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Osaka: Five Must-See Highlights Walking Tour & Ramen Lunch

1. Osaka: Five Must-See Highlights Walking Tour & Ramen Lunch

Osaka has many defferent names, such as the city of foods, the city of marchants, the city of comedy, the city where the Sengoku period ended . It means she is very diverse, tolerant , the people there are so entertained and adventurous. That is reason why so many foreigners are fascinated by her. Well, Let’s start the walking tour with us to find the real Osaka at a walking pace, from the perspective of a walker. We shall visit Osaka's 5 Must-See Sights with expierianced local English guide; (1) Osaka Castle Museum : Many highlights such as cultural asset exhibitions and the restored golden tea room. (2)Dotonbori : One of the principal tourist destinations in Osaka, check "Running Man" above Ebisbashi bridge ! (3)Kuromon Market : A covered public market that dates back to Edo period. Enjoy streetfoods ! (4)Tsutenkaku Tower : Osaka’s symbolic tower. The statue of the good luck god Billiken is on the tower's top observatory. (5)Shitennoji Temple : One of the Japan's oldest Budist temples, the first ever to be built by the state. Also try very tasty Ramen for lunch !

From Osaka: Himeji Castle, Arima Onsen & Mt. Rokko Day Trip

2. From Osaka: Himeji Castle, Arima Onsen & Mt. Rokko Day Trip

Join this bus tour from central Osaka to visit the best of historical landmarks and natural beauty in one single day. Enjoy a relaxing bus transfer with guided commentary as you travel between the stops. Discover the most beautiful castle in Japan, Himeji Castle, and the Kouroen Former Residence Park. Visit Arima, known for it's historic hot springs. and Mount Rokko, a popular spot in the Kansai region, offering breathtaking panoramic views. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and savor the tranquility of this mountainous retreat. This exciting journey will take you through some of Japan's most iconic destinations in just one day. Itinerary: 08:30 - Depart from Osaka Namba We will start our journey from VIP Villa Namba in Osaka. 10:00 - Himeji Castle Our first stop will be Himeji Castle, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site and one of Japan's national treasures. Also known as "White Heron Castle," it boasts impressive architecture and a rich history dating back centuries. 11:40 - Kouroen Former Residence Park After exploring Himeji Castle, we'll visit Kouroen Former Residence Park, where you'll have some free time to enjoy lunch at your leisure. 14:00 - Arima Onsen Excursion Next, we'll head to Arima Onsen, one of Japan's three famous hot springs. Relax and rejuvenate in the healing waters of this ancient onsen, known as the oldest hot spring in Japan. 16:00 - Mount Rokko Our final destination will be Mount Rokko, a popular spot in the Kansai region, offering breathtaking panoramic views. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and savor the tranquility of this mountainous retreat. 18:30 - Return to VIP Villa Namba We'll wrap up the day and return to Osaka Namba, where our memorable journey ends. Join us on this unforgettable day trip and witness the captivating charm of Himeji Castle, the relaxation of Arima Onsen, and the enchantment of Mount Rokko. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the best of Japan in one day!

Osaka: Hotspots & Hidden Gems Private or Group Tour

3. Osaka: Hotspots & Hidden Gems Private or Group Tour

You will get an insightful understanding of everyday Japanese customs, including topics that other local guides may not be comfortable letting visitors know about, so please ask me any questions (our guides are super open-minded and present Osaka for what it is: the good, the bad and everything in between) First you'll slip through the non-touristy hidden maze of bar/restaurant zones in central Osaka, and even get a short glimpse of a Yakuza clubhouse (it’s safe and we’ll just walk past it). After check out the traditional Kuromon Ichiba Market seafood market where top chefs continue to shop at everyday. We’ll contrast that by ducking into quiet cobblestoned back alleys to uncover a mystic temple and its centuries-old unique history, while passing boutique eateries and hidden shops. Be prepared for a sensory overload as we navigate wacky larger-than-life billboards highlighting modern Japanese culture. You’ll get to hear plenty of interesting stories about Osaka while we amble down the central downtown Dotonbori river....and get some fantastic photo opportunities. The America town further down the road provides a curious insight of what Japanese people think what America is hahaha. The retro town of Shinsekai is just as intriguing with its mix of crazy fishing restaurants to its ancient Japanese gaming provides a lot of nostalgia! You’ll be dazzled by the retrograde neon all over the city and the exciting nightlife that Osaka is so famous for. This tour is known for exposing the contrasting faces of Osaka! Note: You will go to all the above places mentioned on the 3hr tour Note: On the 4hr tour we will visit all of the above plus 3 extra places: a knife shop (a private demonstation given), go down a plethora of off the beaten paths full of authentic restaurant alleys, full coverage of the Dotonbori River area with more of a deeper insight to Osaka local life. Note: Osaka Castle will not be visited on this tour (as it take over an 2hr just to view this 12 acre land that Osaka Castle is built on. I hope our tour is more than memorable!:)

Osaka 1 day city tour

4. Osaka 1 day city tour

Osaka 1 day city Tour Explore 1 day compact Osaka tour ! ■ Suitable for : ・Osaka first visitor ・Who don't have lot of time to explore ・Who still have 1 day time before flight ・Private tour group ■ Day Schedule : ・Hotel pick up ・Osaka castle park and castle entrance ・Dotonbori Gourmet / Shinsekai ・Umeda Sky Building Ku Chu Tei En ・Hotel drop off ■ Guide : Indonesian who is living for more than 10 years in Japan. Speaks Indonesian Bahasa, Mandarin Chinese, English, Japanese ※ Schedule above is possibly changed without notice regarding of weather/season/etc

From Osaka or Kyoto: Kyoto & Nara 1 Day Bus Tour

5. From Osaka or Kyoto: Kyoto & Nara 1 Day Bus Tour

Explore the historic landmarks of the cities of Kyoto and Nara on this educational and adventurous full-day experience. Visit popular and famous temples, see historical monuments, discover sacred shrines, and meet the charming deer of Nara park. Choose to depart from either Osako or Kyoto, traveling with ease in a comfortable bus. During the tour you will visit the Todaiji Temple ─ its Great Buddha is one of the most famous historical landmarks in Nara. It is the largest wooden structure in the world and stands at around 15 meters in height. While in this city, you will also enjoy meeting the friendly and charming deer in Nara park and visiting the general worship area of Kasuga Taisha shrine. Be escorted by your driver and guide to the Kyoto Imperial Palace and discover its sprawling beautiful garden which spreads through the historical center of Kyoto. Then experience Kinkakuji Temple ─ one of the most famous Buddhist temples in Kyoto and a must-visit landmark. Then walk through the gorgeous natural scenery and bamboo grove of Kimono Forest of Arashiyama. Don't forget to take a picture for your memories!

From Osaka: Osaka Half Day Golden Route Bus Tour

6. From Osaka: Osaka Half Day Golden Route Bus Tour

Discover Osaka's Highlights: Full-Day Tour Join us for an immersive exploration of Osaka's best attractions. Experience the vibrant culture, flavors, and landmarks that define this incredible city. Please note that the itinerary details below are subject to change based on tour conditions. Shinsekai Excursion: Depart from the Mainichi Newspaper Building for a journey to the charming Shinsekai district. Explore the Shinsekai area on foot, including a special visit to Tower Knives Osaka Tokyo. Culinary Delights: Enjoy a delightful lunch break, savoring the local tastes of Osaka, such as Yakisoba and Kushikatsu. Osaka Castle Experience: Journey to the historic Osaka Castle for an immersive exploration of its history and architecture. Kuromon Market Adventure: Continue to the bustling Kuromon Market, known for its variety of fresh produce and local delicacies. Dotombori Stroll: Explore the vibrant Dotombori area on foot, taking in the energetic ambiance and iconic sights. Tour Finale: Conclude the tour in front of the iconic Glico signboard at Ebisu Bridge. Embark on this captivating journey to immerse yourself in Osaka's unique charm, culture, and culinary delights. Enjoy a day filled with exploration and discovery in this remarkable city.

From Osaka: Himeji Castle, Kokoen Garden and Temple Visit

7. From Osaka: Himeji Castle, Kokoen Garden and Temple Visit

9:00 AM: Depart from Osaka 10:30 AM: Arrive at Himeji Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Japan's most famous and impressive castles. Spend some time exploring the castle's many towers, gates, and defensive features. 12:30 PM: Purchase a delicious lunch at one of the many restaurants in the Himeji Castle area. 2:00 PM: Visit Kokoen Garden, a beautiful traditional Japanese garden with several different styles of Japanese landscaping. 3:00 PM: Take a short drive to Engyo-ji Temple, a mountain-top temple complex with stunning views of the surrounding area. 5:00 PM: Return to Osaka 6:30 PM: Arrive in Osaka

Explore Osaka castle Park and attractive places

8. Explore Osaka castle Park and attractive places

My tour is not just about visiting famous places. It also has all kinds of unpredictable topics including Japanese culture, lifestyle, and language that are not felt in normal tour. My tour process starts at Osaka castle park to learn history and more, and head to Shinsekai and Dotonbori to enjoy Japanese garden and indigenous cuisines. Details of what you can experience during the tour are as follows. ・Learn Japanese manners ・Try using simple Japanese phrases ・Let's wander popular tourist attractions ・Try traditional Japanese games (Kendama) ・Eat Osaka's unique cuisines (with how to use chopsticks) ・Pray at real temple and Shrines in Japan ・Enjoy shopping where local people often go to

Osaka: Full-Day Private Guided Walking Tour

9. Osaka: Full-Day Private Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy an exciting full-day walking tour of Osaka accompanied by a guide and explore Japan's second-largest city. See the modern and traditional sides of this colorful, dynamic metropolis. Start your day meeting your guide at your hotel, and embark on your customized tour. See Osaka Castle, rebuilt after being destroyed in the sieges of the 17th century. Stroll through Kuromon Ichiba Market amid the booming voices of Osaka merchants. Snack on various local foods. Have lunch in the traditional working class Shinsekai area. Choose your must-see spots, create your own itinerary, and enjoy your own unique Osaka experience. Learn all about your favorite spots from your knowledgeable guide.

Private:Full day Kobe City Tour w/Hotel Pickup

10. Private:Full day Kobe City Tour w/Hotel Pickup

Hotel Pick up 8am Ikuta Jinja Shrine Kobe China-town Nankin Machi Meriken Park Kobe Maritime Museum Kobe Port Tower Kobe Harborland Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens Hakutsuru Sake Brewery

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3.6 / 5

based on 69 reviews

The tour was excellent. It was pleasant and very informative that, time (5 hours) flew by so fast. Andrew was right on time. He is amazingly knowledgeable, well mannered and cultured. The tour was relaxed yet professional. I would strongly recommend this company and will likely use them again.