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Journey into 16th century Japan on this visit to Osaka Castle and the Sumiyoshi Taisha shrine. Discover the best of Osaka on an adventure that takes you first to Osaka Castle. The castle was built by Hideyoshi Toyotomi, a celebrated warlord who ruled in the late 16th century. As you stroll the historic castle halls, admire exhibits of ancient weapons and armor. Learn about the myths and folk tales of Osaka Castle. Then, travel to the revered Sumiyoshi Taisha shrine, one of Japan’s oldest. Pause for reflection at this beautiful shrine dedicated to the guardian deity for sailors and fishermen. At the start of the new year, three million people journey to this shrine to pay their respects.
Admire ancient weapons and armor at Osaka Castle.
Learn about Osaka Castle’s ancient history.
Visit the Sumiyoshi Taisha shrine, dedicated to the guardian deity of sailors.
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KeyCard and photo identification
What to WearShow
Hat and sunglasses
Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
Coach cannot accommodate electric scooters. Only folding wheelchairs are permitted.
Coach does not have a lift. Guests must negotiate a few steps to enter and exit.
A single elevator is available at the castle, but the elevator does not provide access to the observatory on the upper level.
Photography and video are not permitted inside Osaka Castle on the 3rd and 4th floors.
Coach may encounter traffic and delays because this tour takes place during peak travel season in Japan.
Guests must be able to walk approximately 1.5 miles over cobblestone and flat surfaces and negotiate approximately 200 steps.
Japanese Yen is required for additional purchases.
Location Kobe, Japan
Tour Code KB16
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