Osaka Sakura Walking Tour

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Catch the beauty of blooming sakura in Osaka
From¥51,980
Catch the beauty of blooming sakura in Osaka
From¥51,980
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1 Day (10 Hours)
Availability : March 23〜April 07, 2019
Osaka
Osaka

Pricing

All prices are per group (irrespective of the number of people) and include only the Region Expert (English Speaking Guide) fee and Region Expert’s transportation fee. Lunch/ dinner/ incidental expenses & your and Region Expert’s entrance tickets are not included.  You will need to pay directly on the spot.

 

All prices are inclusive of tax and credit card fees. No hidden charges.
Bookings can be made up to 72 hours before the listed departure time. A credit card will be required (and authorized for the tour amount) to make a booking, but it will only be charged once our team has confirmed the availability of your requested date.

 

Itinerary

We will pick you up from your accommodation at the beginning of the tour and drop you back at a location of your choosing (within Osaka) after the tour. Please make sure to fill in the correct accommodation (and address) when booking the tour.

 

Option 01 : Kema Sakuranomiya Park (Recommended)

A riverside park boasting water, greenery and cherry trees, which is built on the river terrace between Kema Araizeki (overflow weir) and Temmabashi Bridge. Incorporating classical buildings such as the Mint, Water Square and walking trails, the park is a good place for strolling and jogging. It is known as a cherry blossom-viewing spot for its magnificent 4,500 cherry trees.

Option 02: Osaka Castle (Recommended)

Osaka Castle is a Japanese castle in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The castle is one of Japan’s most famous landmarks and it played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period. Osaka Castle is certainly one of the most famous landmarks in Japan, and for good reason. This five-story castle is one of the most visually spectacular creations in the country, with a history that dates back almost 450 years.

Entrance fee (separated from Tour price, to be purchased on the spot)>
Adults : JPY600 per person

Option 03: Dotonbori (Recommended)

Dotonbori is a symbol of the Minami Area and a mecca for the kuidaore food culture of Osaka. Dozens of restaurants line the Dotonborigawa River, and large famous billboards draw diners’attention. On the north side of the river, where geisha used to entertain their customers, are now small bars and restaurants squeezed together in rows. The southern side of the river is the center of the Dotonbori area, which was once known as the theater district. Nowadays, colorful neon signs and flash signboards enliven the area, showing that the district still represents the passion of Osakans. In one of Dotonbori’s back streets, Hozenji-Yokocho, small restaurants are located along the stone-paved alley, retaining the flavor and atmosphere of old Osaka. It’s like a step back in time. Dotonbori has so many restaurants and bars packed along its narrow streets and alleys that it’s impossible to count them. Their colorful signs and decorated entrances create a symphony of light and design that dazzle the eye. Here is where you can experience the true meaning of kuidaore, and stuff yourself with Osaka’s great tasting reasonably priced food to your ultimate culinary satisfaction.

Option 04: Osaka Mint

The Osaka Mint Bureau is the head office of Japan Mint, a governmental agency responsible for the supply of coins and medals and the analysis, testing and certification of metals.

But as much as for coins, the Osaka Mint Bureau is famous for the more than 300 cherry trees, which stand on its premises. Over 100 cherry varieties, mostly later blooming yae-zakura trees (with more than five petals per blossom) can be viewed on the premises.

 

Option 05: Osaka Expo ‘70 Park

The Expo ’70 Commemorative Park  is a very large, public park in Osaka, located about 30 minutes north of the city center. The spacious grounds hosted the Japan World Exposition in 1970, the first of its kind in Asia, which exhibited over 75 pavilions to show off the wonders of the world’s countries and cutting edge corporations. Today, the grounds have become a popular destination for enjoying nature, sports, museums and seasonal flowers. Around 5000 cherry trees populate the grounds, especially along the southeastern plazas, which turn the park into one of Osaka’s most popular cherry blossoms spots when they bloom, usually in early April.

Option 06: Shinsaibashi 

Shinsaibashi-Suji Shopping Street, which runs east to Mido-Suji Avenue, is the best-known shopping area in Osaka, and an enduring symbol of the city. With a history of 380 years, it was already an established shopping area in the Edo Period. Shops of all kinds and for all ages line the street, a roofed arcade 600 meters long. There are traditional kimono tailors, western clothing and footwear retailers, restaurants and fast food outlets, jewelers, and boutiques featuring the latest fashions. It’s great to take a casual stroll through the Shinsaibashi area. Many people enjoy window-shopping and savoring the food along the way.

Option 07: American Village

Amerikamura or American Village is a retail and entertainment area near Shinsaibashi in the Chūō-ku district of Osaka, Japan. It is usually referred to by locals as “Ame-mura.” Amerikamura is an area stretching from Nagahori Street to Dotombori, located in the west side of the Shinsaibashi station. Amerikamura is identifiable by a small-scale reproduction of the Statue of Liberty that peers down on the streets. It is a well-known haunt of expatriates, and centres on Triangle Park, a concrete rest area surrounded by retail outlets of Western fashions, bars and nightclubs, some of which are run by Westerners. Locally, Ame-mura is known for being a place for observing some of the more “fashion intense” manifestations of Japanese pop culture.

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