Osaka early bird

 

Overview

Avoid walking around Osaka with masses of other tourists and getting lost on Osaka’s Subway.
Join us on this very efficient tour with a local guide that enables you to enjoy some of the main attractions in half a day, before other tourists start to walk around.
Look forward to the panoramic view from the top of Osaka Castle in the fresh air of early morning!

What to Expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Dotonbori, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Kinki
The tour begins with the exploration of the narrow alleys so typical of Osaka.
There will be new discoveries each time we turn a corner. Can you guess what the shops around you deal in by their signboards?
In Hozenji Temple, you can face a very rare mystic Buddha (Mizukake Fudo). What is the statue covered with?
Also, can you tell why they put small torii gates in the alleys?
We will also take a walk around Dotonbori area which is the most popular tourist spot in Osaka.
Since there are not so many people in the early morning, you can take pictures with funny poses in front of the very famous signboard ‘The Glico Man’.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shinsekai, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Kinki
You can enjoy plenty of colorful signs in Shinsekai. Iconic Tsutenkaku Tower, beloved by Osaka people, and the surrounding area full of restaurants are worth visiting.
There are a lot of weird baby-like statues shining in gold in front of shops or as signboards.
You don’t see these statues outside of Osaka. Find out what kind of ritual is said to bring you good luck.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shitennoji Temple, Tennoji, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Kinki
One of the oldest temples in Japan is Shitennoji.
Since its establishment in 593, it has become a spiritual home for the people of Osaka.
Let’s take a leisurely walk through the quiet premises. In the pond, in the precincts, lots of creatures can be seen.
They increased so much because Buddhism forbids the killing of living things.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Osaka Castle, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Kinki
It’s a must-see when you visit Osaka.
While walking through this very large site you can try to imagine how a samurai general might have planned to attack this well-built castle.
After climbing to the top of the main building we are rewarded with a splendid view of the city of Osaka.

Duration: 1 hour

Departure Point
Namba Station
Departure Time
06: 45 Osaka Visitors Information Center Namba
Duration
4h
Return Details
3 Chome-3 Tanimachi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 540-0012, Japan
Inclusions
English Guide fee
Exclusions
Transportation fare
Food & Drink

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable clothes & shoes for walking.
  • Available on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers