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Osaka Walking Tour to Osaka Castle, Umeda Sky Building and Aqua Liner Cruise

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4.33 4.33 / 5


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The guide's English was difficult to understand, He was not informative and on the boat cruise fell asleep, instead of providing us with a running documentary what we were seeing.

Reviewed by: Alena Hughes, 2019/05/24

I booked the Osaka walking tour through Veltra, but it was run by the Sunrise Tours
It was a full day walking tour . As there were quite a few participants, there were 2 groups A and B. I was in a group B.
Travelled on train and metro .. which, without the knowledge of Japanese would have been quite difficult as it is a maze and all signage in Japanese.
The tour guides’’s English was difficult to understand, he lead us through the warren of passageways well but thats where his “knowledge” seemed to end. He did not talk to us about the history or divulge any relevant information. I compared our tour guide with the Group A guide as our pathways crossed and there was a marked difference, The group A guide was explaining and talking to the group incessantly.
The lunch was pleasant, but being in Japan I hoped for a typical Japanese fare and not a European Cuisine Nuvelle.
I was extremely dissatisfied with our tour guide and I am afraid at the end of the day, the sentiment of other participants was very similar to mine. The tour certainly was not worth A$198.

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Well organised tour

Reviewed by: Azizi Ahmad, 2018/04/04

It was a well organised your which started on time.Our guide June was friendly and full of informations. Osaka Castle was very crowded but our guide managed to get our group up the castle without waiting too long in the queue. The best part of this tour was the four course lunch at Granvia hotel restaurant. The river cruise was a good way of seeing the sites along the river banks.We enjoyed this walking tour of Osaka and would recommend it to everyone visiting Osaka.

Attended as:Couples
Activity Date:2018/04/01
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Reviewed by: Paul, 2017/05/25

Our tour started with a delicious 3-course western lunch in the hotel where we met. This was a pleasant surprise as I was not expecting such a upmarket meal. The Umeda Sky Building and Osaka Castle were interesting destinations and definitely worth visiting. Our guide was wonderful in her historical explanation of the sites and was very helpful with our logistic plans at the end of the tour. The cruise however was somewhat a let-down though. There was nothing much to see which is of particular beauty or aesthetic quality.

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Reviewed by: CityDiscovery traveler, 2016/11/29

Very nice and interesting, only with a tourist guide you can have all the importan information about places and history

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Reviewed by: ROWENA, 2015/09/18

I love the lunch served during our tour, i love the floating garden, osaka castle but i am bored riding the boat.

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Ge=reat way to see Osaka

Reviewed by: rckwu, 2015/04/19

I enjoyed my tour and the highlight was Osaka Palace. it was cherry blossom season and the feeling was magical. the tours was at a good pace. I enjoyed it more than a bus tour. the observation tower and the cruise was also most enjoyable. Osaka is a big place the subways are complicated. this is a good way to see some key sites within reach. the lobby of the Granvia hotel is not easy to locate so start early.

Attended as:Solo Travelers
Activity Date:2015/03/26
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Reviewed by: Tatjana, 2015/04/09

we left this tour for our last day in Osaka.
we've been impressed with Umeda sky building, and Osaka castle.
boat ride is not so impressive, it goes only on main river, not canals, nothing special to see.

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Reviewed by: Diego, 2013/02/10

Great times. Very fun walk around the city and Mitch was an amazing and friendly guide. Would definitely recommend.

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