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'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. Looking for more food? Check out my "Kuromon Market Food Tour." Join both of my tours & get a 10% cash discount on your 2nd booking. https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/184691
A light Japanese snack.
Beverage A hot or cold beverage
A detailed guide book for Osaka, Kyoto & Nara
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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.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. Please inform the host in advance about dietary restrictions/strong dislikes.
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.
Hotspots & Hidden Gems of Osaka