Osaka Castle and a visit to the longest shopping street in Japan

We will visit the must see castle in Japan, the Osaka Castle. The story of Hideyoshi, who built this castle is loved by many Osaka citizen and he is regarded as one of the most popular hero in Japan.
Your guide will tell you about the role Osaka played in the past and now and culture and people of Osaka.

Osaka Tenmangu Shrine is located just by the longest shopping street in Japan, the Tenjinbashisuji Shopping street.
We will take a leisurely walk just like locals do shopping and dining.

We use public transportation between sites.
* Duration: 4 to 5 hours
* Starts: Osaka, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




We will visit the must see castle in Japan, the Osaka Castle. The story of Hideyoshi, who built this castle is loved by many Osaka citizen and he is regarded as one of the most popular hero in Japan.
Your guide will tell you about the role Osaka played in the past and now and culture and people of Osaka.

Osaka Tenmangu Shrine is located just by the longest shopping street in Japan, the Tenjinbashisuji Shopping street.
We will take a leisurely walk just like locals do shopping and dining.

We use public transportation between sites.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Osaka Castle Otemon Gate, 2 Osakajo Osaka Castle Park, Chuo, Osaka 540-0002 Osaka Prefecture

This is the main entrance to the gate.
It’s a second generation gate, but was built more than 400 years ago.
There are many good picture taking spots between here and the castle top.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Original castle was built more than 400 years ago when Japan was in turmoil, samurai fighting to unify Japan by force.
Your guide will tell you legends and interesting stories behind the castle and people of then and now.
Go up to the castle top and enjoy the grand view of the city, feeling like the lord of this castle.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Minamimorimachi [Osaka Temmangu], 2 Chome-4 Tenjinbashi, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0041, Japan

Close to the southern edge of the longest shopping street

Stop At: Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street, 5-6-30 Tenjimbashi Kita-ku, Osaka 532-0011 Osaka Prefecture

This is the longest shopping street in Japan where locals go for daily shopping.
We will walk through like locals and window shop.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Osaka Tenmangu Shrine, 2-1-8 Tenjinbashi, Kitaku, Osaka 530-0041 Osaka Prefecture

Osaka Tenmangu is a popular shrine among Osaka citizen, visited by many parents who wish their children to pass the entrance exams. It has more than 1,000 years of history. Tenjin-matsuri is a very popular summer festival in July and it’s known as one of the top 3 most popular festivals in Japan.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tenjimbashisuji 6-chome Station, Japan, 〒530-0022 大阪府大阪市北区浪花町6-chōme−14−28

This shopping street is the longest shopping street in Japan, and it originated as the approach to Osaka Tenmangu Shrine. Unlike famous shopping streets that sell high-end products, this is a very unique streets with many locals. There are about 600 shops and eateries. You can relax and feel like a local.

Duration: 30 minutes