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Minami Tours

Minami
Minami is a well-known shopping, dining, and entertainment district in Osaka. With retail and nightlife stretching from Semba to Namba Station, Minami is popular with visitors and tourists alike. Lit by dazzling neon signs, including the famous Kani Doraku crab sign, Dotonbori is the most lively and famous part of the Minami area, especially at night. It runs parallel to the canal, and never truly closes, with some restaurants open until morning. For the culture vultures, there are a number of museums, theaters, temples, and shrines to explore among the neon lights and towering shopping malls.

Join a walking tour that covers this part of the city or take an evening food and drink stroll in Shinsaibashi and Namba to take advantage of the local nightlife.

Practical Info

The Minami area is centered around Namba Station, which is actually a collection of multiple stations, including Nankai Namba Station, JR Namba Station, and Kintetsu's Osaka Namba Station. The area is also served by a highway bus terminal.

Did You Know? The Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum in this area is the only museum in the world to have a permanent exhibition of Kamigata Ukiyoe; these are woodblock prints from the Kyoto/Osaka region that typically feature portraits of kabuki actors.
Address: Minami, Osaka, Japan
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Osaka Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Osaka Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Enjoy an efficient, full-day walking tour of Osaka accompanied by a nationally-licensed, experienced multilingual guide! Your guide will help you explore Japan's second-largest city while introducing both modern and traditional sides of this colorful, dynamic metropolis. Start your day with a morning pickup at your hotel, then it's off to the races! Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$128.14
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US$128.14
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Osaka Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Osaka Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Enjoy an efficient, half-day walking tour of Osaka accompanied by a nationally-licensed, experienced multilingual guide! Your guide will help you explore Japan's second-largest city while introducing both modern and traditional sides of this colorful, dynamic metropolis. Start your day with a morning pickup at your hotel, then it's off to the races! Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$92.26
Price varies by group size
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US$92.26
Price varies by group size
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Street Osaka GoKart Tour with Funny Costume Rental

Street Osaka GoKart Tour with Funny Costume Rental

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Discover Osaka’s highlights on this quirky Go Kart tour. Be photo-ready, as there are plenty of funny character costumes to choose from. It’s a hassle-free tour as Go Kart rental, costume rental, insurance, and fuel are included. See lots of Osaka’s top sites like Tsutenkaku Tower, and Kitashinchi area, and you won’t have to worry about losing your group, as it’s a small-group tour. A valid driving license and international license with Japanese translation is required.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$73.13
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US$73.13

Osaka Bar Hopping Night Walking Tour in Namba

Osaka Bar Hopping Night Walking Tour in Namba

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If you want to party like they do in Osaka, this bar-hopping tour is perfect for you. Your local guide takes you to hidden bars that tourists often miss. If you don’t speak Japanese, don’t let language barriers get in your way. Your guide helps to explain the menus, and order for you. This is a fun tour for friends or couples, and makes a great start to a night out in Osaka.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$105.31
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US$105.31
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Nightlife Osaka Food Tour

Nightlife Osaka Food Tour

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Feast your senses on Osaka — widely acknowledged as Japan’s culinary capital — on a 3-hour food tour, ideal for first-time visitors and fans of Japanese cuisine. In a small group limited to no more than 10, you’ll immerse yourself in bright and bustling Dotonbori, the city’s nightlife hub, where you’ll sample specialties such as sushi and sake. Plus, learn to prepare your own takoyaki (octopus balls) under the guidance of a chef.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$198.34
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US$198.34
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Food Cultural Experience to Local Night Out Spots

Food Cultural Experience to Local Night Out Spots

Find out secret bars where you won’t go by yourself. Not only eat and drink, but you can learn about Osaka’s history why downtown Namba is developed, why Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki are popular in Osaka, what Japanese religions are and visit hidden gems back street in busy crowded Namba. My tour is ideal for those who come to Osaka for the first time and want to do sightseeing at same time. Below shows your itinerary. 5:00 PM Meeting at Don Quijote Dotonbori Store entrance. ↓ 5:10 PM Guiding about Dotonbori Glico Sign and its history. ↓ 5:20 PM Walk through the main street of Dotonbori. ↓ 5:30 PM Arrival to the first eatery. We can taste 'Oden', a Japanese food of stewed ingredients. ↓ 6:15 PM Visiting hidden back alleys and the main street of Dotonbori area. ↓ 6:45 PM Catching a taxi and heading to Shinsekai area. ↓ 7:00 PM Arrival to the second bar specialized in Japanese Sake and we can makeTakoyaki and taste ‘Kushikatsu'. ↓ 9:00 PM Finishing the tour at Dobutsuenmae-Station.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$146.26
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US$146.26

PRIVATE Deep Dive: Osaka Food Markets from Local to Luxurious!

PRIVATE Deep Dive: Osaka Food Markets from Local to Luxurious!

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Discover what makes Osaka a food city on this guided tour. Get a insider's perspective on local food culture missed by most visitors as your guide takes you to a department store marketplace, the famed Kuromon Ichiba Market, Korea Town, and a historic neighborhood. Along the way sample regional specialties and surprising delicacies.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$73.59
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Osaka Off the Beaten Path Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Osaka Off the Beaten Path Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore off the beaten areas in Osaka! We would like to introduce some of the best nostalgic neighborhood locations. If you want to experience the local life and enjoy the nostalgic warm feelings, these backstreets of Shinsekai, Tenjimbashi-suji, Ameyoko and Koreantown are totally recommended to visit while your stay in Osaka. You can walk with English speaking guide and enjoy some foods and drinks on the way! Let us know what you would like to experience, and your guide will arrange a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$121.89
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World Heritage Site Koyasan Self-Guided Tour (Departure from Osaka)

World Heritage Site Koyasan Self-Guided Tour (Departure from Osaka)

---Itinerary--- Pick up tickets at Hotel front (where are you stay ). (Pick let us know you Hotel name and check in /check out date , We will send tickets to your Hotel ) Departure from hotel to Namba Sta. to Koyasan Sta. Try having shojin Ryori (Buddhist cuisine/vegetarian meals)at Temple Lodging. Enjoy your stay in Koyasan. Return back to Osaka by Nankai Railway.
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  • 6 to 10 hours
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US$92.63
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US$92.63
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World Heritage Site Koyasan Self-guide 2D1N Tour (Departure from Osaka)

World Heritage Site Koyasan Self-guide 2D1N Tour (Departure from Osaka)

---Itinerary ---- Pick up set tickets at Hotel bell desk (where are you stay), Please tell us you stay (Hotel) information and check in /check out date . we will send ticket to Hotel . ---- D 1: Pick-up ticket at Hotel front. Then take on Nankai train from Namba station to Koyasan station. Upon arrival , enjoy your stay at Koyasan overnight at Temple lodging - try having Shojin Ryori (Buddhist cuisine / vegetarian meals) D 2: Join the morning prayer in the early morning After breakfast , check -out at temple lodging Enjoy sightseeing in Koyasan Return back to Osaka by Nankai Railway.
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  • 24 to 48 minutes
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US$224.27
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US$224.27
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World Heritage Site Koyasan & Kumano Kodo Walking Self-guided Tour (3D2N)

World Heritage Site Koyasan & Kumano Kodo Walking Self-guided Tour (3D2N)

D1 Pick-up tickets at Hotel bell desk.Departure from Namba sta. to Koya. Upon arrival, enjoy your Koyasan trip Overnight at Temple lodging – try having Shojin Ryori (Buddhist cuisine/vegetarian meals) -- D2 Join the Morning Prayer in the early morning After breakfast, check-out at Temple Lodging Transfer from Koyasan to Kodo Aruki-no-Sato Chikatsuyu by bus Kumano Kodo Walking(*1) : Gyuba-doji~Kodo Aruki-no-Sato Chikatsuyu (about 60min.) Overnight at Kawayu hot spring - relax with hot spring -- D3 Use the free bus from Hotel to Hosshinmon-oji Kumano Kodo Walking(*2) : Hosshinmon-oji~Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine (6.9 km/about 3 hrs) Transfer from Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine to Kii-Tanabe Sta. by bus Return back to Osaka by JR Ltd. Express train -- (Luggage while kumano kodo walking) *1: Leave luggage at Kodo Aruki-no-Sato Chikatsuyu while Kumano Kodo Walking. *2: Leave luggage in Coin locker on the way from Hotel to Hosshinmon-oji. Coin locker is located near the Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine.
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  • 2 to 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$799.57
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World Heritage Site Koyasan & Kumano Kodo Walking Self-guide Tour (4D3N)

World Heritage Site Koyasan & Kumano Kodo Walking Self-guide Tour (4D3N)

-- Itinerary -- D1 Pick-up tickets at Hotel bell desk , Departure from Namba sta. to Koya .sta. Upon arrival, enjoy your Koyasan trip Overnight at Temple lodging – try having Shojin Ryori (Buddhist cuisine/vegetarian meals) -- D2 Join the Morning Prayer in the early morning After breakfast, check-out at Temple Lodging Transfer from Koyasan to Kodo Aruki-no-Sato Chikatsuyu by bus Kumano Kodo Walking : Gyuba-doji~Kodo Aruki-no-Sato Chikatsuyu (about 60min.) Overnight at Kawayu hot spring - relax with hot spring -- D3 Use the free bus from Hotel to Hosshinmon-oji Kumano Kodo Walking (with EN) : Hosshinmon-oji~★Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine (6.9 km/about 3 hrs) Visit to ★Kumano Hayatama Grand Shrine Trensfer and check-in at Hotel, overnight at Katsuura hot spring -- D4 After breakfast, check-out at Hotel Participate in Sightseeing Bus Tour operated by Kumano Nankai Bus (Tour start/end at Kii-Katsuura Sta.) Return back to Osaka by JR Ltd. Express train from Kii-Katsuura Sta. to Shin-Osaka Sta.
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  • 1 hour 12 minutes to 1 hour 36 minutes
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US$1,072.60
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Osaka Dotonbori Daytime Food Tour

Osaka Dotonbori Daytime Food Tour

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Enjoy the best of Osaka's famous street food and hidden back alleys on this 3-hour Osaka Food Tour in the famous foodie neighborhood of Dotonbori & Namba! Experience an unforgettable stroll through the historical food streets of Osaka and eat like a local in the city known as “Japan’s Kitchen.” Your local expert will take you on an unforgettable eating excursion through the busy streets and the hidden, less frequented parts of South Osaka. The tour kicks off in the busy Dōtonbori area where we will learn about Glico man, a Filipino sprinter named Fortunato Catalon who inspired a nation and a company! Similar to Shibuya (its counterpart in Tokyo) the sights and sounds of Dōtonbori often lead you astray to overly-commercialised restaurants with queues of tourists outside. We want to take our guests to places they would certainly miss without local guidance. We will take secret alleys not long after we begin the tour toward the shrine hidden from sight for the average passerby.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$178.72
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US$178.72
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