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Osaka Afternoon Walking Tour : Osaka Castle and Osaka River Cruise

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    What to Expect
    Get a taste for the top sights in Osaka as you visit the renowned Osaka Castle before heading out on a scenic river cruise where you’ll enjoy top-notch views of some of the city’s other top sights. It’s the perfect opportunity to get an overview of the history and unique attractions of this unexpected Japanese metropolis.

    Start by meeting your guide around midday at the Hotel Granvia Osaka, where you’ll head to the subway to take a quick ride to Tenmabashi station for a visit to Osaka Castle. This immense defensive structure, first built in the 16th century, offers an impressive landmark that towers above the area’s surrounding park. It’s a particularly scenic spot during the spring, when Japan’s cherry blossoms are out in full force.

    Head inside the Castle, where you’ll have a chance to explore its unique 3D exhibits, holograms and other intriguing displays illustrating historic Osaka. You’ll also see the many relics left behind by the Toyotomi, who were responsible for the castle’s construction.

    Continue next to the riverbanks to begin your cruise of the waterways of Osaka. Climb aboard your ship, the Aqua Liner, for a leisurely cruise around Osaka’s Nakanoshima lsle, checking out key landmarks such as City Hall, the Umeda Sky Building and Osaka Castle. Depending on the time of year, you may also be able to see beautiful displays of autumn leaves or blooming cherry trees in spring.

    Finish your board ride and climb back on land with your guide, heading to Osakajo-Koen station for the return ride back.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hotel Granvia Osaka, 3-chōme-1-番1号 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan
    Departure Time
    12:30 PM
    Duration
    3h 45m
    Return Details
    Osaka Station, 3-chōme-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan
    Inclusions
    • One-hour cruise
    • English-speaking guide
    • Admission fee of Osaka Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Osaka Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Aqualiner
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • If the minimum number of participants (2) is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be cancelled.
    • This tour uses public transportation with non-reserved seats. Please note that seating is not guaranteed.
    • As this is a walking tour, please wear shoes and clothing that are suitable for walking. The total walking distance is approximately 3 km.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • The tour may use Osakajokoen Station on the way to Osaka Castle instead of Temmabashi Station.
    • If the Aqua Liner is out of service due to bad weather or other operational concerns, the tour will visit the Osaka Museum of History instead. If the Aqua Liner is unavailable on a Tuesday, when the Osaka Museum of History is closed, refunds will be issued by the guide on the tour day (JPY 1,700/Adult, JPY 850/Child). 7. Tour ends after arrival at Osaka Station.
    • Tour ends after arrival at Osaka Station.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    • Duration: 3h 45m
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    • Languages Offered: English
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