Visiting Osaka castle, Floating Garden Observatory, Dotonbori, and Shitenoji temple.
Though Osaka is the famous town for enjoying night life, I will show you another face of her during day time with this tour. Leaving your hotel at Osaka at 8:30 am, we visit Osaka castle via subway, with 400 years of history. Then, we are on board of river cruise for Yodoyabashi shore, where we have lunch. After luch we take subway for Floating Garden Observatory, to enjoy bird eyes view of entire Osaka from the 173 meters high rise. Then we visit Dotonbori at the center of the downtown Osaka where we see animal spirits of Osaka merchant. By taking a subway, we extend our tour to Shitennoji Temple. I will see you off at your hotel around 17:30.
Meet at the lobby of your hotel in Osaka (8:30)-take subway to Osaka castle (9:00)- visit Osaka Castle ( 10:00 to 10:45 ) - get onboard of Nakanoshima river cruise (11:00)- get off at Yodoyabashi shore ( 11:20 ) - Lunch ( 11:30 to 12:30) take subway for Floating Garden Observatory (13:00 -14:00 )- take subway for Dotonbori & walk along Shinsaibashi (14:30 to 15:30 )- take subway to Shitennoji temple (16:00-17:00)- take subway back to your hotel with the arrival around 17:30.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meet at the lobby of your hotel in Osaka at 8:30.
End location: See you off at your hotel at 17:30.
Duration: 9 hours
We use public transportation i.e. subway, local train, and boat. This tour takes about 3 to 4 hours of walking with approximately 14 kilometers or 8 miles of distance. Also, climbing up/down the castle is expected.
The tour price includes my services as your personal tour guide during your trip and management on your schedule. General consultancy on your sightseeing in Japan, my transport expenses, meals, and admissions to facilities are also included.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5000 Yen - This is an expense per person. Payments include public transportation fare ( bus, subway, train and boat ), admissions for facilities and a lunch (about 1500 yen) . ( We may purchase Osaka amazing pass at 2,500 yen per person. ) Please keep it in mind that local restaurants basically do not accept a credit card, but cash only.
Your transportation, admissions to facilities, and lunch are not included in the tour price. (It is as stipulated per Estimated Local Cash Needed section.) Also, your purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs, and snacks are extra.
I have no license for driving a commercial car that carries passengers.
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He was excellent. Well organized, timely and very well informed. He was very flexible and changed our tour immediately when he realized we did not know what we wanted to see. His English was very good and he kept us entertained all day.