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Uncovered in four hours: electrifying Osaka
Uncovered in four hours: electrifying Osaka
Uncovered in four hours: electrifying Osaka
Uncovered in four hours: electrifying Osaka
Uncovered in four hours: electrifying Osaka
Uncovered in four hours: electrifying Osaka
Uncovered in four hours: electrifying Osaka
Uncovered in four hours: electrifying Osaka
Uncovered in four hours: electrifying Osaka
Half day 4 hours

Uncovered in four hours: electrifying Osaka

From neon lights to imperial sights, pick and choose your top priorities and soak up Osaka’s spirit!

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4 hours

From $41.25  USD per person (based on 8 adults)

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  • From $41.25 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 4 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, Cantonese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish)

What you'll do

Osaka’s whirlwind of chaotic shopping, lantern-lit mazes of izakaya bars and frenetic canal-side entertainment districts is a lot to get to grips with, but your local insider will make sure you make the most of your 4 hours together. Discover locals-only Osaka, where fishermen is a delicacy and vendors consider bargaining to be a traditional art form. You could want to let off some steam with the locals in a sento bathhouse, before swapping nudity for cosplay in Nipponbashi, one of Osaka’s fashion and otaku hotspots, where a geek-culture obsession comes as standard. Our hosts will show you that the best way around Osaka is on the canals and that despite its futuristic exterior, the city’s trendiest music still comes on vinyl…

Uncovered in four hours: electrifying Osaka
Uncovered in four hours: electrifying Osaka

Where you’ll go

You’ll get to see the very best of Osaka, from Shinsekai, a burgeoning former slum where the Tsūtenkaku Tower gleams from above, or nearby Dōtonbori, the entertainment district where neon lights shimmer off the waters of the canals, exposing a spectacular array of experiences. There’s just so much to see and do in Osaka, but with one of our hosts leading the way, you’ll experience the very best of this remarkable city in just four hours. Witty, chatty locals greet you at every turn in Tenma, a bustling nightlife quarter near Osaka Castle, and in Ura Namba, a central district famed for its eateries, sake flows as easily as the conversation does. Plus, you can always be sure that your host will have a trick (and a snack!) up their sleeve...

    • Spend four hours with your host and explore the real Osaka.
    • See the most famous attractions, as well as a few that remain secret to most tourists.
    • Discover neighborhoods and attractions through the eyes of your host, and gain unique insights.
    • Taste authentic street food at your host’s favorite spots.
    • Get plenty of help planning the rest of your stay in Osaka
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • Private and personalised experience
    • 4 hours with a host
    • Walking experience ( if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options )
    • Hotel meet-up ( available on request for central location )
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drink
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

Meet our locals in

We will match you to the local host best suited to your requirements specified in our lovely post-booking questionnaire

How it works

  • 1
    Tell us about you! Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
    Tell us about you!
  • 2
    We introduce you to your perfect local Build your perfect tour and experience together
    We match you with a host
  • 3
    The best part! Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there
    The best part!

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