 2, 4, 6 or 8-hour tour with a host
  • Booking of tickets, attractions, and venues as required
  • Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation to/from the meeting point
  • Public/private transportation during the tour
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information
Know before you go
• Tours are fully personalized so any additional requirements such as tickets, transportation and food and drinks can be arranged at additional cost
• Private groups are normally no larger than 6 persons (if your group is larger, please make this known so arrangements can be made)
• Please book at least 72 hours in advance so the best itinerary can be organised for you
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From US$ 66.81 US$ 50.11 per person

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Product ID: 125114