What we'll do
When you come to Japan, visiting Osaka is a must!
First, we’ll head to Yodoyabashi, where you can feel the heart of Osaka all around you.
We’ll take a ride on the Aqua-Liner to the area surrounding Osaka-jo Castle, then get off the boat to visit the castle itself, take some photos, and wander around the grounds.
Lastly, we’ll visit Shin-Sekai and Tsutenkaku to try out a variety of foods and indulge ourselves in Osaka’s gourmet.
Whether you visit during the day or at night, you’ll be sure to enjoy the scenery unique to the city, visible even from the trains and buses.
Things you need to know before the tour
Things you’ll need
-Entrance fees (if required)
-Transportation fees for moving between spots
-The admission fee for the Aqua- Liner is included in the cost of the tour.
Located next to Yodoyabashi Station, Yodoyabashi Bridge is surrounded by several architectural landmarks such as Osaka City Central Public Hall and the Bank of Japan. Thanks to its design and harmony with the surrounding cityscape, it was nominated as Osaka’s most attractive bridge. The 65-meter-long bridge gets its name from the influential Yodoya family, which was heavily involved in the foundation of several marketplaces like the Dojima Rice Market and Zagoba Fish Market. The original bridge was washed away in the Great Flood of 1885 and was not rebuilt until 1935 following a design competition. Now, countless cars and pedestrians cross Yodoyabashi Bridge every day, marking it as a functional and historical staple of the city.Show spot information
Osaka Suijo Bus Aqua-Liner
The Osaka Suijo Bus Aqua-Liner is an aquatic bus that tours a river flowing through Osaka, allowing passengers to enjoy the cityscape and a variety of sightseeing spots throughout the city. There are four different boarding points for the aquatic bus, and riding for only a segment of the tour is also allowed. This way, the buses can be used not just to enjoy the scenery, but also as a means of transportation between Osaka's many sightseeing spots.Show spot information
Osaka Castle or Osaka-jo was built by the military commander Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Although it is located in the middle of the city, the gates and stone walls remain well-preserved and the vast grounds have become a park. The Nishinomaru Garden is a famous cherry blossom spot. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery in every season. One of the features of Osaka Castle is that huge stones are used everywhere in the castle walls. As with many other castles in Japan, the inside of the main castle tower serves as a history museum. You can also enjoy a great view of Osaka from the top of the castle.Show spot information
Shinsekai is a local area in Osaka near Tennoji known for its nostalgic flair. It began to be built in the early 20th century, being influenced by major Western cities. However, the product is quite unlike its European and American models. Today, it is mostly known as quirky and seedy area with good local food. It is particularly famous for kushikatsu or fried skewers. It is also home to Spa World, a large bathhouse. Shinsekai and its vicinity is considered less safe according to Japan's high standards, not least because of its red light district and drinking establishments.Show spot information
Tsutenkaku is a steel tower in the nostalgic Shinsekai area of Osaka, not far from Tennoji. Despite its height of 328ft (100m) being easily outranked by more recent buildings, it is still well-known as a symbol of Osaka's modern history. Its origins go back to the early 20th century, but it was refashioned into the current structure after World War Two. It was designed by the same architect as Tokyo Tower and shares the Paris Eiffel Tower as its inspiration.Show spot information
Please make sure to have transportation money to get to the meeting spot.
If you would like your guide to pick you up at your hotel, please contact them directly.