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See Osaka Sights (8 Hours)

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Osaka, Japan

Valid for Travel Now Through: 08 Dec 2018

See Osaka Sights (8 Hours )

Osaka, Japan

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Meet your guide and begin your journey on Osaka's modern public transportation. As you are efficiently moved from location to location by underground or your own two feet, you will visit the highlights of this city. Osaka Castle is one of Japan's most famous. Toyotomi Hideyoshi was a preeminent daimyo, warrior, general and politician of the Sengoku period who is regarded as Japan's second "great unifier," and Osaka Castle is widely known as an emblem of his power and fortune. The castle played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century. It has been completely rebuilt, faithful to the original appearance, after its destruction during World War II. Inside you will find a modern setting that looks very functional, which is the way of the Japanese, and it also serves as a museum of Osaka history. If you wish you can try on some samarai armour or maybe a fancy kimono - a perfect photo op - before heading to your next stop.

You will find yourself in the midst of the hustling district of Dotonbori, a former pleasure district turned restaurant mecca. Here you can sample the famous okonomiyaki, Osaka's specialty, which is a kind of savoury pancake with various toppings.

Just a few minute's walk away you will be introduced to the Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum where you can admire the famed Japanese prints from the 18th century. You will have a chance to try your hand at making your own woodblock print here.

Finally, it is time to see this city from above. The Floating Garden Observatory, built on the top of the highest building on Osaka, is where you will be able to get a panoramic view of the city. This open air observatory has stunning views in every direction and it s perfect place for photos.

During the day you will stop to enjoy a typical Japanese lunch which is included in your tour.

Departures:
08:00 AM, 09:00 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- - Lunch at a local restaurant is included in the price of this tour, but beverages are not.
- The Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum is closed on Monday.

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