Ride the Osaka Suijo Bus Aqua-Liner and View Sightseeing Spots
About the WOW U-mediator leading this tour
Hi my name is Hiromi. I am a wife and mother of two kids. I have been working for tour companies since 2001. When I worked in Tokyo, I went on business trips to more than 40 countries. During my business trips, I had opportunities to explore foreign cultures by meeting and communicating with the locals and I enjoyed it a lot. My trips inspired me to decide to introduce my hometown, Osaka, to foreigners. So I moved back to Osaka with my family and now I am a tour guide of Osaka. So far, I have guided various types of tourists ranging from just married couple to big size family. I can not only guide you around famous tourist attractions in Osaka but also take you to hidden gems in Osaka since I was born and raised in Osaka. Also I can guide you to Kyoto and Nara.
Please visit my tour page for more details. In case of time conflicts with another group of tourists, please check my availability first via email. I am looking forward to hearing from you!
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
-Please tell the guide your request ( date of tour and pick up point ) first.
Then the guide will check availability and itinerary etc.
-The tour fee does not include meals/drinks fees, Transportation fees for moving between spots and Entrance fees (if required).
-The admission fee for the Aqua- Liner is included in the cost of the tour.
-Recommend comfortable shoes.
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 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
-Meeting and Leaving spots are very flexible.
I can pick you up at airport ( Kansai or Itami ) or any station or your hotel in Osaka to avoid miss-meeting.
-Duration,itinerary,transportation fee are subject to change depending on meeting/leaving spots.
-This Sample itinerary is based on meeting/leaving at sumiyoshitaisha station.
-I will hold your name board