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Explorer Tours

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Explorer Tours offer Semi Private Bus Tours departing from Osaka to Nara, Kyoto, Kobe, and other amazing destinations! Semi Private services, meaning we offer maximum of 12 passengers in each tour with a minimum of 2 so you have plenty of privacy...more
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1-4-3 Nishishinsaibashi | Meeting Point: Shinsaibashi OPA, Chuo, Osaka 542-0086, Osaka Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our tour of Kyoto with Akira was the perfect way to navigate the city. I’ve been to Kyoto many times on my own, and getting around by bus is time consuming and the buses are always crowded. At a very reasonable cost, we were picked...More

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Osakaboi, Manager at Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your comment. i know you lived in kansai for a while and you are quite familiar with Kyoto but it is also great that i had the opportunity to share more about our country. I am so glad to meet...More

Reviewed October 13, 2018

Excellent experience with Explore tours. We were picked up from OCAT Namba Station on time - in a lovely, clean well maintained van - and and greeted by Akira who is an affable and well informed tour guide. Akira knew a considerable about the destinations...More

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Osakaboi, Manager at Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Mark! Thank you for your amazing comment. it was a pleasure to meet and take you guys out to kyoto. im happy to hear i was able to show you more about Japan and our culture. we are not just a tourist destination, we...More

Reviewed September 13, 2018

My husband and I signed up to the Kyoto Arashiyama Semi Private Bus Tour Golden Pavilion & Bamboo Forest. Our guide, Akira, was super responsive and gave us updates regarding the recent typhoon - luckily there were no closures to any of the attractions we...More

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Osakaboi, Manager at Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Hello guys! Thank you so much for your warm words. i apologize for responding late. I am so happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed our tour! we strive to do our best to offer each and every client we have the best...More

Reviewed April 30, 2017

We did three tours with this company, namely (i) Nara See-it-all; (ii) Kyoto See-it-all 2, as well as (iii) Himeji See-it-all. Booking process was done online via their website, pretty straightforward and easy to do. Payment is spilt-up; you pay a deposit on booking, and...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2017

easy to use website. fees are reasonable. staff are very attentive and knowledgeable about the destinations. very friendly and fun tours!

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Reviewed December 9, 2016

This review is a bit late our tour was back in March 2016. We wanted to get a little familiar with Osaka before we ventured out on our own and what better way to do that than with the locals! Curry our driver and Saki...More

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curryrice0712, マネージャー at Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2016

Thank you for participating in our tour. Also, I hope to see you when you come to Japan. thank you.

Reviewed June 22, 2016

I took a last minute day trip to Koyasan with Explorer Tours where I booked online. Confirmation was quick and hassle free. Payment was easy as you can pay by CC on the site as well as the remainder on the spot by CC as...More

1  Thank EddieSky
Reviewed April 22, 2016

We had 7 days in Osaka, so we decided to spend one of the days out of the Osaka city area. Were thinking of visiting some of the coastal towns so we chose the Wakayama, Shirahama see-it-all day tour from the Explorer Tour. The Wakayama...More

4  Thank Lucas4060
Reviewed March 24, 2016

The tour guide and driver were on time. To our delight we were the only ones on this tour. We were taken to Osaka's top attractions. Saki our guide was very pleasant and solicitous. "Curry" our driver knowing that my husband's hobby was collecting knives...More

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curryrice0712, マネージャー at Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2016

Dear Mr./Ms. Reyes Hello this is Curry from Explorer tours. Thank you again for joining our tour. In addition, if there is a chance, please come to Japan.

Reviewed March 4, 2016

I saw this company online and I liked the meeting place which was just around 8minutes walk from Cross Hotel where we were staying in Osaka. I booked 2 tours with them. One to Nara and one to Himeji. We were accompanied by the same...More

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curryrice0712, マネージャー at Explorer Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2016

Dear Mr.Mikkoy, Thank you again for joining our tour. It were our plsure to have you as company. Well we don't do private tour but you were ver lucky that there were no other guets!! If you have any chance to come to Osaka, Please...More

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Response from Osakaboi | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hello! We offer ski tours during winter. as of now we have not received any updates from ski resorts when they will be open for the season yet so once we know the dates, our tours will be available on our website! we will... More
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Hi, let me know if I got this right. You want to go from Tokyo to Osaka, right? Then you need to take the Shinkansen bullet train and you should think at least 3-4 hours one-way. A good idea would be to find a place to stay... More
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