• Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
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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

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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

our tours excellent, it was fun and very interesting tour. We missed the Cherry Blossom which bloom 2 week earlier this year in Osaka. However, our tour guide was able to find out about a new location in the city that Cherry Blossom is at the peak


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great day with a conscientious and caring tour guide. Really fun!

Nancy H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Enjoyable tour of central Osaka with friendly, knowledgeable guide who spoke perfect English. Umeda Sky Tower is quite impressive lunch at fine restaurant was tasty subway to Osaka Castle was fun experience castle and grounds well worth a visit...can go into Castle to see exhibits, etc extra crowded since it was a Sunday and Japanese holiday week, but still enjoyable boat ride on river was relaxing and pleasant way to see city.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

i would highly recommend this tour during the Sakura season we enjoyed walking around the city and taking photos of Osaka from the Floating Garden Observatory at the Umeda Sky Building. Learnt alot about Shogun history from Osaka Castle's exhibits which is again an amazing building with excellent views. the Aqua Liner riverboat cruise around Nakanoshima was lovely too

Micki W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Long day but worth every minute. Excellent guide. Definitely recommend.

Jennifer T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Very nice tour with a great guide. The lunch was delicious!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was certainly the best day of a two week trip to Japan. Our guide, June, was really good with great English, very friendly and helpful. Wonderful lunch at the Granvia. Osaka is a lovely place - in the morning we walked around Osaka seeing many of the 'exotic' buildings - especially amazing the Umeda building. After lunch went to the Castle learning the history related to Shoguns etc. The cruise made a wonderful end to a busy day.

Leslye G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Beautiful scenes. This tour included to best sights of Osaka. The perfect tour to get it all in!

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.

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