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Famous for its down-to-earth citizens and hearty cuisine, Osaka combines historical and cultural attractions with all the delights of a Japanese urban phenomenon. At night Osaka is live-wired with flashing neon, beckoning with promises of tako-yaki (fried octopus ball), good times and lots of beer.

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Osaka Cruises & Water Tours

Combine the best of Osaka on this half-day walking tour in the afternoon. With your expert and friendly guide, explore Osaka Castle - the city's best-known sight that is especially popular during cherry blossom season. Then take a 1-hour river cruise on the Aqua Liner, a pleasure boat with panoramic views including Osaka Castle, Umeda Sky Building and City Hall on Nakanoshima lsle. You'll enjoy seasonal views of autumn leaves or cherry blossoms strewn among Osaka's major landmarks including Osaka Castle, Umeda Sky Building and City Hall …

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Osaka Cultural Tours

Enjoy an afternoon visit to Nara, whose combined historic monuments make the ancient city a UNESCO World Heritage site. This imperial capital from the 8th century is full of cultural treasures, including some of Japan's oldest Buddhist temples. Ride the JR rail from Osaka to Kyoto, where you'll transfer by comfortable coach to Nara. After your tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine with a knowledgeable guide, you'll return to Osaka by train …

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Osaka Day Trips & Excursions

See Hiroshima's historic sites on this 13-hour tour from Osaka. Ride a bullet train to Hiroshima and then a boat to Miyajima Island, where you'll see the majestic Itsukushima Shrine. Then head back to Hiroshima to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum and explore exhibits that include remnants from the day the atomic bomb was dropped on the city in 1945. Contemplate the heartbreaking history of the region at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, which is near where the atomic bomb landed and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum …

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Osaka Food, Wine & Nightlife

Learn one of Japan's most popular culinary arts, sushi-making, during this afternoon class in Osaka. You'll churn out rolls like a pro under the guidance of a local professional and licensed chef. After the 2.5-hour esson, enjoy dinner with your small group. Upgrade to include a sampling of Japanese sake (rice wine) or local beer. Watch as your instructor prepares sushi rice, followed by a demo on how to make sushi the professional way, which includes rolling sashimi (thinly sliced raw fish) and other fresh ingredients into dried seaweed called nori …

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Osaka Multi-Day & Extended Tours from Osaka

Tour both sacred and solemn historical monuments on this 2-day guided tour from Osaka. After a boat ride to Miyajima's breathtaking Itsukushima Shrine, you'll visit the powerful Hiroshima Peace Memorial, a UNESCO World Heritage site where you get a sobering glimpse of the A-bomb and its aftermath at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Stay overnight at the Hotel Granvia Hiroshima, then tour the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter and the renowned Okayama Korakuen Garden …

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Osaka Outdoor Activities

Visit mountaintop villages, soothing hot springs and Japanese temples along the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kumano Kodo during this 3- or 4-day self-guided tour. Part of a series of old pilgrimage roads, the strenuous but well-maintained route originally connected the former imperial capital with three Grand Shrines of Kumano (Kumano Sanzan). Traveling round-trip by train to the Nakahechi portion of the route from either Kyoto or Osaka, you'll journey on foot and by bus along village paths and forested mountain trails in the remote Kii Peninsula …

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» Osaka Private & Custom Tours

Osaka Private & Custom Tours

Nara City is the old capital city of Japan and the birthplace of Japanese Buddhism because of which a lot of Buddhist temple was built and many of them are now well conserved as World Heritage. Todai Temple is the head temple shrine among 68 of Buddhism temples in Japan. It has a long history of more than 1200 years until now and Its Buddha Hall is the larest wooden agricultural masterpiece in the world. Yakushi Temple was constructed by Emperor Tenmu in the late 7th century for the recovery of the emperor's sick wife …

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Osaka Sightseeing Tours

Go for a stroll through Osaka and see its highlights on this guided walking tour, including a 1-hour river cruise on the Aqua Liner. You'll enjoy lunch and visit Osaka's famous attractions with a knowledgeable guide, such as Osaka Castle and the Floating Garden Observatory. From the river, view the Twin Towers and City Hall on Nakanoshima lsle, and enjoy sweeping views all the way to Awaji Island from the Umeda Sky Building. Make your way to the Floating Garden Observatory, an open-air sky bridge connecting the two towers of the Umeda Sky Building. …

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Osaka Spa Tours

Experience the sacred mountain of Mt Koya, the spiritual center for the Shingon sect of Buddhism in Japan, on this 2-day trip by express train from Osaka. A guide accompanies you to a pair of Mt Koya's most renowned World Heritage sites: Okunoin and Danjo Garan. Wind down from a day of sightseeing with an independent temple stay experience at Fukuchi-in; meals and access to the 'onsen' (Japanese hot spring) are included. On the second day, explore the temple's natural setting on your own before returning to Osaka …

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» Osaka Tickets & Passes

Osaka Tickets & Passes

Visit one of the world's largest aquariums, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and ride a replica of the 'Santa Maria' around Osaka Bay on this half-day tour, led by an informative guide. At the aquarium's Pan Pacific exhibits, get up close to a Japanese giant salamander at the Japan Forest, an adorable sea otter at the Aleutian Islands, and a ring-tailed coati at the Gulf of Panama, among other creatures. Then board your sightseeing vessel for a journey past Osaka landmarks around the bay …

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» Osaka Transfers

Osaka Transfers

Avoid the hassle of airport taxis and get to your hotel in comfort by arranging for a private transfer from Kansai International Airport (KIX) in Osaka to your hotel in Kobe. Your professional driver will be waiting at the airport for you and will take you to your hotel in Kobe. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week …

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» Osaka Walking & Biking Tours

Osaka Walking & Biking Tours

See and experience the unique and fun Osaka in 3-hours! You will have a chance to walk through nostalgic neighborhood, eat delicious Osaka local food and meet fun locals! Osaka is a city which rivals Tokyo and it's known for great food culture and humorous people! The tour allows you to see a great overview of Osaka which will make you want to learn more about Osaka culture! Last stop is famous Dotonbori (Namba area), visiting Hozenji temple, back streets and river …

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Osaka is the third largest city in Japan, the central metropolis of the Kansai region and the largest of the Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto trio. Osaka dates back to the Asuka and Nara period. Under the name Naniwa, it was the capital of Japan from 683 to 745. Even after the capital was moved, Osaka continued to play an important role …

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At night Osaka's streets and alleys come alive with flashing neon, beckoning residents and travelers alike with promises of tasty food and good times. Meanwhile, waterfront developments are restoring Osaka's image as a port town and creating new attractions for visitors …

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