5. 4 hours Osaka Half-Day Drive Cruising City Tour. (1 pax up)
Cruise along in our comfortable coach to visit Osaka’s popular sightseeing spots on this half-day city cruise with the driver only. Within this half day service, guests will be able to experience Japan’s culture and visit Osaka’s popular sightseeing spots and landmarks. From this service, guests will also gain ideas and information on the attractions which will be useful if they like to explore the city in more depth later. This is a comfortable service which is suitable especially for both elderly and young children as not much walking is required. Along the rides, Cherry Tomato coach will pass by many beautiful spots for guests to enjoy the scenery. The driver will pick you up right from your hotel in Osaka City, and you don’t have to worry about taking a crowded train to the meeting point. Actual pick-up time will be informed on your mobile or at your hotel's front desk. We specially designed the tour starts from 10.00 am as it’s not too early nor too late for guests to enjoy this city tour. • The first stop of itinerary will be at Osaka Castle for 10 minutes. Guests can take pictures of the Osaka Castle Tower as its elegant and majestic appearance remains picture-perfect from every angle. • Visit Osaka Castle Nishinomaru Garden (30 minutes free and easy time), a lush garden which features a tea house and around 600 cherry trees in full bloom during spring. The garden also offers magnificent views of the castle. • Visit Shitennoji Temple, Japan’s oldest official temple (30 minutes free and easy time). The highlights of the temple are its five-story pagoda, ponds full of turtles and its unique symmetrical architectural style. • Head to Shinsekai Tsutenkaku area (30 minutes free and easy time), a retro downtown area which reflects the local Osaka Culture. The area is surrounded with shopping and dining streets which offer Osaka best known specialties, ‘Kushikatsu’, a deep-fried breaded skewered meat, seafood and vegetables. Also do not miss out on taking pictures and view the iconic Tsutenkaku Tower, the symbol of Osaka. • Tour ends at Dotonbori Shopping Arcade. You have your own free time to visit the colourful shops including pachinkos, karaoke, drug stores, boutiques, souvenirs shops and restaurants that cater to all kinds of demand. Dotonbori is full of energy and delight and the whole street is like a theme park filled with giant billboards and colourful decorations.