Experience the best of both worlds on this half-day Osaka walking tour, designed to reveal popular attractions and hidden gems.
Experience both the excitement of Osaka's top spots and the exciting allure of the more hidden gems scattered about the city. Osaka Castle and the Namba/Dotonbori areas are our must-sees. Still, you'll also visit and learn about attractive old neighborhoods. We'll also go high for some views and low for some exciting marketplaces. An English-speaking (or other selected language) guide will show you the five most famous parts of the great city. Throughout our half-day Osaka walking tour, you will visit and pepper the time with exciting commentary and relevant cultural discussion.
Start the tour at Tanimachi 4-Chome Station (subway), a short walk to Osaka Castle Park. Here you'll painlessly learn about Osaka history, both the Castle and otherwise. You'll also take in some lovely views and be able to immerse yourself in nature.
Next, it's off to Osaka's famous Koreatown, which is relatively Japanese at this point, but more importantly, a vibrant slice of old Japan. With its narrow pedestrian streets, ancient architectural wonders, spirited shopkeepers, and tempting foods, it's sure to be memorable.
A quick ride on the JR Loop Line will take you to Tennoji. Here you'll see Osaka's highest building, a bustling, modern shopping district, and how locals are doing their business. A 10-minute stroll through a lovely park brings the tour to Shin-Sekai, famous for a roaring entertainment district in the 1920s.
After a short subway ride, walk through Shinsaibashi with its shops and attractive side streets and catch the famous "running man" scene at Dotombori. The walk ends in the Namba area where is known for the cooking supplies near manga heaven.
The tour ends at Namba Station at 12:30 PM (or 5:30 PM for the PM tour).
Lots to see, tedium-free, so sign up today!
It would be best if you arrived on the scene with a subway day pass (800 yen weekdays, 600 yen on weekends) in hand. It is very useful and powerful.
We meet at the street level of Entrance #2 of Tanimachi 4-Chome Station. If you catch a taxi to the meeting spot, tell the driver to go to Tanimachi 5 intersection (in Japanese: 谷5交差点). Please allow up to 10 minutes to find Entrance #2 from when you arrive at the station.