We visit Osaka Castle and Umeda Sky Building(Floating Garden Observatory) in four hours. From your hotel first we visit Osaka Castle
by the train and we walk to the Main Tower of Osaka Castle about 20 minutes. If you would not like to walk, you can take bus . After that we go to Umeda Sky Building by train.
at any place in Osaka city or Kyoto city
Umeda Sky Building(Floating Garden Observatory)
at Osaka station
In this tour you can view a Japanese castle and very modern building in Japan. In Osaka Castle I am sure that you come to know what Japanese castle is .
Umeda Sky Building was introdued by the British news paper "Times" as buidings of 20 to represent the world.
guide fee, hotel pick-up fee,the guide's transportation fee
transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, your entrance fee
entrance fee for Osaka castle 600yen
entrance fee for umeda sky building 1000yen
transportation fee about 500yen per person from Osaka
transportation fee about 1000yen per person from Kyoto
Osaka castle was originally built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi who unified Japan for the first time in the end of 16th century and destoried by Tokugawa Ieyasu who was the first shogun in Tokugawa shogunate and he rebuilt Osaka castle in the begininng of 17the century.
Osaka castle was burned down many times and the present main tower is the reprica, However the original great stone walls,moat ,gate and a few guard towers are remained.
Umed sky building was built in 1993. The hight is 173meters. The building is famous for the unique form and it is one of the most attractive
landmarks in Osaka. I am sure that you can ejoy the beautiful scenery of Osaka from the top floor.
Akira met us at our hotel in Osaka, and followed our request to make use of our JR passes to get to Nara, even if it wasn't the fastest path there. Despite the tour focusing on Nara, he was also helpful in giving us explanations of some of the different sights and areas of Osaka during the start of our train journey. Once in Nara, he asked for our preferences with regard to walking versus public transportation and expertly accommodated our requests. Thanks to his advice, we saw more of Nara in a few hours than we could have ever hoped to have found on our own. He even offered to go back to Osaka to help us find our way back - even though it went past the four hours of the tour. Thanks Akira!
Dear Brett Thank you for your nice review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Nara with me. I was glad that I met a nice couple like you. I hope that you will come back to Japan. Thank you very much. Akira
We had a great day with Akira. We love the personal experience of your own guide to see and do things that we would not normally do. We walked, ferry and Trollied all over Hiroshima and Myajima. He was very open to our questions and allowed us to explore at our own pace
Dear Tanya Thank you so much for your nice review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Hiroshima with me. I also enjoyed with you and leared a lot of things from you. I hooe that you will enjoy Kyoto, Tokyo and Hakuba. Please come back to Japan . Thank you very much. Akira
I had an amazing day in Kyoto with Akira. He is a very knowledgeable, kind and happy person. Akira met me at the train and even helped me get an earlier and more convenient train back to Tokyo. He goes out of his way to look out for you and make sure you are safely on the train back to wherever you are going. I only had 1 day in Kyoto and Akira filled it with memories that I will cherish forever as we went to so many important and interesting places. He knows so much about Kyoto and I would have never learned so much or seen so many hidden gems without his guidance. He also showed me the best place to get matcha ice cream. I would truly recommend Akira for a wonderful day in Kyoto. Thank you Akira-san!
Dear Christina Thank you so much for your nice review. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. I also enjoyed with you I hope that you will return to your place safely and please come back to Japan. Thank you. Akira
Akira is great! He is very accommodating and flexible with what you wish to see. He made suggestions of sites to avoid and sites to definitely see! Highly recommend! Akira’s English is clear and easy to understand. A+++
Dear Michael Thank you so much for your nice review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. I enjoyed with a nice family like you. Please come back to Japan again. Thankyou very much. Akira