Have a great day exploring the “nation’s kitchen,” Osaka!
|Price||¥ 13,000（tax included）
|Hours of availability||
· English Speaking Guide
· Food and drinks
|Participants||2 〜 8 people|
Osaka, which has a 1,500-year history as the "water capital," was the center of Japan between the 16th and 19th centuries, and also the home of Hideyoshi Toyotomi, the father of modern Japanese unification. You’ll get to visit his castle, Osaka Castle, and learn why even today Japan holds great appeal and is still known domestically as the nation’s kitchen. While Tokyo may be the biggest city in Japan now, Osaka has always flourished as a center of the Japanese economy. Today’s visitors to Japan, in addition to exploring Tokyo and Kyoto, should not pass up the opportunity to explore the bustling metropolis of Osaka!
This tour starts at your hotel accommodation then immediately heads to Osaka Castle. Osaka Castle was the base of Hideyoshi Toyotomi’s unification in 1583, and he is the one who started construction of the castle on the site of the Ishiyama Honganji. The castle fell in 1615 during the great Summer Battle of Osaka, but was reused by the Tokugawa Shogunate until the castle tower burned down in a lightning strike. The current castle tower, rebuilt in 1931, is the third generation. The castle interior is now a historical museum, housing valuable materials and diorama. On the outside, you can enjoy Osaka Castle from various angles and appreciate its magnificent stone walls, architectural features, the vast moat, and many other points of interest around the castle.
After Osaka Castle we go to "Minami Osaka (Namba)" by train and explore this vibrant part of the city. Afterwards, we have lunch at the "BULLS," where you can enjoy a sukiyaki lunch made with Halal certified beef.
After lunch, we will enjoy a stroll in part of Osaka’s “kitchen," Kuromon Market. The fresh food market has a history of over 100 years, with about 180 stores selling fish, fruit, and more in the same marketplace. There is a big bustle every day as "Osaka’s Kitchen" flaunts its treasure trove of fresh ingredients.
After Kuromon market, move to Dotonbori. After stopping at Osaka’s most famous photo spot, you will be taken further downtown to Osaka’s Shinsaibashi shopping street, which runs from Dotonbori. We’ll have time for a bit of shopping here too.
Following Shinsaibashi, we move on to "Kita" (Umeda) area by subway. First stop is "Umeda Sky Building." British Times magazine includes this building in their “20 of the world's leading buildings." Interesting architecture flows up the 170m height, all the way up to the "Floating Garden Observatory," where you can appreciate vast views over the city of Osaka and more, all the way to Awaji Island. This observatory, which has both inside and outside viewing areas, is a superlative experience.
At the end of the tour, we’ll go to "Osaka Masjid," where you can worship as you please. With a guide who knows Osaka and caters to our Muslim visitors, you are sure to have a very pleasant day exploring this great city!
・History and samurai culture at Osaka Castle
・Tasty sukiyaki lunch at "BULLS"
・Fresh fish and shellfish for viewing and tasting at Kuromon Market
・Osaka commemorative photo at "Dotonbori"
・Osaka shopping in the vibrant "Shinsaibashi" area
・Osaka skyline view from the Umeda Sky Building
・We customize tour plans to best fit our customer's desires.
・During the tour, we will travel on public transport.
・We also welcome non-Muslim tourists.
・Tour duration can be extended at a rate of 1,000 yen per person, per half hour, payable in cash.