Free tour guides in Osaka

Thought Osaka is just a concrete jungle? Getting a guide to show your around is a great way to really get to know this city and its surrounds. Even better if they are free!

Foreigner Guides Net Osaka

This group are able to offer guides in various languages and can take you anywhere you want. They like to take people out of the city as well, and to less touristy places such as factories or folk-art workshops. 2 weeks notice required.

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osaka_img_logoOsaka SGG Club

This club are able to take visitors to the main sites, as well as nearby cities such as Nara and Kyoto. They like to show off both modern and old areas of each area.

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Visit Kansai

For those visiting places such as Osaka, Kyoto or Nara, Visit Kansai is a great choice. They have loads of bubbly volunteer guides who want to give tourists a real behind-the-scenes experience.

Free tour guides in other cities can be found here.

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Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who has lived in and visited Japan for over a decade. Having traveled across the country, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel here, and has also worked for many leading tourism companies. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association.