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Experience Traditional Japanese Performing Art "Noh" in Osaka

Experience Traditional Japanese Performing Art

Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Osaka, Japan

From USD
$97.04

"Noh" is a traditional Japanese performing art in Japan. Book this experience to explore the unique world of Noh with a pro ... More info ›

"Noh" is a traditional Japanese performing art in Japan. Book this experience to explore the unique world of Noh with a pro. See the rehearsal area that is not open to public, learn the basics about Noh (history, stage design, tools/costumes used in the performance, and differences between Noh and Kabuki), and also learn the unique movements of Noh!

Take the train to Yotsubashi Station (approx. 10 mins from Osaka Station) and meet you local guide at the station. "Noh" is a Japanese traditional performing art with even longer history than the other popular Japanese traditional art "kabuki". It is also listed in UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.

This experience will take you to witness and learn the performance of Noh-gaku from professional Noh performers. Noh is the oldest of Japanese theatrical art and its performance includes action, music, and dance. Simplicity or minimalism is the core philosophy of Noh. Songs played in Noh used to be sung by local people and movement in Noh performance was a votive dedication to God. Different from kabuki, stage of Noh is very simple - no massive stage set and property. Also, there is an open space between a stage and audience.

This unique experience take you to their rehearsal area that is not open to public and learn the basics about Noh (history, stage design, tools used in the performance, and differences between Noh and Kabuki). The highlight of the experience is for you to learn the unique movements of Noh and try the special mask. Feel free to take photos with the performers as well. When the tour concludes, your guide will take you to the nearest station for your onward journey.

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Private Full-Day Nara Custom Tour from Osaka by Chartered Vehicle

Private Full-Day Nara Custom Tour from Osaka by Chartered Vehicle - Osaka, Japan

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Osaka, Japan

From USD
$761.10

Nara City is the old capital city of Japan and the birthplace of Japanese Buddhism because of which a lot of Buddhist temple was built and many of them are now well conserved as World Heritage.

Using the Charter Bus and Limousine service, you can continue your trip to these historical places after your Osaka City visit without the trouble of changing your hotel.

Tour route is flexible and can be arranged upon request.

Recommended spots:

  • Todai Temple - The head temple shrine among 68 Buddhism temples in Japan. It has a long history of over 1,200 years and its Buddha Hall is the largest wooden agricultural masterpiece in the world.
  • Nara Park - You can see groups of deer playing in the park ... More info ›

Nara City is the old capital city of Japan and the birthplace of Japanese Buddhism because of which a lot of Buddhist temple was built and many of them are now well conserved as World Heritage.

Using the Charter Bus and Limousine service, you can continue your trip to these historical places after your Osaka City visit without the trouble of changing your hotel.

Tour route is flexible and can be arranged upon request.

Recommended spots:

  • Todai Temple - The head temple shrine among 68 Buddhism temples in Japan. It has a long history of over 1,200 years and its Buddha Hall is the largest wooden agricultural masterpiece in the world.
  • Nara Park - You can see groups of deer playing in the park. They are protected as National Conservation animal owed to its connection with the legend of white deer. There are attractive landscapes throughout the year.
  • Kasuga Taisha - A world heritage shrine in Nara Park against the backdrop of Kasuga Mountain. It was constructed by Mr Fujiwara, a nobility member, in order to offer sacrifice to the Guardian deity of the city and people.
  • Yakushi Temple - Constructed by Emperor Tenmu in the late 7th century for the recovery of the emperor's sick wife. There are a lot of visitors from all over the world every year.

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Private Osaka Custom Full-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

Private Osaka Custom Full-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle  - Osaka, Japan
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Duration: 8 hours
Location: Osaka, Japan

From USD
$703.84

See Osaka your own way by chartering a private vehicle. Choose a limousine, van, or bus, and create your own 8-hour sightseeing tour ... More info ›

See Osaka your own way by chartering a private vehicle. Choose a limousine, van, or bus, and create your own 8-hour sightseeing tour. Learn about Japanese history at Osaka Castle, soak up the views from the Umeda Sky building, and see where the local nightlife happens in the Dotonbori district. A driver is included and, if you wish, you can upgrade your tour to include a guide.

In the morning, get picked up by your driver at an agreed upon location in central Osaka. Settle in to your private vehicle and get ready for a fully customizable tour of Osaka's highlights.

Recommended sites include:

Osaka Castle: Symbol of the city and one of Japan's most famous castles. The castle is situated in the center of Osaka and, as well as informative displays, offers souvenir shops and the opportunity to take pictures with warrior-attired staff outside.

Dotonbori: The city's most famous shopping and entertainment district, famous for its historic theaters (all gone now), shops, and restaurants. This is where you will see the famed 'Glico running man' neon sign.

Shitennoji Temple: The oldest Buddhist temple in Japan, built in 593 by Prince Shotoku, who first brought in Buddhism to Japan. It maintains its original Asuka period design after careful reconstruction following many fires throughout the centuries.

Floating Garden Observatory (Umeda Sky Building): This spectacular high-rise building offers a great view of Osaka. The two 40-story main towers are connected at the top by bridges crossing an expansive atrium — the 'floating garden' — in the center.

Your tour concludes with a drop-off in a central location of your choosing.

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Private Airport Transfer: Kansai Osaka Airport to Osaka downtown for up to 35 pax

Private Airport Transfer: Kansai Osaka Airport to Osaka downtown for up to 35 pax - Osaka, Japan

Duration: Flexible
Location: Osaka, Japan

From USD
$266.23

Don't worry about how to get to the destination from Kansai International airport to Osaka downtown.
This is the easiest way to make your exciting journey begin/finish. There are various car types available.

Simply arrange your private transfer at your preferred timing!
Experienced driver will meet you at kansai International airport exit or hotel lobby and bring to the designated destination. 

Forget about carrying huge luggages in the country where you are not familiar with. 
Even if your group is big with a lot of luggages, there is no need to hustle with the carry-ons ... More info ›

Don't worry about how to get to the destination from Kansai International airport to Osaka downtown.
This is the easiest way to make your exciting journey begin/finish. There are various car types available.

Simply arrange your private transfer at your preferred timing!
Experienced driver will meet you at kansai International airport exit or hotel lobby and bring to the designated destination. 

Forget about carrying huge luggages in the country where you are not familiar with. 
Even if your group is big with a lot of luggages, there is no need to hustle with the carry-ons. Simply put everything into the car. 

Do not worry for finding large-size taxi at Kansai International airport or hotel.
Our service can cover from single traveler to a group of up to 35 people. 
There are several car types in order to match with your group size. 

It will definitely be a comfortable and easy journey in Osaka.

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Private Full Day Charter including Osaka, Nara, or Kyoto from Osaka

Private Full Day Charter including Osaka, Nara, or Kyoto from Osaka - Osaka, Japan
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Duration: 8 hours
Location: Osaka, Japan

From USD
$645.74

Enjoy a private 8 hour tour from Osaka in a private vehicle with your English/Chinese speaking driver. Visit Osaka, Kyoto and the Nara area ... More info ›

Enjoy a private 8 hour tour from Osaka in a private vehicle with your English/Chinese speaking driver. Visit Osaka, Kyoto and the Nara area. There are 2 types of cars available including a mid-sized passenger car or a mini-van. Both have heating and air conditioning systems, and are also equipped with Wi-Fi.


Enjoy a private  8 or 10-hour tour in a private vehicle with your English or Chinese speaking driver departing from your hotel in Osaka at 9 a.m. Your private driver will consult with you regarding your preferred itinerary to select the best route for the day.  You may chose from the list of available sites listed in the itinerary section or select the recommended route below.

Recommended Route - visit 3 cities in one day 

  • Osaka  -Drive through the city center for about 30 minutes and head for Kyoto
  • Kyoto  - Visit Kinkaku-ji Temple, Nijo Castle and have lunch at one of the traditional restaurants in Kyoto for 3 hours in total
  • Nara     - Visit Todai-ji Temple for its Great Buddha,  and if you still have some time left, visit the Horyu-ji Temple

If you wish to experience the Kansai culture, jump into Osaka city. Enjoy local food, meet friendly people and feel the lively and unique atmosphere of its own culture welcoming travelers.

Kyoto has a totally different vibe compared to Osaka. If you wish to see the historical side of Japan such as temples, shrines and an old traditional town, you should head to Kyoto. The representative temples “Kinkaku-ji”, “Kiyomizu-Dera temple” and “Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine” are highly recommended to visitors for the first time.

Or, escape the busy city and head for Nara. You will be amazed seeing the largest wooden Buddha statute at “Todai-ji”. You can also stroll the large temple garden as well.

After a full day, you will be driven back to your Osaka hotel around 6:00 p.m.

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Full-Day Kyoto Tour from Osaka Including Amanohashidate

Full-Day Kyoto Tour from Osaka Including Amanohashidate - Osaka, Japan
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Duration: 11 hours
Location: Osaka, Japan

From USD
$92.16

Visit 3 beautiful places in Kyoto on this 11-hour tour! Your day will start at approximately 7:10am and you will be driven by coach to Amanohashidate (the heavenly bridge), a drive that will take around 2 hours. Once there, you will be able to go to the top of the mountain by monorail or chairlift and enjoy the breathtaking view of Amanohashidate from there ... More info ›

Visit 3 beautiful places in Kyoto on this 11-hour tour! Your day will start at approximately 7:10am and you will be driven by coach to Amanohashidate (the heavenly bridge), a drive that will take around 2 hours. Once there, you will be able to go to the top of the mountain by monorail or chairlift and enjoy the breathtaking view of Amanohashidate from there. You will also see Ine no Funaya, a cluster of old fishermen's houses, and Kayabuki no Sato in Miyama, designated as one of Japan's Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings, before departing back to Osaka. All entrance fees and a delicious seafood buffet are included in this tour. 

Visit 3 popular sightseeing spots in Kyoto on this full-day tour from Osaka. Your day will start at the designed meeting place in Osaka, where you will meet with your tour conductor. 

After getting on the tour bus, you will head to Amanohashidate, which means "the heavenly bridge" in Japanese. It will take around 2.5 hours to get there. Amanohashidate is a sandbar stretching along Miyazu Bay. You will take a monorail ride or a chairlift to the mountaintop, from where you will be able to enjoy a sweeping view of Amanohashidate. 

Afterwards, you will eat as much seafood as you like at one of the restaurants in the area for about 50 minutes. The buffet includes salmon roe, sea urchin, salmon, sea bream, squid rice bowl, scallop, shrimp, octopus, crab, conger eel, egg sushi, yellowtail, sweet shrimp, squid, smoked salmon sashimi, grilled fish and Yakitori (skewered chicken)! You will have 110 minutes in total (including lift or monorail ride and strolling time) to spend in Amanohashidate.
*Contents of the lunch menu might change depending on the availability. Also a substitute set meal (not a buffet style) can be prepared for vegetarians. If you don't eat raw fish, a separate hotpot with dashi (soup stock) can be prepared to be shared with others for simmering the seafood. If such arrangement is needed, please inform us in the Special Preferences field at the time of booking, or by contacting us at least 5 days before departure.

You will then continue your trip to the famous Ine no Funaya, also known as the "Venice of Japan" and included in the Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings system. For the next 25 minutes, enjoy a boat ride and the magnificent view of Funaya houses with their boat garages lined up along the Ine Bay. 

The final stop on the tour is Miyama Kayabuki no Sato. Here, you can take your time to stroll around the village and to take photos of traditional Japanese unspoiled landscape with thatched roof farmhouses, also listed as part of the Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings system, for about 50 minutes before heading back to Osaka. The approximate arrival time is between 6:30-7:30 pm.

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