Osaka Castle & Dotonbori Lively One Day Tour

Overview

In this tour, we offer you the most impressive and efficient itinerary so that you can make the best use of your stay in Osaka. Firstly you will experience the living history of the samurai warriors and the common people in Osaka by visiting museums and the castle. Secondly, you will explore Japan’s longest shopping street that is being loved by local people. Then you will visit and explore Dotonbori and find out why Osaka is called Japan’s food capital. Our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Osaka.
Transportation and admission fees are all included and you don’t have to wait in a long queue at Osaka Castle on this tour.

What’s Included

  • Professional Guide Fare
  • Public Transportation Fare
  • Admission Fee
  • Entry/Admission – Osaka Museum of History
  • Entry/Admission – Osaka Castle
  • Entry/Admission – Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

Not Included

  • Food & Drink

Departure & Return

Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up at any hotels in Osaka City
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to the original departure point

What To Expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Osaka Museum of History, Chuo, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Kinki

The Osaka History Museum is located in front of Osaka Castle and is built on the site of an ancient palace. The 10th floor of this museum is a great spot to overlook Osaka Castle. Through the windows, you can command a panoramic view of the beautiful castle and get a good understanding of its huge size and the whole structure of the castle.
In addition, the informative exhibits enable you to understand the origin and real history of Osaka deeply. In particular, the diorama of the ancient court and the busy merchants’ town are impressive.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Osaka Castle, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Kinki

Osaka Castle, built in the 17th century by the Tokugawa Shogunate, was a solid castle protected by double moats, tall stone walls, turrets, etc and originally was the home of the samurai leader of the Toyotomi family.
The castle is now widely used by Osaka citizens as a park.
After looking at the view from the observation deck of the main tower, you will learn about Osaka and Japan’s history centered on samurai through the exhibits on each floor.
At the facilities in MIRAIZA on the castle grounds, you can also experience ninja knife throwing! 

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street

Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street is Japan’s longest one at 2.6 km containing 600 shops, and it is always bustling with a large number of local citizens.
It’s fun just looking around the shops, and as there are a lot of restaurants, we recommend you choose your favorite restaurant here for lunch.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Kinki

The townscape of Osaka about 180 years ago is reproduced in full size, and you can actually walk in it.
You will see, touch, and experience old-time Japan, the structure of the houses, the products sold at that time, the utilities and the living habits of the common people.
Why don’t you get a feel for the citizens’ life which is so different from the samurais?

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Kuromon Market, Nippombashi, Chuo, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Kinki

Osaka’s food culture has developed because of its people who are extremely fond of delicious things since ancient times, and Osaka has come to be called the Food Capital of Japan. In this market, many shops are lined up, and seafood such as crabs, pufferfish, sea urchin, meat such as Wagyu (Japanese beef) and Kobe beef and also various sweets are prepared at the stores. A large number of customers visit here to enjoy all kinds of food while strolling around.
Try to find your very favorite food item, too! 

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dotonbori, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Kinki

Now Dotonbori is the most popular tourist attraction in Osaka. Originally, this area was loved by the locals as the entertainment area with a row of theaters along the canal. Currently, restaurants with colorful billboards line both sides of the canal including, of course, shops selling takoyaki, the octopus balls that originated in Osaka, and famous ramen shops.
Take a photo in front of the well-known Glico-man signboard and enjoy exploring the surroundings. If you are looking for souvenirs, Don Quixote is also nearby.

Duration: 30 minutes

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.