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Osaka's Best and Brightest by Private Vehicle

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

Of course you're going to see Osaka Castle, arguably the most iconic spot of great historical significance in Osaka. We'll traverse the grounds, all the while talking about the history, architecture, and significance of the spot. Since the rebuilt interior of the castle is rather disappointing, we recommend giving that a miss. Trust us.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: 1-11-18 Shitennoji Tennojiku, Tennoji, Osaka 543-0051 Osaka Prefecture

This is said to be the oldest Buddhist temple in Japan, and the grounds make for a great place to stroll about. We'll regale you with stories and lob you just enough info on the place to make it interesting without being tedious. Unless you like loads of info, because we have that too. It's your private tour after all! :)

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Fun for all ages, in an odd sort of reality-independent way, this is a must-see while in Osaka. Games, food, fashion (perhaps heavily skewed toward the eye of the beholder), and that general, unmistakable Osaka vibe. No one forgets a visit to Shin-sekai.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Lunch, and a trip up Harukas. We'll have a lunch to your liking in the Tennoji area, which is also where the super tall building known as Harukas is. This being the tallest non-tower building in Japan (300m), there are views aplenty. (We in Osaka have heard there is some tower with a height of biblical proportions in Tokyo, but we're not so interested.) We won't go up to the top of Harukas, but we go high enough to enjoy a breathtaking view of Osaka, and on a good day, all the way to Kobe and more. Some local shopping is available here too, if you're keen.

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

Stop At: Kuromon Market, 2-4-1 Nippombashi, Chuo-ku, Nippombashi, Chuo, Osaka 542-0073 Osaka Prefecture

A feast for the eyes, and for the stomach too, if you're interested! Fish, meats, fruits, and a panoply of people all vie for your attention.

Duration: 25 minutes

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

We've got a little flexibility here, but we love showing people not only the internationally famous "Running Man" sign, but also some cool back streets, the kitchenware district, and some other sights based on your interests.

Duration: 1 hour
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Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

Booked this tour as something for my parents to do while i took my sister to USJ. I live in Japan and it was their first time visiting here~ They we very nervous about traveling alone so i booked this guided tour for them! Did...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank CookieHye
Kevin B, Owner at Pinpoint Traveler, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2019

Hi CookieHye, Your parents were soooo fun to take around! Please send them again :) Thank you for your fawning, fun review! I'm particularly happy you and your parents found great value in our services. We work had with each of our guests to ensure...More

Reviewed May 1, 2019

We took the train from Kyoto to Osaka on April 20, 2019, where we met up with our guide, Juan. He was a fantastic guide with perfect English, which made our day very comfortable. Juan was knowledgeable, fun, insightful, flexible and accommodating. We saw all...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Noelle S
Kevin B, Owner at Pinpoint Traveler, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2019

Dear Noelle S, Thank you so much for the rave review! It means so much to us. Juan and the whole team are so happy to hear you had a pleasant day going about Osaka. We hope to see you again someday!

Reviewed March 11, 2019

Unforgettable tour. First, the itinerary is amazing, our guide Levy took us to wonderful places and we definitely enjoyed sight seeing. He was also very helpful and energetic. He is very knowledgeable about the places and learned a lot from him. He took us to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Kevin B, オーナー at Pinpoint Traveler, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2019

Dear Abbie M, We just looooooove showing people around Osaka, and not just the Big Sights either. Thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our itinerary, and that you also took a liking to one of our fun and knowledgeable guides, Levy. We would be honored...More

Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

I signed up for this tour last minute due to some unforseen changes in our travel plan and thanks to Kevin who was so helpful and accommodating. He also helped us book our hotel transport to airport when the hotel couldn’t help us get a...More

Thank gigim785
Kevin B, オーナー at Pinpoint Traveler, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2019

Hi gigim785, A compliment for two guides in one review! :) Our virtual cup runneth over! We don't treat our guests like cogs in a massive prefab experience doling machine, so it goes without saying that we take those extra strides to make your trip...More

Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

Our Guide and driver Levy was great company, really cool guy. He took us to all the famous places in Osaka and had a lot of knowledge about them. Like us he was also a foodie and recommended some very nice places to eat. Would...More

Thank andycole009
Kevin B, オーナー at Pinpoint Traveler, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2019

Hi andycole009, Thanks for the fawning review! Levy is a fun guy, and, if we may humbly say it, a great guide too! All of us here at Pinpoint Traveler thank you for taking the time to review us. May your future travels be fun...More

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