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Osaka Castle (Osaka-jo) Tours and Tickets

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Among the most famous castles in Japan, Osaka Castle (Osaka-jo) dates back to the 16th century, when it played a major role in unifying the nation. Today the reconstructed castle houses a museum filled with artifacts from the history of Japan and from the castle’s creator, Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The main tower provides a nice view over urban Osaka.

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Osaka Half-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

Osaka Half-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

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See and do exactly what you want on this private and customizable half-day walking tour of Osaka. Your local guide will aim to show you a range of historic and modern sites in Japan’s second-largest city. Choose to visit highlights including Osaka Castle, the Umeda Sky Building, the Dotombori District, and more. Your guide will meet you at your hotel so you won’t have to worry about finding them.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.62
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$75.62
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Street Osaka GoKart Tour with Funny Costume Rental

Street Osaka GoKart Tour with Funny Costume Rental

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Discover Osaka’s highlights on this quirky Go Kart tour. Be photo-ready, as there are plenty of funny character costumes to choose from. It’s a hassle-free tour as Go Kart rental, costume rental, insurance, and fuel are included. See lots of Osaka’s top sites like Tsutenkaku Tower, and Kitashinchi area, and you won’t have to worry about losing your group, as it’s a small-group tour. A valid driving license and international license with Japanese translation is required.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.71
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Osaka Bike Tour to the Neighborhood of Osaka Castle

Osaka Bike Tour to the Neighborhood of Osaka Castle

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-Meet up at a bicycle rental office near Tenjinbashisuji 6-chome Station! Don't worry about getting lost to get to our meeting point. We're going to meet up at a bicycle rental office near the Tenjinbashisuji 6-chome Station. -Head towards the beautiful Osaka Castle, and cycle around its premises. Osaka Castle is located in the middle of a very large park known as Osaka Castle Park. It's approximately 105 hectares big!! -Tired from all the biking? Let's satisfy our hunger with a good old Takoyaki break We'll take a break to taste Osaka's soul food: takoyaki. After you've enjoyed indulging takoyaki, we will briefly go and have a look at Japan's longest shopping street, Tenjinbashisuji, which is 2.6km long and has more than 600 shops. Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.26
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Osaka's Best and Brightest by Private Vehicle

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Osaka's Best and Brightest by Private Vehicle

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This an ideal choice for travelers with limited time in Osaka. Save hours researching where to visit in Osaka, and instead have an action-packed itinerary created for you. Traveling between sites in a private vehicle means avoiding the crowds on public transport, and fitting more into your day. You also don't worry about getting lost. Highlights include Dotonbori, Osaka Castle, Shinsekai, Shitenoji, and Harukas. Your tour is enhanced with entertaining stories along the way, and useful tips from your guide.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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$475.00
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PRIVATE 4-Hour Best of Osaka Local Walk with Castle

PRIVATE 4-Hour Best of Osaka Local Walk with Castle

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Experience the best of both worlds on this half-day Osaka walking tour, designed to reveal popular attractions and hidden gems. Tick off icons such as Osaka Castle (Osaka-jo) and Tsuruhashi Market, and explore the Dotonbori district, famed for its Japanese snacks and neon signs. Plus, explore lesser-known neighborhoods such as Shin-Sekai—full of unique charms. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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Osaka virtual tour

Osaka virtual tour

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This is a virtual tour using Zoom, online conference system. This unique 1h tour brings you to one of the most unique and fun cities in Japan, Osaka. Two friendly hosts will make your experience more interactive. We use not only photos or videos but also handmade materials or actual goods from guides' living room, that makes you feel livelier. You can ask them anything about Japan, Osaka and other popular tourists spots by chat or by talk session after the tour. This tour will provide helpful hints for your future trip to Japan. PLEASE NOTE the tour time is Japan standard time. Make adjustment to your time when booking. We'll send you Zoom URL invitation and you can enter the room easily.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.34
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Private Osaka Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems 100% Personalised

Private Osaka Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems 100% Personalised

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Spend the day with one of our hosts to discover the true nature of Osaka - head’s up, it’s got a wild sense of humor and is obsessed with food. Explorer (not tourist) is what we’re aiming for here, and in that spirit, you could explore neighborhoods like the fashionable Shinsaibashi or crazy Dotonbori and maybe you’ll discover hidden gems like the smaller shrines and historic streets. Grab a quick bite to eat and see why Osaka is known as the ‘Nation’s Kitchen’ before continuing your adventure through the neon streets of this enigmatic port city. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You'll also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do
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  • 3 to 8 hours
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$74.73
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Osaka Bike Tour with a Local Guide

Osaka Bike Tour with a Local Guide

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While exploring Osaka, take your sightseeing outdoors: by bicycle. This small-group tour introduces visitors to popular attractions as well as local hangouts such as Nakazaki-cho and America Town. Your guide selects the safest route with as little traffic as possible—difficult to do on your own. Enjoy plenty of stops including Osaka Castle, Nakanoshima Park, Umeda Sky Building, Nipponbashi Denden Town, and Shitennoji.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Car Full Day Tour of Osaka Temples, Gardens and Kofun Tombs

Private Car Full Day Tour of Osaka Temples, Gardens and Kofun Tombs

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Create your own itinerary during this full-day private tour of Osaka. Skip the hassle of traveling in a large tour group—your guide is dedicated to just you and your private party. Visit the kofun tombs, the south of the city, as well as temples and gardens. Private round-trip hotel transportation in a luxury vehicle included.
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  • 8 hours
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$491.00
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Osaka Kimono rental Wafuku Sakura

Osaka Kimono rental Wafuku Sakura

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You can walk around in kimono in Osaka, one of the most popular travel destinations in the world right now. "I want to take pictures in kimono at many instagrammable places in Osaka" "I want to take pictures in kimono at many instagrammable places in Osaka" Why not enjoy traveling in Osaka to the fullest? We will give you our unique map for instagrammable spots! Upload beautiful pictures of yourself and Osaka to Instagram or facebook!!! It is a great kimono rental service that offers various options within the package fee. Change clothes to kimono and enjoy sightseeing in Osaka with plenty of instagrammable spots.
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  • 1 to 8 hours
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$33.50
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Private Local Tour Guide Osaka: Kickstart your Trip, 100% Personalized

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Private Local Tour Guide Osaka: Kickstart your Trip, 100% Personalized

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This is a great choice for first-time visitors to Osaka. Kickstart your trip by going on an action-packed tour with a local guide. It’s a great way to get your bearings and to learn about the local transport system without worrying about getting lost. As it’s a private tour, the itinerary is personalized based on your requirements. Your guide will be happy to answer questions and give top tips about where to find the best food. Learn about Osaka’s cultural practices, its culinary scene, and its most loved attractions.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Osaka Custom Full-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

Private Osaka Custom Full-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

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Choose your own adventure in Osaka thanks to this fully-customizable 8-hour private tour. Travel aboard your very own chartered bus, limo or van as you explore a range of of Osaka’s most unique sights. Depending on your interests you might visit historic Osaka Castle, explore Shitennoji Temple, eat and drink your way through the Dotonbori district or take in the views from the Umeda Sky Building. A driver, chartered vehicle and round-trip transport from Central Osaka are included.
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  • 8 hours
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Osaka in a Nutshell: Three hour bike tour

Osaka in a Nutshell: Three hour bike tour

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This tour is a relaxing ride through the greener and cultural north side of Osaka city. Expect an authentic slice of city life, pedalling alongside Osakan locals, other travellers and your friendly, knowledgeable, bilingual guide. Tick off the famous sites and discover some lesser known gems as we explain why we love Osaka and answer any questions you may have. Finally, get recommendations for the rest of your stay in town, we all have our favourite spots for coffee/beer/yakitori/sushi/and everything in between! This tour is 90% flat and can be completed by anyone who can ride a bike so join us for a bit of exercise, some fresh air, and to take the weight off your feet!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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One day in Osaka: Six hour bike adventure

One day in Osaka: Six hour bike adventure

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Explore Osaka just like a local: On a bicycle. Pedal through the streets of the city on your way to its best sites, including Osaka Castle, Shitennoji Temple, and Shin Sekai, and follow your guide to some lesser-known attractions. Along the way, get insight into this fascinating city; its contribution to the history of feudal Japan, its distinctive dialect and culture, and its remarkable food scene—which you get a taste of by refueling with lunch at a local spot.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$82.40
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Local Style Osaka Day Trip with an a Native English Speaker in Japan 36 years!

Local Style Osaka Day Trip with an a Native English Speaker in Japan 36 years!

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Find an oasis of peace amid the hustle and bustle of Osaka. Escape the busy crowds on an intimate small group tour of Osaka’s oldest and most famous shrines and temples. After making your offerings, enjoy sake and appetizers with your new friends (personal expense). Then see Osaka from above at the Tsutenkakku tower. This all inclusive tour lets you relax while your guide does the navigating.
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  • 8 hours
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$302.47
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Muslim-Friendly Private Tour of Osaka

Muslim-Friendly Private Tour of Osaka

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Get acquainted with the highlights of Osaka on a Muslim-friendly walking tour, a great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves in the bustling city. In a small group limited to eight, you’ll visit Osaka Castle (Osaka-jo), Dontonburi, and Kuromon Ichiba Market. Convenient hotel pickup and a Halal lunch are included.
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  • 7 hours
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$106.64
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Osaka Half Day Tours by Locals: Private, See the City Unscripted

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Osaka Half Day Tours by Locals: Private, See the City Unscripted

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You’ll join one of our local Osaka hosts for an exhilarating half-day experience of their city. From local food to must-see sites like Osaka Castle, you’ll discover the city’s unique charm and local culture. Customized to suit your taste, you’ll visit a creative neighborhood like the neon lit Dōtonbori, grab some lunch at a trendy market and discover iconic temples, historic landmarks and bustling shops. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, youll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Osaka Private Tour: From Historic Tenma To Dōtonbori’s Pop Culture - 8 Hours

Osaka Private Tour: From Historic Tenma To Dōtonbori’s Pop Culture - 8 Hours

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Explore Osaka through the eyes of a local, on a customized tour with your personal host. Choose from some of Osaka’s most famous attractions, or explore the up-and-coming neighborhoods where Osakans hang out. Immerse yourself in the culture and cuisine of this vibrant city as you understand why Osaka has earned the nickname, “The Nation’s Kitchen.”
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  • 8 hours
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$159.43
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Osaka Private Tour by Public Transportation

Osaka Private Tour by Public Transportation

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This is a Osaka private tour using by public transportation. The guide will pick you up at JR Osaka Station 1F Central ticket gate. The destinations of the tour includes Dotonbori,Osaka Castle,Kuromon Market and Tsutenkaku! For details of the tour, you can look at the what to expect section and inclusions excursions section of this web page.
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  • 6 hours
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$107.32
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Private Tour - 1,400 years of History! A Tour of Famous Places in Osaka

Private Tour - 1,400 years of History! A Tour of Famous Places in Osaka

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Osaka is dotted with many historical sites. As Osaka is located in the heart of Japan and facing the sea, it is known that Osaka was a gateway to foreign countries since ancient times. The history of the city is said to date back more than 1,400 years. The oldest building in Japan is remained and is full of attractions not to be missed. This tour traces the roots of Osaka by taking you on a tour of the city's historical sites in chronological order. Although entertainment and food are the focus of Osaka's attention, we invite you to embark on a journey to learn more about Osaka's history than you might think.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.39
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Private Osaka Tour for Families with a Local, 100% Personalized

Private Osaka Tour for Families with a Local, 100% Personalized

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Swap the rigid structure and impersonal feeling of typical group tours for a private and personalized experience of Osaka. This private tour is exclusively for your family and is tailored to your interests, whether you want to see cosplayers in Dontonbori or enjoy a picnic on the island of Nakanoshima.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.10
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Osaka e-Pass with FREE 1 Day Metro Pass

Osaka e-Pass with FREE 1 Day Metro Pass

Limited time only! Right now, you can buy one Osaka e-Pass 1 Day get one FREE metro pass. Let’s save precious vacation time and money with Osaka e-Pass! It is a set of one pass (1 day or 2 days) with QR code for entering free facilities for about 20+ tourist spots input on it, which allows you to enjoy a great deal trip during the day(s). Not only you can get into over 20 popular Osaka attractions with the pass, but you can also enjoy local cuisine in variety of restaurants. Simply show your e-voucher at the participating restaurants to recieve the discount! Go to tripellet website for more detailed information and discounts of the restaurants! Have more fun and save money!
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  • 1 to 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.17
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Private departure transfer from central Osaka city to Itami airport (ITM)

Private departure transfer from central Osaka city to Itami airport (ITM)

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In end your trip the easy way with this departure transfer by Private taxi type charter transfer. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Osaka city to  Itami International Airport. And also your driver will choose the right way to go to the Itami international airport to make sure the customer will get to the airport on time. We will completely disinfect the vehicle and places a free hand sanitizer on all the seats. Your driver will keep an appropriate distance with you who will assist with luggage and guide you to your vehicle will give you a comfortable, safety, health ride.
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  • 30 to 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.70
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Osaka Cycling Tour

Osaka Cycling Tour

Riding a bicycle in a foreign country is always fun! You can relax and pedal a bicycle to get different areas. This tour starts from calm Yodo riverside. The cycling road is surrounded by rows of trees including sakura so you'll be able to feel nature even in the big Osaka city. Passing through the riverside, you'll arrive at Nakanoshima Park. After the park, you'll ride through Osaka Castle Area to see the castle tower and giant stone walls. At the last, you'll visit Kyobashi. This area is very deep and has lots of local restaurants like Izakaya Toyo which is now super famous after broadcasted on "Street food" from Netflix. You'll have local food for lunch at Kyobashi. 【Why this tour is unique?】 1. You'll be able to find different faces of Osaka  - Calm riverside, modern park, historical castle and deep local area. 2. Our well-knowledged guide will lead you places and strees you would never visit. *Approximately 15km and the road is usually flat. So it is not physically intensive.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.05
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