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Ocean Princess Cruise Ship arriving to Osaka 3/8/2010

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Ocean Princess Cruise Ship arriving to Osaka 3/8/2010

Hello!

We are taking a cruise on Ocean Princess to three Japanese ports, the first is Osaka. Are there any reasonably priced English speaking tour guides or tour companies that can take us around to temples, castle, and a little of the shopping district in one day? We are scheduled to come in at 8 am and leave at 8 pm.

We are open to any suggestions for a one day excursion and very excited to visit. Thanks!

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1. Re: Ocean Princess Cruise Ship arriving to Osaka 3/8/2010

Use shore excursion, or do it on your own. There are no "reasonably priced" English speaking guides. Either they are volunteers, or cost a fortune.

A 3-hour tour by taxi with a Japanese speaking driver only costs 200USD, 7 hours and it's 350USD. Add couple hundreds for a professional guide. There are no university students who do it for cheap on the side.

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2. Re: Ocean Princess Cruise Ship arriving to Osaka 3/8/2010

Since we have one day to visit, what do you consider the "highlights"? There are so many choices! Does anyone have a suggested schedule on what to do for 10 hours or so? Thanks!

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3. Re: Ocean Princess Cruise Ship arriving to Osaka 3/8/2010

Since you have 10 hours, going to Kyoto is a possibility. Good sites to research highlights:

http://www.japan-guide.com/list/e1105.html

Volunteer guides:

http://visitkansai.com/

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