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

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Why not discovering 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 and the view of the castle from the garden. Don’t forget to book your tour to discover Osaka Castle tour with your otomo guide!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: otomo travel

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Osaka Museum of History

Osaka Museum of History: A museum of history which makes you feel you are a part of history. It has a floor reproducing the great council hall of “Naniwanomiya palace”, a floor which takes you on a journey throughout the city of canals: Osaka in the medieval and modern era, and many more interesting floors!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At:

The main gate of Osaka Castle which is an important cultural property. There are many spots you can't miss such as the stone wall made from gigantic stones a few times bigger than human beings!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Osaka Castle Nishinomaru Garden

Nishinomaru Garden: A garden with a wide open lawn. It is a photogenic spot with the green of lawn and Osaka Castle behind it. It also reproduces the golden traditional tea ceremony room where you can take pictures!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Hokoku Shrine

Hokoku Shrine: This shrine is enshrined to Toyotomi Hideyoshi, one of the most famous military commanders in Japanese history. Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who unified the country, once used Osaka Castle as his headquarters. Visit this shrine with a history associated wtih Osaka Castle.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At:

MIRAIZA OSAKA-JO: A facility that was reopened in 2017 as a spot with restaurants and shops! It was originally built in 1931 and used as the Osaka City Museum. It is located in front of the castle tower and popular as a place to buy souvenirs and take a rest.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Osaka Castle

Here we are! The main attraction of this tour! They have an exhibition in the reconstructed castle and you can also take a look at the reproduced golden traditional tea ceremony room. Don’t forget to visit the observatory since the view is very beautiful and to visit a spot where you can wear costumes which samurai used to wear during a war.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At:

A place where a lot of curved stones are placed in a line. The castle tower is not the only place to visit: there are many spots with history in the castle.

Duration: 10 minutes
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