All prices are per group (irrespective of the number of people) and include only the vehicle cost, driver fee, highway tolls/ parking fees. Lunch/ dinner/ incidental expenses & tickets etc. are not included.
You will be shown the option add an expert level guide and other additional available services prior to payment. All prices are inclusive of tax and credit card fees. No hidden charges.
Bookings can be made up to 72 hours before the listed departure time. A credit card will be required (and authorized for the tour amount) to make a booking, but it will only be charged once our team has confirmed the availability of your requested date.
Please choose any 3 destinations out of the following options. You will be asked to type in your selected 3 options during the booking process. You may leave this blank if you have not yet decided.
We will pick you up from your accommodation at the beginning of the tour and drop you back at a location of your choosing (within Osaka) after the tour. Please make sure to fill in the correct accommodation (and address) when booking the tour.
Option 01: Osaka Castle (Recommended)
Osaka Castle is a Japanese castle in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The castle is one of Japan’s most famous landmarks and it played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period. Osaka Castle is certainly one of the most famous landmarks in Japan, and for good reason. This five-story castle is one of the most visually spectacular creations in the country, with a history that dates back almost 450 years.
Entrance fee (separated from Tour price, to be purchased on the spot)>
Adults : JPY600 per person
Option 02: Shinsaibashi (Recommended)
Shinsaibashi-Suji Shopping Street, which runs east to Mido-Suji Avenue, is the best-known shopping area in Osaka, and an enduring symbol of the city. With a history of 380 years, it was already an established shopping area in the Edo Period. Shops of all kinds and for all ages line the street, a roofed arcade 600 meters long. There are traditional kimono tailors, western clothing and footwear retailers, restaurants and fast food outlets, jewelers, and boutiques featuring the latest fashions. It’s great to take a casual stroll through the Shinsaibashi area. Many people enjoy window-shopping and savoring the food along the way.
Option 03: Dotonbori (Recommended)
Dotonbori is a symbol of the Minami Area and a mecca for the kuidaore food culture of Osaka. Dozens of restaurants line the Dotonborigawa River, and large famous billboards draw diners’attention. On the north side of the river, where geisha used to entertain their customers, are now small bars and restaurants squeezed together in rows. The southern side of the river is the center of the Dotonbori area, which was once known as the theater district. Nowadays, colorful neon signs and flash signboards enliven the area, showing that the district still represents the passion of Osakans. In one of Dotonbori’s back streets, Hozenji-Yokocho, small restaurants are located along the stone-paved alley, retaining the flavor and atmosphere of old Osaka. It’s like a step back in time. Dotonbori has so many restaurants and bars packed along its narrow streets and alleys that it’s impossible to count them. Their colorful signs and decorated entrances create a symphony of light and design that dazzle the eye. Here is where you can experience the true meaning of kuidaore, and stuff yourself with Osaka’s great tasting reasonably priced food to your ultimate culinary satisfaction.
Option 04: American Village
Amerikamura or American Village is a retail and entertainment area near Shinsaibashi in the Chūō-ku district of Osaka, Japan. It is usually referred to by locals as “Ame-mura.” Amerikamura is an area stretching from Nagahori Street to Dotombori, located in the west side of the Shinsaibashi station. Amerikamura is identifiable by a small-scale reproduction of the Statue of Liberty that peers down on the streets. It is a well-known haunt of expatriates, and centres on Triangle Park, a concrete rest area surrounded by retail outlets of Western fashions, bars and nightclubs, some of which are run by Westerners. Locally, Ame-mura is known for being a place for observing some of the more “fashion intense” manifestations of Japanese pop culture.
Option 05: Orange Street
Sure other places have coffee shops, but Orange Street has its coffee shops built into its fashion stores, so you only need to stop shopping for the shortest time to grab a cup. Other places have hairdressers, but Orange Street has numerous stylists, including two in the same block sandwiching an imported chocolatier which itself dates back over 20 years. Ultimately, the area that has just enough cool to appeal to its target market of hip 20-to-40-year olds and just enough accessibility and history to appeal to everyone else. It is this effortless blending of so many different faces and aspects of modern and old Japan that makes this area a place to discover… before the word gets out!