1 Day Osaka

See the best that Osaka has to offer with a tour around its main sites. Take a cruise along the river and see the city sites from afar. See the best that Osaka has to offer with a tour around its main sites. Take a cruise along the river and see the city sites from afar.Highlights- Get to know Osaka; both old and new - Head up to dizzying heights at the Floating Garden Observatory - Enjoy a cruise for breathtaking views across the city From Hotel Granvia we start our tour on foot to the Floating Garden Observatory; an open air skybridge overlooking the city and as far away as Awaji Island and Mt Ikoma. Connecting the two towers of the Umeda Sky Building, the Floating Garden Observatory affords spectacular views from 170m above the city. Before we continue with our stroll through the city, we stop for a western-style lunch at the Hotel Granvia. From here we make our way by public transport to the wonder that is Osaka Castle. Surrounded by a moat and park, Osaka Castle played a central role in Japanese history. A status and power symbol, it was founded in the 16th century by Hideyoshi Toyotomi, a remarkable shogun during the Sengoku period. With the help of a knowledgeable guide get to know the castle’s history, admire its intricate decoration and striking stone wall that is sits upon. Just a short walk away is where we board the Aqua Liner for an hour long cruise along the Okawa River to watch the seasonal landscapes of Osaka as well as its prominent and historical sites. Languages English Redeem informationVoucher type: PrintedPrinted Voucher. Print and bring the voucher to enjoy the activity.LocationStart point: 3-1-1 Umeda Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0001 - JPEnd point: Osaka Station. Please head to your next destination on your own after the tour.ScheduleOpening datesTuesday/Thursday/Saturday/Sunday, 09:50 - 16:45Duration: 405 HoursGuide optionsGuide type: GuideGroup type: SharedRequirementsAn additional fee must be paid for 4 and 5 year old children for admission to the Floating Garden Observatory (As of August 1, 2016). Any special requests, such as vegetarian or gluten-free, are to be made at the time of booking. This tour uses public transportation with non-reserved seats. Please note that seating is not guaranteed. If the Aqua Liner is out of service due to bad weather or other operational reasons, the tour will visit the Osaka Museum of History instead. If the Aqua Liner is unavailable on Tuesday, when the Osaka Museum is closed, the cost of the Aqua Liner ride will be refunded by the guide on the tour day. The total walking distance is approximately 6 km. The tour may use Osakajokoen Station on the way to Osaka Castle instead of Temmabashi Station.RecommendationsAs this is a walking tour, please wear shoes and clothing that are suitable for walking.

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