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From Osaka/Kyoto: Kyoto & Nara Bus Tour w/ Kinkakuji Ticket

1. From Osaka/Kyoto: Kyoto & Nara Bus Tour w/ Kinkakuji Ticket

Depart from the exclusive VIP waiting rooms of Osaka or Kyoto, heading to Fushimi Inari Taisha. Designated as an Important Cultural Property, the main shrine building contains five shrines together, these five pillars of Fushimi Inari Taisha are named for the great virtues of Inari Okami that they embody. Inari Okami is known as a deity of business prosperity, the prosperity of industries, the safety of households, safety in traffic and improvement in the performing arts. The 'Senbon Torii' or 1000 torii gates are donations by individuals and companies, and you will find the donator's name and the date of the donation inscribed on the back of each gate. Then you will head to Arashiyama, which changes with the seasons and you can enjoy the scenery any time of year, with cherry blossoms in the spring, boat festivals in the Summer, red leaves in Autumn and snow white mountains in the winter. Arashiyama is also filled with temples and shrines including the match-making Shrine you can visit, during your walk through the famed Bamboo grove. There are a variety of restaurants to choose right near the Togetsukyo bridge, including vegan and Halal. Proceed to the symbol of Kyoto, Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion, also named Rakuon-ji: one of the most popular buildings in Japan. Finally, move on to Japan’s old capital, Nara: you will have the time to explore its park, cuddle the worldwide famous deer and enter the biggest wooden building of the planet, Todai-ji Temple, another UNESCO world heritage site. Here you will find yourself in front of Japan’s biggest Buddha statue, 15 meters tall.

Osaka: Universal Studios Japan 1, 1.5, or 2-Day Entry Ticket

2. Osaka: Universal Studios Japan 1, 1.5, or 2-Day Entry Ticket

Discover the world-renowned attractions at the Universal Studio Japan park in Osaka. Enjoy interacting with rides in 10-themed zones including the Mario and Harry Potter zones. Engage the whole family with Minion-themed attractions.  Experience the world's first Mario-themed area at the Mario Kart: Koopa's Challenge™ attraction which received two Thea Awards. Get lost in a magical world at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ attraction.  Make the little ones happy with attractions like the the "Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem" ride and the "Hello Kitty's Cupcake Dream ride." Have access to a variety of tasty foods and drinks at vendors in the park.  Play exciting games and win fantastic prizes that are themed after your favorite characters. For international visitors only.

Osaka: teamLab Botanical Garden Entry Ticket

3. Osaka: teamLab Botanical Garden Entry Ticket

Visit the newly reopened Nagai Botanical Garden, which is run by the art collective teamLab as a hybrid garden and art space. Wander through the grounds home to roughly 1,200 species of plants, then enjoy the interactive art installations which come alive at night. Stroll through the botanical gardens, with its 240,000 square meters of grounds and wide array of plant species to admire. Stop by the central pond and relax in the serene natural beauty of the gardens. As night draws in, stay to discover teamLab’s unique art project which explores how nature can become art. The concept of the project is that non-material digital technology like light displays can turn nature into art without harming it.  Watch incredible light spectacles which actively interact with the surrounding nature, animals, and visitors, and become part of the artwork yourself as you experience it. 

Japan: 7, 14 or 21-Day Japan Rail Pass

4. Japan: 7, 14 or 21-Day Japan Rail Pass

Take the hassle out of your vacation transportation with the Japan Rail Pass. Explore the whole country with just one ticket and ride the famous Shinkansen bullet train. Travel from Tokyo to Kyoto, Osaka to Hiroshima, and Hokkaido to Kyushu – Japan's your oyster with a 7, 14, or 21-day pass. Get your voucher mailed to your home or office address, then exchange this for your actual Japan Rail Pass at a major train station or international airport in Japan and start traveling. Use the free guide booklet to make the best of your Japan trip, thanks to insider tips and train details. Travel as much as you like for 7, 14, or 21 consecutive days. The pass includes: • All Japan Rail Group shinkansen bullet trains, except the Nozomi and Mizuho departures • All Japan Rail Group limited express, express, rapid, local, trains, and Bus Rapid Transit in Tohoku • Tokyo Monorail between Haneda airport and Hamamatsucho station (no service to Narita) • Aomori Railway services between Aomori and Hachinohe (some exceptions) • Ishikawa Railway services between Kanazawa and Tsubata (local, limited departures only) • Ainokaze Toyama Railway services between Toyama and Takaoka (local departures only) • All Japan Rail Bus local lines (some exceptions, no express services), including services from JR Hokkaido Bus, JR Bus Tohoku, JR Bus Kanto, JR Tokai Bus, West Japan JR Bus, Chugoku JR Bus, JR Shikoku Bus, and JR Kyushu Bus • JR-West ferry service between Miyajima and Miyajimaguchi (JR station near the pier with ferry services for Miyajima)

Osaka: Shinsekai Food Tour with 13 Dishes at 5 Eateries

5. Osaka: Shinsekai Food Tour with 13 Dishes at 5 Eateries

Your tour guide Andy (half Japanese/half Australian) or friend, has extensive knowledge of the local foodie scene here...you'll go where only the locals get their authentic, delicious daily soul food. Let's mix it with a bit of history, culture and lots of laughs. In 2022 our tour business was rated in the top 20 food tours in the world, so we hope this tour will be the absolute highlight of your Osaka stay:) You'll get a very unique perspective where you will discover 5 delicious eateries on this tour. Not gourmet food, but authentic tasty food from passionate chefs who dedicate their lives making Osakan food. Eating all this whilst walking through arcades, side alleys and plazas rarely visited or known by foreigners. (Note: We are on the upcoming season of Netflix's uber famous foodie show "Someone Feed Phil") Explore the hidden gem of Shinsekai and discover the real Osaka. Osaka’s Shinsekai district is a vibrant place combining modern and traditional cuisine. Fill your belly with some of the best food you will have in Japan. Discover hidden, original establishments which have been chosen by two local expert guides. Make your way to the first eatery, a takoyaki, or battered octopus balls and oden stall. Then visit an Izakaya restaurant and sample some authentic Osakan kitsune Udon, Yakitori, chicken wings and Nagaimo. Also taste the locally invented kushikatsu, which are lightly deep-fried vegetables, meats and seafood on skewers. Head off the beaten path and visit a cosy, traditional Japanese restaurant you will get dishes of mouthwatering nikudoufu or beef and tofu stew, original yakitori or skewered beef assortments, mochi, plus an alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverage. Then visit specialized delicious gyoza dumpling establishment. The last dishes of the night will be at a unique Japanese eatery. Enjoy a tonpeiyaki, or pork omelette plus an abundance of edamame , karaage, Japanese fried chicken with spices together with Japanese pancake/fruits. Another drink of your choice here is included. 13 dishes in all, of course the dishes are subject to availability of dishes, season and restaurant availability.

Tokyo: Haneda Airport Terminal 3 Mobile WiFi Rental

6. Tokyo: Haneda Airport Terminal 3 Mobile WiFi Rental

Access the internet anytime, anywhere with 4G LTE mobile WiFi provided by NINJA WiFi. No longer will you have to worry about finding your way without access to maps or missing important updates from friends and family. We have everything covered with our secure, easy to use WiFi routers. You can connect up to 5 devices at once to each router. Whether you are coming to Japan for business and you need to connect multiple phones, computers and/or tablets, to the internet, or are travelling for pleasure with a group of friends or family who all want internet access, we have you covered. Pick up your mobile WiFi router in Haneda Airport Terminal 3 to start using WiFi immediately. We also offer many ways to return your device, whether it be by dropping it off at any of our counters in major Japanese airports, at our counter in Shinjuku, Tokyo, or shipping it to us from anywhere in Japan. You can drop off the device at our return box near the "JAL ABC" counter at 2F Arrivals Lobby between the hours of 11:45 PM - 6:30 AM . Please note that the counter and return box are located outside of the security gates. *If you wish to have a different return location than your pick-up location, please contact info@ninjawifi.com as soon as possible. Mobile WiFi is a 21st century necessity that makes travelling much more fun and easy. We offer flexible plans from 5 days to 30 days, so you can choose what suits you best. Add Full Insurance, a Mobile Battery, or a Pocketalk mobile translator to your order once you've put the device in your cart.

Osaka: Deep Backstreets Exploration

7. Osaka: Deep Backstreets Exploration

Begin by getting a feel for retro Osaka. Be transported back in time to a Japan barely recognizable. Jump into retro video game parlors, old-fashioned markets, and more. See how the locals entertain and are entertained by night, from games unique to Japan, to crazy fishing restaurants, to a peek in an Osakan theater. Your next stop will be within some of the most amazing back alleys you'll ever see. Interact with your surroundings, feeling the profound energy and history of the area. Sample 2 delicious side dishes from two different stalls here. A stone's throw and you're within an area filled with untouched, abandoned properties, which provides a truly surreal experience in the middle of the city. Afterwards, you'll have the option to walk through the red light district, or to skip it and go on a separate path.  This Taisho-Era red light district is incredibly preserved from that period, and consists of UNESCO-listed buildings important to Osakan culture. Finally, you'll have the option to eat a full dinner at a tasty, tradition restaurant after the tour has ended.  This tour is not necessarily recommended for all; if you are intrepid, well traveled, and seeking glimpse into an unfiltered, honest side of Osaka, it is a good choice for you. Note that this tour exposes the good, the bad, and everything in between. It includes taboo topics as well, which are very important in forming a complete picture of Japan and its people, such as Yakuza, sexism, war, illegal gambling, sex work, illicit businesses, pachinko, homelessness, welfare, and more. Note also that this tour will not go through the homeless district. Your guides are always respectful should people who are homeless also be traveling the same route as the tour.

Osaka: Universal Studios Japan E-Ticket

8. Osaka: Universal Studios Japan E-Ticket

Go beyond the screen and ride The Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan. Experience cutting-edge rides, shows and attractions based on your favorite blockbuster films, TV series, and Japanese animations. Universal Studios Japan is one of only four Universal Studios locations across the globe and the only one available with Japanese animation-themed attractions. It boasts more than 30 rides and attractions to satisfy every cinematic fantasy. Experience the world's first Mario-themed area and Mario Kart: Koopa's Challenge™ attraction, both of which received Thea Awards, an enormous honor around the globe in the themed entertainment industry. And don't miss The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, Minions, and other magnificent worlds enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

Osaka: Main Sights and Hidden Spots Guided Walking Tour

9. Osaka: Main Sights and Hidden Spots Guided Walking Tour

Osaka is known for great food, quirky characters and an urban history much longer than Tokyo's. Get under the skin of this unique city on this guided walking tour with a professional English-speaking guide.  Start off with a visit to Osaka Castle Park. You won't go inside the castle, but will get to admire the grand and imposing exterior, and will stroll around the surrounding park.  Here you'll learn about the history of Osaka and how it was almost robbed from the Japanese 400 years ago.  A quick train ride takes you to Tsuruhashi, to explore the maze of Korea Town. Explore the narrow streets and alleys of this pre-war commercial district.  Another quick journey by public transport will take you to modern Harukas building. Enjoy the view from one of the high floors, then head underground to explore the food hall of the department store underneath. See high quality products for sale like killer puffer fish and Kobe beef, amongst others.  Not far from Harukas is the traditional district of Shin-sekai. See the slightly crumbling local highlights, perfectly frozen in time.  Next, head to Namba, considered to be the center of Osaka's present-day shopping, dining, and entertainment culture. Visit Dotonbori, Osaka’s version of Times Square in New York, and explore the quirky back streets with their own individuality and surprises in store. You’ll visit Kuromon Ichiba, a fresh fish market that's played a pivotal role for more than 150 years.  Finally, explore Doguyasuji, a kitchen and cooking district. Look around at the wax food models, Japanese "noren" (curtains that hang at kitchen entrances) and giant pottery pieces. 

Osaka: Tea Ceremony Experience

10. Osaka: Tea Ceremony Experience

Visit a traditional tea house located in Dotonbori in the hear of Osaka's Namba/Shinsaibashi district. Take part in a Japanese tea ceremony and taste delicious matcha tea. Listen as your instructor teaches you about the culture, traditions, and etiquette of the tea ceremony. Be shown how to make matcha (green powdered tea) whilst you drink matcha and eat delicious Japanese sweets. Learn from a tea master that has over 10-years experience making tea in a tea house like none other in Osaka. Children are also welcome, and caffeine-free matcha milk is provided. Take photos and videos during the authentic tea ceremony experience to capture memorable family moments.

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What people are saying about Osaka

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 119 reviews

Taka was a fabulous guide who really captured the essence of Osaka in all its fun and bright lights. The food was amazing and the tour is a must do. We did this on our first night in Osaka to get a feel for the place. It was so worth while and I highly recommend. 🙏💕💕💕

We had a family of 4 and 2 guides - Rohat and Sascha. Not sure if this is the usual ratio! Very friendly and informative, and went to some tucked away and quirky spots that we would never have found. Good fun and worth doing.

Taka-San was very knowledgeable and patient. The tour was great and the ramen was delicious!! Definitely one of the must do in Osaka.

Ko was the best guide ever!! Cheerful, knowledgeable, and organized. Well done Ko.

Fantastic experience, great guide, cool food area of Osaka