Private Tour - A Tour to Explore the Symbol of Osaka: Osaka Castle

Private Tour - A Tour to Explore the Symbol of Osaka: Osaka Castle

Why not discovering the famous castle to the fullest! There are a bunch of tourists at Osaka Castle but most of them just watch the castle tower from outside of it, which is enjoyable enough but still remains a lot to discover.
On this tour, you will learn the history and imagine the feeling samurai had when fighting for Osaka at the stake of their lives.
There are many more things to explore Osaka Castle to your fullest such as a professional guide who will show you around the hot spots in the park and the view of the castle from the garden.
Don’t forget to book your tour to discover Osaka Castle tour with your otomo guide!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Osaka Museum of History, 4-1-32 Otemae, Chuo, Osaka 540-0008 Osaka Prefecture

Osaka Museum of History: A museum of history which makes you feel you are a part of history. It has a floor reproducing the great council hall of “Naniwanomiya palace”, a floor which takes you on a journey throughout the city of canals: Osaka in the medieval and modern era, and many more interesting floors!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Otemon Gate, 1-1 Ōsakajō, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 540-0002, Japan

The main gate of Osaka Castle which is an important cultural property. There are many spots you can't miss such as the stone wall made from gigantic stones a few times bigger than human beings!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Osaka Castle Nishinomaru Garden, 2 Osakajyo, Chuo, Osaka 540-0002 Osaka Prefecture

Nishinomaru Garden: A garden with a wide open lawn. It is a photogenic spot with the green of lawn and Osaka Castle behind it. It also reproduces the golden traditional tea ceremony room where you can take pictures!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Hokoku Shrine, 2-1 Osakajo, Chuo, Osaka 540-0002 Osaka Prefecture

Hokoku Shrine:
This shrine is enshrined to Toyotomi Hideyoshi, one of the most famous military commanders in Japanese history. Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who unified the country, once used Osaka Castle as his headquarters. Visit this shrine with a history associated wtih Osaka Castle.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Miraiza Osaka-Jo, 1-1 Ōsakajō, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 540-0002, Japan

MIRAIZA OSAKA-JO: A facility that was reopened in 2017 as a spot with restaurants and shops! It was originally built in 1931 and used as the Osaka City Museum. It is located in front of the castle tower and popular as a place to buy souvenirs and take a rest.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Here we are! The main attraction of this tour! They have an exhibition in the reconstructed castle and you can also take a look at the reproduced golden traditional tea ceremony room. Don’t forget to visit the observatory since the view is very beautiful and to visit a spot where you can wear costumes which samurai used to wear during a war.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: 山里丸の地下道, 1-1 Ōsakajō, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 540-0002, Japan

A place where a lot of curved stones are placed in a line. The castle tower is not the only place to visit: there are many spots with history in the castle.

Duration: 10 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves a lot of walking."
"The tour begins and ends in different locations. If you would like to change the location of where the tour ends, please consult with your tour guide."
"On Mondays "Nishinomaru Garden" is closed. If any of the scheduled places are closed on the day you visit, your tour guide will take you to an alternative location."
"The travel expense is not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest. (Entrance fees, transportation fees, activity fees, etc. - at least about JPY 1200)"
"If you do not arrive at the specified starting place after 60 minutes from the agreed meeting time, the tour will be considered canceled."
"Most travelers can participate"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"

Duration: 3 To 4 Hours
Start location: Tanimachiyonchome Station, 3 Chome-3 Tanimachi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 540-0012, Japan

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Private Tour
  • Tour Guide
  • Necessary expenses for the tour guide

Not Included

  • Travel expenses and entrance fees for your own
  • Money for food/drinks, souvenirs and extra activities for your own
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • The use of private van


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