What to Expect
During this tour firstly you will visit an urban area of Osaka city and see a couple of contemporary type of architectures like: JR Osaka station and Umeda Sky Building.
After experiencing the panoramic view of Osaka, you will visit the historic Osaka-jo castle. The original castle was built in late 16th century, but it was destroyed in a war. The present main tower is the 3rd generation and was funded by donations from Osaka citizens. People in Osaka are proud of the castle, and it is the iconic spot of Osaka.
Next is Kaiyu-kan - one of the largest world-class aquarium. You maybe surprised to see many kinds of fishes such as whale-sharks swimming freely in a gigantic aquarium, tropical fish swimming in tunnel type of aquarium, and Jerry fish dancing in various water containers. Kaiyu-kan's elaborated exhibitions attract not only children but also adults very much.
Finally, you will visit the Dohtom-bori. This area developed as the entertaiment district of Osaka with plenty of play-houses and tea-houses along the Dohtom-bori street. This busy street is really a food street now with so many restaurants along the street, and you have to try street food of Osaka such as Okonomi-yaki or Tako-yaki.
* If you would like to skip Kaiyu-kan Aquarium, visiting Shin-sekai Area (a nostalgic area of Osaka) as an option is recommended.