Private Car Full Day Tour of Osaka Temples, Gardens and Kofun Tombs

Osaka is a bustling city chock full of "big city" things to do, but there's another side to it as well. This tour takes you from your hotel to notable temples, a historic entertainment quarter, gardens, and the famous "kofun" tombs in Osaka and south to Sakai City, all in a private, luxury vehicle. Your native or equivalent English-speaking driver/guide will ensure the trip is light and fun, while also keeping it intellectually stimulating and informative in a well-rounded, accessible way.

As this is a private tour, discussions about changes to the itinerary are welcome! Depending on your request, additional charges may apply.

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  • What's included :
    • Local guide
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Central Osaka hotel pickup
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance fees (500 yen/person total)
    • Food and drinks
    • Osaka port area pickup and drop off adds 2,500 yen each way. Shin-Osaka adds 1,000 yen each way.
    • Child seat: 1,000 yen payable on day of tour.
    • Entry/Admission - Daisen Park
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Osaka Castle, 1-1 Osakajo, Chuo, Osaka 540-0002 Osaka Prefecture

    We walk the grounds right up to the castle, but do not enter the building itself (we find it rather disappointing inside, but the outside is great!). The stronghold of Osaka, this imposing structure and lovely surrounding grounds are must-see for any visitor to Osaka.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: 1-11-18 Shitennoji, Tennoji-Ku, Osaka 543-0051 Osaka Prefecture

    Said to be Japan's oldest Buddhist temple, the buildings, grounds, and stories will engage and impress. When open (they are a bit fickle), we also check out their lovely Japanese garden (300 yen per adult extra).

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Shinsekai, 1 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwaku, Osaka 556-0002 Osaka Prefecture

    A blast of an older entertainment quarter, we see some of Osaka's most emblematic sights on our walkabout.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, 2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-0045 Osaka Prefecture

    Making for a great contrast with Shitennoji Temple, this Shinto shrine beautifully unfolds across ancient and hallowed grounds. Come breathe in 1500 years of history.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sakai City Hall Observatory Flour, 3-1 Minamikawaramachi, Sakai-ku, Sakai 590-0078 Osaka Prefecture

    Take in a spectacular view of Osaka to the north, the mountains demarcating Nara to the east, and the coast to the west and south.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Daisen Park, 2-204 Mozusekiun-cho, Sakai 590-0802 Osaka Prefecture

    A very lightly touristed, beautiful Japanese garden just a bit south of Osaka proper, Daisen Park's garden will delight as you stroll around its pond and deeper along its lovely landscaped stream. Admission is 200 yen. While here, we also gaze out across one of the largest tomb sites in the world, that of Emperor Nintoku from around the 5th century.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please do let us know where to pick you up. Locations outside of central Osaka (defined as the JR Loop Line) incur an additional fee of between 1,000 yen and 2,500 yen each way.Ports
    • Osaka (Tempozan)
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
    • Please note that the Japanese gardens at Daisen Park are closed on Mondays (unless Monday is a holiday, in which case they are closed on Tuesday). If Daisen Park's Japanese Garden is closed on the day of your tour, you can spend time shopping, touring other locations by car, or something else to your liking.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Gratuities are uncommon in Japan, however if you really enjoyed your time and want to show your guide how much you appreciate them, they’ll be extremely happy!
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • This is a private vehicle tour, so only the guide is not part of your group. The guide will wear a mask in the vehicle and also while touring outside the vehicle.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.



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Activity ID: V-33348P5

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