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Osaka’s Present and Past Course

By tracing the history of good old Osaka (then called Naniwa) at the castle and museums, while taking a look at today’s Osaka from a state-of-the-art observatory and a cruising boat, find a striking contrast between then and now!

Transportation cost
1,510 yen
Free sightseeing facilities
10,500 yen

3,300 yen with the Osaka Amazing Pass 2 Day Ticket

You save
8,710 yen!

【Day 1】Start 9:00
(Namba Station)

S16 Namba Station

(Subway Sennichimae Line)

S18 T25 Tanimachi 9-chome Station

(Subway Tanimachi Line)

230 yen

T23 Tanimachi 4-chome Station

9:30

Osaka Museum of History

(Permanent exhibit 600 yen)

A true-size restoration of the Naniwa Palace of the Nara period is really impressive!
Lucky visitors can have a chance to try on the clothes of government officials in those days.

10:50

Osaka Castle Museum

(normally600 yen)

Inside the castle is a museum! Many must-sees such as the restored golden tea room and a rare chance to wear the costume of a warlord or a princess in the Sengoku period!
When you look over the city of Osaka from the observatory, you might feel as if you were the ruler!?

23 Important Cultural Property, Osaka Castle Yagura (Turrets) also are recommended spots!(normally700 yen)*Open for a limited time

10:50

Osaka Castle Nishinomaru Garden

(normally200 yen)

Take a stroll looking at the Osaka Castle wearing the colors of the season. Cherry blossoms in spring are particularly beautiful!

10:50

Osaka-jo Gozabune Boat

(normally1,500 yen)*Open for a limited time

Osaka-jo Gozabune Boat was created in commemoration of the 400th year (2015) since the Siege of Osaka!
As a guide tells a story of the castle, from its construction process to other interesting facts, you can learn about the castle from different angles.

13:30

Lunch

Use the pass and eat Osaka specialty foods at a great value!

15:00

Osaka Suijyo Bus Aqua-Liner

(normally1,700 yen)*Open for a limited time

Enjoy the view of historical architectures on Nakanoshima Island and the magnificent Osaka Castle from the boat!
Surrounded by trees of all seasons, you can feel the atmosphere of a resort away from the hustle-bustle of the city.

16:20

N21 Osaka Business Park Station

(Subway Nagahori Tsurumi-Ryokuchi Line)

N15 M19 Shinsaibashi Station

(Subway Midosuji Line)

230 yen

M20 Namba Station

17:00

Tombori River Cruise boarding reservation

17:10

Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum

(normally500 yen)

The only place in the world that shows a collection of Kamigata Ukiyoe in its permanent exhibition!
Get to know the life and culture of the Edo period Osaka from actor prints!

18:40

Dinner & Free Time

Minami area is crammed with restaurants and bars serving a huge variety of foods from Osaka specialties to genuine Japanese cuisine!
Get souvenirs unique to Osaka!

20:30

Tombori River Cruise

(normally900 yen)

Enjoy the bustle of Minami area from the Dotombori River!
A photo session will be offered by stopping the boat in front of the famous Glico running man sign.

【Day 2】Start 8:00
(Namba Station)

S16 Namba Station

(Subway Sennichimae Line)

S17 K17 Nippombashi Station

(Subway Sakaisuji Line)

180 yen

K18 Ebisucho Station

9:00

Tsutenkaku Tower

(normally700 yen)
* Free admission allowed from Mon to Fri only.

They say you will receive a divine favor after you stroke the golden Billiken’s foot!
Also, don’t miss the painting on the ceiling above the entrance reproduced for the first time in 100 years.

* 14 Tsutenkaku Tower Special Observatory’s Viewing Paradise, also is a recommendation!(300 yen OFF)

10:30

Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts

(A collection exhibit 300 yen) *Open for a limited time

The modern architecture with beautiful Art Deco exterior was formerly a financial clique’s residence. Their world famous collections include Important Cultural Properties.

11:30

Keitakuen Garden

(normally150 yen)

The Japanese Garden in Tennoji Park was refurbished in 2015. It is a secret healing spot where you can forget the hustle and bustle of the city!

12:30

Lunch

In Tennoji area, there are many restaurants and shops where you can use the pass!
Eat Osaka specialty foods at a great value!

14:00

T27 Tennoji Station

(Subway Tanimachi Line)

T23 C18 Tanimachi 4-chome Station

(Subway Chuo Line)

230 yen

C17 Sakaisuji-Hommachi Station

14:00

Entrepreneurial Museum of Challenge and Innovation

(normally300 yen)

Let's get to know the high aspirations of Konosuke Matsushita and other entrepreneurs who made great contributions to Osaka!
Original videos show interviews with these entrepreneurs speaking out their own thoughts!

15:30

C17 Sakaisuji-Hommachi Station

(Subway Chuo Line)

180 yen

C19 Morinomiya Station

16:00

Peace Osaka
(Osaka International Peace Center)

(normally250 yen)

In memory of the victims of the Osaka Air Raids, documents and other materials related to the air raids are exhibited.
In the Weekend Cinema program, it shows movies which would prompt the viewers to think about peace.

17:00

C19 Morinomiya Station

(Subway Chuo Line)

Y13 C16 M18 Hommachi Station

(Subway Midosuji Line)

230 yen

M20 Umeda Station

17:50

Umeda Sky Building Floating Garden Observatory

(normally1,000 yen)

Go to the rooftop by the see-through escalator! Be enchanted by the superb view of Osaka from the open-air deck!
The underground pedestrian path to the west of Grand Front Osaka serves as a short cut!

19:00

Dinner & Free Time

There are so many restaurants in Kita area that you will sure to find what you have wanted to eat.

20:30

HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel

(normally500 yen)

Take a trip in the air on the bright red Ferris wheel, a landmark of Umeda! Recommended viewing spots are drawn inside each gondola.

21:30

Umeda Joypolis Wild River

(normally600 yen)

An exciting virtual experience of wild river rafting brought by visual and sound effects!
Let’s go on a thrilling adventure!

22:50

M16 Umeda Station

(Subway Midosuji Line)

230 yen

M20 Namba Station