Full Day Osaka Walking Tour (Departing from Kyoto)

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Get a grand view of Osaka from the Aerial Garden Observatory on the 40th floor, visit Osaka Castle and its museum of the castle's history then take a riverboat cruise for another breathtaking view of the city.

Description

See Osaka, the commercial center of western Japan! Get a grand view of Osaka from the Aerial Garden Observatory on the 40th floor, and visit Osaka Castle and its museum of the castle's history, which also documents Osaka's attempt to become Japan's capital before it was moved to Tokyo. From there, take a riverboat cruise for another breathtaking view of the city.

You will walk to the following places from the JR Osaka Station:

Umeda District (30 minutes)

The Umeda, also known as the Kita District is one of Osaka's two main city centers. It is located around the large station complex that comprises Osaka and Umeda Stations.

Floating Garden Observatory (30 minutes)

Enjoy a panoramic view at 170m high above the city in the open-air observatory that overlooks the city of Osaka, Awaji Island and Mount Ikoma.

Lunch will be a western-style set meal.

You will then walk to the Higashi-Umeda Station and ride the subway to the Temmabashi Station.

Osaka-jo Castle (60 minutes)

Osaka Castle is noted for its magnificence and immense stones used in its construction. The castle, towering over the city, stands on a stone rampart. Many relics of the castle's original lords, the Toyotomi clan, and Old Osaka are exhibited inside.

Aqua Liner (60 minutes)

Enjoy a boat ride with passing views of Osaka Castle, Twin Towers, City Hall on Nakanoshima Isle.

You will then return to JR Osaka Station and proceed to Kyoto by JR special rapid service or rapid service. Tour ends upon arrival at JR Kyoto Station at 17:00-17:30

Please note

  • Pick ups are available from selected Kyoto hotels.

  • Children 5 years old and below are free of charge, provided they sit on an adult's lap. If they need a seat, they will be charged (child rates).

  • The tour will be accompanied by a certified English-speaking guide.

  • The tour is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes.

  • This tour uses public transportation with non-reserved seats for the entire itinerary. Please note that seating may not be available.

  • The tour disbands at Kyoto Station.

  • When the Aqua Liner is out of service due to bad weather or other 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.

  • This tour has a 2 passengers minimum to operate and is subject to cancellation if minimum is not met at least 5 days prior to scheduled date. Please call to confirm schedule.

Includes

  • Lunch

  • Admission

  • Train fare

  • Cruise fee

  • English-speaking guide
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Standard Plan

Duration: 9 - 9:30 hour(s)
Available: Tue, Thu, Sat and Sun
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Lunch / Admission / Train fare / Cruise fee / English-speaking guide
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Schedule

  • 08:25

    Meet at New Miyako Hotel

  • Kyoto Station to Osaka Station (30 mins)

  • Aerial Garden Observatory and Umeda District (60 mins)

    Located on the 40th floor, this floating garden spans the rooftops of two buildings, providing amazing 360-degree views of Osaka.

  • Lunch (50 mins)

    Refuel for the afternoon's adventures with a Western-style meal.

  • Osaka Castle (60 mins)

    Standing on a stone platform, this magnificent castle towering over the city was founded in 16th century by Hideyoshi Toyotomi. A remarkable shogun of the Sengoku period, the castle is known as the symbol of his power.

  • Osaka Aqua Liner (60 mins)

    Enjoy a 60-minute river cruise with views of Osaka Castle, the Twin Towers, Nakanoshima Island, and much more!

  • Osaka Station to Kyoto Station (30 mins)

  • 17:00-17:30

    Tour ends upon arrival at Kyoto Station

  • (For Check-In) New Miyako Hotel (17, Nishikujo-Inmachi Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8412, Japan) Time: 08:25:00

  • (For Check-Out) JR Kyoto Station Time: 17:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) New Miyako Hotel (17, Nishikujo-Inmachi Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8412, Japan) Time: 08:25:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) JR Kyoto Station Time: 17:00:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.

Additional Note(s)
  • Public transportation will be used. Seating may not be available.

  • The station used to get to Osaka Castle is subject to change (Tenmabashi or Osakajokoen Station).

  • Children (ages 0-5 years) will be able to participate for free under the following conditions. Tour: An individual seat will not be provided. Please have them sit on the lap of their parent or guardian. If there are seats available, they are welcome to use it, however they will not be getting a priority in seating. An individual meal or snack will not be provided as well. If you would like any of the above for children (ages 0-5 years), please book them as a child.

  • An additional JPY 180 will be needed for children ages 4 to 5 for admission to the Floating Garden Observatory.

  • If Aqua Liner does not operate due to weather conditions, we will visit the Osaka Museum of History instead. Refunds (JPY 1,700 for adults and JPY 800 for children) will be given when the museum is closed (every Tuesday).

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 20.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 8 business days (18:00:00 local time) to 2 business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made between 2 business days (18:00:00 local time) to 1 business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made between 1 business days (18:00:00 local time) to business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Change Policy

Please contact Veltra immediately if you make any changes to your booking once it is confirmed, as:

・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 8 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 1 business days to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
・Any changes made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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