Discover the sights of Kyoto that interest you the most on this customizable sightseeing tour. Alongside a private driver-guide, make an itinerary of your desired attractions or get recommendations to create your perfect day. Whether you want to focus on temples, culture, shopping, or Japanese history, this tour has everything covered for you.
Eat your way around Osaka on this foodie tour, where your local guide will take you to five hidden eateries where you will be trying ten different dishes. Some of the dishes included are gyoza, oden, kitsune udon, takoyaki and more. You’ll also try two drinks, alcoholic and nonalcoholic, to give you a full picture of the food and drink culture of the area. This is a small group tour, with max 8 guests.
Sightsee through Kansai’s most scenic areas, seeing iconic landmarks in Nara and Kyoto in one day, without the hassle of changing trains or getting lost. With pickup times in either Osaka or Kyoto, board a convenient tour bus to visit the 1000 vermilion gates of Fushimi-Inari Shrine, scenic Nara Park, beautiful Arashiyama, and more.
Spend the day with one of our hosts to discover the true nature of Osaka - head’s up, it’s got a wild sense of humor and is obsessed with food. Explorer (not tourist) is what we’re aiming for here, and in that spirit, you could explore neighborhoods like the fashionable Shinsaibashi or crazy Dotonbori and maybe you’ll discover hidden gems like the smaller shrines and historic streets. Grab a quick bite to eat and see why Osaka is known as the ‘Nation’s Kitchen’ before continuing your adventure through the neon streets of this enigmatic port city.
Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You'll also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do
See the historical highlights of Hiroshima on a comprehensive full-day tour from Osaka. Ride on the super-speed bullet train to Hiroshima then board a boat to the idyllic Miyajima Island, home to the splendid Itsukushima Shrine. Return to Hiroshima to feel emotionally stirred by the magnificent Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum, in which intriguing exhibitions speak eloquently of the atomic bomb dropped on the city in 1945. Fully immerse yourself in Japan’s fascinating culture during this enriching excursion. Enjoy convenient transportation from a central Osaka location on this tour.
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.
Take a deep-dive into Japanese culture and experience Osaka like a local on this evening walking tour. Join your Japanese-Australian guide, Andy, to explore the city’s historic districts, including the former ghetto and the Red Light district. Learn about Osaka’s history, heritage, and local traditions; venture down the backstreets to visit quirky sites often missed by travelers; and sample traditional street foods. Upgrade to include a delicious dinner of typical ‘kushikatsu’ cuisine.
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.
Go off the beaten track—and avoid tourist traps—on this nighttime walking tour of Osaka. In a small group of no more than six people head for the foodie districts of Tenma and Kyobashi to sample local dishes, enjoy a few drinks, and get to know the locals.
When visiting Osaka, it can be challenging to discover where the locals go to eat and drink. Join some Osaka residents for a night out, and come home feeling like you’ve made new friends. Your personable guides navigate a small group of eight or fewer to the izakayas and backstreet bars of Namba, Shinsaibashi, and Amemura, where you sample local food and drink throughout the evening.
Take a deep dive into traditional Japanese culture and history during this full-day trip to Kyoto and Nara from the center of Kyoto or Osaka. Enjoy the atmosphere of Kyoto’s Arashiyama district and admire the beautiful grounds of the Kinkaku-ji temple. Then head to Nara and see the wild deer of Nara Park. Multiple pickup points and lunch upgrade options are available.
Enrich yourself with the fascinating history of Kyoto’s numerous UNESCO-listed temples and shrines during this day trip from Osaka. Explore the seemingly endless ‘torii’ gates at Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, visit Kiyomizu-dera temple, and explore Kinkaku-ji temple. Customize your trip by adding on a deluxe or standard Japanese style lunch, and select from four pickup points.
8-Hour Custom Tour with Private Car and Driver.
Please select your most favorite sites in OSAKA-NARA and share with us your other special requests. We will help you plan the route, draft itinerary and make advanced reservations if necessary.
Toyota COMMUTER (Max 13 pax)
The driver will drive and walk with you at most sites. However, there are some sites the driver cannot join you due to following reasons:
1.) some drivers need to take a rest/break at least 1 site during the tour
2.) when the parking lot is full especially during peak seasons
3.) where it is difficult to park/too pricy to park ...
a.) You can always amend the itinerary even while traveling with the driver on the day
b.) Extra charge will be applied for over time service, picking-up/dropping-off at Kansai International Airport (KIX)
When your trip to Osaka is over, get to Kansai International Airport (KIX) with ease on this pre-booked transfer service. Your driver meets you at your accommodation located anywhere in Osaka’s city center. Then, sit back and relax on the journey to the airport where you arrive with plenty of time before your departure flight.
・Explore Hiroshima city with a Tour bus and a comfortable air-conditioned.
・An assistant will be waiting for you at the meeting point and help you to take the shinkansen. (※Assistant will not accompany you.)
・Lunch is Authentic Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki which is topped with pork,cabbage, bean sprout, noodle, and an egg.
・Special Ferry route from Hiroshima to Miyajimaguchi.
・Take pictures of Great Torii from the nearest location on the ferry.
See and do exactly what you want on this private and customizable half-day walking tour of Osaka. Your local guide will aim to show you a range of historic and modern sites in Japan’s second-largest city. Choose to visit highlights including Osaka Castle, the Umeda Sky Building, the Dotombori District, and more. Your guide will meet you at your hotel so you won’t have to worry about finding them.
An excellent way to see the most important landmarks of Kyoto and Osaka in a day—this private tour gives you the flexibility to craft your perfect day. Receive a list of potential sights to visit and choose your favorites, or feel free to make special requests. A custom itinerary is then created for you, and the guide can also help with extra services, such as restaurant reservations or local experiences.
Experience the best of both worlds on this half-day Osaka walking tour, designed to reveal popular attractions and hidden gems. Tick off icons such as Osaka Castle (Osaka-jo) and Tsuruhashi Market, and explore the Dotonbori district, famed for its Japanese snacks and neon signs. Plus, explore lesser-known neighborhoods such as Shin-Sekai—full of unique charms. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour.
Ramen is a Japanese specialty of noodles in a broth with mixed toppings such as pork, seaweed, and egg. There are lots of different varieties of ramen, so save time and learn how to make three types in one class (salt ramen, soy sauce ramen, and miso ramen). No need to worry about bringing anything with you as all utensils and ingredients are provided.
Escape the noise and stress of Osaka with this relaxing private day trip exploring the mountains and hot springs near Kobe. Ride in your private luxury vehicle into this mountain escape, enjoying the views from on top of Mount Rokko, visiting the nearby Kobe Botanical Gardens, and soaking your worries away at Arima Onsen hot springs.
Hire a personal guide to show you the highlights of Nara, with entrance fees included to the Kasuga Grand Shrine, Todai-ji Temple, and Isuien Garden. This private tour picks you up at your hotel in Osaka and organizes rail tickets (own expense) for you. Take a peaceful stroll along forest paths, and benefit from local knowledge.
Explore everything in the Kansai areas, can offer on this private car charter! Enjoy the utmost convenience as you discover the must-sees of the city aboard a comfortable vehicle. You can fully customize your own itinerary (Osaka/Kyoto/Kobe/Nara)! Let the friendly driver pick you up from your hotel and help you find the most efficient route to get you to all the sights. Choose from two vehicles available, a 7 seater or 10 seater, depending on your travel party needs. At the end of the day, the driver will bring you back to your hotel or any other destination of your choice in the Kansai areas—easy and hassle-free!
Grand Sumo Tournament tickets & tour.
Tokyo - Osaka - Nagoya - Fukuoka (Includes admission).
Sumo culture can be very confusing for visitors to Japan.
This small-group tour will reveal the secrets of sumo so that you can better appreciate the traditional Japanese sport.
MAY 14-28, 2023, 10AM KOKUGIKAN SUMO ARENA TOKYO
JULY 09-23, 2023, 10AM, NAGOYA DOLPHINS SUMO ARENA
SEPT 10-24, 2023, 10AM KOKUGIKAN SUMO ARENA TOKYO
NOV 12-26, 2023, 10AM, FUKUOKA KOKUSAI SUMO ARENA
JAN 14- 28, 2024, 10AM KOKUGIKAN SUMO ARENA TOKYO
MARCH 10-24, 2024, 10AM, OSAKA EDION SUMO ARENA
Watch wrestlers and learn about the history of sumo and its precise rituals, which you will get a chance to try for yourself.
Afterward, you'll take a walking tour of the area and visit a local restaurant, shrine, and temple.
*UPGRADED seats available additional.
*Nagoya, Fukuoka and Osaka tickets only, no tour. Instructions included.
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.
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Private Osaka Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems 100% Personalised
"Our guide Fumiko was great. She took us to all of the key sights. She did a great job explaining the history and importance of each place. I also really appreciate that when we finished ahead of schedule, Fumiko took us to an additional place instead of taking us home early. We all had a great day in Osaka."..."
"Our guide Fumiko was great. She took us to all of the key sights. She did a great job explaining the history and importance of each place. I also really appreciate that when we finished ahead of schedule, Fumiko took us to an additional place instead of taking us home early. We all had a great day in Osaka."
1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip from Osaka)
"Hiroshima memorial was the best part and Miyajima Tour was not very good as guide always in a hurry .The time given us not sufficient . We travelled from Osaka to Hiroshima ,but at Hiroshima got late to start the journey. So we have to cover all short comings . Hot san Guides has given good explanation and thanks for her."..."
"Hiroshima memorial was the best part and Miyajima Tour was not very good as guide always in a hurry .The time given us not sufficient . We travelled from Osaka to Hiroshima ,but at Hiroshima got late to start the journey. So we have to cover all short comings . Hot san Guides has given good explanation and thanks for her."
"This was a very fun tour and the perfect cap to our trip to Japan. Our guide, Jamie, was very cool, friendly, and informative. We would never have known so much that we learned on this tour — it really enriched our experience of Osaka and Japan in general."..."
"This was a very fun tour and the perfect cap to our trip to Japan. Our guide, Jamie, was very cool, friendly, and informative. We would never have known so much that we learned on this tour — it really enriched our experience of Osaka and Japan in general."
"Leila was awesome. No way we would have found these hidden gems without her. She is very knowledgeable and customized it based on our preferences. Would definitely recommend her and this tour. It was worth every penny."..."
"Leila was awesome. No way we would have found these hidden gems without her. She is very knowledgeable and customized it based on our preferences. Would definitely recommend her and this tour. It was worth every penny."
OSAKA-NARA Custom Tour with Private Car and Driver (Max 13 Pax)
"Went to key sites in Nara & Osaka within a day. The commuter van was comfortable for my family and Shinji is really a nice gentlement. He communicated well in an easy to understand english. The view during peak autumn is spectacular in Nara. We enjoyed the memories and interactions with our guide."..."
"Went to key sites in Nara & Osaka within a day. The commuter van was comfortable for my family and Shinji is really a nice gentlement. He communicated well in an easy to understand english. The view during peak autumn is spectacular in Nara. We enjoyed the memories and interactions with our guide."
Private & Custom KYOTO-OSAKA Day Tour by Minivan Toyota HIACE 2019 (Max 9 Pax)
"The guide, William, was fantastic. He spoke English very clearly and was knowledgeable and helpful. With everything. We had a great day and went to places we would not have been able to by ourselves."..."
"The guide, William, was fantastic. He spoke English very clearly and was knowledgeable and helpful. With everything. We had a great day and went to places we would not have been able to by ourselves."
"We had a terrific tour of Kyoto. Rumiko-San is the best guide! She picked us up right from the platform of our train. She was knowledgeable, for our private tour, she took us to great places and sites in Kyoto, customized for us. We had so much fun. Thank you Rumiko-San and the driver. Terrific team!"..."
"We had a terrific tour of Kyoto. Rumiko-San is the best guide! She picked us up right from the platform of our train. She was knowledgeable, for our private tour, she took us to great places and sites in Kyoto, customized for us. We had so much fun. Thank you Rumiko-San and the driver. Terrific team!"
"Was great to walk around and learn some history about Osaka. The food element of this tour is only a little snack so eat before you go. It would’ve been great if it had a proper meal. Overall we had a good time though."..."
"Was great to walk around and learn some history about Osaka. The food element of this tour is only a little snack so eat before you go. It would’ve been great if it had a proper meal. Overall we had a good time though."