Osaka | 8.5h
A tour to visit the "must-see" tourist spots in Osaka!
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Travel wisely with an all-inclusive transportation pass!

No way to miss this plan if it is your first time to visit Osaka! Our Osaka tour expert made an effort in making this plan to visit all the must-visit spots in a single day such as the iconic tower where you can have the view of the whole area, the gigantic Osaka Castle, cheap but delicious foods, and more!
Being spotted over a wide area, you will struggle with purchasing your train ticket, making transits and end up finding yourself in front of an unfamiliar map with a frowned eyebrow without a guide. But on this tour, you have your otomo guide who will take you to all these spots smoothly!
Don’t forget to book your tour to explore the must-visit spots in Osaka, with your otomo guide!

Highlights

・Get a free reward at popular tourists spots with an Osaka Amazing Pass! You can also use the subway as much as you want for a whole day. If you're not fluent in Japanese, it will be difficult to make the most of this special offer pass, but on this tour, you have your otomo guide!
・Visit four main areas in Osaka: a retro shopping street area with the iconic tower, Osaka Castle area, observatory area, and Dotonbori area!

Attractions

Tsutenkaku: The symbolic tower of Osaka. Not to mention that the view from it is beautiful, but the history you learn here is also interesting since this tower has witnessed the prosperity of the area.
Shinsekai market: A retro shopping street with many closed shops. Not many shops are opened but the street exhibits panels so you can know how the street used to be. The deep-fried pork sandwich shop is worth visiting!
Osaka Castle castle tower: Here we are! The main attraction of this tour! They have an exhibition in the reconstructed castle and you can also take a look at the reproduced golden traditional tea ceremony room. Don’t forget to visit the observatory since the view is very beautiful and to visit a spot where you can wear costumes which samurai used to wear during a war.
Osakajo Gozabune: A cruise ship taking you around the moat of the castle! Not only the cruise but also the ship itself that is enjoyable since it is a golden ship reproducing the ship painted on the folden screen when Osaka used to flourish more than ever. The view of the high stone wall and greenery changing according to the season is amazing!
Umeda Sky Building Kuchu Teien Observatory: A transparent escalator takes you to the roof! A panoramic view of the city is waiting for you! It is a rare observatory that doesn’t have a roof!
Dotonbori: A famous amusement district. We will take you to several symbolic photogenic spots! There is a little secret about these spots which you will find out during your tour!
Tombori River Cruise: A cruise ship which leaves Dotonbori and makes a round trip while introducing famous spots, bridges, and buildings. Feel the energy of the Minami area!
Wanaka Namba: A famous “takoyaki” shop. “Takoyaki” is an iconic food of Osaka in a round shape made from wheat flour and has a piece of octopus in it! This shop is a branch shop of a famous “takoyaki” shop which was listed on the MICHELIN Kyoto and Osaka book!
Ukiyo Shoji: An alley where people barely get to although it is located in the central Dotonbori area. It is only 1.2 meters in width and you can feel the traditional atmosphere here. There is also a small shrine!

Notes

・Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves a lot of walking.
・The tour begins and ends in different locations. If you would like to change the location of where the tour ends, please consult with your tour guide.
・This tour includes a lunch/dinner venue.
・On Mondays ""Nishinomaru Garden"" is closed. If any of the scheduled places are closed on the day you visit, your tour guide will take you to an alternative location.

Expenses Not Included

The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 3,700)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.

Meeting Point

In front of the Ticket Office outside the central gate of Osaka Station, JR Line

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