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Osaka Museum of History Tours

Osaka Museum of History
Work your way through centuries of the past at the Osaka Museum of History, opened in 2003. Located just across from the Osaka Castle, head to the top floor to see great views of the castle.

Exhibits chronicle Osaka's history, beginning in ancient times when Osaka served as Japan's first capital and site of the Naniwa Palace and ending with exhibits on the city's bustling shopping arcades of the early Showa Period.

Designed from top to bottom, visitors start on the 10th floor and work their way down to the 7th, passing through galleries which focus on the Age of the Naniwa Palace, the Age of the Hongan-ji Temple, and the Age of Greater Osaka. Archaeological remains are displayed in the building’s basement.

Take the Highlights Course if you’re short of time, or follow a more leisurely and detailed route with the Complete Course.

Practical Info

The Osaka Museum of History is in the cutting-edge, sail-shaped NHK Broadcast Center building, a short walk west from Osaka Castle. The closest station is Tanimachi 4-chome Station on the Tanimachi Subway Line and Chuo and Tanimachi Subway Lines, a five minute walk from the museum.

The closest JR station is Morinomiya Station on the JR Loop Line, a 20-30 minute walk from the museum.
Address: 1-32 Otemae 4-Chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0008, Japan
Hours: Wed, Thurs, Sat - Mon 9:30am - 5pm (until 8pm on Fridays). Closed Tuesdays and Dec 28 - Jan 4
Admission: Adults: ¥ 600, Junior High and Elementary School Students: Free
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Private Tour - A Tour to Explore the Symbol of Osaka: Osaka CastlePrivate Sightseeing Tours

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

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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!
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Osaka Castle & Dotonbori Lively One Day TourDay Trips

Osaka Castle & Dotonbori Lively One Day Tour

In this tour, we offer you the most impressive and efficient itinerary so that you can make the best use of your stay in Osaka. Firstly you will experience the living history of the samurai warriors and the common people in Osaka by visiting museums and the castle. Secondly, you will explore Japan’s longest shopping street that is being loved by local people. Then you will visit and explore Dotonbori and find out why Osaka is called Japan’s food capital. Our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Osaka. Transportation and admission fees are all included and you don’t have to wait in a long queue at Osaka Castle on this tour.
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One Day Tour : Making Fun Memories in North OsakaDay Trips

One Day Tour : Making Fun Memories in North Osaka

Osaka is Western Japan’s largest city. World-wide events will be held in the near future so that the city is getting more attention from all over the world. In this tour, you can enjoy four things. Firstly, you will get an overview of Osaka’s history at a museum giving you a deep understanding of the city. Then, you will explore one of Japan’s biggest castles with a beautiful main tower, and learn about the life of a great samurai hero who has been loved by Osaka people for generations. Thirdly, you will visit the longest market street (1.6 miles) in Japan which is filled with small shops where tourists rarely visit and can compare to the old days in a museum. Lastly, you will make your own cup noodles at the very place where instant noodles were invented. You can take them back home as a souvenir. Furthermore, you will also enjoy three different train-rides including Osaka Metro, JR, and Hankyu lines in one day. This tour will be a memorable one!
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Traditional Japanese culture in Osaka - Tea Ceremony Luxury Tours

Traditional Japanese culture in Osaka - Tea Ceremony

The Japanese tea ceremony is a ritual of preparing and serving Japanese green tea, called Matcha. And with traditional Japanese sweets to balance with the bitter taste of the tea. This is really a good chance to experience the Japanese traditional culture.
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Osaka's golden route Bike tour (Lot of booked, Thank you)

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Big city Osaka is the largest city in western Japan. Another name for Osaka is the city of food and water, which is one of the 47 distinctive prefectures. The people who live here are very energetic and have many interesting people It is a town where many people live together because there are many noisy people. It is said that western Japan has a history more than eastern Japan, and Osaka, like Kyoto, is a town full of attractions. Osaka has many attractions, but it is difficult for those who do not stay too long to go around the city in a short time. It is this Goden route bike tour that people are very pleased with. You can feel the culture and climate of Osaka city by bicycle around the north and south of the city. Of course, we have free time so that even hungry people can enjoy it, so please use it as a food tour in Osaka! I hope you will experience nature, history, culture and food on this tour and get to know Osaka.
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Osaka Wonder Loop BusBus Tours

Osaka Wonder Loop Bus

Ride as much as you like for one or two days! Bus stops at 14 locations around Osaka! Stops at Osaka Castle, Umeda, Namba, Abeno Harukas and other convenient places in the city.
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Osaka Museum of History hours of operation: Wed, Thurs, Sat - Mon 9:30am - 5pm (until 8pm on Fridays). Closed Tuesdays and Dec 28 - Jan 4. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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