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Walking Tour

Walking Tour in Osaka

Dotombori Course

Tsutenkaku Course

Tennoji Course

Umeda Course

Osaka Castle Course

Nakanoshima Course

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Doutombori Course
大阪ミナミ・道頓堀ウォーキングツアー 天下の台所、文楽発祥の地を楽しもう!

Enjoy the excitement of the ‘National Kitchen’ ,while strolling Doguya-suji shopping arcade
& Kuromon market. Feel the tradition of  Bunraku originating from Osaka at National Bunraku theater.

Plan

Tour Duration: Approx. 2.5 hours
Guide fee: 3,500 yen per person
Meeting Point: Osaka Visitors’ Information Center, Namba
Meeting Time: 10:00 am
Station:Namba Rocking Osaka signboard
Please find this signboard.
Meeting Point~Namba Parks ~Yasaka Shrine~ Doguyasuji~Kuromon Market
~National Bunraku Theater~Dotombori
Your guide will tell you how to get to your next visiting spot at the end of the tour.

Description
  • Namba Parks:a shopping mall with a rooftop garden
    There used to be a ball park, and you can still see the spots of the pitcher’s mound and a batter’s box.
    Seasonal flowers make you refresh while browsing boutiques.
  • Yasaka Shrine: While Namba Yasaka Shrine is near the downtown, it has a quiet atmosphere that comes from its long history.  Its unique lion-shaped stage is said to swallow your trouble with the big mouth.
  • Doguyasuji Shopping Arcade:
    You’ll know why Osaka is called“National Kitchen”while strolling the street.
    You can find traditional culinary items unique to Japan and buy them at wholesale prices.
  • Kuromon Market:It is called Osaka’s Kitchen.
    It’s packed with about 150 shops and very lively market with more than 100 years of history.
    Enjoy grabbing a bite from various kinds of food shops.
  • National Bunraku Theater:Originated in Osaka in the seventeenth century, Bunraku, puppet drama, is a traditional Japanese performing art.
    The theater has an exhibition room where you can see a demonstration and the construction of the puppets.
  •  Dotombori : There are an unbelievable number of restaurants, shops and amusement facilities along the street. You can enjoy the hustle and bustle of Osaka here.
Meeting Point/集合場所

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Tennoji Course
四天王寺・あべのハルカスウォーキングツアー 日本最古の寺院と超近代エリアを巡る

The oldest Buddhist temple & Abeno Harukas, the highest skyscraper in Japan.
Tennouji is the diverse area: profound history & cutting-edge buildings.

Plan

Tour Duration: Approx. 3 hours
Guide fee: 4,000 yen per person
Meeting Point: Osaka Visitors’ Information Center, Namba
Meeting Time: 10:00 am
Station:Namba Rocking Osaka signboard
Please find this signboard.

Meeting Point ~subway(15min/180 yen) ~Shitennouji Temple~Tennouji Park~Abeno Harukasu
Your guide will tell you how to get to your next visiting spot at the end of the tour.

Description
  • Shitennouji Temple:The first state-established Buddhist temple in Japan.
    It was founded in 593 by Prince Shotoku and is dedicated to the Four Guardian Kings, or Shitenno.
    The stone archway is regarded as a symbol of the people’s faith in the temple and always welcomes you.
    (admission fee:300yen)
  • Garden of Paradise : A Japanese-style garden with a pond and waterfalls.
    You can enjoy a bowl of green tea and a sweet in a teahouse.(400yen)
    (admission fee:300yen)
  • Rokuji-Do : There is a 400-year-old stone stage in front of the hall, one of the three great stone stages in Japan.
    Bugaku or traditional Japanese court music and dancing is performed here on April 22.
  • Tennouji Park: It is an urban oasis located next to Tennouji Station.
    The park consists of a zoo, Museum of Fine Arts and a Japanese garden called Keitakuen.
    The garden charms and delights visitors with its natural landscapes of the four seasons.
  • Abeno Harukas:The new highest skyscraper of Japan.
    With 300m high, rising 60 stories above the ground, the building looks like dominating the whole city,
    and impresses the visitors with a diverse variety of shops, restaurants cafes& etc.
Meeting Point/集合場所

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Osaka Castle Course
大阪駅集合ウォーキングツアー 大阪城ぷらり歩きの旅!

Pop in depachika ‘food theme parks’ of department store. Visit Osaka Museum of History and experience
samrai spirits at Osaka Castle. Osaka’s land mark “Castle Park and Tower” welcomes  you!

Plan

Tour Duration: Approx. 3 hours
Guide fee: 4,000 yen per person
Meeting Point: Travel Service Center Osaka, Umeda
Meeting Time: 10:00 am
Station:Umeda, JR OsakaRocking Osaka signboard
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Meeting Point ~Depachika →subway(240yen/6min) ~Osaka Museum of History ~
Otemon Gate ~Hokoku Shrine ~ Castle Tower ~Aoya gate(near Osakajo pier for Aqua-Liner)

Description
  • Depachika: It’s a nickname of the basement of the department store.
    A food section is usually on the basement and is a kind like “food theme parks”.
  • Osaka Museum of History: It was opened in 2001 and is rather a modern building.
    This museum was built at the site of the ancient palace, and provides the visitors
    with interesting historic experiences.
  • Otemon Gate : The main gate of Osaka Castle
    This magnificent gate always overwhelms all the visitors.
    Enter from the Otemon Gate, where you can see the huge stone walls and moats of the castle.
  • Houkoku Shrine: Located inside the Osaka Castle compound, this Shinto shrine was built in honor of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a famous warrior and daimyo (lord).
    It is colorfully embellished from season to season, such as cherry blossoms and autumn leaves.
  • Castle Tower : You can enter the Castle Tower Museum to get great panoramic views of Osaka
    from the observatory, and experience being a warrior with its costume on the second floor
Meeting Point/集合場所

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Tsutenkaku Course
住吉大社ウォーキングツアー 地元の人から愛される「すみよっさん」へ!

1800-year-old shrine with a beautiful drum-shaped bridge
Riding on a tram loved by local people to Tsutenkaku Tower, a symbol of Osaka

Plan

Tour Duration: Approx. 3 hours
Guide fee: 4,000 yen per person
Meeting Point: Osaka Visitors’ Information Center, Namba
Meeting Time: 10:00 am
Station:Namba Rocking Osaka signboard
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Meeting Point ~Nankai Namba Station →train(9 min/210 yen) ~Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine → local tram(18 min/210 yen) ~Tennouji Park ~Tsutenkaku Tower
Your guide will tell you how to get to your next visiting spot at the end of the tour.

Description
  • Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine :Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine has a 1800-year-long history.
    When the symbolic drumed bridge was first made, the coastline was near the entrance.
    So the role of the bridge was to connect the shrine and the other side of the cove.
  • 1,000 year-old camphor tree: It is regarded as a sacred tree.
    Deep into the precincts, it’s believed to have a mysterious spiritual power.
  • Local tram: It is called ‘Chin Chin tram’
    This is the only remaining street tram in Osaka and has been operated for a hundred years.
    Feel comfortable and relaxed while enjoying the local atmosphere of Osaka in the tram.
  • Tennouji Park: It is an urban oasis located next to Tennouji Station.
    The park consists of a zoo, Museum of Fine Arts and a Japanese garden called Keitakuen.
    The garden charms and delights visitors with its natural landscapes of the four seasons.
  • Tsutenkaku Tower :It is one of the symbols of Osaka.
    The observation platform on the 5th floor gives you a bird’s-eye view of Osaka and the tower attracts 700,000 people every year.
    The alley around the tower is a popular shopping area with a friendly atmosphere of the traditional downtown.
Meeting Point

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Umeda Course
スカイガーデン・商店街ウォーキングツアー 過去へとタイムスリップ大阪の今と昔

Step back in time from the present to the past.  Enjoy the view from high-rise building ‘Sky Garden Observatory’. Pass through a town ‘Nakazaki-cho’ ,where 100- year-old houses remain intact.

Plan

Tour Duration: Approx. 2.5 hours
Guide fee: 3,500 yen per person
Meeting Point: Travel Service Center Osaka, Umeda
Meeting Time: 10:00 am
Station:Umeda, JR OsakaRocking Osaka signboard
Please find this signboard.
Floating Garden ~ Grand Front ~ Nakazaki-Cho~Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Arcade ~
Osaka House and Living Museum
Your guide will tell you how to get to your next visiting spot at the end of the tour.

Description
  • Umeda Sky Building: A spectacular high rise building known as the New Umeda City.
    Selected by Time magazine as one of the top 20 buildings around the world, it gives a bird’s-eye view of Osaka City from the “Floating Garden Observatory” on the 39th floor. Beautiful at twilight.
    (Admission fee:1,000 yen)
  • Grand Front Osaka: Osaka’s latest mega complex.
    Built on the site of the JR freight station, it features hundreds of restaurants and stores and lies directly across from JR Osaka Station. There are unique restaurants in a large intellectual entertainment space.
  • Nakazaki-Cho: Nakazakicho has been under gentrification.
    The town miraculously escaped from the damage during war time, one-hundred-year-old wooden houses survived intact and remains untouched by large-scale development.They have been renovated and are modern and unique inside.
  • Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Arcade :It is the longest shopping arcade in Japan, and mainly for the local people.
    So the items tend to be very reasonable and you’ll know how the common people manage their daily lives.
  • Museum of Housing and Living: It is located at the end of Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Arcade.
    Step back in time to ancient Edo and the more recent Showa Periods.
    You can find a life-size re-creation on an Edo Period street and enjoy strolling the town with a kimono.
    You can rent kimono for 200 yen.
    (Admission fee: 600 yen)
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Nakanoshima Course
大阪キタ・中之島 ウォーキングツアー 水都の自然と歴史を感じよう!

Ohatsutenjin Shrine,popular amoung those who are seeking ideal partners.
Nakanoshima Park is an urban oasis filled with greenery and flowers.
Walking along the river makes you refresh and relax.

Plan

Tour Duration: Approx. 3 hours
Guide fee: 4,000 yen per person
Meeting Point: Travel Service Center Osaka, Umeda
Meeting Time: 10:00 am
Station:Umeda, JR OsakaRocking Osaka signboard
Please find this signboard.

Meeting Point ~ Depachika ~ Midosuji Street ~ Tsuyunoten Shrine ~ Teki-juku (former Dutch studies school)~ Nakanoshima riverside ~ Osaka Castle

Description
  • Depachika: It’s a nickname of the basement of the department store.
    A food section is usually on the basement and the “depachika” of Japan are fun places,
    kind of like “food theme parks”. You can enjoy Japanese rich food culture there.
  • Midousuji:The main street that runs through Osaka city from north to south.
    Symbolic gingko trees planted on both side are beautifully illuminated in winter.
  • Tsuyunoten Shrine (Ohatsutenjin):A historical shrine in the downtown.
    People also call the shrine Ohatsutenjin. It was named after the heroine of a famous sad love story happened
    near here in the 18th century. Then it has become popular among young couples.
  • Tekijuku:It was a school of Dutch studies opened in the 18th century.
    The building is Japan’s only remaining school for studying Western science in Dutch.
    One of the students is Fukuzawa Yukichi, who is on the 10,000-yen bank note.
  • Nakanoshima:This area has long been the center of business and culture since Edo Period.
    Along the riverside, there used to be warehouses of feudal lords from all over Japan.
    Walking along water’s edge of the river is relaxing and refreshing.
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