Osaka Full-Day Walking Tour with Osaka River Cruise

Osaka, Japan

From $135.00 USD

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6 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


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

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Lunch
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - Osaka Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Kuchu Teien Observatory


  • Drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Departure & Return

Departure Point

Hotel Granvia Osaka

Departure Time

9:50 AM

Return Details

3-chōme-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan
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What To Expect

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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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants (0-5 years) are free of charge; no meals provided
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • The tour is a walking tour and comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Osakajo-Koen Station may be used in place of Tenmabashi Station in some cases
  • When the Aqua Liner is out of service due to bad weather or other reasons, the tour will visit the Osaka Museum of History. If the Aqua Liner is unavailable on Tuesday, when the Osaka Museum is closed, the cost of the Aqua Liner ride will be refunded
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at checkout if required
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

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, Jul 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

, Apr 2018

hi my name is lewitinn yosi : the walking tour was ..............bad ! the tour gide speak very bed english and lost 4 persons from 16 ????
how come ? we did not make the crous and get very upset !!! I WANT MY MONEY BECK !

, Apr 2018

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

Andrew R
, Apr 2018

This tour was not worth the money spent on it. We saw very little, spent a lot of our time waiting around for the rest of the large group and the tour guide less a tour guide and more a courier had no handle on the group and the lunch was in a hotel, western style and the vegetarian option was tasteless and uninspiring. You are better off seeing these sights yourself, none of the sights cost that much and you will be able to find a much nicer lunch yourself. The highlight of the tour was the boat trip but not worth the price or hassle or the tour itself.

Neal P
, Jan 2018

An enjoyable way of seeing the city of Osaka

Carissa M
, Dec 2017

Great way to see the city.

Angelique T
, Oct 2017

Lovely day and a wonderful walking tour. We were tired and it was a hot day but that was only because we had over exerted ourselves walking around Kyoto the day before. Mikako was our guide and she was very informative and accommodating. She was very engaging and helped accommodate the dietary restrictions in our group during lunch and towards the end of the day while we were waiting for the river cruise she helped us with some recommendations for some unique Osaka eats, especially where to find their signature kushikatsu before we headed back to Kyoto for the evening. We were short on time so only had time for 1 day in Osaka but the city definitely deserves a second or third look for future trips and for those who have more time.

, Oct 2017

Osaka castle is so overrated.
Tour guide is very dedicated.
Boat tour was relaxing.

Nancy H
, 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.

, Apr 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

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