This half-day tour offers us a chance to visit the city of Osaka also known as the castle town with its symbol - Osaka Castle and enjoy a stunning view of the city from the top floors before explore one of the most famous shopping area in Japan.

Tour Code: JSO03
Duration: Half day (approx 5 hours)
Start/End: Osaka port/ Osaka port
Highlights: Osaka Castle, Castle Museum, Dotonbori Shopping District
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Category: Osaka Shore Excursions

  • Full Itinerary
  • Inclusion & Exclusion

Dotonbori-Street-in-Osaka-shore-excursions-Shopping-StreetUpon arrival at the Osaka port, you will be greeted by our local guide and driven through Osaka city to see the Osaka Castle which is known as the symbol of the city. The castle was first built in 1583 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi with the hope that unifying Japan under Toyotomi’s rule. However, after Hideyoshi’s death, the Osaka Castle was destroyed by Tokugawa soldiers and ended the Toyotomi lineage in 1615.

Osaka Castle garden The castle was reconstructed in the 1620s by Tokugawa Hidetada but it was burnt down by lightning and again destroyed in 1665. It was not until 1931 that the current ferroconcrete of the castle was reconstructed one more. Then we will visit the Castle Museum to see the artifacts and relics which help us easily learn about the castle’s history and Toyotomi Family before we reach the top donjon to enjoy the spectacular view of the city.

Osaka Castle MuseumAfter lunch with tasty Japanese dishes, we will head to Dotonbori, one of the most famous shopping districts in Japan. Strolling down the vibrant, colorful streets, freely roaming around for nice shots or feasting on local specialties in the restaurants like Sushi, sake… as well as hunting for traditional products as souvenirs before returning to the cruise ship. Trip ends.


What’s included?

  • Round trip transfer from the port in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee and port fee
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day

What’s excluded?

  • Pre & After accommodation
  • Other drinks
  • Tips
  • Other personal expenses