If you’ve come to Osaka, then start things off with the Osaka Amazing Tour!
With this tour, you’ll go with a knowledgeable guide who’ll provide a fun and pleasant sightseeing experience. Using the Osaka Amazing Pass, you’ll cover most of the city’s famous spots. Perfect for first-timers to the area.
The 4 hour plan will take you through Osaka Castle, aboard the Gozabune golden boat, and into Namba. The 8 hour plan will continue from there, and take you to other worthwhile spots of Osaka like Shinsekai and Shitennoji. Let’s enjoy the city of Osaka to the fullest!
A visit to one of the symbols of Osaka, Osaka Castle!
Osaka Castle has several historical remains that make it an ideal destination for history lovers. Also, nearby the castle keep is Miraiza, an entertainment center that’s great for families to enjoy with their kids.
▼Otemon, the main entrance to Osaka Castle. Entering from here really gives you a sense of what it was like to be a shogun.
▼A mysterious stone within the castle grounds. What exactly is its significance...?
▼Miraiza, this building was originally built as the headquarters for the fourth division of the imperial army in commemoration of the Showa emperor’s enthronement.
▼Among the photo spots on the castle grounds, the Gokurakubashi Bridge to the northeast of the keep is particularly impressive. Definitely take a picture here.
All aboard the Gozabune!
The Osaka Castle Gozabune is a golden boat that takes passengers on a tour of the Osaka Castle moat. This 20-minute boat cruise not only takes you around the inner moat, but also enables you to see the precious stone walls of Osaka Castle up close.
▼Your chance to enjoy a leisurely 20 minute cruise of the moats of Osaka Castle.
Stroll through the streets of Namba and discover the charm of Osaka.
No trip to Osaka would be complete without a stop in Namba. Start your journey from the local fish market and work your way through the mecca of pop-culture, various subcultures and comedy, to the bustling strip of Dotonbori.
▼The commercial district of Namba is thriving with restaurants, pachinko, and comedy.
▼Osaka’s local market, Kuromon Ichiba Market. It is said that the name Kuromon originated from a temple that used to be nearby.
▼You can get various kinds of fish, meat, fruits and vegetables. Find premium ingredients like Kobe beef and bluefin tuna at reasonable prices and give them a try!
▼Doguyasuji is an area lined with stores selling wares for use in restaurants such as utensils and even signs and such. As you walk through the area, you’ll of course see knives and iron plates for cooking, but you can also find surprising things like Japanese swords and guns.
▼The signs and billboards around Ebisu Bridge in Dotonbori are a kind of art in and of themselves! This area reflects Osaka’s history as a city of merchants.
▼Take a stroll along the riverside promenade. If you’re lucky, you may get to see street performances from idol groups along the way.
▼You'll end where you begin, in front of the tourist information center opposite the central gate in JR Osaka Station.