Top 24 Things to do in Osaka, Japan

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Full-Day Kyoto & Nara Tour with Nara Park Entry
Relish the beauty of Japanese culture on this full-day tour to Kyoto and Nara. View the iconic sites at Kyoto like Nijō Castle, Kinkakuji Temple, and Kyoto Imperial Palace. After lunch, explore popular Nara attractions like Tōdaiji Temple, Nara Park,... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

11 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$195
per Adult

Full-Day Kyoto City Tour
Visit Kyoto, one of the most beautiful cities in Japan, on this tour from Osaka. View ancient relics of culture like Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Heian Jingu Shrine, as well as Sanjusangendo and Kiyomizu-dera temples. In between... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

11 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$179
per Adult

Full-Day Kyoto Excursion from Osaka
Enjoy a peaceful, quiet journey from Osaka to Kyoto, a charming city on the Japanese island of Honshu. Board a comfortable bus equipped with a helpful foreign language support system, ensuring you don't miss a minute of the information available... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

14 hours 20 minutes

$74
per Adult

Full-Day Osaka Walking Tour with Cruise on Aqua Liner
Enjoy beautiful views of one of the largest cities in Japan on this full-day walking tour and cruise. Enjoy breathtaking views from the Umeda Sky Building, dig into a delicious hotel lunch, see the 15th-century Osaka Castle, and take a... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$154
per Adult

Prepaid Nano or Micro SIM Card for Japan
Enjoy your vacation in Japan while staying connected to the internet. Japan has relatively poor Wi-Fi infrastructure, especially outside of the big cities, so the best way to stay connected is through a prepaid, easy-to-set up SIM card that lets... Read More

Categories: Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

7 days

Free cancellation

$29
per Traveler

Private Full-Day City Walking Tour
Get to know Osaka on this full-day private walking tour. Enjoy magnificent views from atop Umeda Sky Building, dig into a delicious hotel lunch, see the magnificent 15th-century Osaka Castle, and take a guided cruise down Okawa River in a... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

Free cancellation

$622
per Group

Private Full-Day Kyoto & Nara Tour with Nara Park Entry
Discover the cities of Kyoto and Nara on this full-day private tour. Marvel at cultural sites in Kyoto like Nijo Castle and Kinkakuji Temple, and Kiyomizu-dera Temple Break for a local lunch before exploring Nara, with sites like Todaiji Temple,... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$766
per Group

Private Full-Day Kyoto City Tour
Get to know the cultural hub of Japan on this private tour to Kyoto. View cultural icons like Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji temple, and Heian Jingu Shrine, as well as Sanjusangendo and Kiyomizu-dera temples. Along the way, take a break to... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$777
per Group

Private Half-Day Walking & Food-Tasting Tour
Modern sights, cultural must-sees, and delicious food—experience it all on this delectable walking tour of Osaka. Get a sumptuous overview of the city as you visit places like the Umeda Sky Building, Shinsekai, and Hozenji Temple, sampling mouthwatering local fare... Read More

$136
per Adult

Private Minibus: Itami Airport (ITM)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Osaka International Airport (ITM) and your hotel in the comfort of a minibus. For transfers to and from Osaka International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$215
per Vehicle

Private Minibus: Kansai Airport (KIX)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Kansai International Airport (KIX) and your hotel in the comfort of a minibus. For transfers to and from Kansai International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour

Free cancellation

$339
per Vehicle

Private Minibus: Kansai Airport (KIX) - Osaka
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Kansai International Airport (KIX) and your hotel in the comfort of a minibus. For transfers to and from Kansai International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour

Free cancellation

$888
per Vehicle

Private Minivan: Itami Airport (ITM)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Osaka International Airport (ITM) and your hotel in the comfort of a minivan. For transfers to and from Osaka International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$189
per Vehicle

Private Minivan: Kansai Airport (KIX)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Kansai International Airport (KIX) and your hotel in the comfort of a minivan. For transfers to and from Kansai International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour

Free cancellation

$304
per Vehicle

Private Minivan: Kansai Airport (KIX) - Osaka
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Kansai International Airport (KIX) and your hotel in the comfort of a minivan. For transfers to and from Kansai International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour

Free cancellation

$354
per Vehicle

Private Minivan: Kansai International Airport (KIX)-Kyoto
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Kansai International Airport and your Kyoto hotel in the comfort of a minivan. For transfers to and from Kansai International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

2 hours

Free cancellation

$241
per Vehicle

Private Minivan: Osaka International Airport (ITM) - Kyoto
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Osaka International Airport and your Kyoto hotel in the comfort of a minivan. For transfers to and from Osaka International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour

Free cancellation

$223
per Vehicle

Private Standard Car: Itami Airport (ITM)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Osaka International Airport (ITM) and your hotel in the comfort of a standard car. For transfers to and from Osaka International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$134
per Vehicle

Private Standard Car: Kansai Airport (KIX)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Kansai International Airport (KIX) and your hotel in the comfort of a standard car. For transfers to and from Kansai International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour

Free cancellation

$225
per Vehicle

Private Standard Car: Kansai Airport (KIX) - Osaka
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Kansai International Airport (KIX) and your hotel in the comfort of a standard car. For transfers to and from Kansai International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour

Free cancellation

$268
per Vehicle

Private Standard Car: Osaka International Airport (ITM) - Kyoto
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Osaka International Airport and your Kyoto hotel in the comfort of a standard car. For transfers to and from Osaka International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour

Free cancellation

$219
per Vehicle

Self-Guided Himeji Castle Tour
Journey by train to see Japan's largest castle, named as a world-heritage site in 1993. Explore architecturally brilliant Himeji Castle and its maze-like grounds at your leisure on this self-guided tour. Then visit the village that is surrounded by mountains,... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

$43
per Adult

Shared Shuttle: Kansai International Airport (KIX)-Kyoto
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Kansai International Airport and your Kyoto hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Kansai International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

2 hours

Free cancellation

$34
per Traveler

Shared Shuttle: Universal Studios Japan®
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between between your Osaka city hotel and Universal Studios® aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Universal Studios® , the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

45 minutes

$26
per Adult

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