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Private Tour - A Tour to Explore the Symbol of Osaka: Osaka Castle provided by otomo travel

Private Tour - A Tour to Explore the Symbol of Osaka: Osaka Castle

Private Tour - A Tour to Explore the Symbol of Osaka: Osaka Castle
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Why not discover the famous castle to the fullest! There are a bunch of tourists at Osaka Castle but most of them just watch the castle tower from outside of it, which is enjoyable enough but still remains a lot to discover. On this tour, you will learn the history and imagine the feeling samurai had when fighting for Osaka at the stake of their lives. There are many more things to explore Osaka Castle to your fullest such as a professional guide who will show you around the hot spots in the park, the view of the castle from the garden, and a cruise ship which will take you around the moat! Don’t forget to book your tour to discover Osaka Castle tour with your otomo guide!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Osaka Museum of History: A museum of history which makes you feel you are a part of history. It has a floor reproducing the great council hall of “Naniwanomiya palace”, a floor which takes you on a journey throughout the city of canals: Osaka in the medieval and modern era, and many more interesting floors!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 85886P189
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Private Tour • Tour Guide • Necessary expenses for the tour guide
Exclusions
Travel expenses and entrance fees for your own • Money for food/drinks, souvenirs and extra activities for your own • Hotel pick-up and drop-off • The use of private van
Duration
5–6 hours
Departure details
Osaka Station, 3-chōme-1-1 Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan In front of the Ticket Office near the central gate of Osaka Station, JR Line
Temmabashi Station, 1 Chome-2 Tanimachi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 540-0012, Japan
Inclusions
Private Tour • Tour Guide • Necessary expenses for the tour guide
Exclusions
Travel expenses and entrance fees for your own • Money for food/drinks, souvenirs and extra activities for your own • Hotel pick-up and drop-off • The use of private van
Departure details
Osaka Station, 3-chōme-1-1 Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan In front of the Ticket Office near the central gate of Osaka Station, JR Line
Temmabashi Station, 1 Chome-2 Tanimachi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 540-0012, Japan
Duration
5–6 hours
Return details
Temmabashi Station, 1 Chome-2 Tanimachi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 540-0012, Japan
Additional information
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves a lot of walking.
The tour begins and ends in different locations. If you would like to change the location of where the tour ends, please consult with your tour guide.
On Mondays "Nishinomaru Garden" is closed. If any of the scheduled places are closed on the day you visit, your tour guide will take you to an alternative location.
The travel expense is not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest. (Entrance fees, transportation fees, activity fees, etc. - at least about JPY 3000)
If you do not arrive at the specified starting place after 60 minutes from the agreed meeting time, the tour will be considered canceled.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Fran Teo
Taipei, Taiwan5 contributions
A Very Good Experience
Jan 2020 • Family
Overall, the Osaka Castle was full of culture and very enjoyable. The walkways around the castle provided multiple views and many photo opportunities. You could buy tickets the the top of the castle, but it is usually crowded with tourists. There is also an opportunity to ride a small boat in the most surrounding the castle, but I was not able to do that due to strong winds. The staff was helpful, and even took photos of my family and I. After touring the castle, there are additionally many surrounding gardens that are filled with beautiful plum and cherry blossom trees. Around the castle, there are a lot of informative signs that tell you the history of the castle, and how the castle was used to defend against enemies. There is also a building with a few cafés inside, so you and your family can sit down and take a break from walking.
Written January 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
otomo-travel
Hi frannteo654, Thank you for the comment. Osaka Castle is truly a great place to feel and learn about Japanese history and culture. The surrounding area is also full of fun. It's good to know you enjoyed visiting Osaka Castle. Again, thank you so much for your feedback. Best,
Written January 30, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Frank L
Baldwin Park, CA13 contributions
Amazing experience!
Nov 2019
What an experience! I enjoyed the time when I was on this tour. I was definitely running short on time but my tour guide was very understanding and kept everything moving fluidly.

He was very helpful during the tour of the Osaka Museum of History. He explained various parts of the museum and also helped me take pictures. It was a very thorough explanation overall and I am very appreciative of that.

When it came time to visit the Osaka Castle, he was very courteous and professional in explaning various areas of the castle. When we were finished with the tour of the Osaka Castle, he recommended a ramen place that was near my hotel. It turns out that this ramen place also had a location in Tokyo! The ramen was really delicious and it actually had a lot of vegetables which I sorely lacked to eat during my Japan trip.

All in all, I definitely recommend Otono Travel as a tour guide and when I go back to Osaka or Kyoto or anywhere in Japan, I'll be sure to reach out to Otono again!
Written December 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Frank, Thank you so much for your comment! This is our greatest honor to hear that you will reach out to us when you come to Japan again! We are also happy to know that your tour guide did a great job to adjust the tour for you and gave you a thorough explanation of everything you see on the tour. Again, thank you so much for choosing us and we look forward to seeing you again in Japan. Best,
Written December 4, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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By: otomo travel
muhammadkamranalinak
muhammadkamranalinak
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I'am happy about your experience and services
Very good 👍 experience I really enjoyed it fully fantastic I never forget it weather no pollution everything is pe
L8301AMjustind
L8301AMjustind
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A glimpse into old Japan
This was a great little tour that had a very fun hands-on experience in the middle of it. Make sure you wear blue c
L8301AMjustind
L8301AMjustind
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Two thumbs up
This tour was a really great introduction to Yokosuka. Looking at all the battleships and submarines up close (plus
solotravelonthefly
solotravelonthefly
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Great Day
As a solo business traveler with limited this was perfect to have someone show me island. My guide was super friend
sunshinegodlee
sunshinegodlee
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Nice long walk
Its a pretty place to go to......but must visit only in the peak of Cherry blossom or during Autumn when the leaves
Carolyn D
Carolyn D
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What an incredible day with Mutsuko
I had an incredible first day in Tokyo taking in all the must see with Mutsuko from Viator. She taught me how to na
davidaH7542KH
davidaH7542KH
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Insightful and friendly tour
Yuki was really nice and adapted when the rain and restaurants were unexpectedly closed. Got to know a lot about Ja
218trinad
218trinad
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Excellent trip but ran out of time.
Eric was a great guide. We just ran out of time. Missed the ferry connection which delayed us 30 mins so i missed t
K8zki
K8zki
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Tokyo day tour
This tour was perfect for our first day in Tokyo. We got to visit all the “must sees” and learn how to use the trai
barryhO1182UN
barryhO1182UN
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Great day in a great city
For any first time visitor to Tokyo, I would recomend yto personslize their presenthis tour. It is a meaningful way
berkovitze
berkovitze
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Great tour & perfect way to see the city!
This was an incredible way to spend the day. I am traveling for work so didn't have much time to plan out what I'd
Swedee93
Swedee93
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Young Swedish couple
We had a lovely day with Ms Ritsuko who had a well planned schedule from start, but was a good listener and changed
byronn425
byronn425
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Jozankei
We had such a great day out.Loved the foot bath and onsen. Also great to visit some temples and soak up a bit of Ja
VinnieLondon_SE2
VinnieLondon_SE2
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Whistle stop tour of main sites ..lots of travelling time
You have to make your own way to the meeting point outside the station near Meiji Jingu shrine forest entrance. Gui
tmfernandez1
tmfernandez1
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Must-do Tour for visitors in Tokyo!
This tour was one of the best experiences I've had when traveling. Our guide, Kumiko, was fun, friendly, knowledgea
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