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Shitenno-ji Temple Tours and Activities

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Built in the 6th century by Prince Shotoku—a cultural hero who helped to bring Buddhism to the country—Shitenno-ji is one of Japan’s oldest temples. The complex includes a multi-tiered tower, pagoda, lecture hall, and gate. Though most of the current structures are from the 1963 rebuilding, they still reflect the 6th century design.

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1-11-18 Shitennoji,Tennoji-ku, Osaka, 543-0051
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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
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$435.00
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$435.00
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One day in Osaka: Six hour bike adventure

One day in Osaka: Six hour bike adventure

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Explore Osaka just like a local: On a bicycle. Pedal through the streets of the city on your way to its best sites, including Osaka Castle, Shitennoji Temple, and Shin Sekai, and follow your guide to some lesser-known attractions. Along the way, get insight into this fascinating city; its contribution to the history of feudal Japan, its distinctive dialect and culture, and its remarkable food scene—which you get a taste of by refueling with lunch at a local spot.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.09
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$98.09

Eat, Drink, Cycle: Osaka Food and Bike Tour

Eat, Drink, Cycle: Osaka Food and Bike Tour

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Bike tours and food crawls are two much-loved traveler favorites—here’s your chance to combine both. Hop your own set of wheels and follow a private guide on the trail of Osaka’s most delectable food specialties. Stop to take in classic attractions, including Japan’s oldest temple, as you cruise between multiple stops, from a locally-run sushi shop to a bustling market for a bite of grilled wagyu beef.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.28
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$88.28

Osaka Bike Tour with a Local Guide

Osaka Bike Tour with a Local Guide

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While exploring Osaka, take your sightseeing outdoors: by bicycle. This small-group tour introduces visitors to popular attractions as well as local hangouts such as Nakazaki-cho and America Town. Your guide selects the safest route with as little traffic as possible—difficult to do on your own. Enjoy plenty of stops including Osaka Castle, Nakanoshima Park, Umeda Sky Building, Nipponbashi Denden Town, and Shitennoji.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.85
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$37.85

Private Car Full Day Tour of Osaka Temples, Gardens and Kofun Tombs

Private Car Full Day Tour of Osaka Temples, Gardens and Kofun Tombs

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Create your own itinerary during this full-day private tour of Osaka. Skip the hassle of traveling in a large tour group—your guide is dedicated to just you and your private party. Visit the kofun tombs, the south of the city, as well as temples and gardens. Private round-trip hotel transportation in a luxury vehicle included.
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  • 8 hours
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$445.00
per group
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$445.00
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Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours

Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours

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Take a deep-dive into Japanese culture and experience Osaka like a local on this evening walking tour. Join your Japanese-Australian guide, Andy, to explore the city’s historic districts, including the former ghetto and the Red Light district. Learn about Osaka’s history, heritage, and local traditions; venture down the backstreets to visit quirky sites often missed by travelers; and sample traditional street foods. Upgrade to include a delicious dinner of typical ‘kushikatsu’ cuisine.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.51
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$58.51

Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka/Kyoto

Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka/Kyoto

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Take a deep dive into traditional Japanese culture and history during this full-day trip to Kyoto and Nara from the center of Kyoto or Osaka. Enjoy the atmosphere of Kyoto’s Arashiyama district and admire the beautiful grounds of the Kinkaku-ji temple. Then head to Nara and see the wild deer of Nara Park. Multiple pickup points and lunch upgrade options are available.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.70
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$72.70

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
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$90.01
Price varies by group size
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$90.01
Price varies by group size

Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka/Kyoto

Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka/Kyoto

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Spend a day exploring historic neighborhoods, visiting temples, and shopping on a full-day tour from Osaka to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe. Explore the Arashiyama district, tour the Kinkaku-ji Temple and Nara Park, and take in the stores at Kobe MOSAIC. This tour includes Kinkaku-ji entrance fee, as well as pickup from Kyoto Station, Umeda, Nippombashi or Namba. Opt for a buffet or shabu shabu lunch and/or a Kobe steak or an all-you-can-eat shabu shabu dinner.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.48
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$93.48

Deep Osaka All-Inclusive Nighttime Foodie Cultural Experience

Deep Osaka All-Inclusive Nighttime Foodie Cultural Experience

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Go off the beaten track—and avoid tourist traps—on this nighttime walking tour of Osaka. In a small group of no more than six people head for the foodie districts of Tenma and Kyobashi to sample local dishes, enjoy a few drinks, and get to know the locals.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.00
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$109.00
Price varies by group size

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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$360.06
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$360.06

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
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$686.80
per group
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$686.80
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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
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$78.31
Price varies by group size
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$78.31
Price varies by group size

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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$54.89
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$54.89

Private Tour - 1,400 years of History! A Tour of Famous Places in Osaka

Private Tour - 1,400 years of History! A Tour of Famous Places in Osaka

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Osaka is dotted with many historical sites. As Osaka is located in the heart of Japan and facing the sea, it is known that Osaka was a gateway to foreign countries since ancient times. The history of the city is said to date back more than 1,400 years. The oldest building in Japan is remained and is full of attractions not to be missed. This tour traces the roots of Osaka by taking you on a tour of the city's historical sites in chronological order. Although entertainment and food are the focus of Osaka's attention, we invite you to embark on a journey to learn more about Osaka's history than you might think.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.56
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$113.56

OSAKA by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 Customize Your Itinerary

OSAKA by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in OSAKA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Land Rover Discovery 2018 and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in OSAKA >>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling with the tour guide. Please feel free to reach our team and tour guide for recommendation at any time. ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$757.05
per group
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$757.05
per group

KYOTO & OSAKA by Minivan Toyota COMMUTER Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO & OSAKA by Minivan Toyota COMMUTER Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in KYOTO & OSAKA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Minivan Toyota COMMUTER and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO & OSAKA>>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,040.94
per group
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$1,040.94
per group

OSAKA & NARA by Minivan Toyota COMMUTER Customize Your Itinerary

OSAKA & NARA by Minivan Toyota COMMUTER Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in OSAKA & NARA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Minivan Toyota Commuter and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in OSAKA & NARA >>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,040.94
per group
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$1,040.94
per group

OSAKA and NARA by Coaster/Microbus Customize Your Itinerary

OSAKA and NARA by Coaster/Microbus Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in OSAKA & NARA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Toyota COASTER/MICROBUS and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in OSAKA & NARA >>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,514.09
per group
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$1,514.09
per group

2 Hours Private Guided Walking Tour in Osaka

2 Hours Private Guided Walking Tour in Osaka

This tour is for people who are unsatisfied famous places in Osaka. Or people who want to know about Japanese culture and Osaka. We will explain about Why we have two type of religions, what is different. Please enjoy Japanese cultures!!! This trip is walking tour. We recommend to put on sneakers for this trip.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.01
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$36.01

OSAKA and NARA by Toyota ALPHARD 2019 Customize Your Itinerary

OSAKA and NARA by Toyota ALPHARD 2019 Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in OSAKA & NARA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Toyota ALPHARD 2019 and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in OSAKA & NARA >>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$851.68
per group
From
$851.68
per group

KYOTO & OSAKA by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO & OSAKA by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in KYOTO & OSAKA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 and English Speaking Driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO & OSAKA >>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the car. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$784.74
per group
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$784.74
per group

Osaka Full-Day Instagram Highlights Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Osaka Full-Day Instagram Highlights Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Make your Instagram followers envious as you explore Osaka on a customizable day trip to its most recognizable hotspots! Osaka has a beautifully chaotic vibe with exciting sights and sounds around every corner. You are going to check out the places with the best Osaka aesthetic and it will be a treat for your eyes and your Instagram followers. From shrines to street art, this city is loaded with photogenic spots. Grab your camera and get your hashtags ready, here are the most Instagrammable places in Osaka! The best thing about this day trip is that you choose the exact experience that you want. We will customize a six-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: Nationally and State 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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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.52
Price varies by group size
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$112.52
Price varies by group size

OSAKA and NARA by Toyota HIACE 2019 Customize Your Itinerary

OSAKA and NARA by Toyota HIACE 2019 Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in OSAKA & NARA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You will have your own private Minivan Toyota HIACE 2019 and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assist you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. You customize your own Day Trip in Osaka & Nara: Step 1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. Step 2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. Step 3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$851.68
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$851.68
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Should I book Shitenno-ji Temple tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Shitenno-ji Temple 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.
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How much does it cost to visit Shitenno-ji Temple 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Shitenno-ji Temple costs USD 36.01. Guided Shitenno-ji Temple tours start around USD 36.01 per person.
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