OSAKA by Toyota HIACE 2019 Customize Your Itinerary

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

You have your own private Minivan Toyota ALPHARD 2019 and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours.

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

<<< You customize your own 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 with the tour guide. Please feel free to reach our team and tour guide for recommendation at any time.

***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
* Duration: 8 to 10 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 Minivan Toyota ALPHARD 2019 and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours.

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

<<< You customize your own 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 with the tour guide. Please feel free to reach our team and tour guide for recommendation at any time.

***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

is a Japanese castle in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The castle is one of Japan’s most famous landmarks and it played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period.

Duration: 2 hours

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: Namba, Namba, Chuo, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Kinki

It is also known as “Minami”, meaning south since it is located in the southern part of Osaka. The area is filled with so many restaurants and places to visit, and it becomes remarkably vibrant at night.

Duration: 1 hour

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

A bustling commercial street that is representative of the Minami area of Osaka, always busy with playhouses and food shops from the Edo Period to today.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama, 2-3-4 Shinko, Naka-Ku, Yokohama 231-0001 Kanagawa 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 available.

Duration: 1 hour

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

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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: 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.
Osaka Resort City 200 (ORC 200) changed its name to Osaka Bay Tower on March 27, 2018. Following that, Hotel Osaka Bay Tower―which welcomes all guests from business people to families―underwent a re-branding and re-opened on March 29. The tower is now set to expand its facilities even further with the grand opening of Solaniwa Onsen.
The hot spring theme park is themed on “Beauty, Healing, Taste.” It will be decked out with natural hot springs, stone saunas, relaxation facilities, restaurants, stores and more. Based on the concept of the Azuchi–Momoyama period of Japanese history, the park fuses traditional Japan with the modern to offer a unique and exceptional experience.
The area in which the park is being set up is where an already hugely popular theme park is based. A world fair is set to take place there in 2025 which will bring more international attention to the Osaka Bay area.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, 2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-0045 Osaka Prefecture

Osaka’s Sumiyoshi Taisha (住吉大社, “Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine”) is one of Japan’s oldest shrines. Founded in the 3rd century before the introduction of Buddhism, it displays a unique style of shrine architecture, called Sumiyoshi-zukuri, that is free of influence from the Asian mainland. Only two other shrine architecture styles are also considered purely Japanese: Shinmei-zukuri as seen at the Ise Shrines and Taisha-zukuri as seen at Izumo Taisha.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Shitennoji (四天王寺, Shitennōji) is one of Japan’s oldest temples and the first ever to be built by the state. It was founded in 593 by Prince Shotoku, who supported the introduction of Buddhism into Japan. Although the temple’s buildings burned down several times throughout the centuries, they were always carefully reconstructed to reflect the original 6th century design.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Namba Yasaka Shrine, 2-9-19 Motomachi Naniwa-ku, Osaka 556-0016 Osaka Prefecture

Namba Yasaka Shrine has one of the most unique buildings of any shrine in the world! This Osaka shrine’s iconic lion head-shaped building was built in the 1970s and isn’t actually very old. However, the shrine itself has a long history, and its annual festival held in January(which incorporates an awesome tug-of-war competition) is designated as an intangible folk cultural property by the Japanese government.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sennichimae, Sennichimae, Chuo, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Kinki

Sennichimae Kitchenware StreetLocated near Osaka’s Namba Station, ‘Sennichimae Dogayasuji Shotengai’ is a shopping street that is almost entirely filled with kitchen-related shops. You can find everything from pots and pans, to knives and cutlery, to beautiful artisan dishes. Having such a strong food culture, it only makes sense that Osaka should have such an awesome kitchenware shopping street. Whether you want to bring back some high-quality Japanese dishes for a souvenir, or are searching for an awesome Japanese knife for slicing fish at home, you can find it here!

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: 1 hour

Stop At: Universal Studios Japan, 2-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana-Ku, Osaka 554-0031 Osaka Prefecture

Universal Studios Japan (USJ) was the first theme park under the Universal Studios brand to be built in Asia. Opened in March 2001 in the Osaka Bay Area, the theme park occupies an area of 39 hectares and is the most visited amusement park in Japan after Tokyo Disney Resort.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Expo ’70 Commemorative Park, 1-1 Senribanpakukoen, Suita 565-0826 Osaka Prefecture

The Expo ’70 Commemorative Park (万博記念公園, Banpaku Kinenkōen) is a very large, public park in Osaka, located about 30 minutes north of the city center. The spacious grounds hosted the Japan World Exposition in 1970, the first of its kind in Asia, which exhibited over 75 pavilions to show off the wonders of the world’s countries and cutting edge corporations. Today, the grounds have become a popular destination for enjoying nature, sports, museums and seasonal flowers.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Minoo Park, 1-18 Minokoen, Mino 562-0002 Osaka Prefecture

Minoo Park (箕面公園, Minō Kōen, also spelled Mino or Minoh) is a forested valley on the outskirts of Osaka, just north of the urban sprawl. During the fall, it is one of the best places in the Kansai Region to see the autumn colors in a natural setting, as opposed to the attractive fall foliage found at temples and gardens. The colors are usually best in the second half of November.

Duration: 1 hour