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You’ll join one of our hosts as they help you to get comfortable in Osaka - we know it can be daunting when you don’t speak the language and you have no idea what those signs on the subway say! You’ll feel like you’re being welcomed into the city by a friend who can’t wait to show you their energetic city and find your feet. Depending on what you’d like from your time together, they could take you to see some famous attractions, explore the area where you’re staying and get recommendations, or just enjoy a walk and see where your feet take you! Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do
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Itinerary
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Pass By: Noda Castle Ruin, 1-4-5 Tamagawa, Fukushima-ku, Osaka 553-0004 Osaka Prefecture

You host will help you familiarize yourself with the best ways to navigate Osaka and how to use its transport systems - maybe on the way to the Central Fish Market if you’d like IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Pass By: Osaka Castle, 1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002 Osaka Prefecture

See a few famous attractions like Osaka Castle and benefit from local knowledge and insights

Pass By: Shinsekai, Ebisuhigashi, Naniwaku, Osaka 556-0002 Osaka Prefecture

Wander the quirky streets of Shinsekai and scout out some sushi or ramen - Osakans are obsessed with food, and your host will share plenty of restaurant tips with you!

Pass By: Dotonbori, Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076 Osaka Prefecture

Visit the popular dining district of Dȯntonbori and ask any questions you have about exploring Osaka, its cultural practices or where to eat

Pass By: Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo, Osaka 542-0085 Osaka Prefecture

Do some shopping in Shinsaibashi and begin your travels with an authentic take on Osaka through an inspiring, local lens

Pass By: Namba, Namba, Chuo, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Kinki

If you are still unfamiliar with the city, you’ll get to grips an area of central Osaka; more specifically, the canalside neighborhoods of Namba (on the southern bank of Dōtonbori Canal).

Pass By: Shinsaibashisuji, Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Kinki

This is the area on the northern bank of Dōtonbori Canal. It is also the city’s shopping district where huge department stores overshadow quirky subculture stores dedicated to manga.

Pass By: Nakanoshima Beach, Irabu Shimoji Island, Miyakojima 906-0503 Okinawa Prefecture

Ditch the subway and use the waterways to travel around Nakanoshima

Pass By: Yodoyabashi Odona, 4-1-1 Imabashi, Chuo, Osaka 541-0042 Osaka Prefecture

Your host will show you around the area and recommend things to do on your own after the experience, if you wish. Do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have!

Pass By: Hozenji Yokocho, 1 Nanba Chuoku, Osaka 542-0076 Osaka Prefecture

Ask your local insider any questions you have, perhaps over a beer in a tiny izakaya bar in Hozenji Yokocho, a historic alleyway that’s right next to the bright lights of Dōtonbori Street but feels like stepping back in time.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Ōsaka City Hall, 1-chōme-3-20 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-8201, Japan
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • A private and personalized experience
  • 3 hours with a host
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • After booking, you will receive a short questionnaire, so you’ll be able to tell us more about your interests and preferences. Based on your responses you’ll be matched with a like-minded Local Host
  • Cancellation Policy
  • Cancel up to 7 days before your experience and get a full refund.
  • Meeting Point
  • Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Pets are welcome
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  • Noda Castle Ruin, Osaka Castle, and 8 more
  • Duration: 3h
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