Pinpoint Traveler
Pinpoint Traveler
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Bar, Club & Pub ToursFood ToursDay Trips
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Enjoy our popular food and drink cultural tours (more than just eating!), or one of other authentic experiences in Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo, or Hiroshima. We focus on providing entertaining narratives provided by excellent (usually native) speakers of your chosen language. Take a tour with us, and see Japan up close in a way that makes you feel special. We can also happily arrange custom itineraries.
Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan

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Theresa Z
Adelaide, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
5/5.
Damian was an excellent guide, incredibly knowledgeable about Kyoto and beyond.
Loved walking around all of the hidden streets and alleyways. This is just what I pictured before coming to visit Japan.
The food was incredible, too!
Would highly recommend this tour!
Written 18 May 2024
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We're delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with Damian as your guide! It sounds like he provided insightful knowledge and made your exploration of Kyoto's hidden streets and alleyways truly memorable. Experiencing the authentic essence of Japan through these hidden gems must have been incredible. And of course, indulging in delicious food is always a highlight! Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more unforgettable adventures in the future!
Written 22 May 2024
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Nicole C
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful tour, great guide and amazing food. Two wonderful bars/restaurants that I wouldn’t have been able to go to without the guide and fun group experience.
Written 15 May 2024
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Thank you for your wonderful review and choosing Pinpoint Traveler!
Written 22 May 2024
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Patricia C
Cork8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our guide Kevin effortlessly guided us through some of the must see sites of Osaka. His knowledge and passion for Osaka is very evident. Would highly recommend.
Written 11 May 2024
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Thanks for sharing your experience with Kevin! It's fantastic to hear that he effortlessly guided you through the must-see sites of Osaka with such knowledge and passion. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we hope to welcome you back for more adventures in the future!
Written 22 May 2024
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TravelBoo2
Belfast, UK85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We took a 10 hour tour tour to Kyoto from Kobe port with Pinpoint in April 24 with four of our friends.

We contacted Pinpoint (Kristi
) a few months beforehand and sent through our top 6 sites in order of preference that we wanted to visit. They then came back to us quickly with an itinerary covering most of what we asked for, giving pick up times and details for our guide.

I'd like to add that for 6 people this was considerably cheaper than our cruise line excursion, which did not cover everything we wanted to see and it felt a more intimate and immersive experience than the previous excursions we had taken with the cruise line.

I can't say enough about our guide Kevin.
He was extremely knowledgeable,  patient and thoughtful (one of our party has mobility issues and Kevin took this into consideration when trying to find parking and visiting the sites). The guy is a legend.

Our itinerary included :
Bamboo Forest
Imperial Palace
Higashiyama/Gion district
Fushimi Inari-taisha

All and all we would highly recommend Pinpoint. The communication from Kristi was excellent, contacting us directly when she heard our docking time changed, to reschedule our pick up time. And if you're lucky enough to team up with Kevin you're in for a fantastic time, our group really enjoyed his company.
Written 11 May 2024
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Wow, what an adventure! We're so happy to hear that your tour to Kyoto with Pinpoint was such a hit. It's awesome that Kristi and the team were able to craft an itinerary that matched your group's preferences so perfectly. And Kevin? Sounds like he's the real MVP! It's heartwarming to hear how thoughtful and accommodating he was, especially considering your friend's mobility needs. Plus, getting to see those iconic spots like the Bamboo Forest and Fushimi Inari-taisha must have been incredible! Thanks a bunch for your kind words and for recommending us. We can't wait to have you back for more adventures!
Written 22 May 2024
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Michael P
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Kevin does a great tour. He’s extremely knowledgable and we really enjoyed it, especially our impromptu tour of a power station.
Written 10 May 2024
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Thank you for your kind words about Kevin's tour! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed his expertise and found the experience memorable, especially the impromptu tour of a power station. It's fantastic that Kevin's knowledge added an unexpected dimension to your exploration. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back for more enriching experiences in the future!
Written 22 May 2024
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Gotta_Love_Europe
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Had a very enjoyable night out with Andres who toured us through the Gion and Pontocho areas of Kyoto. Andres had lots of fun facts and helped us to get to know Japan and its culture a little better. Best part of the evening was visiting two small bars/ restaurants for a bite to eat and a drink. Thanks Andres!
Written 8 May 2024
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Thank you for sharing your enjoyable night out with Andres! It's wonderful to hear that he provided fun facts and insights, enriching your understanding of Japan and its culture. Exploring the Gion and Pontocho areas sounds like a fantastic experience, especially visiting the small bars and restaurants for a taste of local cuisine and drinks. We'll be sure to pass along your appreciation to Andres. Looking forward to your next adventure with us!
Written 22 May 2024
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Dinyar Sidhva
Mumbai, India13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The guide Francois was informative and articulate. A wet day on the tour did not help, but he made it worth the while.
There were 2 couples for this tour and both were left wondering whether the guide would turn up in the rain. He did arrive on time, but it would have helped if the guide's number was provided to us in advance. Also providing a landmark along with the meeting point address would have help alleviate unnecessary anxiety for the tourists.
Written 8 May 2024
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We appreciate the review, but would like to point out that we did indeed send an email two days in advance with the guide name, contact info, and a Google Maps link to the meeting point. Most likely your email client moved it to spam.
Written 8 May 2024
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MnBailey02
st.paul, mn7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We absolutely loved this tour! We had a terrific guide and the group was small which was lovely. We went to 2 local restaurants for food and beverages. Each was very small and informal and places I never would have found on my own. We had several dishes (small plates) at each restaurant, and the food was delicious! Such a great intro to Japanese food for our first time in Japan. We also had a saki tasting at one of the restaurants, also great fun. Plenty of food! The tour part was also great. It was raining but that didn't dampen the fun one bit. I highly recommend this tour!
Written 4 May 2024
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Thank you for your glowing review! It's fantastic to hear that you loved the tour and enjoyed the small group setting. We're delighted that you had a great introduction to Japanese food and enjoyed the sake tasting despite the rain. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we hope to welcome you back for more adventures soon!
Written 22 May 2024
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Cherene K
37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Brian was an excellent guide. His knowledge of the history of Osaka was great and he was so informative. He was mindful of our 10 year old and her needs and we are very grateful that he was kind enough to accommodate our 10 year old! Loved the tour highly recommend Brian and the Osaka tour.
Written 1 May 2024
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Thank you for choosing Pinpoint Traveler and sharing your experience with Brian! We're glad to hear that he provided an excellent tour! Brian's knowledge and consideration are truly appreciated, and we're glad you loved the tour. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable experience in the future!
Written 2 May 2024
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Jamie C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We had an amazing tour with Alexander in Hiroshima! He was very knowledgeable friendly and helped us navigate any busy areas with ease. Would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone looking to explore the key sites of Hiroshima and Miyajama! We loved that it was a smaller group tour as well (max 8) which really allowed us to ask questions and engage with our guide.
Written 1 May 2024
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Thank you for your fantastic review! We're delighted to hear that you had an amazing tour with Alexander in Hiroshima. It's great to know that his knowledge and friendly demeanor enhanced your experience, and that the smaller group size allowed for a more engaging and interactive tour. We appreciate your recommendation and are glad you enjoyed exploring Hiroshima and Miyajima with us. Safe travels and we hope to see you again on another tour!
Written 22 May 2024
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