Osaka Bay : Sightseeing Cruise
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Enjoy a sight-seeing cruise in the Osaka Bay with a view of magnificent scenic spots. Take in a unique atmosphere while relaxing onboard. Board the iconic Santa Maria boat that will depart every hour from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Santa Maria is modeled after the ship of Columbus journeyed to the American Continent and the size is twice larger than the ship at the time. Enjoy the view of Tempozan Bridge, Ferris wheel, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and Universal Studios Japan from unusual angles. After 45 minutes, the cruise will come back to where you board.
Meet your guide at JR Osaka station and then take the train from there to Osaka Castle. First, you will visit the Osaka Museum of History. You'll see a replica of the great council hall of Naniwanomiya Palace and learn about the history of Osaka. Then, visit Nishinomaru Garden. This is a great spot to take some photos with Osaka Castle in the background. Next, you'll head to Otemon, the main gate of Osaka Castle where you'll marvel at the gigantic stones used to build the castle walls. In the main castle area, you will also visit Osaka Castle Tower, see the reconstructed golden traditional tea ceremony room, and admire the amazing view from the observatory. Don't miss the authentic Samurai uniforms that they used to wear into war. After your visit to the castle, have lunch at MIRAIZA OSAKA-JO, and then enjoy a cruise on the castle moat in an traditional boat to view the high stone wall...
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