It may be a bustling city, but tours in and from Osaka epitomise the true nature of Japanese culture, offering a welcome escape to beautiful temples and gardens.
SIGHTSEEING AND ACTIVITY TOURS IN AND FROM OSAKA
See and experience the unique and fun Osaka in 3-hours!
You will have the opportunity to walk through a nostalgic neighbourhood, eat delicious Osaka local food, and meet some of the locals on this fun tour!
OSAKA AQUARIUM KAIYUKAN ADMISSION WITH OSAKA BAY CRUISE
Visit one of the world’s largest aquariums, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and ride a replica of the ‘Santa Maria’ around Osaka Bay on this half-day tour, led by an informative guide.
At the aquarium’s Pan Pacific exhibits, get up close to a Japanese giant salamander at the Japan Forest, an adorable sea otter at the Aleutian Islands, and a ring-tailed coati at the Gulf of Panama, among other creatures. Then board your sightseeing vessel for a journey past some of Osaka’s great landmarks around the bay.
OSAKA AFTERNOON WALKING TOUR WITH OSAKA RIVER CRUISE
Combine the best of Osaka on this half-day walking tour in the afternoon. With your expert guide, explore Osaka Castle, the city’s best-known sight that is especially popular during cherry blossom season. Then take a 1-hour river cruise on the Aqua Liner, a pleasure boat with panoramic views including Osaka Castle, Umeda Sky Building and City Hall on Nakanoshima lsle.
OSAKA FULL DAY WALKING TOUR WITH OSAKA RIVER CRUISE
Go for a stroll through Osaka and see its highlights on this guided walking tour, including a 1-hour river cruise on the Aqua Liner.
You’ll enjoy lunch and visit Osaka’s famous attractions with a knowledgeable guide, such as Osaka Castle and the Floating Garden Observatory. From the river, view the Twin Towers and City Hall on Nakanoshima lsle, and sweeping views all the way to Awaji Island from the Umeda Sky Building.
PRIVATE FULL DAY CHARTER INCLUDING OSAKA, NARA, AND KYOTO: FROM OSAKA
Enjoy a private 8 hour tour in a private vehicle with your English speaking driver. Visit Osaka, Kyoto and the Nara area. There are 2 types of cars available including a mid-sized passenger car or a mini-van. Both have heating and air conditioning systems, and are also equipped with WiFi.
HIROSHIMA AND MIYAJIMA DAY TOUR: FROM OSAKA
See Hiroshima’s historic sites on this 13-hour tour from Osaka. Ride a bullet train to Hiroshima and then a boat to Miyajima Island, where you’ll see the majestic Itsukushima Shrine. Then head back to Hiroshima to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum and explore exhibits that include remnants from the day the atomic bomb was dropped here in 1945.
2-DAY HIROSHIMA TOUR INCLUDING MIYAJIMA AND OKAYAMA: FROM OSAKA
Tour both sacred and solemn historical monuments on this 2-day guided tour from Osaka. After a boat ride to Miyajima’s breathtaking Itsukushima Shrine, you’ll visit the powerful Hiroshima Peace Memorial, a UNESCO World Heritage site where you get a sobering glimpse of the A-bomb and its aftermath at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
Stay overnight at the Hotel Granvia Hiroshima, then tour the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter and the renowned Okayama Korakuen Garden.
HIMEJI CASTLE AND AKASHI KAIKYO BRIDGE TOUR: FROM OSAKA
This full-day walking tour takes you to one of Japan’s national treasures: the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Himeji Castle. Leave by rail from Osaka for a visit to the 16th-century castle walls built to resemble a white heron, and enjoy a lunch buffet. A knowledgeable guide also takes you to the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world, where you can stroll the Maiko Marine Promenade for scenic views.
MOUNT KOYA DAY TRIP INCLUDING OKUNOIN AND DANJO GARAN TEMPLES: FROM OSAKA
In ancient times, a journey to Mount Koya, long considered one of the world’s most sacred mountains, could take several days on foot. These days, you can see the UNESCO World Heritage site on a day trip with provided transport (by rail, bus and cable car) from Osaka. This famed Buddhist retreat on the Kii Peninsula is home to more than 100 Buddhist temples.
After an authentic Japanese lunch, your friendly guide will lead you to Okunoin and Danjo Garan, two of its most beautiful temples surrounded by stunning pagodas, Buddha statues, gates and mandalas.
PRIVATE OSAKA CUSTOM FULL DAY TOUR BY CHARTERED VEHICLE
See Osaka your own way by chartering a private vehicle. Choose a limousine, van, or bus, and create your own 8-hour sightseeing tour. Learn about Japanese history at Osaka Castle, soak up the views from the Umeda Sky building, and see where the local nightlife happens in the Dotonbori district. A driver is included and, optional upgrade for a guide.
EVENING FOOD AND DRINK TOUR IN OSAKA
Take a food-and-drink-included night tour of Tenma and Kyobashi, two of Osaka’s most well-known local food and drink areas. You’ll get to eat typical Osaka food, have a few drinks, frolic with the locals, and have all sorts of fun along the way! Your guide is a native or near-native English speaker with the fluent Japanese to take you deep into the local scene. This tour combines history with adventure, as you explore the nooks and crannies of these very old parts of the city.
WORLD HERITAGE DAY TRIP TO SHIRAKAWAGO: FROM OSAKA
Enjoy this day trip to the World Heritage renowned Shirakawago from Osaka city area. Just by going to your designated meeting point in Osaka, you will be brought to your destination far away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. You will have time to enjoy walking around and shopping there as well!
DAY TRIP BY BUS TO KYOTO: FROM OSAKA
This is an easy, culturally-enriching bus trip from Osaka to Kyoto. The tour stops at the Fushimi Inari temple and the UNESCO world heritage sites, the Kiyomizu-dera temple and the Kinkakuji temple. There are several convenient pickup locations nearby hotels in Umeda and Namba.
PRIVATE FULL DAY TOUR OF OSAKA TEMPLES, GARDENS AND KOFUN TOMBS
Osaka is a bustling city chock full of “big city” things to do, but there’s another side to it as well. This tour takes you from your hotel to notable temples, gardens, and the famous “kofun” tombs in Osaka and south to Sakai City, all in a private, luxury car. Your native English-speaking driver/guide will keep the trip light and fun, while still informative.
An optional Osaka Castle Park add-on is also available. *Please note: as this is a private tour, alterations to the itinerary can be discussed upon request.
KYOTO DAY TOUR OF GOLDEN PAVILION, NIJO CASTLE AND SANJUSANGENDO: FROM OSAKA
Tour Kyoto’s famous landmarks all in one day, traveling by rail from Osaka! Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites in the former royal capital, including Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion) and Kiyomizu Temple.
You’ll observe classical Japanese life in the elegant gardens of Heian Shrine, explore the Kyoto Imperial Palace and view 1,001 Bodhisattva statues at Sanjusangendo Hall. A local guide offers informative commentary throughout your day trip, which includes lunch, until you return to Osaka by train.
LEARN THE KATANA ‘SWORD’ TECHNIQUE OF SAMURAI AND NINJA
How about learning the techniques of Samurai and Ninja during your stay in Osaka? Professional instructor will teach you the movement of katana and shriken throwing.
PRIVATE DAY TRIP TO MOUNT KOYA INCLUDING A PHOTOGRAPHER AND TRANSPORT BY LUXURY VAN: FROM OSAKA OR KYOTO
This is a full day trip from Osaka or Kyoto to Mount Koya in Wakayama Prefecture.
During the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to have beautiful photos taken of you while being guided on a private tour. Your English or Arabic-speaking experienced guides/photographers will tour you around the sights, and photograph you along the way, both casually and posed.
7-NIGHT ALL-INCLUSIVE DISCOVER JAPAN TOUR: MOUNT FUJI, HAKONE, TOKYO, KYOTO AND OSAKA
Enjoy this 7-night multi-day tour and discover Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto and Osaka and their must-see highlights.
Beginning with Tokyo, visit Asakusa, Nakamise Shopping Arcade, Imperial Palace, Shinjuku and Toyota Mega Web as well as Diver City in Odaiba. Visit the symbolic Mt Fuji and Hakone and seet Owakudani and Lake Ashi. This multi-day tour includes the famous high speed bullet train, also called Shinkansen from Hakone to Toyohashi.
In Kyoto you will be visiting Arashiyama for Bamboo Grove and Togetsukyo Bridge. Next visit is to enjoy Nishijin Textile Centre for Kimono Show and Golden Pavilion as well as Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto.
Apart from that you can also experience Osaka to visit Osaka Castle, Umeda Sky Building including Floating Garden Observatory and visit Kuromon Ichiba Market. Lastly you will enjoy Dotombori and Shinsaibashi Street. This comprehensive tour will give you a deep insight of the culture and rich history of Japan.
DAY TRIP TO THE SAGANO ROMANTIC TRAIN AND THE HOZUGAWA RIVER BOAT RIDE
Enjoy a wide range of activities from an exciting boat ride down the gorgeous Hozugawa River while taking in the scenery of the historic Arashiyama to a relaxing train ride where you can see the beautiful river from afar and enjoy the cool river breeze while listening to relaxing cicadas sing.
SUSHI COOKING CLASS IN OSAKA
Learn one of Japan’s most popular culinary arts, sushi-making, during this afternoon class in Osaka. You’ll churn out rolls like a pro under the guidance of a local professional and licensed chef. After the 2.5-hour lesson, enjoy dinner with your small group, which is limited to eight people to ensure an intimate experience. Upgrade to include a sampling of Japanese sake (rice wine) or local beer.