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Cecelia N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Our tour guide KC is an excellent tour guide, very friendly and experienced. He guided us all through the Osaka Castle and river boat tour. He was helpful and knowledgable. We recommend this tour.

Georgia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This your was fantastic!!! It was perfectly planned and exceeded our expectations. Our tour guide (Seiko) had great knowledge of not only the area but also the rich history of Osaka castle and its samurai warriors- mustn't also forget her brilliant sense of humour and passion for her work.

We were able to walk the tour at our own pace and had plenty of opportunities for photos ( most of which Seiko took for us).

We could not recommend this tour enough. But for an unforgettable experience ensure you ask for Seiko!

Gregory C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

The tour guide was very helpful! She even walked me to a store to buy old Japanese currency and stamps. Great way to learn your way around Osaka!

daniel m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Love Japan ... Would go again

Mason C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

- great tour guide. -well understandable of her English. -good choice of destinationns

Larisa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

It was a great tour. Lots of insight information, great views of the castle and spectacular boat ride. Thank you.

Flavio L Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2011

Incredible tour with a great tour guide that was able to bring the history of Osaka alive. We would recommend this tour to anyone that is going to Osaka. Very well organized and extremely good value, well worth the money.
Laura, Toronto Canada

Ricky V USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2011

A recommended walking tour by a knowledgeable tour guide. Tour guide went out of his way to show us which subway line to take back to our hotel.

Nancy M

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2016

Great tour at a wonderful time of year as the cherry blossoms were in full bloom! Our tour guide, Psycho not sure how she spells her name, but that is how it she pronounced it, was especially good. She made sure everyone enjoyed the tour and also that we all knew where to go to our different destinations afterwards. Our party wanted to go to a steakhouse and she made a number of phone calls to get us a reservation and even walked outside the train station with us to guide us on our way! Our dinner was great.


4 star rating: Recommended
November 2015

This Tour was very Interesting the guide was very caring and very informative. She chatted to everyone and
answered everyone's questions. The cruise on the river was a nice way to end the day

Andrew C

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2015

Great afternoon walk and boat cruise. I enjoyed the stories from the guide who was very friendly and helpful.

Wayne J

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2015

This tour covered our areas of interest and was well guided!

Sandra W

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2013

Tour was great, really enjoyed it, Guide spoke english well and was very knowledgeable.

Arvin P USA

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2008

Enjoyed the walking tour and boat ride.


3 star rating: Worth doing
June 2015

Great tour ! Though it was humid and thr were rainshowers, KC made it fun. Thank you Viator for good service.

Ernest P

3 star rating: Worth doing
January 2015

We enjoyed this walk, including an informal walk thru the food ection of a large department store. Osaka Castle was interesting, but armour and weaponry exhibits were a bit sparse. On a hot day, the walk may be a bit tiring for some, so check out the length of walk.
Our guide was informative, but his speaker system wasn't good enough, so people at the rear of the group missed out on some information.
The short boat trip (about 1 hour) was interesting and gave us a different view of the city.

anarica m

3 star rating: Worth doing
October 2014

Tiring but fun


3 star rating: Worth doing
July 2014

Tour included a visit to the famous castle and a river cruise only. Thought the river cruise was a little too long. Recommend reducing the cruise duration and including a walking tour of the city center, The tour guide was very helpful.

Ken S

3 star rating: Worth doing
August 2011

The walking tour was good. The tour guide was polite and knowlegeable, and he mingled well with everyone in the group. I would say no one felt left out. My only gripe about the tour was its cost. It is on the high side. I took a tour to Kyoto and Nara, also with Viator, the following day, which cost slightly more than this tour, and that one took us to many more places and, sights and sounds. Price-wise, the two tours are not on par with each other, the Osaka tour is very much on the high side, with only two attractions (Osaka Castle and River Cruise) while Kyoto/Nara tour was a full day one packed with numerous venues, with coach transportation from venue to venue, and a buffet lunch thrown in.


2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
October 2015

Our guide was interesting and informative. I did not care too much about the palace nor the river cruise. Relaxing cruise but boring. Osaka is not, architecturally, a beautiful city. So, the river cruise, could not show you any beautiful buildings.

Catherine C Philippines

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
April 2010

I was a little disappointed because it was not really a walking tour; we took the subway to get to the Osaka Castle, where we were given only a few minutes inside, not enough time to see the museum. Worse, I was left behind! It would have been better if we were briefed on where we should go in case we got separated from the group like I did. Good thing the tour guide came back for me after I tried to contact the tour operator in spite the language barrier. I was helped by a kind Japanese couple who explained my predicament to them & who accompanied me to where the river boats were moored.

Susan J United Kingdom

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
November 2009

Should be differently named as not a walking tour at all but a trip to the castle and a river cruise. But a very good afternoon with an informative guide.

SUVICHA M Thailand

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
August 2008

Not impressed with river cruise; not so much information from guide.

Haagse Harry. Nederland

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
October 2007

We saw the castle and went on the cruise. Neither one was very spectacular. The guide did her work and sometimes gave comments.

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