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.
Osaka 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.
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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