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!
* Duration: 8 hours
* Starts: Kasaoka, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




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!

Itinerary
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Stop At: Osaka Museum of History, 4-1-32 Otemae, Chuo, Osaka 540-0008 Osaka Prefecture

Standing on the ruins of ancient palace and just in front of Osaka castle, you can learn about the history of Osaka from primeval to modern days. Inside the museum, numerous reproductions, mannequins and videos are shown. It helps you to understand the city and its people well, and to enjoy the subsequent spots more.
Above all, from the 10th floor windows of this museum, you can enjoy a fantastic overview of Osaka Castle!

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Originally founded in the 16th century, this is one of the largest castles in Japan. Two wide and deep moats, high stone walls and other protective devices make this solid castle an impregnable one. The Main Keep is beautifully decorated with gold ornaments which harmonize completely with the patinated roof.
Here, you will learn the life of a samurai warrior hero who was born into a very poor family and finally became the king of the nation.

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street ( North end ; 6-chome ), Japan, 〒530-0041 Osaka, Kita Ward, Tenjinbashi, 6-chōme−7, 筋6丁目5−17

This is the longest shopping street (1.6 miles) in Japan. This street once thrived as the main entrance to the the famous Osaka Tenmangu Shrine and even now is bustling with a lot of locals coming here to enjoy eating and watching shops/people.
Unlike Shinsaibashi or Umeda where you can find high-end shops, lots of mom-and-pop stores and a bit old-fashioned shops line this street.
Here, you will enjoy strolling around a present-day local shopping street and taste some of its local food.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, 6-4-20 Tenjimbashi, Kita-ku 8F, Osaka 530-0041 Osaka Prefecture

In this musuem, you can hop back in time and experience a day at the old shopping street in the 1830s, thanks to life-size and accurate reproductions.
You will get to know the way of living of Osaka merchants and may feel like meeting locals living moderately but lively in old-day Osaka.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, 8-25 Masumicho, Ikeda 563-0041 Osaka Prefecture

One of the most popular foods on the globe, instant noodles and cup noodles were invented by the same man in Osaka. You will visit the birth place of Chicken Ramen and know about the history of those fabulous and indispensable inventions.
In addition, you can make your own original cup noodles by painting on a container and choosing ingredients by yourself.
Have fun and make good memories!

Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes