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Osaka Walking Tour

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get a taste of local life in Osaka on a walking tour of Japan’s third largest city. Witness Osaka’s different faces, from bustling business center to historic cultural hub, as you follow your guide through the city’s vibrant neighborhoods. Stroll along the lively waterfront of the Dotonbori entertainment district; visit the landmark Hozenji temple; and ride the subway like a local. Get an insight into Japanese cuisine and sample local specialty Kushikatsu as you explore traditional Shinsekai.
  • Small-group walking tour of Osaka
  • Sample local delicacy Kushikatsu
  • Get the inside scoop on Osaka from a local guide
  • Great introduction to Osaka for first-time visitors

What's Included

  • Beverages (1 non-alcoholic drink)
  • Food tasting (Kushikatsu)
  • Local guide
  • Subway fee (Adult and Youth 420yen; Child 210yen)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Tourist information Osaka
    Japan, 〒530-0001 Osaka, Kita Ward, Umeda, 3-chōme−1−1, Osaka Station, 1F JR 中央コンコース

    Tourist Information Osaka, in front of the central gate of JR Osaka station. It's located on the first floor (ground level) in Osaka station building. (Not Shin Osaka station)

Start time

09:50 am

End point

  • Ebisubashi Bridge
    1 Chome-6 Dotonbori, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0071, Japan

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • The tour takes place rain or shine
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Tours are not covered by insurance
  • You can see the meeting point on the map on the supplier's website.
  • Meet in front of Tourist Information Osaka (ground level, in front of the central gate of JR Osaka station at 9:50 am on tour day. Tour will start at exactly 10am.
  • The tour guide will hold an All Star Osaka yellow flag.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • We use subway twice. 410yen for adult, 210yen for child is needed.
  • We use escalators and some steps on the tour. Please mind baby with stroller.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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This tour would be great if you only had one day in Osaka, too.
153 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Simrah_H, Jan 2023
I had a 12 hour layover in Osaka and I Loved everything! My tour guide was soooo sweet and helpful and informative!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for your great review! Your comment really encourages us very much. We'd be happy if you feel Osakan atmosphere even during a short stay.
Great intro to Osaka
Winston_C, Nov 2022
Ichiro San is knowledgeable and informative and helpful. His knowledge of Osaka’s history is deep and insightful. Highly recommended.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for joining our tour! And we really appreciate your great comment about our guide. Hope you come back in the near future and enjoy more in Osaka!! Ookini.
Discover Osaka from a local's perspective!!!
Amrita_C, Oct 2022
I loved this walking tour. The experience of walking through highly popular areas in Osaka, as well as hidden nooks and crannies was amazing. Plus I got to hear about life in Osaka and its traditions and differences from a local person who introduced me to all it's little oddities and beauties. I highly highly recommend
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for your great review. We are so happy to hear you really enjoyed our tour. Yes, this tour covers not only popular sites but also off the beaten track with hidden stories only locals know. Hope you come back to Osaka soon and explore more in this exciting city.
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Cara_B, Feb 2020
My guide Yosu was very friendly and funny. He was very knowledgeable on the history and layout of Osaka. We went around Osaka station, kuromon market, Ebisucho and dotonbori. He was able to recommend places to see and sites to see while in Osaka. We tried a few local dishes on the tour. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone new to Osaka.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Osaka is amazing
HeleneMarie_M, Dec 2019
Despite me being a terrible person (I showed up 20 mins late, lucky I was the only 1 in the tour), Yasu-san was very kind & even helped me check my luggage to my hotel (Don't forget I was a terrible tourist). We were blessed with great weather so we went around to the key places in Osaka. We didn't do anything crazy but the place is just amazing. There's something about the energy & atmosphere in Osaka that's very inviting, friendly & hospitable. I got to meet some locals thanks to my tour guide, Yasutomo-san. It was great learning a bit of Kansai-ben. I'd definitely recommend the place & the tour
Response from Host, Dec 2019
Thank you for your kind words. Yasu and we are glad you had a good time on our tour. We'd like to treat our guests as very important family or friends so If they feel comfortable, we'd be very happy. Hope to see you in Osaka again! All Star Osaka Walk
Such a memorable tour!
Alma A, Dec 2019
I really enjoyed this tour! Aki was super friendly and showed us some really fascinating sites in Osaka.
Response from Host, Dec 2019
Thank you so much for your nice review! We're happy you had a good time here. There're many great sites in Osaka and Kyoto. Hope to see you again soon! Ookini ALL STAR OSAKA WALK
An enjoyable experience with a witty gentleman
Julie_H, Nov 2019
Had fun on this tour with venerable witty gentleman Ichi. Ours was a very small group and so felt like I was being shown Osaka with a friend. He took me to places I had not yet seen (I had been in Osaka for 4 days already) and clearly explained the history of many small streets and temples and gave me the history. I thoroughly enjoyed this time with Ichi.
Response from Host, Dec 2019
Thank you for your wonderful review! It is very helpful for our future guests. Touring with a local guide helps understanding the city deeper and clearer. We are happy to hear that we made it for you. We look forward to providing our service again next time you come to Osaka. Thank you. All Star Osaka Walk
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4FourFriendstogo, Nov 2019
This tour was okay but nothing to rave about. Thought we spent far too long looking at the station. Would rather we were out and about on the streets. Guide did take us to pick up out pocket WiFi which was helpful. Tour is probably too short to get a real taste of a vast city. We went to Osaka castle by ourselves after the tour, it was awesome.
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Thank you for your feedback. We took your opinion seriously and try to improve the tour. We always hope our guests have fun most! Look forward to seeing you next time! OOKINI All Star Osaka Walk
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jk1492017, Oct 2019
Tour layout and plan: 5/5 English understanding and speaking: 3.5/5 Knowledge of culture and history: 5/5 Customer service:we did want to get in touch with them and finally did, but after a long time and multiple attempts. Overall rating:
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Thank you for your good rating overall! Sorry about the difficult communication. We hope the customers get in touch with via email as we can't take a call during the tours. But we'll try to improve as well as language abilities. Thank you for your honest opinion. All Star Osaka Walk
Would highly recommend
Eamonn_O, Oct 2019
A great introduction to Osaka with a very informative and interesting guide. Our guide was wonderful and funny and I would recommend this tour to anyone coming to Osaka.
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Thank you for your great review! Yes, this 3h tour is a good introduction to Osaka. It's good to join this tour on your first day during your stay in Osaka. We are glad you had fun with our guide. Hope we can see each other again next time you visit Osaka. All Star Osaka Walk
Great Time!
Marjorie_M, Sept 2019
Learned a lot of good info on Osaka from Minako. She is nice and and and provided good Osaka tidbits and that's why I sign up for these tours so you can learn about the city that you can't get from travel books.
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Thank you for your great review!! She was fortunate to have wonderful guest like you. Yes, we are sure that this tour is a good introduction to all first time travelers in Osaka. It would be great if you recommend us to your family and friends who are planning to come to Osaka. Ookini and big thank you. All Star Osaka Walk
Not what I expected
Denise N, Sept 2019
I must have misread what was to be visited. It was very kitchy, no historic sites. Our guide was very sweet and it was a very hot day and she did a great job. But if you are looking for historic stuff, this is not it.
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Thank you for your review. Yes, this tour is walking around the most popular areas in Osaka to know local people's real life now and then. Actually not historic site tour. We are sorry that it didn't meet your expectation. But we are happy to know that you enjoyed being with our guide despite of the hot weather. We appreciate that. Thank you again for your honest opinion. All Star Osaka Walk
Walking tour of Osaka Train station and a grand shopping area. Our tour guide Yoshi had an excellent
Marcus_G, Apr 2019
We busted Oasay in April after a 10 day tour of Japan. It was an excellent 3 hour tour of Osaka Train Station and shopping district. Our tour guide Yoshi had a great command of English. We enjoyed the tour throughly. Only down side was finding the Tourist information Center. There are information centers on very floor which makes it confusing. Recommend you tell visitors it’s located on the first floor. When we Googled mapped it we were in the right location, but on a different floor.
AnaPaula_M, Apr 2019
It's a great tour! An amazing way to know Osaka if you don't have to much time. The guide was very funny and speak a perfect English.
Good overview
catherine_T, Mar 2019
If you are coming to Osaka, this tour is a great way to start. The areas you visit would be hard to navigate on your own and know what you were seeing. We had the best guide ever, Kaori. She points out things for you to see after the tour and helps you master the subway. This tour would be great if you only had one day in Osaka, too.
Great tour to see the tourist sites of Osaka
Kmjr2000, Nov 2018
I had 1 day to see Osaka and this tour was great in pointing out the tourist and shopping sites in Osaka. I would not have been able to find all these areas on my own. My tour guide , Kaori, was great in telling me the history behind the items on the tour. Having an enthusiastic tour guide makes the entire experience better. With the knowledge I gained on this tour, I was able to plan out my remaining afternoon self touring trip of Osaka.
Fun in Osaka
Star_P, Oct 2018
Ichiro was an awesome tour guide! I loved his humor and his knowledge of Osaka was impressive.I learned a lot! If there is anything i'd change it would be to make the tour a little longer and include lunch instead of snack. So two hours, lunch and maybe another hour and a half.
Ichiro was a wonderful guide. As it...
Lorraine_R, Jun 2018
Ichiro was a wonderful guide. As it happened only my hubby and I turned up for the tour so we sort of had a personalised tour with Ichiro as our knowledgeable guide. He toured us around the premises of Osaka City Station and brought us to levels of the building which we would not have explored if we did it alone. The Green Station Park had an interesting story to it including the 2 clocks seperately depicting the cultural and financial face of Osaka. This tour is ideal for first time visitors with limited time as Ichiro brought us to interesting places to get insight of the must see sights if one had time to go back to. Highlights were the trips to the knife factory, the restaurant row where we ended up having our shabushabu dinner of Matsusaka at Gyu-nabe. Excellent service and we even got to meet the Manager who was a mate of our guide. We also enjoyed our Dotonbori shopping moment. I will certainly refer Ichiro to my relos and mates who wish to take this 3 our tour.
My tour guide Yasutomo was...
Rong S, Mar 2018
My tour guide Yasutomo was brilliant! Very polite, knowledgeable with a good sense of humour. Overall a very informative half a day tour. Really enjoyed it!
Excellent tour with Aki and Keiko...
John P, Mar 2018
Excellent tour with Aki and Keiko. We got to see a cross-section of Osaka that we would never have known about without our helpful guides. Highlights include the view from the top of Osaka Station, the water clock , old Osaka streets and eating a 'snack' in this area. A good way of orientating oneself around this part of Osaka.


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