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Hotspots & Hidden Gems of Osaka

Rated 4.87 out of 5 from 270 reviews.Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan

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Experience hosted by Barun

2.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Chinese (Simplified)

What you'll do

I'll introduce you to both the highlights and secret spots of Osaka, paired with stories about each and every one of them. You'll get tons of recommendations of where to eat, what else to see, and even other cities to visit, so have your notepad ready! You will also get an insightful understanding of everyday Japanese customs, including topics that local guides may not be comfortable letting visitors know about, so please ask me any questions!

We'll check out a traditional food market where top chefs continue to shop at everyday (daytime tours only). We'll contrast that by slipping into quiet cobblestoned back alleys to uncover a mystic temple and its centuries-old history. Be prepared for a sensory overload as we navigate wacky larger-than-life billboards highlighting modern Japanese culture. You'll get to hear plenty of interesting stories about Osaka along the way & get some fantastic photo opportunities. On night tours, you'll be dazzled by the retrograde neon all over the city and the exciting nightlife that Osaka is so famous for.

Please note: This tour is between 2 hours to 2.5 hours, depending on the size and pace of the group.
I'll introduce you to both the highlights and secret spots of Osaka, paired with stories about each and every one of them. You'll get tons of recommendations of where to eat, what else to see, and even other cities to visit, so have your notepad ready! You will also get an insightful understanding of everyday Japanese customs, including topics that local guides may not be comfortable letting visitors know about, so please ask me any questions…

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What's included

  • Food
    A light Japanese snack.
  • Drinks
    A hot or cold beverage
  • Equipment
    A detailed guide book for Osaka, Kyoto & Nara
From $20
/ person
Mon, Oct 26
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$25 per person
$25 per person
Tue, Oct 27
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$25 per person
$25 per person
Wed, Oct 28
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$25 per person
$25 per person

Meet your host, Barun

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 270 Reviews
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I've been a professional tour guide in South Korea and Japan for six years, which includes 2 years as regional director of a tour company in Korea. And with nearly 9 years of life in Asia, not only do I LOVE traveling, but I also love sharing my experiences and knowledge with others!

As a Canadian in Japan, I bring a unique and enthusiastic perspective to my tours, paired with multiple years of research about the local area. I do my very best to make sure you'll love Osaka as much as I do by the end of the Experience.
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Where you'll be

We'll explore everything that the south-central Osaka district has to offer. Known as "Namba-MInami," which will also include an in-depth look at the Dotonbori district. We will be ending the tour at Nippombashi Station.

Rated 4.87 out of 5 from 270 reviews.

Mariana
September 2020
The tour with Barun was a lot of fun! We got lots of recommendations for places to visit and saw many places I wouldn’t have thought of going to. If you wanna explore the Namba area, I definitely recommend this tour!
Carrie
November 2019
I only had a few hours in Osaka and Barun’s tour really helped give an overview of what I’d like to visit when I have more time in Osaka during another trip. We learned a lot about Japanese culture, different streets in Osaka and all the interesting foods. Can’t wait to come back!
I only had a few hours in Osaka and Barun’s tour really helped give an overview of what I’d like to visit when I have more time in Osaka during another trip. We learned a lot about…
Michael
November 2019
It was an OK tour that gave us some of the basics of a few Osaka neighborhoods, but most of it is easily found in any guidebook. It wasn’t hidden gems as much as it was obvious gems. For a first time visitor it was a good introduction to the area, but it lacked specific insight or context that would have made the tour special.
It was an OK tour that gave us some of the basics of a few Osaka neighborhoods, but most of it is easily found in any guidebook. It wasn’t hidden gems as much as it was obvious gem…
Jennifer
November 2019
Barun provided an overview of an Osaka neighborhood and shared his observations and interests from the perspective of an expat living in Japan for a few years.
Cristina
November 2019
Really great quality. Having Brain show us all the hidden gems was a great way to become familiar with the area. He also has really great food recommendations and treated us so nicely!!! I would definitely recommend taking his tour to get some insight to this beautiful and energetic city!
Really great quality. Having Brain show us all the hidden gems was a great way to become familiar with the area. He also has really great food recommendations and treated us so nic…
Shirley
November 2019
Barun understands the culture and food scene of Osaka really well. He made sure that we felt connected and shared his insights with us. In short, it was a nice experience. If you don't have too much time or want an overview of Osaka first, you should try this tour.
Barun understands the culture and food scene of Osaka really well. He made sure that we felt connected and shared his insights with us. In short, it was a nice experience. If you d…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

Comfortable shoes, a charged camera or phone to take pictures, and plenty of energy.
This tour is held rain or shine, so please check the forecast and be prepared for inclement weather.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes for walking

Camera / camera-enabled device