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The best of Osaka in one day

Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan

Experience hosted by Andrés

6 hoursHosted in Spanish and English
Committed to safety
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Up to 6 people
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transportation, and equipment

What you'll do

We will visit the best of Osaka in one day. The iconic streets, mythical temples, must-seen places and all those historical and popular things that turn Osaka into the best of Japan and specially a place beyond description. We'll start in the mythic shinto shrine with the legendary drum bridge that inspired the all famous writer Kawabata, Summiyoshi Shrine. Then, we'll jump into the old electric train to Tennoji, where we'll visit the first buddhist temple in Japan, Shitennoji and a traditional japanese garden hidden just next to the tallest building in the country. We will walk to the heart of japanese sub-culture, Nippon-bashi and Namba, visit the hidden Hozen-ji temple and cross Dotonbori to the fashion districts of Amemura and Shinsaibashi. Between the modern and high buildings in Umeda and the old style district of Nakazakicho, we will enter the place where the famous story of Monzaemon, "The Suicide Lovers of Sonezaki" was born, the Ohatsu shrine. At Tenjinbashisuji, the longest commercial street in Japan, we will find the kitchen of Japan, and the popular 10th century shrine, Temmangu. We'll finish in one of the most iconic places here, the Osaka Castle where i will share all kind of stories and samurai gossips. In every place i will show you where to find the most delicious local food and where the enjoy the best beer and the nicest japanese sake. By the way, during our experience i will be taking photos for you with my camera because it always happen that you never appear in your journey photo-album. Those photos are a gift for you to remember that the best of Osaka is you.
Other things to note
This city became my home and i want to share how special it is, but don't forget every tour is unique because you make it unique.
We will visit the best of Osaka in one day. The iconic streets, mythical temples, must-seen places and all those historical and popular things that turn Osaka into the best of Japan and specially a place beyond description. We'll start in the mythic shinto shrine with the legendary drum bridge that inspired the all famous writer Kawabata, Summiyoshi Shrine. Then, we'll jump into the old electric train to Tennoji, where we'll visit the first buddh…

What's included

  • Food
    One of the famous croquette from the Nakamura store in Tenjinbashinsuji.
  • Drinks
    A nice tea with the special taste of Sakai, Osaka.
  • Tickets
    Entrance fee to the Keitakuen garden in Tennoji.
  • Transportation
    One-way ticket of the electric tren (chin-chin) from the Sumiyoshi Shrine.
  • Equipment
    I will share with you 5 photographs during our time at Osaka. (Sent through...

Meet your host, Andrés

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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I'm a writer and PhD researcher on the influence of modern thought in Japanese literature and pop-culture, also I'm historian and i have the best samurai gossip. I have published short stories and essays in Mexico and Spain about the role of Japanese women in modern Japan, pop-culture in Osaka and the best anecdotes about the last days of samurai. I'm part of the CENIDIAP permanent seminar on studies about Japan and i write for the Mexican Fond of Culture and Arts about Japanese female authors. I like to visit shrines, cool coffee shops and drink the best beer on town. Kansai and specially Osaka has everything you can imagine and specially everything you cannot. Japan is cool, but Osaka is beyond description.
I'm a writer and PhD researcher on the influence of modern thought in Japanese literature and pop-culture, also I'm historian and i have the best samurai gossip. I have published short stories and essays in Mexico and Spain about the role of Japanese women in modern Japan, pop-culture in Osaka and the best anecdotes about the last days of samurai. I'm part of the CENIDIAP permanent seminar on studies about Japan and i write for the Mexican Fond of Culture and Arts about Japanese female authors.…
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Where you'll be

We'll start in the mythic Shinto Shrine with the legendary drum bridge that inspired the all famous writer Kawabata, Summiyoshi Shrine. Then, let's jump into the old electric train to Tennoji, where we'll visit the first buddhist temple in Japan, Shitennoji and the traditional japanese garden Keitakuen. We will walk to the heart of japanese sub-culture, Nippon-bashi and Namba, visit the hidden Hozen-ji temple and cross Dotonbori to the fashion districts of Amemura and Shinsaibashi. Between the modern and high buildings in Umeda and the old style district of Nakazakicho, we will enter the place where the famous story of Monzaemon, "The Suicide Lovers of Sonezaki" was born, the Ohatsu shrine. In Tenma, at Tenjinbashisuji, the longest commercial street in Japan, we will find the kitchen of Japan and the popular 10th century shrine, Temmangu. We'll finish in one of the most iconic places here, the Osaka Castle where i will share all kind of stories and samurai gossips.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 54 reviews.

Savannah
March 2021
absolutely recommend. Andres personalized the tour for my needs and wants. It was a great balance of shrines, nature, and city! We had great conversation and I feel like I made a new friend!
Elina
March 2021
He has a wealth of knowledge on the history of japan and it was one of the most insightful days I’ve ever had!
Adela
November 2020
I don't have enough words to express how AMAZING this experience was! Excellent conversation with in-depth knowledge in japanese history combined with great site-seeing ...Andres was and is the best! I strongly recommend him & his tour!
Rafael Alfonso
July 2020
Andrés es una gran persona, nos hizo disfrutar en cada lugar al que fuimos y siempre fue muy cuidadoso con todo. Compartimos muchas experiencias,lugares y buena comida.
Molly
March 2020
My partner and I really enjoyed this experience with Andres, which helped us to make the most out of our relatively short stay in Osaka. We highly recommend doing this tour on the first or second day of your stay, as it serves as a really useful introduction to the wider city. We were lucky to be the only people on our tour, so Andres was able to adapt and personalise his schedule to fit our preferences, which was greatly appreciated. Andres also had some great bar and restaurant recommendations, as well as lots of great stories about his time in Japan.
My partner and I really enjoyed this experience with Andres, which helped us to make the most out of our relatively short stay in Osaka. We highly recommend doing this tour on the…
Gareth
March 2020
Andrés has an incredible knowledge of Japanese history and culture. He is also very calm and easygoing and was keen to get to know us and our experiences. The tour visits some of the most interesting parts of Osaka, from shinto shrines to Osaka castle. Strongly recommend.
Andrés has an incredible knowledge of Japanese history and culture. He is also very calm and easygoing and was keen to get to know us and our experiences. The tour visits some of t…

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  • Fri, May 7
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  • Sat, May 8
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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 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Cap or Hat if its sunny.

Water.