Your itinerary will be worked out between yourself and our local experts in Osaka. They are extremely knowledgeable and highly resourceful — trust us! Your tour doesn't need to be a walking tour, we have access to vehicles and buses if needs be, so the world is your oyster (or at least Osaka and the surrounding area is, in this case!). Whatever you are looking to do that is within our Responsible Travel charter, we can organise it for you.
We offer a wide range of options for your custom Osaka tour; here are just a few examples:
- Take a stroll around the Dotonbori neighbourhood and get the inside scoop on the best street food stalls in the city
- Get your shop on with a personalised shopping tour that could include markets, shops and artisan workshops, depending on your preference
- Find out more about Japanese religion with a visit to one of the city’s many holy places, such as the Shitennoji Temple and Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
- Explore one of Osaka’s less visited areas, such as the Shinsekai neighbourhood, to really gain an insight into local life
- Explore Osaka Castle with a guide by your side
For a walking tour experience, tour prices start at 45,400 Japanese Yen (JPY) for a 3-hour tour with a single guide or 58,700 JPY for a full day (7-9 hours). Pricing increases per guide needed and per hour after that. Additional costs include stops for food and drinks, museum admissions and gratuity for your guide. We can accommodate any size group and pricing varies based on your group size, length of tour and mode of transportation.
All you need to do to get your bespoke private tour organised is to choose your desired tour date. Use the booking function on this page for this request, and choose the number of passengers in your group. In the additional request box, include any information you think will be helpful in organizing your tour. No payment is required to make your initial custom Osaka tour inquiry.
As soon as we receive your inquiry (during normal office hours or at the next earliest point), we will contact you by email or, for those who leave a Japanese phone number, we will give you a call and begin the process to organise your perfect stay in Osaka. Then, to secure your desired date and time of the tour, we'll ask for a non-refundable deposit.
Once your itinerary and quote is all confirmed, we will deduct the deposit from the final quote. We can arrange all final payments and terms during the planning stages of your private Osaka tour.
Inclusions: We will work with you to include whatever you need in accordance with your wishes and budget.
Exclusions: You'll discuss what will be included in your tour with your local guide. Exclusions will simply be anything outside of the inclusions you've agreed upon.
Dress standard: Depending on your request, we will let you know what to bring and what to wear.
Confirmation of booking: We will be in touch with you by email or phone very shortly after you apply the booking process here, to go through your required tour details and pricing with you. All details and pricing will be worked through with you during that conversation. Nothing is booked before that point.
Additional Information: To secure your desired date and time of tour, we’ll need a non-refundable deposit. Note that the deposit amount will vary depending on the options you select for your private tour. We will discuss this with you once you’ve made your initial inquiry. This deposit will then be deducted from your tour once you come to pay for it in total.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour, depending on the activities chosen. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at a rate to be determined once your tour itinerary is confirmed. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.