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Kickstart Osaka: a three-hour crash course
Kickstart Osaka: a three-hour crash course
Kickstart Osaka: a three-hour crash course
Kickstart Osaka: a three-hour crash course
Kickstart Osaka: a three-hour crash course
Kickstart Osaka: a three-hour crash course
Kickstart Osaka: a three-hour crash course
Kickstart Osaka: a three-hour crash course
Kickstart Osaka: a three-hour crash course
Kickstart Osaka: a three-hour crash course
Introduction to the city 3 hours

Kickstart Osaka: a three-hour crash course

Your orientation begins here; a tailored intro-tour through buzzing districts for an Osaka overview

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3 hours

From $38.13  USD per person (based on 8 adults)

  • (8)
  • From $38.13 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 3 hours

  • Walking Tour

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

What you'll do

You’ll join your host to learn Japanese and… wait, no. Just kidding. You’ll join them to get comfortable in Japan’s friendliest city, and pick up the essential tips and tricks you’ll need for the rest of your trip. Think of it as a crash course in all things Osaka - from discovering the unique local dialect known as Osaka-ben to the local food scene. Try some of Osaka’s most popular street foods, like okonomiyaki, a type of savory pancake, or kushikatsu, deep-fried skewers of just about anything! Ask your local insider any questions you have, perhaps over a beer in a tiny izakaya bar in Hozenji Yokocho, a historic alleyway that’s right next to the bright lights of Dōtonbori Street but feels like stepping back in time. 

Kickstart Osaka: a three-hour crash course
Kickstart Osaka: a three-hour crash course

Where you'll go

You’ll get to grips an area of central Osaka; more specifically, the canalside neighborhoods of Namba (on the southern bank of Dōtonbori Canal) and Shinsaibashi (on the northern bank). Why? If you can learn to navigate in Namba, the wildly fast-paced entertainment district that’s a kaleidoscope of neon lights and street food joints, and Shinsaibashi, the city’s shopping district where huge department stores overshadow quirky subculture stores dedicated to manga, you can navigate the rest of Osaka like a pro! But Osaka is a canal city afterall, so you could even ditch the subway and use the waterways to travel around Nakanoshima, Yodoyabashi, and Dōtonbori.

    • Get familiar with the best ways to navigate Osaka and how to use its transport systems - easier said than done if you don’t speak Japanese!
    • See a few famous attractions in the city, and benefit from local knowledge and insights so you can discover the hidden gems and secret spots too
    • Get tips from your host regarding things to do during your stay
    • Ask any questions you have about exploring Osaka, its cultural practices or where to eat
    • Kickstart your trip armed with local knowledge, and you’ll be exploring like a pro in no time
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • Private and personalized experience
    • 3 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

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive 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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