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Osaka's Best and Brightest by Private Vehicle

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Osaka, Japan
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icon7 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

This an ideal choice for travelers with limited time in Osaka. Save hours researching where to visit in Osaka, and instead have an action-packed itinerary created for you. Traveling between sites in a private vehicle means avoiding the crowds on public transport, and fitting more into your day. You also don't worry about getting lost. Highlights include Dotonbori, Osaka Castle, Shinsekai, Shitenoji, and Harukas. Your tour is enhanced with entertaining stories along the way, and useful tips from your guide.
  • Explore Osaka with a fluent English speaker to translate
  • Save time—see many top sites in a day, such as Osaka Castle, and Dotonbori
  • A great way to learn about areas locals love, such as Shinsekai
  • No getting lost—a guide navigates so you can focus on exploring
Private vehicle with all related fees.
A likable guide that speaks English superbly.
Food and drinks
Admissions (which will range from zero to a few hundred yen or so, depending on if you change the plan)
Pickup if you are outside of central Osaka (defined as within or along the JR Loop Line). Other locations will incur a surcharge for both pickup and drop off as follows: Port of Osaka pickups, 2,500 yen each way. Universal Studios area, 2,000 yen each way. Shin-Osaka Station area, 1,000 yen each way.
Child seat: 1,000 yen payable on day of tour.

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup from any address in central Osaka at no additional charge. Port pickups and locations outside of central Osaka (defined by the JR Loop Line) are subject to an additional fee.

Ports

  • Tempozan Giant Ferris Wheel, 1-chōme-1-10 Kaigandōri, Minato-ku, Osaka, 552-0022, Japan


Departure Time

8:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • We can have more or less walking, as you like.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Gratuities are uncommon in Japan, however if you really enjoyed your time and want to show your guide how much you appreciate them, they’ll be extremely happy!
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Pinpoint Traveler, Inc

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Osaka's Best and Brightest by Private Vehicle?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Osaka's Best and Brightest by Private Vehicle.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Osaka's Best and Brightest by Private Vehicle?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Osaka's Best and Brightest by Private Vehicle.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Osaka's Best and Brightest by Private Vehicle?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Osaka's Best and Brightest by Private Vehicle.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Osaka's Best and Brightest by Private Vehicle?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Osaka's Best and Brightest by Private Vehicle.

Traveler Tips


  • "Overall, great experience and highly recommended if you have limited time to see everything." See review
  • "We highly recommend this tour if you are looking for a more personal tour of Osaka." See review

Reviews

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Great Tour!
Obereagle
, Feb 2020
Great way to see Osaka. Kevin was great and the three of us had a great personal tour. Worth it to have the small group experience. Kevin is very knowledgeable and did a great job tailoring the tour to our needs.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Super happy to hear your enjoyed our day together. I guess my love for Osaka was infectious! :) Thank you for the compliments, and also for taking the time to write this review. Happy travels!
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One of the Best Private Tour Ever
Mila L
, Nov 2019
Our tour guide ,Levy Liran , became our instant friend. Aside from being very good in english and giving the best background/history on the places we go to, he was very flexible with the schedule and the choices of where he brought us. When he felt we want to squeeze in shopping, he brought us to an outlet store.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Dear Mila, It was our pleasure to show you around Osaka on our private car tour. Levy has a knack for showing people things they will enjoy! Thank you for the review, and we hope to see you or your friends or family sometime in the future.
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We love Levy!
Jean N
, Nov 2019
Levy showed us places we wouldn't have seen without him. Very accommodating. Many thanks, Levy! We had a great time!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Hi Jean, Thank you for taking the time to write this very kind review! Glad you enjoyed Levy. We think he's a pretty fun guy too!
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PRIVATE TOUR is the BEST!
joygme
, Oct 2019
This is a definite experience for those who want a leisurely tour of Osaka. Shoji ( the best tour guide ever!) easily adapted to our needs. He was warm and sincere, friendly, and very good in English. We can feel his reverence for his country and the Japanese culture. My kids love him. He did not hurry us about, but instead let us choose places we wanted. We covered a lot in just a day! Best experience was the Kuromon market. He showed us the best tuna sushi...and helped us get a good price. He also showed us how to manage the subway and even emailed us directions. He exceeded our expectations of a private tour. Thank you, Shoji for the beautiful day.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Hi joygme, Thanks for the great review! I was just chatting with Shoji, and he was telling me what a good time you all had together. Always a pleasure to hear such a positive report. Shoji loves kids, and he has a little one of his own which means he is kept in good practice :) He also loves being a good all around Osaka kind of guy, which means knowing food like a pro, and even knowing how to get a discount sometimes. Thanks again for taking the time to write a so very positive review.
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Full day tour with Daniel!
Esteban R
, Oct 2019
This was a great tour of Osaka. Daniel was not only accommodating, he actually spoke spanish, which for me is a great plus as it's my native language. We went to see almost everything in the trip but Daniel was also flexible when he heard that I really liked Anime/technology he took me to equivalent of Akihabara in Osaka, in which I found what I was looking for (Mazinger Z, yes I'm old). Overall, great experience and highly recommended if you have limited time to see everything. Thanks! Esteban Rivera
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Excellent Shore Excursion
Eddy_Sugiarto
, Sep 2019
The trip was excellent. We had a very friendly and patient driver who guided us to the main point of interests in Osaka and Kobe. The driver took us to the good restaurants as well, which were very suitable to our food preference. The vehicle was brand new and clean. We were party of 8, consisting of 5 adults and 3 young children. All of us definitely enjoyed this trip. Thanks to Viator and all the staffs who had assisted us arranging the tour prior to our departure.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Eddy, you came through with a raving review for us! We knew you would :) It was absolutely our pleasure to provide you with the services and vehicle you speak of. We hope to see you again someday!
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star-5
Excellent tour by outstanding guide
Terry U
, Sep 2019
Shoji our guide was excellent he suggested some changes to the tour which were excellent and accommodated our schedule and exceeded our expectations in all areas. He was knowledgeable, very friendly and very pleasant to spend the day with. We felt very lucky to have him as a guide.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Dear Terry, So happy to hear you had a great day with Shoji! Exceeding expectations is always our goal, and we're thrilled we accomplished that with you :) Thank you for the taking the time to review us, and we hope to see you or perhaps some of your friends or family in the future.
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Best tour ever !
kimmibear
, Jun 2019
We had Shoji an amazing tour guide who was knowledgable and sweet and especially good with older travellers.
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Something Different
Bells5
, May 2019
Kevin, our fluent English speaking guide, went out of his way to show us the major tourist sites as well as daily life in Osaka. The tour was easy paced and Kevin provided great advice about everything we saw, even a local supermarket. We were picked up from, and returned to, the cruise terminal in Osaka in a late model, comfortable vehicle (there were 4 of us). Kevin also assisted us buy and try a traditional Japanese pancake for lunch (something not to be missed). We highly recommend this tour if you are looking for a more personal tour of Osaka. Julie & David and Avrill & Albert
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Best Private Osaka Tour
isamarks
, Apr 2019
We’ll worth it and highly recommend it. Kevin is a super American tour guide, fluent in Japanese and knowledgeable of the locations, history, and Japanese culture. More than I expected from a tour guide. Just felt comfortable with him. Stress free and pleasant.
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