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Dotonbori Tours and Activities

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Dotonbori (also called Dotombori) is a bustling nightlife district in Osaka’s Minami area. It stretches along the Dtomborigawa River, with a multitude of small restaurants, bars, and neon lights that come alive after nightfall. An entertainment neighborhood, Dotonbori is famous for its varied cuisine and huge animated signs.

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Dotonbori, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0071
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Osaka Walking Tour

Osaka Walking Tour

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Get a taste of local life in Osaka on a walking tour of Japan’s third largest city. Witness Osaka’s different faces, from bustling business center to historic cultural hub, as you follow your guide through the city’s vibrant neighborhoods. Stroll along the lively waterfront of the Dotonbori entertainment district; visit the landmark Hozenji temple; and ride the subway like a local. Get an insight into Japanese cuisine and sample local specialty Kushikatsu as you explore traditional Shinsekai.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.93
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$50.93
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Osaka's Best and Brightest by Private Vehicle

Osaka's Best and Brightest by Private Vehicle

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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$435.00
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$435.00
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Osaka Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Osaka Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Enjoy an efficient, half-day walking tour of Osaka accompanied by a nationally-licensed, experienced multilingual guide! Your guide will help you explore Japan's second-largest city while introducing both modern and traditional sides of this colorful, dynamic metropolis. Start your day with a morning pickup at your hotel, then it's off to the races! Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.61
Price varies by group size
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$92.61
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PRIVATE Half-Day Osaka 4-Hour Off-The-Beaten Track Walking Tour

PRIVATE Half-Day Osaka 4-Hour Off-The-Beaten Track Walking Tour

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Experience the best of both worlds on this half-day Osaka walking tour, designed to reveal popular attractions and hidden gems. Tick off icons such as Osaka Castle (Osaka-jo) and Tsuruhashi Market, and explore the Dotonbori district, famed for its Japanese snacks and neon signs. Plus, explore lesser-known neighborhoods such as Shin-Sekai—full of unique charms. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Osaka Local Foodie Walking Tour in Dotonbori and Shinsekai

Osaka Local Foodie Walking Tour in Dotonbori and Shinsekai

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-Feel the nostalgia of the past in Shinsekai with your palate with local foods such as Kushikatsu. This 3-hour food journey will start with visiting the Shinto shine in Shinsekai. You will see an old busy commercial district with the Tsutenkaku Tower as the symbol of this area. -Step in time as your guide takes you through a food alley from the past. You wouldn't believe how much you can explore in this narrow alley which is only 1.2m in width. -Stuff yourself like you mean it at Dotonbori, the "nation's kitchen" with local foods like okonomiyaki and takoyaki. Dotonbori has been the symbol of Osaka for a long time! Historically a merchant city and during the Edo period, it served as a center for the rice trade. Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.90
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$88.90
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Osaka Bar Hopping Night Walking Tour in Namba

Osaka Bar Hopping Night Walking Tour in Namba

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If you want to party like they do in Osaka, this bar-hopping tour is perfect for you. Your local guide takes you to hidden bars that tourists often miss. If you don’t speak Japanese, don’t let language barriers get in your way. Your guide helps to explain the menus, and order for you. This is a fun tour for friends or couples, and makes a great start to a night out in Osaka.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.01
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$100.01
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Namba Night Walking Tour in Osaka, Japan

Namba Night Walking Tour in Osaka, Japan

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It can be tricky as an outsider to know the best places to visit in Osaka at night. This tour is your shortcut to finding great bars, and understanding the history of Osaka’s Namba district. Exploring the city with a guide means you won’t get lost, and you’ll learn local food and drink tips from your guide as well as top sightseeing spots. Highlights include visiting Dotonbori area, Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street, and Hozen-ji Temple.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.78
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$27.78
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Osaka Street Food Tour with a Local Foodie: Private & 100% Personalized

Osaka Street Food Tour with a Local Foodie: Private & 100% Personalized

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It can be overwhelming to figure out what to eat on your first time in Osaka. Let an English-speaking guide take you and your friends on this small group street food tour. Discover new foods and flavors, and let your guide personalize the tour to your tastes. Taste foods like oden, okonomiyaki, and takoyaki, and down a few beers if you'd like, at food stalls recommended by your guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$148.32
Price varies by group size
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$148.32
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Private Local Tour Guide Osaka: Kickstart your Trip, 100% Personalized

Private Local Tour Guide Osaka: Kickstart your Trip, 100% Personalized

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This is a great choice for first-time visitors to Osaka. Kickstart your trip by going on an action-packed tour with a local guide. It’s a great way to get your bearings and to learn about the local transport system without worrying about getting lost. As it’s a private tour, the itinerary is personalized based on your requirements. Your guide will be happy to answer questions and give top tips about where to find the best food. Learn about Osaka’s cultural practices, its culinary scene, and its most loved attractions.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.95
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$83.95
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Street Osaka GoKart Tour with Funny Costume Rental

Street Osaka GoKart Tour with Funny Costume Rental

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Discover Osaka’s highlights on this quirky Go Kart tour. Be photo-ready, as there are plenty of funny character costumes to choose from. It’s a hassle-free tour as Go Kart rental, costume rental, insurance, and fuel are included. See lots of Osaka’s top sites like Tsutenkaku Tower, and Kitashinchi area, and you won’t have to worry about losing your group, as it’s a small-group tour. A valid driving license and international license with Japanese translation is required.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.45
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$69.45

Nightlife Osaka Food Tour

Nightlife Osaka Food Tour

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Feast your senses on Osaka — widely acknowledged as Japan’s culinary capital — on a 3-hour food tour, ideal for first-time visitors and fans of Japanese cuisine. In a small group limited to no more than 10, you’ll immerse yourself in bright and bustling Dotonbori, the city’s nightlife hub, where you’ll sample specialties such as sushi and sake. Plus, learn to prepare your own takoyaki (octopus balls) under the guidance of a chef.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$198.34
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$198.34
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Street Go-Kart Group Tour in Osaka

Street Go-Kart Group Tour in Osaka

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Extremely exciting and a must-have experience when visiting Osaka, Japan. Just imagine yourself on a custom made go kart specifically tailored to realize the Real Life SuperHero Go-Karting experience! Dress up in your favorite character costume, and driving through the city of Osaka. All eyes on you guarantee! "Once is never enough"! REQUIREMENTS: 1. To drive a vehicle legally in Japan, it is mandatory to have a valid International Driving Permit (IDP) or Japanese translation of your domestic license. Without this, it is illegal to drive in Japan and you will not be allowed to join our tour. 2. Please be aware, we advise all customers to show up with proper attire (no heels, no sandals, or long skirt.) 3. Be taller than 150cm (Please contact Street-kart directly if you are worried about size restrictions.)
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.45
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$69.45

Osaka Kuromon Market & Dotombori Street Walking Food Tour

Osaka Kuromon Market & Dotombori Street Walking Food Tour

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The 200-year-old Kuromon Market is known throughout Japan for its wide selection of quality produce, meats, and prepared foods, but its bounty can be overwhelming for visitors. Take the stress out of navigating the market with this culinary walking tour, featuring plenty of food tastings, and explore other local landmarks in Osaka including the Japanese Comedy Theater and Ebisu Bridge. This small-group tour is limited to eight people for a more personalized experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.10
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$100.10
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Osaka Market Food Tour

Osaka Market Food Tour

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Let your taste buds lead the way on a market tour of Kuromon. With plenty of samples of street food and beloved Japanese staples, you’ll learn fun facts about the country’s cuisine and culture as you go. Follow your guide around the market stalls and try Michelin-rated octopus, yakisoba, toro (tuna) sushi, and more. You’ll also hear the history of the vibrant Kuromon Market, which was founded some 200 years ago.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$178.72
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$178.72
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Local Style Osaka Day Trip with an a Native English Speaker in Japan 36 years!

Local Style Osaka Day Trip with an a Native English Speaker in Japan 36 years!

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Find an oasis of peace amid the hustle and bustle of Osaka. Escape the busy crowds on an intimate small group tour of Osaka’s oldest and most famous shrines and temples. After making your offerings, enjoy sake and appetizers with your new friends (personal expense). Then see Osaka from above at the Tsutenkakku tower. This all inclusive tour lets you relax while your guide does the navigating.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$370.42
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$370.42

Osaka Half Day Tours by Locals: Private, See the City Unscripted

Osaka Half Day Tours by Locals: Private, See the City Unscripted

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You’ll join one of our local Osaka hosts for an exhilarating half-day experience of their city. From local food to must-see sites like Osaka Castle, you’ll discover the city’s unique charm and local culture. Customized to suit your taste, you’ll visit a creative neighborhood like the neon lit Dōtonbori, grab some lunch at a trendy market and discover iconic temples, historic landmarks and bustling shops. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, youll 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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$111.94
Price varies by group size
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$111.94
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Muslim-Friendly Private Tour of Osaka

Muslim-Friendly Private Tour of Osaka

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Get acquainted with the highlights of Osaka on a Muslim-friendly walking tour, a great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves in the bustling city. In a small group limited to eight, you’ll visit Osaka Castle (Osaka-jo), Dontonburi, and Kuromon Ichiba Market. Convenient hotel pickup and a Halal lunch are included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.60
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$130.60
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Private Osaka Custom Full-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

Private Osaka Custom Full-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

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Choose your own adventure in Osaka thanks to this fully-customizable 8-hour private tour. Travel aboard your very own chartered bus, limo or van as you explore a range of of Osaka’s most unique sights. Depending on your interests you might visit historic Osaka Castle, explore Shitennoji Temple, eat and drink your way through the Dotonbori district or take in the views from the Umeda Sky Building. A driver, chartered vehicle and round-trip transport from Central Osaka are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$706.57
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Osaka 1 Day Highlights Private walking Tour

Osaka 1 Day Highlights Private walking Tour

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Osaka is Japan’s second largest city and famous for its architectural landmarks and delicious street food. Discover the city at your own pace on this private walking tour and enjoy a customized itinerary to suit your preferences. Explore the Kita (Umeda) and Minami (Namba) neighborhoods, visit popular attractions such as Osaka Castle and Dotombori Street, or tuck into Japanese specialties at Kuromon Food Market (own expense).
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  • 2 to 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$157.00
per group
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$157.00
per group
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Osaka Lazy Bird Tour

Osaka Lazy Bird Tour

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Here we offer a luxurious tour in the afternoon that enables you to visit three of the most iconic tourist attractions in Osaka after spending a leisurely morning or getting rid of your jet-lag. Osaka has thrived as a capital of samurai lords and merchants through centuries and you can feel its history and culture when you visit here. We will get a commanding view of the city from the 8th floor balcony on top of Osaka castle, in the same way as samurai lords did when overlooking their fief. As Osaka is renowned for its unique food culture, it is known as ‘Japan’s Culinary Capital’. Through this tour, you will encounter plenty of delicious local food including Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki and lots more which originated in this hustle-bustle city.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.82
Price varies by group size
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$64.82
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Osaka Early Bird Tour

Osaka Early Bird Tour

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Exploring Osaka without the crowds during this tour for early risers. Departing from Namba Station, you join a guide for an early morning walking tour. Enjoy several main attractions, such as Dotonbori, Shinsekai, and Shitennoji—plus panoramic views from the top of Osaka Castle. This itinerary leaves you with a full day to make other plans.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.57
Price varies by group size
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$80.57
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Osaka Private Night Tour: Dōtonbori & Ura Namba, 4 Hours With A Local

Osaka Private Night Tour: Dōtonbori & Ura Namba, 4 Hours With A Local

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Get ready for a night of fun in Osaka! This private customized tour is the ideal for first-time visitors to get their bearings and learn top tips about the city’s best nightlife spots. The tour is customized based on your interests, and you can even choose which district you explore, or leave it to your guide. The tour will take you to Japanese pubs (izakaya), standing bars (tachinomiya), and karaoke bars too! You’ll eat, drink, sing, and explore the best of Osaka in one evening.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$167.91
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$167.91
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Osaka Private Tour by Public Transportation

Osaka Private Tour by Public Transportation

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This is a Osaka private tour using by public transportation. The guide will pick you up at JR Osaka Station 1F Central ticket gate. The destinations of the tour includes Dotonbori,Osaka Castle,Kuromon Market and Tsutenkaku! For details of the tour, you can look at the what to expect section and inclusions excursions section of this web page.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$131.43
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$131.43
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Osaka's golden route Bike tour (Lot of booked, Thank you)

Osaka's golden route Bike tour (Lot of booked, Thank you)

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Big city Osaka is the largest city in western Japan. Another name for Osaka is the city of food and water, which is one of the 47 distinctive prefectures. The people who live here are very energetic and have many interesting people It is a town where many people live together because there are many noisy people. It is said that western Japan has a history more than eastern Japan, and Osaka, like Kyoto, is a town full of attractions. Osaka has many attractions, but it is difficult for those who do not stay too long to go around the city in a short time. It is this Goden route bike tour that people are very pleased with. You can feel the culture and climate of Osaka city by bicycle around the north and south of the city. Of course, we have free time so that even hungry people can enjoy it, so please use it as a food tour in Osaka! I hope you will experience nature, history, culture and food on this tour and get to know Osaka.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.47
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Should I book Dotonbori tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Dotonbori can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 50 Dotonbori tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Dotonbori 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Dotonbori costs USD 27.78. Guided Dotonbori tours start around USD 27.78 per person. See all 50 Dotonbori tickets and tours on Viator.
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