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Osaka Walking Tour and Okawa River Cruise

  • When does it run?

    Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

  • Start time

    9:50am

  • Duration

    6-7 hours approx.

Inclusions
  • Guide
  • Entrances
  • Lunch
  • Transport
COVID-19 Safety guidelines
Guests
  • Adult (13+)
  • Child (3-12)
  • Infant (0-2)

Key Highlights

  • Get to know Osaka; both old and new
  • Head up to dizzying heights at the Floating Garden Observatory
  • Savour a western-style lunch at the Hotel Granvia
  • Enjoy a cruise for breathtaking views across the city

Overview

See the best that Osaka has to offer with a tour around its main sites. Take a cruise along the river and see the city sites from afar.

From Hotel Granvia we start our tour on foot to the Floating Garden Observatory; an open air skybridge overlooking the city and as far away as Awaji Island and Mt Ikoma. Connecting the two towers of the Umeda Sky Building, the Floating Garden Observatory affords spectacular views from 170m above the city.

Before we continue with our stroll through the city, we stop for a western-style lunch at the Hotel Granvia. From here we make our way by public transport to the wonder that is Osaka Castle. Surrounded by a moat and park, Osaka Castle played a central role in Japanese history. A status and power symbol, it was founded in the 16th century by Hideyoshi Toyotomi, a remarkable shogun during the Sengoku period. With the help of a knowledgeable guide get to know the castle’s history, admire its intricate decoration and striking stone wall that is sits upon. Just a short walk away is where we board the Aqua Liner for an hour long cruise along the Okawa River to watch the seasonal landscapes of Osaka as well as its prominent and historical sites.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

  • Duration

    6-7 hours approx.

  • Start time

    9:50am

  • Meeting Point

    3-1-1 Umeda Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0001 - JP

  • Ending Point

    Osaka Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Guide
  • Entrances
  • Lunch
  • Transport

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this).  At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

An additional fee must be paid for 4 and 5 year old children for admission to the Floating Garden Observatory.

Any special requests, such as vegetarian or gluten-free, are to be made at the time of booking.

This tour uses public transportation with non-reserved seats. Please note that seating is not guaranteed.

If the Aqua Liner is out of service due to bad weather or other operational reasons, the tour will visit the Osaka Museum of History instead.

If the Aqua Liner is unavailable on Tuesday, when the Osaka Museum is closed, the cost of the Aqua Liner ride will be refunded by the guide on the tour day.

The tour may use Osakajokoen Station on the way to Osaka Castle instead of Temmabashi Station.

Additional info

The total walking distance is approximately 6 km.

As this is a walking tour, please wear shoes and clothing that are suitable for walking.

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