Tour code: 2142OSA_P740
Wander past the most famous attractions in Osaka during this 6-hour, guided walking tour that includes lunch and a 1-hour river cruise. Follow your guide as you check out landmarks such as Osaka Castle and visit the Floating Garden Observatory at the Umeda Sky Building, before boarding your ship to admire sights including the Twin Towers and City Hall on Nakanoshima Isle. Your Osaka walking excursion and river cruise also includes all entrance fees.


  • 6.5-hour walking tour of Osaka's highlights with river cruise
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Osaka from the Floating Garden Observatory at the Umeda Sky Building
  • Learn about Shogun history from Osaka Castle's exhibits
  • Board the Aqua Liner for a 1-hour riverboat cruise around Nakanoshima
  • Dine on Japanese cuisine for lunch
  • Hear commentary from your English-speaking guide

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What You Can Expect

Osaka Full-Day Walking Tour with Osaka River Cruise

Osaka Full-Day Walking Tour with Osaka River Cruise

Get a closer look at some of Osaka’s top attractions on foot during a 6-hour guided walking tour that also includes lunch and a scenic river cruise. It’s a great way to get an introduction to the history, culture and scenery of one of Japan’s largest cities.
Begin your walking tour by meeting your guide in the morning at the Hotel Granvia Osaka, continuing on foot to the city’s Umeda Sky Building for a 1-hour visit to its Floating Garden Observatory. This open-air viewing platform links the two towers of this sky-high landmark together, offering guests panoramic views of the surrounding cityscape of Osaka, nearby Awaji Island and Mount Ikoma.
Take a break to for a tasty Japanese lunch before continuing to Higashi-Umeda station for a subway ride to Temmabashi station to visit Osaka Castle. This massive stone fortress, first constructed in 1583, contains a variety of historical artifacts from Osaka and the Toyotomi inside its imposing walls. 
Moving on from the Castle, head next to the river banks where you’ll board your vessel, the Aqua Liner, for a 1-hour cruise around the island of Nakanoshima, situated in the middle of one of several rivers running through Osaka. Admire fantastic views of several Osaka attractions from the water, including Osaka Castle, the Twin Towers and City Hall, which is situated on Nakanoshima Isle.
Finish your boat ride and follow your guide to Osakajo-Koen station, where you’ll catch a ride on the JR local line back to Osaka station where you can continue your Osaka exploration or head back to your hotel.

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Customer Reviews

Kevin H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was a rainy day and the guide adjusted the tour to keep us happy and dry. It cleared by the afternoon and the guide gave us extra time to be sure we got to see everything. Excellent tour!!

Mary D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour guide was very nice and know Osaka quite well Junko also took the time to help people to take photos.

Maria P Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We had a wonderful day with a lovely guide who was so knowledgeable and helpful. 3 course lunch was an unexpected bonus. Lot's of walking of cause but well worth it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Nice walk from Osaka station to the Umeda Sky Tower, great views. Guid spoke english well and was very informative throughout the tour. Short train ride to the Castle which was impressive and then on to the river boat cruise. I would highly recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Great tour. Beautiful setting and lovely tour guide

Tracy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Lovely day spent in Osaka. Cherry Blossom everywhere - stunning. Its a fast pace - in, out, quick. Frustrating but alot to cover. Recommend highly

Lauren O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

This tour was an excellent way to get oriented in Osaka and see some of the bigger tourist attractions. The guide was friendly and spoke great English. She gave a thorough overview of the city, and was good at keeping everyone engaged.

Rufini Binte S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Our tour guide was very funny and knowledgeable. It was a fun tour!

Leaza S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

So much thanks for our guide Keiko, a real delight.
Easy walking tour , fabulous lunch.
River cruise was good too.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

This tour was our introduction to Japan. We got to overlook the city from 173 m sky tower - spectacular views! Our guide was very helpful and informative. Osaka Castle is well worth going to see.

We are now on our way back to Australia after doing 6 Viator tours in Japan and I cannot recommend Viator tours more highly. It was easy to book/pay online and great to read other people's reviews which helped in making tour choices. Every tour was good value for money, well organised and had excellent guides and covered all the places we wanted to see. I will definately be booking with them for future overseas trips.

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