Osaka Half Day Tour - Shopping, Dining, and Panoramic Views

by Luke - TripleLights travel specialist

In this five hour long itinerary for a half-day tour of Osaka, you can experience the best views in Osaka, take a stroll through a huge complex within Osaka Station, and explore some of the best shops, department stores, and food plazas that are available in the city. Keep in mind that as 5 hours is a short itinerary, you may want to eliminate the risk of getting lost on public transportation or having trouble navigating because of language/cultural barriers, and you can do so by potentially having a private tour guide or joining tour groups through TripleLights. Having a private tour guide for a half day tour would especially allow you to have the most convenient and hassle-free itinerary while effectively experiencing the most out of the beautiful city of Osaka. 

1. Umeda Sky Building

An incredible 360-degree panaromic viewpoint atop one of the best buildings in the world. At the Umeda Sky Building, you can see an unbroken view of Osaka both day and night, and experience the thrills of an open-air outdoor viewing platform which boasts some of the best views of the city.

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2. Grand Front Osaka

Osaka Half Day Tour - Shopping, Dining, and Panoramic Views

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Shopping, fine dining, a concert hall, and some of the best fashion stores in Osaka can be found at Grand Front. Many unique shops have opened in this huge mall which specializes in local cuisine and gifts specific to the Kansai region. Divided into three sections depicting lifestyle changes, you can fulfil all of your shopping needs here.

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3. Osaka Station City

Osaka Half Day Tour - Shopping, Dining, and Panoramic Views

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Learn all about the history of Osaka Station, explore the eight station plazas, and cross the bridge that connects Time and Space. Not only can you admire the impressive architecture of this former freight depot, but you can fully experience the present day commercial district of Osaka Station City, which has transformed into the huge shopping area that it is today.

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Need help planning your Half Day Tour of Osaka?

If you are traveling to Osaka for the first time and/or are intimidated by the cultural/language barriers that come with traveling, you should definitely check out Triplelights, as they work with 1,000+ professional tour guides in Japan to help you plan your perfect trip. If you have any questions about Osaka or would like to start planning your trip, feel free to send a message to any of the Osaka tour guides for a personalized itinerary and a price quotation. Some of the tours include wonderful cultural experiences, which you should certainly check out if you are looking to enrich your experience in Osaka with more activities other than trying the popular foods. It's great to have a guide as you may want to eliminate the risk of wasting time by getting lost or not knowing what the right food items to order as many Japanese menus are displayed in one language. Lastly, if you prefer to travel by car as opposed to public transportation, take a look at the various private vehicles that can take you on your tour of Osaka.

Osaka Half Day Tour - Shopping, Dining, and Panoramic Views

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Need help planning your trip to Osaka ?

If you are interested to know more and save your time during your trip to Osaka, You can send a message to our local guides to get a customized itinerary and quotation for an unforgettable experience.

In the TripleLights website you can find the best professional guides all over Japan to help you plan your trip. Check our local guides for Osaka


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Recent Tour Reviews in Osaka

“ Unforgettable experience of Osaka (thanks to Aimu)! ”

Excellent
4 days ago Traveler: Hina -   Tour Guide: Aimu

We were visiting Osaka for extremely brief duration with our 2 young children (3 and 6 year-old). Aimu was godsend in getting us a scoop of best of Osaka through its food and markets. She is very informative, great conversationalist, easygoing and patient. We felt as if we knew her for ages and she walked us around with patience and grace. We highly recommend her to anyone who is considering vis...
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“ Layover tour ”

Excellent
1 week ago Traveler: Tammy -   Tour Guide: Yuri

I had a 15hr layover at KIX and wanted to explore Osaka. Yuri was able arrange a wonderful tour for me and showed me many different areas of Osaka. Yuri met me at the airport when my flight arrived and helped me back to where I needed to check in for my departure flight. Yuri was very friendly and loved sharing her knowledge of Osaka. I would highly recommend Yuri as a guide.
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“ Excellent guide and great with Families ”

Excellent
1 week ago Traveler: Vinh -   Tour Guide: Kazuhiko

Kazu was great and was very patience and flexible and extremely helpful in guiding and assisting us with our travels from landing in Osaka, sightseeing and dinners in Kyoto. We had a large group of 10 adults and 8 kids(6-10yrs). He greeted half at KIX at lunchtime and then guided them around and then brought the group together when the other half landed in ITM and then big bus to dinner and off ...
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“ Convenient ”

Excellent
1 week ago Traveler: Sharon -   Tour Guide: VAN transportation

Mr. Miyanishi is very energetic. Bus is on time, drivers are courteous and we have a convenient experience.
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“ We would have been lost without Shigeyuki! ”

Excellent
1 week ago Traveler: Diana -   Tour Guide: Shigeyuki

Shigeyuki showed our family of four a great day exploring Kyoto. He knew the best places to go, how to get there, and did some homework on some special requests that we had. He made a great effort in making sure that we enjoyed our day. He met us at the cruise terminal in Osaka and made sure that we would make the most of our day in Kyoto, but still get us back on time. Thank you, Shigeyuki!
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“ Highly Recommend ”

Excellent
1 week ago Traveler: Ivy -   Tour Guide: Toshi

We had the best time with Toshi! His knowledge of Osaka and the food scene there made for an awesome day of touring.
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“ good visit around Osaka ”

Very Good
1 week ago Traveler: Jorge -   Tour Guide: Yoji

really good experience
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“ Afternoon in Osaka ”

Excellent
2 weeks ago Traveler: Rachel -   Tour Guide: Moe

We had Moe show us around Osaka for an afternoon and had a great time with her as our guide! She was very easy to work with in planning an itinerary and very flexible too! She was on time, spoke great English and taught us a lot about the city! Highly recommend booking a tour with Moe!
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“ Awesome experience in Osaka ”

Excellent
2 weeks ago Traveler: Lori -   Tour Guide: Toshi

Toshi was an excellent guide in Osaka. He showed us all the highlights. I would definitely recommend him!
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“ Osaka Kuromon Market ”

Very Good
2 weeks ago Traveler: Zainol -   Tour Guide: TOMOE

We enjoyed our tour. Tomoe is a fanstastic guide! Friendly, patient and will go out of her way to make the tour enjoyable and fun. She knows our dietary restriction and that she helps with the food selection. We would certainly like to have more tours with Tomoe in the future should we be in Kansai again. To Tomoe - A very big thank you and our best wishes for you and your family for 2020!
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