Osaka: The Kitchen of the Empire

Formerly Naniwa-kyo (難 波 京), Osaka (大阪), which was the capital during the reign of Emperor Kotoku (597-654), is the third largest city in Japan after Tokyo and Yokohama. Ideally located in Japan, less than an hour from the historical cities of Kyoto, Nara and Himeji, it is a great place to stay and visit the other major sites nearby.

Osaka the underestimated is nevertheless the capital of Japanese cuisine and a city for gourmets who is proud of its reputation as kuidaore (eat until you drop).

This long time capital of commerce is filled with down-to-earth people and neon-clad streetscapes. We never get bored in Osaka and its real treasures are in its bustling street life, its arcades, markets and and this is after dark Osaka really comes to life, when locals come out for tasty eats and good times.

Journey Highlights…

Osaka Aquarium / Osaka Castle / Shinsaibashi / Floating Garden / Tsutenkaku Tower / Dotonbori

Osaka can also be combined with visits in Kyoto, Nara and Himeji.

1/2 day (4 hours) Full day (8 hours) 2 days (2×8 hours) Evening (3 hours)
1 person JPY15.000/pers. JPY23.000/pers. JPY41.000/pers. JPY15.000/pers.
2 persons JPY9.000/pers. JPY13.000/pers. JPY23.000/pers. JPY9.000/pers.
3 persons JPY7.000/pers. JPY10.000/pers. JPY17.000/pers. JPY7.000/pers.
~ 6 persons
JPY6.000/pers. JPY9.000/pers. JPY15.000/pers. JPY6.000/pers.

For more than 6 persons please contact us.

  • Departure Point: Hotel Lobby
  • Ending point: TBD
  • Departure Time: 09.00 am
  • Days: Everyday
  • Max # of person: up to 6
  • Transportation: Public transport
  • We can provide private car and professional photographer for your experience.


  • Your private and personalized tour
  • Your guide transportation and her/his lunch up to JPY1.000


  • Your transportation (~JPY1.500/day/pers.)
  • Your lunch
  • The guide’s diner in case of an evening tour