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Pinpoint Traveler

Osaka, Japan
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About Pinpoint Traveler
Enjoy our popular Evening Food and Drink Tour in Osaka, or one of other authentic experiences in Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo, or Nagoya. We focus on providing entertaining narratives provided by excellent (usually native) speakers of your chosen language (often with some darn good food thrown in for good measure). Take a tour with us, and see Japan up close in a way that makes you feel special.
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PRIVATE Half-Day Osaka 4-Hour Off-The-Beaten Track Walking Tour

First-time visitors to Osaka often stick to the main sights, but this tour offers the best of both worlds. See popular landmarks such as Osaka Castle, explore the famous Dotonbori district, and visit the lively Tsuruhashi Market. After taking in the highlights, venture off the tourist trail and experience local life in unique neighborhoods like Shin-Sekai.
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4 hours
from $60.00

Deep Osaka All-Inclusive Nighttime Foodie Cultural Experience

Osaka is renowned as one of Japan’s great food cities and this evening walking tour is tailor-made for foodies. With a local guide, venture off the tourist trail, explore the neighborhoods of Tenma and Kyobashi, and visit street food vendors, restaurants, and markets. Soak up the atmosphere of Osaka by night and learn more about Japanese cuisine and culinary traditions as you tuck into a selection of traditional dishes and street food specialties.
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3 hours
from $109.00

Nighttime All-Inclusive Local Eats and Streets, Gion and Beyond

Benefit from a small-group evening walking tour of Kyoto that combines food tastings and cultural highlights. Your guide leads you through the streets of Gion and other districts, with stops to sample regional specialties. Expect enough tastings to make up a dinner accompanied by drinks at two standing bars or restaurants. Hear insights from your guide about Kyoto's nighttime entertainment, from geiko (geisha) to hostesses.
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3 hours
from $104.00

Osaka's Best and Brightest by Private Vehicle

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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7 hours 30 minutes
from $435.00

Kyoto from Osaka: Immersive Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari by Private Vehicle

Explore the sights of Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari on this full-day, private minivan tour based out of Osaka. In Arashiyama, you'll visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tenryuji, known for its beautiful architecture, gorgeous classic gardens, and lovely vistas. Then it's on to the world famous bamboo grove. Picture time! Afterwards, we slip away to the quiet, rarefied environs of the Okochi Sanso estate for gardens, architecture, and a matcha tea break too. Much more to see and stroll about in Arashimaya before we head to the awe-inspiring, ever-popular Fushimi Inari, where thousands of red gates ("torii") snake up the mountain. We'll talk about the significance and sites as we make our way up the holy pathway, but it's a private tour, so we only go as high as you want!
While not included, we are happy to suggest a lunch stop along the way.
This tour can be customized, so do feel free to consult with us if you've something special in mind that we don't cover on the standard tour.
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8 hours
from $475.00
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GForce wrote a review Apr 2021
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Kevin was awesome. Professional, knowledgeable, and gave us the perfect experience. Easily would’ve taken us 3 days to visit the sites on our own... and we certainly would not have had the context provided from the tour. With COVID a continuing concern, having a vehicle to transport us around instead of hopping on and off a dozen+ trains and busses, was a comforting benefit. Will use this service again when other family comes out to visit Japan in the future.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Kevin B, Owner at Pinpoint Traveler
Responded Apr 4, 2021
Hi Gforce, Thank you so kindly for writing such a gushing review! It was my pleasure to show you and your family around Osaka. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed yourselves so much, and found the guiding to be professional and knowledgeable. It's our goal to provide our valued guests with information about local history and cultural insights, all while having a fun day :) Thank you also for taking the time to write this review. It's easy to forget about writing a review, so I really appreciate you sitting down and sharing your thoughts with the Tripadvisor community.
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David D wrote a review Oct 2020
San Diego, California2 contributions
My wife and I booked a tour with Liran Levy on our first day in Osaka and couldn't have had a better experience. Not only was Liran extremely knowledgeable about the city's history, sites, food, and culture, he was genuinely enthusiastic about sharing it. He went out of his way to get to know us - where we were from, our interests, our plans for the rest of the trip - and from that point on treated us as he would friends or family whom he was taking around town. If you view travel as a learning experience and prefer a glimpse of real, daily life to a "canned" tour, I strongly recommend booking a tour with Liran. And tell him Dave and Laura said hi!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Kevin B, Owner at Pinpoint Traveler
Responded Oct 19, 2020
Dear Dave and Laura, So nice to receive such a positive review of our Osaka Food Markets tour, and even more so during these Covid times when no virtually one can come visit us in Japan from other countries. Levy absolutely loves Osaka, but then again, so do all our guides that run experiences in this most boisterous and quirky of Japanese cities. He will be so happy to hear your kind words. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us here on Tripadvisor. May your future travels be wonderful.
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IlovemyHolidays wrote a review Mar 2020
Perth, Australia55 contributions23 helpful votes
Our guide spoke good English which made this tour enjoyable. We walked through the streets of Osaka and he provided interesting commentary. He took us to markets which tourists don’t visit and we found very interesting. We also went to the castle and our guide was very informative on the history of this castle in Osaka. As our guide spoke Japanese well he also helped us with getting train information timetable. A good way to see Osaka around the castle area.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Kevin B, Owner at Pinpoint Traveler
Responded Mar 18, 2020
Thanks for taking the time to review our walking tour. It was too bad you had to cut the tour quite short due to your personal circumstances. I think you would have given this a 5 star if we had gone until the end! Regardless, we very much appreciate you choosing Pinpoint Traveler.
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Louis F wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions5 helpful votes
Levy was a great guide and able to change plans with all the corona shutdowns and I mentioned that I was all templed out. We visited a few food places instead and definitely saw some places I never would have found on my own. Got some great knowledge and history on the tour as well
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Response from Kevin B, Owner at Pinpoint Traveler
Responded Mar 18, 2020
Hi Louis, Thanks for the review! Levy knows Osaka like the back of his hand, so he's great at changing tour stops on the fly to meet our customers' desires on this private tour. We appreciate you taking the time to review us, and wish you happy travels in the future too!
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J R wrote a review Mar 2020
United States6 contributions
The tour was great as was Kevin. It rained a lot and a few places closed due to Coronavirus but we still had a full day of fun. Kevin is very knowledgeable about the history and culture. I highly recommend the tour.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Kevin B, Owner at Pinpoint Traveler
Responded Mar 14, 2020
It was so unfortunate that some things were closed and the weather was poor, but I am so happy to hear I was able to show the three of you a fun time out nevertheless! We had some good laughs too! It was a pleasure to make your acquaintances. Thank you for this very kind review.
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