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PRIVATE Half-Day Osaka 4-Hour Off-The-Beaten Track Walking Tour

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    Stop At: Osaka Castle, 1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002 Osaka Prefecture

    We think the park Osaka Castle is in, and the exterior of the castle are splendid and rewarding to visit. The tired, poorly designed non-castle interior: Not so much. So we don't go in. Trust us, you're not missing anything.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Osaka Tsuruhashi Ichiba, 1~2 Chome Tsuruhashi, Ikuno-ku, Osaka 544-0031 Osaka Prefecture

    Explore this fabulous time-warp of a market, where fashion, food, and culture noisily collide and birth something wonderful. There's not much pre-war Osaka left to explore, but this is a champion of a local sight. It also highlights the Korean influence on the city.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Abeno Harukas, 1-1-43 Abenosuji, Abeno, Osaka 545-0052 Osaka Prefecture

    So, we don't pay the money to go to the very top of the building, but we know a way to get almost as good a view without waiting in line, and without paying a shiny yen for the privilege either. Afterwards, we go down underground and explore the mysteries of the Japanese department store food hall and markets area. Ready for the most expensive melon you've ever seen? Look but don't touch :)

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Shinsekai, Ebisuhigashi, Naniwaku, Osaka 556-0002 Osaka Prefecture

    This entertainment district dating back around a hundred years has all sorts of sights in store for you, some shiny, and some with a rather worn patina. Both are lots of fun to take in. It's a boisterous center of Osaka culture, and for good reason!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Dotonbori, Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076 Osaka Prefecture

    Sure, we want to show you the less touristed parts of Osaka on this tour, but we'd be remiss to not show you the famous "running man" and Dotonbori at large. But we also take you down some small backstreets even here, and we've got a few interesting stories to tell you as well.

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    3-chōme-2-17 Tanimachi, Chūō-ku, Osaka, 540-0012, Japan
    Return Details
    Namba Station, 2 Chome-3 Nanba, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0076, Japan
    • Transportation to/from attractions (plan on about 800 yen while on tour)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (available for 3,000 yen within central Osaka)
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    • Solo travelers welcome!
    • We suggest you buy a subway day pass, and use it to get to our meeting spot.
    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Riley was a great tour guide. We realized the day before the tour that we had already visited several of the stops on the standard schedule. The company and Riley were able to restructure our tour to see some new sites that we wanted to...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank traveling393
    Kevin B, Owner at Pinpoint Traveler, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you kindly for your thorough - and thoroughly complimentary - review! Since it's a private tour, we can usually modify as our customers please, and we're so happy to hear this worked out so well for you. Riley's a friendly guy who loves to...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    My wife and I signed up for this tour without reading much. We have done quite of few of these. But this has blown our expectations away. First of all Levy is knowledgeable and entertaining. There was only 2 of us but we managed to...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank johnjohnjohn6789
    Kevin B, Owner at Pinpoint Traveler, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hi johnjohnjohn6789, "Blown away"? Wow! Thank you for the gushing praise! :) Levy does keep our guests laughing, but also learning too. And since this walking tour is only offered as a private tour, it's very easy for us to customize it based on your...More

    Reviewed July 9, 2019

    This tour truly was off the beaten path. Our guide (i forgot his name....I am so sorry) was a native Canadian-English speaker and absolutely wonderful. We had already done a few of the things on the traditional itinerary, so he emended our afternoon ad hoc....More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank carpe_itineris
    Kevin B, Owner at Pinpoint Traveler, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2019

    Dear carpe_itineris, Thank you for the flattering review! We are proud to provide our guests with fully trained, honestly native or fluent English speakers. But happiest of all is that you clearly came away from our tour really liking Osaka!! Thank you :)

    Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

    Levy - you’re the best. Saw everything I wanted to see in this tour. The background you provided of the places we visited was terrific! Strongly recommend this tour with Levy😊

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Jean L
    Kevin B, Owner at Pinpoint Traveler, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2019

    Dear Jean L, Thrilled to hear you enjoyed Levy's so much! He's got the personality to make for great Osaka touring. Thanks for taking the time to review us -- it helps us enormously!

    Reviewed June 29, 2019

    We had a wonderful experience with pinpoint travel. We booked a tour and requested to have Kevin Riley as our tour guide. Kevin Boynton was amazing and worked hard in arranging everything so that we could have Kevin Riley as our tour guide. Kevin Riley...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    2  Thank KateNoor22
    Kevin B, オーナー at Pinpoint Traveler, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2019

    Hi KateNoor22, I'm so happy it worked out that you were able to spend an enjoyable half day walking tour with Kevin Riley! He's a popular guide, and we appreciate the scheduling flexibility on your side that allowed this all to happen. He knows his...More

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    Michelle R
    September 1, 2019|
    Response from Kevin B | Property representative |
    The pass allows you to travel for free, and you can go into Osaka Castle for free with the pass if you like.
    July 26, 2019|
    Response from Kevin B | Property representative |
    No age limit.
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    • Duration: 4h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English, French, Spanish
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