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Osaka: Five Must-See Highlights Walking Tour & Ramen Lunch

1. Osaka: Five Must-See Highlights Walking Tour & Ramen Lunch

Osaka has many defferent names, such as the city of foods, the city of marchants, the city of comedy, the city where the Sengoku period ended . It means she is very diverse, tolerant , the people there are so entertained and adventurous. That is reason why so many foreigners are fascinated by her. Well, Let’s start the walking tour with us to find the real Osaka at a walking pace, from the perspective of a walker. We shall visit Osaka's 5 Must-See Sights with expierianced local English guide; (1) Osaka Castle Museum : Many highlights such as cultural asset exhibitions and the restored golden tea room. (2)Dotonbori : One of the principal tourist destinations in Osaka, check "Running Man" above Ebisbashi bridge ! (3)Kuromon Market : A covered public market that dates back to Edo period. Enjoy streetfoods ! (4)Tsutenkaku Tower : Osaka’s symbolic tower. The statue of the good luck god Billiken is on the tower's top observatory. (5)Shitennoji Temple : One of the Japan's oldest Budist temples, the first ever to be built by the state. Also try very tasty Ramen for lunch !

Osaka: 2-Hour Kuromon Market Walking Street Food Tour

2. Osaka: 2-Hour Kuromon Market Walking Street Food Tour

Kuromon Market, also known as the "Kitchen of the Nation,” is one of the most important culinary centers of Japanese culture. Most of the family-owned businesses in the market have been there for decades. Renowned for its bounty of delicious street foods, Kuromon is much beloved by locals. Try authentic local foods, like takoyaki, grilled scallops, grilled yakitori skewers, and much more — your guide will help you sort through the array of food stalls to pick the best that the market has to offer. With the tour including enough food samplings to fill you up, make sure you come hungry. All the while, you’ll pick up insights into authentic Japanese culture as you learn about the fascinating history of the market, as well as Osaka’s contemporary and historical role in the country’s culture. You’ll also get some great tips from your guide about where to buy some souvenirs if you so desire.

Kobe: Eat Like a Local Private & Personalized Food Tour

3. Kobe: Eat Like a Local Private & Personalized Food Tour

Spend the day with a local host and discover the true nature of Kobe and its staggering food scene. Within 24 hours after booking, receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host who will suggest an itinerary to show you what makes this city (and its food!) unique. Discover one of Kobe's eclectic neighborhoods, exploring the thriving Kobe Motomachi Shopping Street and indulge in authentic cuisine while soaking up the vibe in Nankinmachi, Kobe’s Chinatown.  You may also want to wander through Kuromon Ichiba Market, where vendors sell street food, shellfish and the freshest produce in town. And then there is the matter of sake, which you have to try at Nada sake brewery house! Discover some landmarks as well as hidden gems along the way, like the smaller shrines and historic streets that many visitors miss - but not you! Just save space for dessert because Kobe is home to dozens of bakeries where you will find sweet and savory delights. Surprising tip: Kobe is famous for its cheesecake, so you have to sample this delight. So, what are you waiting for, all that food isn’t going to eat itself! 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.

All Inclusive Kuromon Markets Tour: Flavors Of Osaka

4. All Inclusive Kuromon Markets Tour: Flavors Of Osaka

Kickstart it all off at the conveniently located exit 6 of Nipponbashi metro station. After a brief intro we will dive into the markets. Kuromon Market is a culturally significant food district in Osaka. The unique foods at Kuromon Market has been drawing in food lovers for over 200 years, and it’s easy to see why. The covered market is staffed by lively vendors who have mastered their dishes of choice, in most cases, their dishes have been carefully handed down for generations. We will taste many of these from scallops, local gobo tempura, tuna sashimi, okonomiyaki, cherry blossom red bean mochi along with samplings green tea, pickled veges, dried fish, wasabi beans and more. English menus? Any menus at all? Even if you can read Japanese, some of the hand-written calligraphy menus here can be difficult to decipher. This is the reality of an authentic Japanese market and it can make navigating and ordering food a bit overwhelming (cause almost all vendors don't speak any English at all, but don’t worry because we have you covered! Our local guides will order for you, explaining the ingredients and cooking methods, making the whole experience seamless.

From Kyoto or Osaka: Private Walking Tour through Nara

5. From Kyoto or Osaka: Private Walking Tour through Nara

Go on a private city walking tour through Nara and explore the fascinating history, culture, and food scene of this city. You'll be paired with like-minded local hosts who will suggest a bespoke itinerary to suit your needs and requests. Meet your guide in Kyoto or Osaka and take the train to Nara, the city where Shinto Buddhism was born. See some of Japan’s most significant temples and shrines. Marvel at art and architecture dating back to the 8th-century.   Walk down quiet streets and shaded paths lined with cherry blossom trees and be amazed by Nanto Shichi Daiji, the seven great Buddhist temples. Discover the magical, wood-built architecture overhung with thousands of lanterns at the fairytale Kasuga-Taisha Shrine. At the famous Nara Park, you can see the iconic tame deers that come close enough to greet you. If you are hungry this would be the perfect opportunity to check out the restaurants and cafes at Higashimuki Shopping Street. In this street, you will also find all sorts of souvenirs. 

Kyoto/Kobe/Osaka: Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari Private Tour

6. Kyoto/Kobe/Osaka: Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari Private Tour

Start the tour with pick up from central Osaka, Kobe or Kyoto and travel to historic Kyoto. Over the course of the day, you'll be presented with a balanced view of this historic city and its surroundings. The Arashiyama district is the first stop, and it is here where you'll be introduced to Japanese garden and temple design. Tenryu-ji Temple has one of the most outstanding, timeless examples of Japanese gardens surrounding it's simple-but-majestic temple buildings. Then it's time for a walk up through the famous bamboo grove - a photo opportunity not to be missed - before arriving at the entrance to luxurious Okochi Sanso. Here you will try some matcha (Japanese green tea), before exploring the winding paths that connect the buildings, views, and garden areas. Afterwards, you'll enjoy a stroll alongside the river, then have free time for lunch and even a bit of shopping, if you wish. Next, enjoy the atmospheric streets of the Goin district, complete with a gurgling stream and rows of traditional tea house and restaurant buildings.  Not far from the Gion is Fushimi Inari-taisha, arguably the most famous Shinto shrine complex in the entire region. After having a look around you'll end your tour with a visit to the famous Torii gate.

Osaka: Full-Day Private Guided Walking Tour

7. Osaka: Full-Day Private Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy an exciting full-day walking tour of Osaka accompanied by a guide and explore Japan's second-largest city. See the modern and traditional sides of this colorful, dynamic metropolis. Start your day meeting your guide at your hotel, and embark on your customized tour. See Osaka Castle, rebuilt after being destroyed in the sieges of the 17th century. Stroll through Kuromon Ichiba Market amid the booming voices of Osaka merchants. Snack on various local foods. Have lunch in the traditional working class Shinsekai area. Choose your must-see spots, create your own itinerary, and enjoy your own unique Osaka experience. Learn all about your favorite spots from your knowledgeable guide.

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