Osaka’s Best: Osaka Castle, Dotonbori, Local Food, & More

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Duration
7 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 8 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
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Halal
See Osaka’s best on this day tour guided by a local expert! Visit Osaka Castle, Kuromon Market, Dotonbori, stop for lunch, shop at Shinsaibashi, & then end at the Osaka Museum of Housing & Living.
Highlights
Osaka Castle: Explore Osaka’s history & samurai legacy with an engaging tour
Lunch: Choose between tasty okonomiyaki, ramen, or kushikatsu meal for lunch
Kuromon Market: Discover an array of fresh seafood & produce at this local market
Dotonbori & Shinsaibashi: Enjoy a commemorative photo shoot & shopping
Osaka Museum of Housing and Living: Learn about daily life in Japan at this interactive museum
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Uncover the best of Osaka on this one-day guided walking tour! As Japan’s third-largest city, a major transportation hub, and home to some of the best street food in the world, it can be hard to know where to start, but we’ve got you covered! Experience flow: Hotel pick-up History and Samurai Culture at Osaka Castle See and taste fresh seafood at Kuromon Market Commemorative photoshoot at Dotonbori Lunch: Choice between okonomiyaki, ramen, and kushikatsu Shopping in the vibrant Shinsaibashi area Visit the Osaka Museum of Housing and Living Your Osaka adventure begins with a pickup from your hotel, from where we’ll journey to visit the iconic Osaka Castle, an important historical and cultural landmark in Japan. Originally built in 1583 by Hideyoshi Toyotomi; a legendary feudal lord and military leader who played a pivotal role in the unification of Japan during the late 16th century. You’ll tour the castle grounds, explore the interior, enjoy panoramic city views from the top, and admire its impressive stone walls and moat. Next, soak up the energy of Kuromon Market, a century-old marketplace offering a wide array of fresh produce, seafood, and street food. Here, we’ll see and taste the market delights to tide you over until a heatier lunch later on. Afterward, experience the dazzling neon lights and diverse dining options of Dotonbori, followed by some shopping in the bustling Shinsaibashi district. Lunch will be a delectable experience at a restaurant tailored to your dietary preferences; we know the best Halal-certified and vegetarian-friendly spots in town! After lunch, we’ll make our way to Umeda by subway and step back in time at the Osaka Museum of Housing and Living. This unique museum offers insights into Japan's housing history through dioramas and models, transporting you to different eras with varying lighting effects. You can even try on a kimono at an affordable price! As the day concludes, we'll ensure your comfortable return to your hotel.
Inclusions
Hotel pick up & drop off. Please send your host the name and address of the hotel upon booking
Professional English-speaking guide
Lunch: Choice between okonomiyaki, ramen, & kushikatsu
Entrance fee & tax
Guided tour of Osaka Castle, Kuromon Market, Dotonbori, Shinsaibashi, & the Osaka Museum of Housing and Living
Exclusions
Foods & drinks other than those included with lunch
Additional purchases made at the guest's own expense
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Hotel pick up & drop off. Please send your host the name and address of the hotel upon booking.
Remarks
The drink & dining components of this experience can be customized for Halal, vegetarian, & vegan guests; please inform us in advance if this applies to you
We customize tour plans to best fit our customer's desires
Public transport travel will take place during parts of this tour
Tour duration can be extended at a rate of ¥3,000 per group, per hour (payable in cash)
Please send your host the name and address of the hotel upon booking
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Osaka Prefecture is the birthplace of Kansai-style okonomiyaki and many classic Japanese street foods. Centered around Osaka (the prefectural capital), the clash of trade, traditions, and modern technologies contributes to the dynamic energy of this prefecture overlooking Osaka Bay.
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Earliest available date: May 31, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals