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Nighttime electric skateboarding

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.Miyakojima Ward, Osaka, Japan

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Experience hosted by John

2.5 hours
Includes drinks, tickets, equipment
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

BEGINNERS AND ALL LEVELS WELCOME! Skate through the city, effortless and smooth. See Osaka from a new perspective and get back with the coolest photo memories you can have!

This is a night skating and sightseeing tour on electric skateboards. We'll meet at a park where I'll show you how to safely handle electric skateboards. Then, after covering the basics, we'll go on a tour visiting some of Osaka's best sights, like the Osaka castle park, Nakanoshima Island, Tenjin shopping arcade, Higashi Umeda and Temma night life districts, tsuyunoten shrine and other secret spots. The route will be adjusted to fit your skills and preferences. It will cover about 7~16km in total length.

Nighttime is really the best time for skateboarding in Osaka: Less crowds and pleasant temperatures in summer, smooth roads, lights everywhere, busy outdoor drinking areas with friendly Osakans. The illuminated castle and shrines add to an almost mystical experience.

During the tour we will do several stops to shoot pictures. Besides skating you'll learn a lot about Osaka as well. At the end - if everyone is thirsty - we can finish at a local's favorite bar and have a drink.

Note: Groups of up to 6 are available on request and will be discounted. Single travelers joining an existing booking can also get a discount. Also the starting time can be adjusted. In any case, just ask me!
BEGINNERS AND ALL LEVELS WELCOME! Skate through the city, effortless and smooth. See Osaka from a new perspective and get back with the coolest photo memories you can have!

This is a night skating and sightseeing tour on electric skateboards. We'll meet at a park where I'll show you how to safely handle electric skateboards. Then, after covering the basics, we'll go on a tour visiting some of Osaka's best sights, like the Osaka castle…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Refreshments of your choice
  • Tickets
    Photography service
    I'll take many photos of you that you can downloa...
  • Equipment
    Reliable and well maintained electric longboards with wireless remotes (201...
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/ person
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Meet your host, John

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 7 Reviews
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I've been into board sports ever since I was 13, as a halfpipe skateboarder for about six years and a snowboarder for about twenty now. During university I worked as a snowboard instructor. Despite my sometimes stressfull job I never gave up on my favorite sport.

As one of the first adopters of electric skateboards in this city I've ridden more than a thousand km through Osaka’s parks and streets. I am known in my neighborhood as the crazy foreigner commuting to work on a flying e-board, wearing a suit. But who cares, I love it. And I promise, you'll love it, too!

I've lived in Osaka for about 6 years now, also spent some years in Tokyo and Yokohama before. I know this country pretty well and I’m happy to give you tips on your stay in Japan.
I've been into board sports ever since I was 13, as a halfpipe skateboarder for about six years and a snowboarder for about twenty now. During university I worked as a snowboard instructor. Despite my sometimes stressfull job I never gave up on my favorite sport.

As one of the first adopters of electric skateboards in this city I've ridden more than a thousand km through Osaka’s parks and streets. I am known in my neighborhood as the crazy foreigner commuting to work on a flying e-boa…
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Where you'll be

We'll meet at a park where I'll show you how to safely handle e-skateboards. Then, after covering the basics, we'll go on a tour visiting some of Osakas best sights, like the Osaka Castle, Nakanoshima Island, Tenjin shopping arcade, Tsuyunoten shrine and other secret spots. The route will be adjusted to fit your preferences. It will cover about 7~16km in total length.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Pf
January 2020
It was our first time on an electric skateboard, so we weren’t really sure what it’d be like. John made sure we felt comfortable and that everyone was safe. He took us to beautiful spots with great night views. We are so happy we went on this tour- this is definitely the most memorable tour experience we have booked through air bnb. If you are hesitating because you have never been on a skateboard before, don’t worry, and just go for it! 玩转大阪的正确方式,没有比电动滑板最好的了!如果你看到这个留言,不要犹豫,你会感谢我的。 스케이트보드를 처음 탔음에도 불구하고 아무 문제없이 오사카 성부터 시작해서 우메다까지 도시야경을 감상하며 달리는 경험을 할 수 있었다 어디서도 해보지 못한 정말 최고의 투어... 정말 강력추천함...!!
It was our first time on an electric skateboard, so we weren’t really sure what it’d be like. John made sure we felt comfortable and that everyone was safe. He took us to beautiful…
John
January 2020
Looking for a unique and fun experience? Look no more! Electric skateboarding around Osaka was an incredible was to see the city in a way that I could not have imagined. When I came across this is experience originally, I was excited about the idea of skateboarding around the city at night, but i did not imagine how much fun it would be. We covered and incredible amount of ground , hitting all the major sites in one multi-hour tour. The ability to see so much of the city in one tour was incredible, and John had a special knowledge of the destinations along the way so he was able to craft a tour that captured the special nature of nighttime Osaka. I was very impressed with the quality of the route, the level of his understanding, the skateboard and protective gear he brought to the table, and the quality of my experience. I am very thankful to have connected with John for this tour and I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to have a fun and memorable experience in Osaka! Thanks John!!!
Looking for a unique and fun experience? Look no more! Electric skateboarding around Osaka was an incredible was to see the city in a way that I could not have imagined. When I ca…
Ryan
December 2019
This would have to be the best most adrenaline driven way to see the sights of Osaka. I had never ridden an electric longboard before and hadn’t skated for 20yrs but John took me through the basics, supplied all the safety gear and before I knew it I was zipping along at 20km/h comfortably. His knowledge of Osaka was great and sharing a drink and some food in a couple of the local bars was a great way to end the experience. I loved it so much that I’m buying an electric longboard when I get home 🛹⚡️
This would have to be the best most adrenaline driven way to see the sights of Osaka. I had never ridden an electric longboard before and hadn’t skated for 20yrs but John took me…
Love
December 2019
For travellers who are bored of run-of-the-mill itineraries, this is a must activity to book when visiting Osaka! Not only is John an expert in teaching skateboard, but he also personalizes each trip to make it more memorable and fun. We went to Osaka Castle first but he accommodated my request to explore more of Osaka, on electric longboard. It was amazing! I get to ride an expensive piece of machinery I wouldn't have thought I could, while learning more about the neighborhood and its history. Unfortunately I was alone when I tried this activity but John never made me feel I am a stranger and was very encouraging all throughout! Wish I tagged along someone to this activity, because this one sure doesn't disappoint! This experience is one for the books, for me. I will be sure to do it again!
For travellers who are bored of run-of-the-mill itineraries, this is a must activity to book when visiting Osaka! Not only is John an expert in teaching skateboard, but he also per…
Jérémy
December 2019
John a été formidable et ce pour plusieurs raisons : 1) Il est très pédagogue et vous vous sentirez rapidement à l'aise sur votre planche. 2) Il n'hésitera pas à vous parler de ce qui vous entoure durant le trajet afin d'apporter plus de contexte et d'histoire. 3) Il prendra soin de prendre de superbes photos pour vous tout au long de l'expérience. 4) Il sera à votre écoute selon que vous souhaitez beaucoup skater ou parler pendant une pause avec un thé bien chaud ou une bière rafraîchissante. Bref, si vous souhaitez découvrir Osaka d'une façon originale, n'hésitez pas, John est l'homme de la situation !
John a été formidable et ce pour plusieurs raisons : 1) Il est très pédagogue et vous vous sentirez rapidement à l'aise sur votre planche. 2) Il n'hésitera pas à vous parler de ce…
Barbara
September 2019
Ottima esperienza! La raccomando a tutti quelli che desiderano vedere Osaka di notte e vivere piccole esperienze da local. John em un ottimo host, molto cordiale e con un’ottima conoscenza della città. Se siete alle prime armi con lo skate, tentate è bellissimo
Ottima esperienza! La raccomando a tutti quelli che desiderano vedere Osaka di notte e vivere piccole esperienze da local. John em un ottimo host, molto cordiale e con un’ottima co…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

More tips

The start time can be adjusted - ask me.

What to bring

Suitable shoes (Sneakers)

Only light luggage