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Osaka Early Bird Tour

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    Stop At: Dotonbori, Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0076 Osaka Prefecture

    The tour begins with the exploration of the narrow alleys so typical of Osaka. There will be new discoveries each time we turn a corner. Can you guess what the shops around you deal in by their signboards?

    In Hozenji Temple, you can face a very rare mystic Buddha (Mizukake Fudo). What is the statue covered with?

    Also, can you tell why they put small torii gates in the alleys?

    We will also take a walk around Dotonbori area which is the most popular tourist spot in Osaka. Since there are not so many people in the early morning, you can take pictures with funny poses in front of the very famous signboard ‘The Glico Man’.


    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Shinsekai, Ebisuhigashi, Naniwaku, Osaka 556-0002 Osaka Prefecture

    You can enjoy plenty of colorful signs in Shinsekai. Iconic Tsutenkaku Tower, beloved by Osaka people, and the surrounding area full of restaurants are worth visiting. There are a lot of weird baby-like statues shining in gold in front of shops or as signboards. You don’t see these statues outside of Osaka. Find out what kind of ritual is said to bring you good luck.


    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: 1-11-18 Shitennoji, Tennoji, Osaka 543-0051 Osaka Prefecture

    One of the oldest temples in Japan is Shitennoji. Since its establishment in 593, it has been a spiritual home for the people of Osaka. Let's take a leisurely walk through the quiet premises. In the pond in the precincts lots of creatures can be seen. They increased so much because Buddhism forbids the killing of living things.


    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Osaka Castle, 1-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002 Osaka Prefecture

    It’s a must-see when you visit Osaka. While walking through this very large site you can try to imagine how a samurai general might have planned to attack this well-built castle.

    After climbing to the top of the main building we are rewarded with a splendid view of the city of Osaka.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Departure Point
    Namba Station, 5 Chome-10-1番60号 Nanba, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-8503, Japan
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Tanimachiyonchome Station, 3 Chome-3 Tanimachi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 540-0012, Japan
    Inclusions
    • English Guide Fare
    Exclusions
    • Transportation fare
    • Food & Drink
    • Admission Fee
    • Entry/Admission - Shitennoji
    • Entry/Admission - Osaka Castle
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Comfortable clothes & shoes for walking.
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 17 June 2019

    The tour was very good. It was a small group tour but I was the only person who booked the tour - so the guide gave me a private tour. Informative, excellent english, it was a terrific morning that fit my half-day schedule.

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    JEGPRO, Guest Relations Manager at KAMNAVI Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2019

    Thank you very much for your kind message! We are happy to know that you enjoyed the tour. Barbara Kamnavi Tours

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