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

Osaka: Book a Local Friend

Product ID: 125114
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Discover Osaka as you would if you were visiting a friend who lived there! Whether you want to tick off the most famous attractions or discover an off the beaten path local neighbourhood, your local will create a personalised experience just for you.
About this activity
Duration 2 - 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible

Pick-up service

Your host will meet you at a convenient starting point. Please provide your accommodation address if it is in walking distance from the area you would like to explore.
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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  • Spend a day with a local who will create an experience that's fully customised to your interests and what you would most like to see
  • See Osaka's iconic attractions or off the beaten path spots - the choice is yours.
  • Get a unique insider’s perspective as you explore the city
  • Eat and drink like a local, picking up street food from a market or stopping off at an authentic local eatery
  • Get tips and tricks from your local for other areas to explore and exciting things to do on the rest of your trip
Full description
Join a like-minded local host to explore a neighbourhood or two in the city, discovering hidden local gems as well as the city’s highlights, all through a local lens. 

Visit the most iconic sights like Osaka Castle and the Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, explore neighbourhoods like fashionable Shinsaibashi and foodie Dotonbori, or discover hidden gems, off the beaten path areas and the smaller shrines and historic streets that most visitors miss.  

See why Osaka is known as the ‘Nation’s Kitchen’ and is renowned for being the food capital of Japan - you’ll stop to refuel at one of your local’s favourite eateries or street food markets; a hand picked place that suits your preferences, budget and dietary requirements.  

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 local 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 afterwards 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.
  • Private and personalised experience
  • 2, 4, 6 or 8 hours with a Local Host
  • Pick-up from your accommodation (within a reasonable distance)
  • Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

When you get there

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$ 99.83 US$ 79.86 per person