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Osaka Castle (Osaka-jo) Tours and Activities

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Among the most famous castles in Japan, Osaka Castle (Osaka-jo) dates back to the 16th century, when it played a major role in unifying the nation. Today the reconstructed castle houses a museum filled with artifacts from the history of Japan and from the castle’s creator, Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The main tower provides a nice view over urban Osaka.

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Street Osaka GoKart Tour with Funny Costume Rental

Street Osaka GoKart Tour with Funny Costume Rental

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Discover Osaka’s highlights on this quirky Go Kart tour. Be photo-ready, as there are plenty of funny character costumes to choose from. It’s a hassle-free tour as Go Kart rental, costume rental, insurance, and fuel are included. See lots of Osaka’s top sites like Tsutenkaku Tower, and Kitashinchi area, and you won’t have to worry about losing your group, as it’s a small-group tour. A valid driving license and international license with Japanese translation is required.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.92
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$69.92

Street Go-Kart Group Tour in Osaka

Street Go-Kart Group Tour in Osaka

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Extremely exciting and a must-have experience when visiting Osaka, Japan. Just imagine yourself on a custom made go kart specifically tailored to realize the Real Life SuperHero Go-Karting experience! Dress up in your favorite character costume, and driving through the city of Osaka. All eyes on you guarantee! "Once is never enough"! REQUIREMENTS: 1. To drive a vehicle legally in Japan, it is mandatory to have a valid International Driving Permit (IDP) or Japanese translation of your domestic license. Without this, it is illegal to drive in Japan and you will not be allowed to join our tour. 2. Please be aware, we advise all customers to show up with proper attire (no heels, no sandals, or long skirt.) 3. Be taller than 150cm (Please contact Street-kart directly if you are worried about size restrictions.)
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.92
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$69.92

Osaka Half Day Tours by Locals: Private, See the City Unscripted

Osaka Half Day Tours by Locals: Private, See the City Unscripted

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You’ll join one of our local Osaka hosts for an exhilarating half-day experience of their city. From local food to must-see sites like Osaka Castle, you’ll discover the city’s unique charm and local culture. Customized to suit your taste, you’ll visit a creative neighborhood like the neon lit Dōtonbori, grab some lunch at a trendy market and discover iconic temples, historic landmarks and bustling shops. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, youll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$113.13
Price varies by group size
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$113.13
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Osaka Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Osaka Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Enjoy an efficient, half-day walking tour of Osaka accompanied by a nationally-licensed, experienced multilingual guide! Your guide will help you explore Japan's second-largest city while introducing both modern and traditional sides of this colorful, dynamic metropolis. Start your day with a morning pickup at your hotel, then it's off to the races! Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$93.23
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$93.23
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Osaka Bike Tour with a Local Guide

Osaka Bike Tour with a Local Guide

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While exploring Osaka, take your sightseeing outdoors: by bicycle. This small-group tour introduces visitors to popular attractions as well as local hangouts such as Nakazaki-cho and America Town. Your guide selects the safest route with as little traffic as possible—difficult to do on your own. Enjoy plenty of stops including Osaka Castle, Nakanoshima Park, Umeda Sky Building, Nipponbashi Denden Town, and Shitennoji.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.20
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$39.20

Osaka's Best and Brightest by Private Vehicle

Osaka's Best and Brightest by Private Vehicle

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This an ideal choice for travelers with limited time in Osaka. Save hours researching where to visit in Osaka, and instead have an action-packed itinerary created for you. Traveling between sites in a private vehicle means avoiding the crowds on public transport, and fitting more into your day. You also don't worry about getting lost. Highlights include Dotonbori, Osaka Castle, Shinsekai, Shitenoji, and Harukas. Your tour is enhanced with entertaining stories along the way, and useful tips from your guide.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$435.00
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$435.00
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Private Car Full Day Tour of Osaka Temples, Gardens and Kofun Tombs

Private Car Full Day Tour of Osaka Temples, Gardens and Kofun Tombs

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Create your own itinerary during this full-day private tour of Osaka. Skip the hassle of traveling in a large tour group—your guide is dedicated to just you and your private party. Visit the kofun tombs, the south of the city, as well as temples and gardens. Private round-trip hotel transportation in a luxury vehicle included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$445.00
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$445.00
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PRIVATE Half-Day Osaka 4-Hour Off-The-Beaten Track Walking Tour

PRIVATE Half-Day Osaka 4-Hour Off-The-Beaten Track Walking Tour

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Experience the best of both worlds on this half-day Osaka walking tour, designed to reveal popular attractions and hidden gems. Tick off icons such as Osaka Castle (Osaka-jo) and Tsuruhashi Market, and explore the Dotonbori district, famed for its Japanese snacks and neon signs. Plus, explore lesser-known neighborhoods such as Shin-Sekai—full of unique charms. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Private Local Tour Guide Osaka: Kickstart your Trip, 100% Personalized

Private Local Tour Guide Osaka: Kickstart your Trip, 100% Personalized

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This is a great choice for first-time visitors to Osaka. Kickstart your trip by going on an action-packed tour with a local guide. It’s a great way to get your bearings and to learn about the local transport system without worrying about getting lost. As it’s a private tour, the itinerary is personalized based on your requirements. Your guide will be happy to answer questions and give top tips about where to find the best food. Learn about Osaka’s cultural practices, its culinary scene, and its most loved attractions.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.85
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$84.85
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Private Osaka Custom Full-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

Private Osaka Custom Full-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

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Choose your own adventure in Osaka thanks to this fully-customizable 8-hour private tour. Travel aboard your very own chartered bus, limo or van as you explore a range of of Osaka’s most unique sights. Depending on your interests you might visit historic Osaka Castle, explore Shitennoji Temple, eat and drink your way through the Dotonbori district or take in the views from the Umeda Sky Building. A driver, chartered vehicle and round-trip transport from Central Osaka are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$711.32
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$711.32
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Osaka Private Tour: From Historic Tenma To Dōtonbori’s Pop Culture - 8 Hours

Osaka Private Tour: From Historic Tenma To Dōtonbori’s Pop Culture - 8 Hours

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Explore Osaka through the eyes of a local, on a customized tour with your personal host. Choose from some of Osaka’s most famous attractions, or explore the up-and-coming neighborhoods where Osakans hang out. Immerse yourself in the culture and cuisine of this vibrant city as you understand why Osaka has earned the nickname, “The Nation’s Kitchen.”
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$181.01
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$181.01
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Private Osaka Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems 100% Personalised

Private Osaka Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems 100% Personalised

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Spend the day with one of our hosts to discover the true nature of Osaka - head’s up, it’s got a wild sense of humor and is obsessed with food. Explorer (not tourist) is what we’re aiming for here, and in that spirit, you could explore neighborhoods like the fashionable Shinsaibashi or crazy Dotonbori and maybe you’ll discover hidden gems like the smaller shrines and historic streets. Grab a quick bite to eat and see why Osaka is known as the ‘Nation’s Kitchen’ before continuing your adventure through the neon streets of this enigmatic port city. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You'll also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.85
Price varies by group size
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$84.85
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Osaka Castle & Dotonbori Lively One Day Tour

Osaka Castle & Dotonbori Lively One Day Tour

In this tour, we offer you the most impressive and efficient itinerary so that you can make the best use of your stay in Osaka. Firstly you will experience the living history of the samurai warriors and the common people in Osaka by visiting museums and the castle. Secondly, you will explore Japan’s longest shopping street that is being loved by local people. Then you will visit and explore Dotonbori and find out why Osaka is called Japan’s food capital. Our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Osaka. Transportation and admission fees are all included and you don’t have to wait in a long queue at Osaka Castle on this tour.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$147.01
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$147.01
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Osaka Lazy Bird Tour

Osaka Lazy Bird Tour

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Here we offer a luxurious tour in the afternoon that enables you to visit three of the most iconic tourist attractions in Osaka after spending a leisurely morning or getting rid of your jet-lag. Osaka has thrived as a capital of samurai lords and merchants through centuries and you can feel its history and culture when you visit here. We will get a commanding view of the city from the 8th floor balcony on top of Osaka castle, in the same way as samurai lords did when overlooking their fief. As Osaka is renowned for its unique food culture, it is known as ‘Japan’s Culinary Capital’. Through this tour, you will encounter plenty of delicious local food including Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki and lots more which originated in this hustle-bustle city.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.26
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$65.26
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Osaka Custom Half Day Tour

Osaka Custom Half Day Tour

This private and customizable tour for Osaka is perfect for guests who would like to have their own itinerary planned based on their interests and preferences, allowing guests to experience the city at their own pace.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$141.52
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$141.52
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Osaka Bike Tour to the Neighborhood of Osaka Castle

Osaka Bike Tour to the Neighborhood of Osaka Castle

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-Meet up at a bicycle rental office near Tenjinbashisuji 6-chome Station! Don't worry about getting lost to get to our meeting point. We're going to meet up at a bicycle rental office near the Tenjinbashisuji 6-chome Station. -Head towards the beautiful Osaka Castle, and cycle around its premises. Osaka Castle is located in the middle of a very large park known as Osaka Castle Park. It's approximately 105 hectares big!! -Tired from all the biking? Let's satisfy our hunger with a good old Takoyaki break We'll take a break to taste Osaka's soul food: takoyaki. After you've enjoyed indulging takoyaki, we will briefly go and have a look at Japan's longest shopping street, Tenjinbashisuji, which is 2.6km long and has more than 600 shops. Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.36
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$69.36
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Osaka Early Bird Tour

Osaka Early Bird Tour

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Exploring Osaka without the crowds during this tour for early risers. Departing from Namba Station, you join a guide for an early morning walking tour. Enjoy several main attractions, such as Dotonbori, Shinsekai, and Shitennoji—plus panoramic views from the top of Osaka Castle. This itinerary leaves you with a full day to make other plans.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$81.11
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$81.11
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KYOTO & OSAKA by Minivan Toyota HIACE 2019 Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO & OSAKA by Minivan Toyota HIACE 2019 Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in KYOTO & OSAKA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Minivan Toyota Hiace 2019 and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO & OSAKA>>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$914.35
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$914.35
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One Day Tour : Making Fun Memories in North Osaka

One Day Tour : Making Fun Memories in North Osaka

Osaka is Western Japan’s largest city. World-wide events will be held in the near future so that the city is getting more attention from all over the world. In this tour, you can enjoy four things. Firstly, you will get an overview of Osaka’s history at a museum giving you a deep understanding of the city. Then, you will explore one of Japan’s biggest castles with a beautiful main tower, and learn about the life of a great samurai hero who has been loved by Osaka people for generations. Thirdly, you will visit the longest market street (1.6 miles) in Japan which is filled with small shops where tourists rarely visit and can compare to the old days in a museum. Lastly, you will make your own cup noodles at the very place where instant noodles were invented. You can take them back home as a souvenir. Furthermore, you will also enjoy three different train-rides including Osaka Metro, JR, and Hankyu lines in one day. This tour will be a memorable one!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$186.21
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$186.21
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Castle Visit and Izakaya Hopping in Osaka

Castle Visit and Izakaya Hopping in Osaka

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Osaka is known as the ‘Food Capital of Japan’ where a distinctive eating and drinking culture has developed. There are plenty of Izakaya (Japanese taverns) in Kyobashi district with reasonable prices, and people in Osaka are really fond of chatting while eating and drinking. After visiting Osaka’s icon, Osaka castle, our local guide takes you to two carefully selected Izakaya where you can enjoy local food & beverage including sashimi, kushikatsu (skewered meat) and sake with local people. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$152.39
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$152.39
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Osaka Private Tour by Public Transportation

Osaka Private Tour by Public Transportation

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This is a Osaka private tour using by public transportation. The guide will pick you up at JR Osaka Station 1F Central ticket gate. The destinations of the tour includes Dotonbori,Osaka Castle,Kuromon Market and Tsutenkaku! For details of the tour, you can look at the what to expect section and inclusions excursions section of this web page.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.31
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$132.31
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Osaka Bicycle Tour

Osaka Bicycle Tour

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Our guide will take you to all the best spots of Osaka City. We will use electric bicycles, very convenient even for people who don't bike very often. This tour is ideal for people who have only one or two days in Osaka and would like to see what the city has to offer.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.76
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$59.76
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Muslim-Friendly Private Tour of Osaka

Muslim-Friendly Private Tour of Osaka

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Get acquainted with the highlights of Osaka on a Muslim-friendly walking tour, a great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves in the bustling city. In a small group limited to eight, you’ll visit Osaka Castle (Osaka-jo), Dontonburi, and Kuromon Ichiba Market. Convenient hotel pickup and a Halal lunch are included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$131.48
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$131.48
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Private Osaka Tour for Families with a Local, 100% Personalized

Private Osaka Tour for Families with a Local, 100% Personalized

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Make life-long memories with your tribe as you follow our local Osaka host on a family-friendly adventure through the city. From the animatronic giant crabs of Dontonbori to wild and wacky cosplay costumes - there's something for everyone! Explore the city, or enjoy a picnic on Nakanoshima island and feast on local food! Just let us know what your family's style is! Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$127.27
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Osaka Castle (Osaka-jo) costs USD 6.74. Guided Osaka Castle (Osaka-jo) tours start around USD 6.74 per person. See all 80 Osaka Castle (Osaka-jo) tickets and tours on Viator.
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