Full day in Osaka with a local
Full day in Osaka with a local
Full day in Osaka with a local
Full day in Osaka with a local
Full day in Osaka with a local
Full day in Osaka with a local
Full day in Osaka with a local
Full day in Osaka with a local
Full day in Osaka with a local
Full day in Osaka with a local

Full day in Osaka with a local

This is what happens when tranquil shrines collide with neon lights and a wicked sense of humor.

(8 reviews)

  • Private &
    personalized

  • 8 hours

  • From
    $53.75  USD
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

What you'll do

With so much to see in just eight hours, your local host will lead you by the senses, soaking you in the sights, smells, and tastes of Osaka. The famous canal network can give you a unique view of Dōtonbori, Osaka’s premier entertainment district before you visit hidden treasures like Osaka Central Wholesale Market, stocked full of fresh produce and tasty snacks, and Kouri, where street food and liquor come at wholesale prices. You could immerse yourself in Japanese history at the Tenmangu Shrine, then immerse yourself in Tenma’s tangle of tiny bars where you’ll be treated to an authentic taste of the city’s favorite dishes, from okonomiyaki pancakes to deep-fried kushikatsu!

Where you’ll go

Osaka is known for being the least conservative city in Japan, for its absolute obsession with food and its wicked sense of humor. You’ll have no trouble discovering that, and more, with your local insider to lead the way through the city. You could explore Minami, a buzzing hub in the heart of the city whose name means ‘south’ where you’ll find the Dōtonbori, the entertainment and pop culture district. Perhaps explore Tenma, a historic area on the banks of the O River that’s home to the Tenmangu Shrine and a lantern-lit maze of izakaya bars come nightfall, or take it all off in a super sento bathhouse in Kita, where you swap clothes for supreme comfort!

  • Full day in Osaka with a local
  • Full day in Osaka with a local
  • Spend eight hours with a host who will cater to your specific interests in Osaka.

  • See the city’s most iconic attractions, or visit its hidden secrets with a local.

  • Gain valuable insight from your local expert, and a new perspective on Osaka.

  • See authentic scenes that don’t appear in any guidebooks.

  • Taste the very best that the ‘Nation’s Kitchen’ has to offer on the street and in local eateries.

  • Let your host help you plan the rest of your stay in Osaka.

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
  • 8 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

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!

If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me here. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

If you prefer to speak to someone, feel free to send us your WhatsApp or cell number and we’ll give you a call back.

Reviews for this experience

Great Experience in Osaka

City Unscripted provided a fantastic guide -- Akira -- a true local per our request. He carefully read all of our messages and crafted a day-long exploration for us to spec. Akira is very knowledgeable about popular tourist attractions and about off-the-beaten-track sites in Osaka. He offered optional adjustments to our itinerary as we went, and taught us a lot about how to get around on our own. For those who need it, his English is phenomenal. We could not have been more highly satisfied with the experience.

December 2019

Reviewed by Refugio A , hosted by Akira

Osaka Highlights

We had a great visit with Brice in Osaka...he was a wonderful tour guide through the city. He was very knowledgeable about the city...it’s history..and it’s culture. We wanted to see some tourist sites and some just normal neighborhoods and we got just that. We had a wonderful day!

November 2019

Reviewed by Sean H , hosted by Brice

Great Ōsaka Tour!

I had a great tour of Osaka with my guide Aki. She was an amazing guide who showed me a ton of great places for my first day. She not only showed me how to use the metro and advised me on what card to get, but she also gave me recommendations for my stay. She was extremely flexible and during the entire day also wanted to know if I was interested in staying longer or seeing something different. Her English was great and a good guide overall. I highly recommend a tour with Aki.

October 2019

Reviewed by Branden G , hosted by Aki

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