Half Day OSAKA Custom Tour by Private Car and Driver

Private VIP Tour in OSAKA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations.

You have your own private car and driver who can speak English for approximately 5 hours.

Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information.

<<< You customize your own Half Day Trip in OSAKA>>>

STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests.

STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary.

STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary.
***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time.
***1 FREE pocket wi-fi to be used on board.
***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
* Duration: 5 hours
* Starts: Osaka, Japan
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips




Private VIP Tour in OSAKA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations.

You have your own private car and driver who can speak English for approximately 5 hours.

Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information.

<<< You customize your own Half Day Trip in OSAKA>>>

STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests.

STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary.

STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary.
***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time.
***1 FREE pocket wi-fi to be used on board.
***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

The construction of Osaka Castle (Ōsakajō) started in 1583 on the former site of the Ishiyama Honganji Temple, which had been destroyed by Oda Nobunaga thirteen years earlier. Toyotomi Hideyoshi intended the castle to become the center of a new, unified Japan under Toyotomi rule. It was the largest castle at the time.

However, a few years after Hideyoshi’s death, Tokugawa troops attacked and destroyed the castle and terminated the Toyotomi lineage in 1615. Osaka Castle was rebuilt by Tokugawa Hidetada in the 1620s, but its main castle tower was struck by lightening in 1665 and burnt down.

It was not until 1931 that the present ferro-concrete reconstruction of the castle tower was built. During the war it miraculously survived the city wide air raids. Major repair works gave the castle new glamor in 1997. The castle tower is now entirely modern on the inside and even features an elevator for easier accessibility. It houses an informative museum about the castle’s history and Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tsutenkaku, 1-18-6 Ebisuhigashi Naniwaku, Osaka 556-0002 Osaka Prefecture

Tsutenkaku Towerhinsekai (“New World”) is a district in Osaka that was developed before the war and then neglected in the decades afterwards. At the district’s center stands Tsutenkaku Tower, the nostalgia-evoking symbol of Shinsekai.

The area was developed into its current layout following the success of the 1903 National Industrial Exposition, which brought over five million people to the neighborhood within just five months. Shortly after the expo closed its doors, work began to improve and update Shinsekai.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kuromon Market, 2-4-1, Nippombashi, Chuo, Osaka 542-0073 Osaka Prefecture

Until the end of the Meiji Era, the Kuromon Ichiba Market used to be called Emmeiji Market, because there was once a large temple called Emmeiji nearby. Since there used to be a black gate northeast of this temple, the marketplace later came to be called”Kuromon Ichiba Market”(Black Gate Market). The market has a total length of close to 600 meters with 170 shops, the vast majority of which specialize in the freshest and best quality meat, vegetables, eggs and other ingredients from around the country and abroad. Although well over half of total sales are for the business (professional chef) market, Kuromon Ichiba caters also to the general public. For more than 170 years, everyone from restaurant chefs to housewives have come here, drawn by the taste, freshness and variety of its products.

Duration: 40 minutes

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

The widely known cup noodles are popular not only in Japan, but all around the world as well. Along with the standard flavors, new flavors keep getting introduced every year. A type of cup noodles sold only in Japan might be great for a souvenir as well.

However, there is an even more memorable souvenir when it comes to cup noodles. At the Cupnoodles Museum Osaka Ikeda in Osaka, you will be able to make your very own original cup noodles!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Harukas 300 Observation Deck, 1-1-43 Abenosuji, Abeno-Ku Abeno Harukas, Osaka 545-0052 Osaka Prefecture

Standing 300 meters tall, Abeno Harukas in Osaka is the tallest skyscraper in Japan. The building stands on top of the Kintetsu Osaka Abenobashi Station and is conveniently located across from JR Tennoji Station. It houses a department store, an art museum, a hotel and an observation deck.

The observation deck is called “Harukas 300” and occupies the building’s top three floors (floors 58 to 60). The observation deck is accessed by elevators from the 16th floor. With large floor-to-ceiling glass panels all around, the 60th floor offers 360 degree views of Osaka, while the 58th floor features an attractively designed inner court with a wooden deck and cafe. A souvenir shop and restrooms with views are also av

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Umeda Sky Building, 1-1-88 Oyodonaka Kitaku, Osaka 531-6023 Osaka Prefecture

The Umeda Sky Building is a spectacular high rise building in the Kita district of Osaka, near Osaka and Umeda Stations. It is also known as the “New Umeda City”.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, Chuo, Osaka 542-0085 Osaka Prefecture

Shinsaibashi-Suji Shopping Street, which runs east to Mido-Suji Avenue, is the best-known shopping area in Osaka, and an enduring symbol of the city. With a history of 380 years, it was already an established shopping area in the Edo Period. Shops of all kinds and for all ages line the street, a roofed arcade 600 meters long. There are traditional kimono tailors, western clothing and footwear retailers, restaurants and fast food outlets, jewelers, and boutiques featuring the latest fashions. It?’s great to take a casual stroll through the Shinsaibashi area. Many people enjoy window-shopping and savoring the food along the way.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Solaniwa Onsen Osaka Bay Tower, 1-2-3 Benten, Minato-Ku 2F, Osaka 552-0007 Osaka Prefecture

The Kansai region’s biggest hot spring style theme park Solaniwa Onsen, spanning 16,500m², is set open on floors 2 to 5 at Osaka Bay Tower North on February 26, 2019.

Duration: 1 hour