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Osaka
Private and Small Group Guided Tours

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Osaka is much more than the capital of the Kansai region—it's a lively, colorful and nocturnal haven filled with some of the best cuisines in the whole of the country.
Serving as an economic hub since its days as a 4th-century port, Osaka is steeped in tradition and history. The city's intriguing past is best explored through its temples, shrines, and the famous Osaka Castle. More recently, Osaka has emerged as a lively cultural metropolis, known for its bright lights, bustling markets, and perhaps the most famous gastronomy in all of Japan. This is where you will find some of the best street food in Japan, from takoyaki (balls of battered octopus) and okonomiyaki (savory pancakes) being local specialties. Explore Osaka yourself with Context's private guided tours.

Osaka Private Guided Tours

While our private guided tours in Osaka range from history to cuisine, they remain consistent in our commitment to quality. When you book an Osaka tour, you will visit Osaka Castle with a religious expert on our Introduction tour. If you're eager to taste local delicacies, you'll visit Kuromon Market with a local culinary expert on our Osaka Food Tour. If you'd like to do something a bit different, there's a high chance we can organize a Custom tour. However you approach it, our private tours in Osaka offer a substantial dive into the Kansai region and this spectacular city, often nicknamed 'the Nation's Kitchen'.
What Context Osaka Travelers Say
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From start to finish, our experience with Context Travel was pleasantly smooth and efficient. My pre-tour questions were answered promptly, we received confirmations and helpful reminders of our appointment. Our guide, Aki, shared what she loved about her city and pointed out the significance of various areas to fellow “locals.” Without her, we would have missed so much that the eyes can see but the mind cannot comprehend because of our lack of familiarity. Aki truly listened to us describe what we wanted from our tour experience and she delivered with grace, courtesy and humor. We felt that Aki herself became an integral part of our experiencing a sense of Osaka and what makes it different from Tokyo and other cities of Japan. For improvements, I would have liked links to websites or readings that provide basic information on Osaka, so that the tour could presume some “fundamentals,” such as population, economy, etc. of the city. That way, we could enjoy the subjective insights of the guide alongside some basic facts.
The food and market tour with Kana was fantastic. Our group of three had a blast learning about various foods, traditions, and market items as we meandered around the area with Kana. Highlights were tasting Kobe beef, fresh uni and takoyaki, and just generally having a local person to ask about a variety of things. We also got to engage and converse a lot more with shop vendors because we had Kana in our group. Definitely a great way to explore the amazing food of Osaka!
The tour would have perfect if the guide met us in our hotel! The taxi dropped us off on the other side of Osaka castle. This is the big negative for us. Other than that, Yoko was great!!!