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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 tour. With your expert and friendly guide, explore Osaka Castle - Osaka's best known sight and very popular in Cherry Blossom time. Then take a river cruise on the Aqua Liner (pleasure boat) with passing views of Osaka including Osaka Castle, Twin Towers, City Hall on Nakanoshima lsle …

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Osaka Cultural Tours

See all the sights of Kyoto in a day. Traveling from Osaka, visit Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto Imperial Palace, the Kyoto Handicraft Center, Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo Hall and the Kiyomizu Temple. Kyoto was Japan's capital and the emperor's residence from 794 until 1868. It is now the country's seventh largest city with a population of 1.4 million people and a modern face. Enjoy this morning tour to see some of the main highlights of this wonderful city …

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Osaka Day Trips & Excursions

Enjoy an afternoon in Kyoto! This six-hour tour includes visits to the Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo Hall and the Kiyomizu Temple. You'll be picked up from your Osaka Hotel and taken to Osaka station for your journey to Kyoto. Join the afternoon tour visiting Heian Shrine, a brightly colored shrine with its vermilion pillars and green roof, and its enchanting inner gardens and ponds, reflects the elegance of life in the ancient Japanese court …

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Osaka Multi-Day & Extended Tours from Osaka

This mostly independent Osaka experience offers the perfect combination of time on your own with some guided sightseeing. Enjoy two nights’ accommodation with daily breakfast at the luxury Hilton Osaka Hotel, and take a guided half-day tour. During the majority of your stay, experience the amazing sights and delicious cuisine of Japan’s ‘water capital’ at your own pace as you explore the city independently …

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Osaka Sightseeing Tours

See the highlights of Osaka on a private full-day tour of Japan’s third largest city. From the ancient Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine to the funky youth culture shops in Amerika-Mura, Osaka has a variety of modern and historical gems to explore. You’ll get great views of the city from Osaka Castle and the Umeda Sky Building, and get a close look at the city during a riverboat cruise across town. Wrap up with dinner in the vibrant Dotonbori restaurant area and taste some of the specialties of this food-loving city …

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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

Go for a stroll and see Osaka's highlights on this guided walking tour. You'll enjoy lunch and see Osaka's famous attractions including Osaka Castle, the Aerial Garden Observatory and Twin Towers. Osaka's Aerial Garden Observatory is on the 40th floor, with panoramic views of the city. After lunch, it's off to Osaka Castle, noted for its magnificence and the immense stones used in its construction …

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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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