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Osaka's Best and Brightest by Private Vehicle

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    Stop At: Osaka Castle, 1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002 Osaka Prefecture

    Of course you're going to see Osaka Castle, arguably the most iconic spot of great historical significance in Osaka. We'll traverse the grounds, all the while talking about the history, architecture, and significance of the spot. Since the rebuilt interior of the castle is rather disappointing, we recommend giving that a miss. Trust us.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: 1-11-18 Shitennoji, Tennoji, Osaka 543-0051 Osaka Prefecture

    This is said to be the oldest Buddhist temple in Japan, and the grounds make for a great place to stroll about. We'll regale you with stories and lob you just enough info on the place to make it interesting without being tedious. Unless you like loads of info, because we have that too. It's your private tour after all! :)

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Shinsekai, Ebisuhigashi, Naniwaku, Osaka 556-0002 Osaka Prefecture

    Fun for all ages, in an odd sort of reality-independent way, this is a must-see while in Osaka. Games, food, fashion (perhaps heavily skewed toward the eye of the beholder), and that general, unmistakable Osaka vibe. No one forgets a visit to Shin-sekai.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Abeno Harukas, 1-1-43 Abenosuji, Abeno, Osaka 545-0052 Osaka Prefecture

    Lunch, and a trip up Harukas. We'll have a lunch to your liking in the Tennoji area, which is also where the super tall building known as Harukas is. This being the tallest non-tower building in Japan (300m), there are views aplenty. (We in Osaka have heard there is some tower with a height of biblical proportions in Tokyo, but we're not so interested.) We won't go up to the top of Harukas, but we go high enough to enjoy a breathtaking view of Osaka, and on a good day, all the way to Kobe and more. Some local shopping is available here too, if you're keen.

    Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

    Stop At: Kuromon Market, 2-4-1 Nippombashi, Chuo-ku, Nippombashi, Chuo, Osaka 542-0073 Osaka Prefecture

    A feast for the eyes, and for the stomach too, if you're interested! Fish, meats, fruits, and a panoply of people all vie for your attention.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Dotonbori, Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076 Osaka Prefecture

    We've got a little flexibility here, but we love showing people not only the internationally famous "Running Man" sign, but also some cool back streets, the kitchenware district, and some other sights based on your interests.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pickup from any address in central Osaka at no additional charge. Port pickups and locations outside of central Osaka (defined by the JR Loop Line) are subject to an additional fee.
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    7h 30m
    • Private vehicle with all related fees.
    • A likable guide that speaks English superbly.
    • Food and drinks
    • Admissions (which will range from zero to a few hundred yen or so, depending on if you change the plan)
    • Pickup if you are outside of central Osaka (defined as within or along the JR Loop Line). Other locations will incur a surcharge for both pickup and drop off as follows: Port of Osaka pickups, 2,500 yen each way. Universal Studios area, 2,000 yen each way. Shin-Osaka Station area, 1,000 yen each way.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • We can have more or less walking, as you like.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Gratuities are uncommon in Japan, however if you really enjoyed your time and want to show your guide how much you appreciate them, they’ll be extremely happy!
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will 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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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We started our week in Japan in Osaka. We were greeted by Kevin and we had an amazing time! He is very knowledgeable, personable and has a great sense of humor. Osaka is such a wonderful city, we wish we could have stayed longer. But...More

    1  Thank xfaithkimx
    Kevin B, Owner at Pinpoint Traveler, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi xfaithkimx, Japanese trains and subways are great, but sometimes it's nice to have that private transportation option :) Glad you enjoyed the ride, food, sights, and cultural stops too! We hope to see you and your family again someday soon.

    Reviewed 24 July 2019 via mobile

    Levy was an amazing tour guide! He is knowledgeable, professional, and super fun to be around! We had the best time with him. He really listened to us and tried to do whatever we wanted to do. My teenagers had such a good time with...More

    2  Thank retree33
    Kevin B, Owner at Pinpoint Traveler, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2019

    Dear retree33, Thrilled to hear you had such a fabulous day with Levy! He's got a great personality, and really aims to please. Not just Levy, but all of us are always open to customizing tours to make the best of our customers' day. Thanks...More

    Reviewed 8 July 2019

    We had a great tour with Levy - He was totally open to giving us the type of tour we wanted, as opposed to the cookie cutter type of touristy things, once we let him know we wanted to go off the beaten track. We...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    2  Thank Byron H
    Kevin B, Owner at Pinpoint Traveler, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2019

    Dear Byron H, Levy has lived in Osaka more years than he probably wants to admit, and he *really* knows the city. His specialty, as you witnessed, is taking people a bit away from the tourist circuit to show them how Japanese live (and eat...More

    Reviewed 15 May 2019 via mobile

    Booked this tour as something for my parents to do while i took my sister to USJ. I live in Japan and it was their first time visiting here~ They we very nervous about traveling alone so i booked this guided tour for them! Did...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    2  Thank CookieHye
    Kevin B, Owner at Pinpoint Traveler, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2019

    Hi CookieHye, Your parents were soooo fun to take around! Please send them again :) Thank you for your fawning, fun review! I'm particularly happy you and your parents found great value in our services. We work had with each of our guests to ensure...More

    Reviewed 2 May 2019

    We took the train from Kyoto to Osaka on April 20, 2019, where we met up with our guide, Juan. He was a fantastic guide with perfect English, which made our day very comfortable. Juan was knowledgeable, fun, insightful, flexible and accommodating. We saw all...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    2  Thank Noelle S
    Kevin B, Owner at Pinpoint Traveler, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2019

    Dear Noelle S, Thank you so much for the rave review! It means so much to us. Juan and the whole team are so happy to hear you had a pleasant day going about Osaka. We hope to see you again someday!

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    25 April 2019|
    Response from NETA B |
    I want to book for 4 person May 12 . Pick up at our hotel Namba West kaisa
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