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Osaka Bus and Boat Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour with Subway Pass

Osaka, Japan

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See the sights of Osaka with a hop-on-hop-off tour over two consecutive days by bus and boat. Just book online and select a 2-day ticket with either a 1- or 2-day subway pass to help you get around the city with ease. Travel to landmarks such as the Buddhist temple of Shitennoji Temple and Osaka Castle, and explore neighborhoods like Umeda and Shinsaibashi at your own pace. Complimentary Wi-Fi is included on board the bus, so you can post photos as you travel around.
  • Osaka hop-on-hop-off tour by bus, boat, and subway
  • Hop off at 13 locations around the city as you explore by bus
  • Use your pass to travel to Shitennoji Temple and Osaka Castle
  • Cruise along the rivers and canals of Osaka to Dotonbori
  • Choose between a 1- or 2-day transport option when you book
Osaka City subway, New Tram and City bus pass
Entrance fees to attractions
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children under age 6 (who do not require their own seat) may travel free.
  • The bus has no bathroom facilities and minimal storage space; only one item of luggage per passenger is accepted. Eating and drinking is not permitted on board.
  • On rainy days the open top bus uses a retractable roof. In case of sudden rain, temporary rain covers will be provided. Open umbrellas are not permitted for safety reasons.
  • One open-top with retractable roof and one closed-top bus with AC/heater in service.
  • The service may be suspended or the route changed in the event of traffic accidents.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Please check the official website for information regarding maintenance days for the cruise boat. The cruise will not be available on maintenance days.
  • The cruise is very popular and it is strongly recommended to make a separate reservation for the cruise on the official website.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Osaka Wonder Loop Bus

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

Traveler Tips

  • "Beware of the mandatory driver rest time around midday when looking at timetable." See review
  • "If you just want to go around and cover a lot, this is highly recommended." See review


49 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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terrible hop on off
, Dec 2019
This tour only runs every hour and only operates with two buses. It is almost impossible to find the stop at the Osaka terminal and I walked around for an hour. The guide not very knowledgeable and could ;not understand most of what he said. The bus was enclosed so pictures are hard to get. The worst part is the 50 minute break the guide and driver take in the middle of the trip. You have no choice but to just wait for them to finish. Would not recommend.
, Sep 2019
The boat ride is more of a transport from one point to another. Most of the ride is under a freeway overpass. The bus ride is comfortable ( Covered) and the staffs are friendly. We used it to get from the Osaka Castle stop to our hotel. No other stops. I think it is good for its value.
Is not as the ones we have been in our trips overseas and in London
, Nov 2018
In general, the service is great, however, the syncronization of the buses and timetables are not and we miss our boat tour that is offered with the pass for the bus and the subway. No problem there as we received a refund and also because we didn't used the subway pass. Only critic is thatr the stops are far away of the places you can see making you to walk great distances.
Better have it PLANNED out before buying
, Jul 2018
Purchased this at the last minute and never hopped on a bus nor a boat. Took forever to find a bus and when I did, it was time for the afternoon break. The only reason I gave one star was the young lady who tried to get us on to the boat. We took a taxi trying to get to the boat with her written instructions but we could never find the boat. I asked Viator for a refund but I never heard back from them. So if you plan on doing this, be sure you know where you need to be and be able to find it yourself or JUST DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY WITH VIATOR.
The bus schedule did not fit my...
, Jun 2018
The bus schedule did not fit my needs. However, The bus,seems brand new and it was spotless. The guide was very friendly. I booked the boat trip B-A and we were only 3 people and it was very nice.
I would not recommend doing the...
lori f
, Apr 2018
I would not recommend doing the Hop-On- Hop-off Tour. With the little time we had to see Osaka. We spent more time waiting for the bus to come at the pick up sites. It was always late one time 20 minute late. I'm not sure how they stay in business. Viator you should remove from your website.
A convenient and easy way to...
, Apr 2018
A convenient and easy way to completely see Osaka. The subway pass also came in extremely handy to complete our travel needs. Highly recommend this tour.
Beware, we have used many hop on hop...
Lesley Joan V
, Apr 2018
Beware, we have used many hop on hop off buses. they are frequent, have head phones and inform. Do not be deceived by the picture this bus was a single deck, no head phones and only appeared once an hour !!! So if you were five minutes late you will have a 55 minute wait. A long time out a a day when you are trying to fit in as much as you can The regular bus is frequent cheap and would be a better option. This bus runined our day very sad as we got to see so little
We used the hop on hop off bus on...
Denyse D
, Apr 2018
We used the hop on hop off bus on our one free day in Osake, having booked it before we left Australia. The trip was a total waste of time and money. The guide was so busy collecting money for the fist two stops that she gave no explanation at all. After the third stop she informed us that we would have to wait 55 minutes while they had a break at stop 4. This happened every time the circle came to stop 4 throughout the day. We missed the bus after the hour because we couldn't find the bus stop but finally reboarded. We then had a change of guide when a school group boarded. We couldn't understand anything she said as her English was so poor. Not great when the tour is advertised as English speaking. The guide was primarily concerned with the Japanese school group, discussing things in Japanese with them. At the next stop we waited a further 15 minutes because we had arrived early to the stop and then we found ourselves stuck in traffic for so long that the final boat trip that was part of the package had left. When several customers expressed their concern to the guide she said the boat operator had nothing to do with them. We had wasted the whole day and had not been directed to any of the sights of Osaka. We had only stopped at shopping complexes and told if we wanted to get off we could find our way to the Observation Deck or to the other tourist sites that were mentioned in the brochure. Everyone on the tour left feeling disgruntled. We wished that we had listened to a local person who gave us directions when trying to find the initial bus stop when he saidNot many people use this tour. It's not very good.
Well organised and informative...
David C
, Apr 2018
Well organised and informative. Beware of the mandatory driver rest time around midday when looking at timetable.

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