A Local’s Guide to Osaka

Hiroshi Tsuyama is a private Viator guide who specializes in tours of Osaka, Kyoto and other regions of Japan upon request. A licensed guide since 2008, Hiroshi enjoys showing off Japan’s history, culture and natural beauty to visitors.

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July 29, 2014 by
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Izushi: Japan’s Little Kyoto

When traveling to Japan, one lesser known destination is Izushi, a town with Toyooka City in the Hyōgo Prefecture. Nicknamed “Little Kyoto” for its historical atmosphere, Izushi is a great place for exploring heritage, culture and cuisine. Known for its castle ruins and samurai houses, the town has even retained its grid layout from Edo Period military strategics.

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July 15, 2014 by
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Hamamatsu with a Local

Ikuyo Watase is a Viator private guide in Hamamatsu, Japan. She works with you to customize tours of both Lake Hamana and the city so that you can have the best trip possible. With three years of experience as a tour guide, Ikuyo Watase understands the importance of nature and rural charm in this lovely city.

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July 2, 2014 by
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Best Views in Osaka

View of Osaka Bay via eutrophication and hypoxia on Flickr

On the ground, Osaka can feel small and crowded. From above, the city looks sprawling and elegant, its skyline illuminated by thousands of lights from the streets, buildings, and houses below.

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July 1, 2014 by
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Osaka Castle Park

Osaka Castle Park via Marufish on Flickr

Osaka Castle Park holds the superlative of Osaka’s second largest park.

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June 3, 2014 by
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Minoo Park

The waterfall at Minoo Park via Sam Sheffield on Flickr

Minoo Park (also spelled Minoh) is a coveted respite from the bustle of Osaka city.

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May 6, 2014 by
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