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Osaka | 5.0h
1,400 years of History! A Tour of Famous Places in Osaka
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Visit temples, shrines, and castles! Let's learn more about Osaka.


Osaka is dotted with many historical sites.
As Osaka is located in the heart of Japan and facing the sea, it is known that Osaka was a gateway to foreign countries since ancient times. The history of the city is said to date back more than 1,400 years. The oldest building in Japan is remained and is full of attractions not to be missed. 
This tour traces the roots of Osaka by taking you on a tour of the city's historical sites in chronological order. Although entertainment and food are the focus of Osaka's attention, we invite you to embark on a journey to learn more about Osaka's history than you might think.

Highlights


・The shrines and temples, which have over 1,000 years, offer an unusual way to experience Osaka's history. Enjoy a way to visit the shrines that goes beyond hand-holding.
・Osaka Castle, one of the three most famous castles in Japan, is a great place to visit and feel the breath of history. The interior of the castle is also a museum where you can learn more about the battles of the samurai warriors.
・You will visit a museum where you can learn about the history of Osaka step by step. The ancient capital of Osaka has been recreated.

Attractions


・Sumiyoshi-Taisha: A historic shrine, Sumiyoshi-Taisha, is the pride of Osaka. It is the head office of one of the more than 2,300 Sumiyoshi-Taisha shrines in Japan, and all four shrine buildings are national treasures. Spend a calming moment in the sacred and solemn atmosphere of the shrine grounds.
・Shitennoji Temple: This temple has a history of 1,400 years. It was built after the arrival of Buddhism in Japan and is the oldest architectural style in Japan.
You can climb the five-story pagoda, which is quite a rare experience in Japan.
・Osaka Museum of History: A museum of history which makes you feel you are a part of history. It has a floor reproducing the great council hall of “Naniwanomiya palace”, a floor which takes you on a journey throughout the city of canals: Osaka in the medieval and modern era, and many more interesting floors! 
・MIRAIZA OSAKA-JO: A facility that was reopened in 2017 as a spot with restaurants and shops! It was originally built in 1931 and used as the Osaka City Museum. It is located in front of the castle tower and popular as a place to buy souvenirs and take a rest.
・Osaka Castle: This magnificent castle has been selected as one of the three most famous castles in Japan. The castle is now used as a museum where you can learn about armor and kimonos from the time of its construction. The top floor of the tower is an observation deck where you can enjoy the view of the city of Osaka. 

Notes

・If you would like to change the tour end location, please consult with your tour guide.
・You will use public transportations.

Expenses Not Included

The travel expense is not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
(Entrance fees, transportation fees, activity fees, etc. - at least about JPY2,200 /person)

Meeting Point

JR Tennoji Station, in front of the central Exit



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