Embark on a unique 4-hour bike tour in Osaka, cycling around the historic Osaka Castle and through charming local streets. Discover the city's rich past with a visit to a museum showcasing Japan's history, and indulge in a traditional Okonomiyaki lunch.
Join us on a delightful 4-hour bicycle tour around the iconic Osaka Castle neighborhood. This journey offers a unique way to explore one of Osaka's most famous landmarks, away from the usual hustle and bustle. Picture yourself pedaling through serene paths, with a knowledgeable local guide leading the way, unraveling the rich history and hidden stories of this majestic area. Not only will you get to admire the stunning Osaka Castle, but you'll also visit a sacred shrine, where you'll uncover fascinating tales and secrets from the past.
This tour is meticulously planned for your convenience and enjoyment. We provide everything you need – from well-maintained bicycles to safety gear. Don't miss this chance to create unforgettable memories. Book your spot now and embark on a cycling adventure that promises to be the highlight of your Osaka visit!
Scenic 4-hour bike ride around Osaka Castle area
Expert local guide sharing insights and stories
Visit Osaka Castle and a nearby sacred shrine
Discover hidden historical secrets and facts
All equipment provided, including bicycles and safety gear
Small group for a personalized experience
Perfect blend of adventure, culture, and history
Great photo opportunities at iconic locations
Suitable for all skill levels, from beginners to avid cyclists
Our journey begins at a convenient location: the Family Mart at Tenmabashi station. Here, you won't have any trouble finding us, and we'll start our adventure by renting sleek cross bikes. We'll navigate through the city's cycling paths, taking in the local atmosphere as we head towards charming shrines and a bustling shopping street. This warm-up ride sets the perfect tone for our day of exploration!
Our next stop is a museum that beautifully encapsulates the past and present of Japan. You'll step back in time to the Edo era, gaining insights into the lives of people and the city's historical layout. This immersive experience provides a striking contrast to the modern Osaka you'll see as we continue our bike tour, offering a unique perspective on Japan's dynamic history and evolution.
Before we reach Osaka Castle, we'll pause for a delightful lunch featuring Okonomiyaki, a beloved local dish. After refueling, we'll cycle to Osaka Castle, located in the vast Osaka Castle Park, spanning about 105 hectares. Cycling through the park is not only energy-efficient but also allows you to enjoy the refreshing breeze and scenic beauty. We'll take a leisurely stroll around the castle, capturing memorable photos, and end our tour at a quaint cafe where we'll savor Matcha and snacks, a perfect end to our cultural and culinary journey.
4-hour local guide
Okonomiyaki lunch (vegetarian with fish broth)
Green tea and snack
Tour photos by email
Extra food or drinks
Transport to/from meeting point
Entry fees for extra attractions
Souvenirs or shopping
Limited vegetarian options available.
Open to all skill levels.
Suitable for participants over 150cm (4′11″) tall.
Bike rental included; helmets not provided.
The tour may be cancelled due to bad weather.
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for biking.
Store luggage in station lockers (approx. 500yen).
Itinerary may change due to traffic or weather.
Alternative locations if places are closed.
Tour may include other participants.
Tour starts on time; latecomers can’t join or get a refund.
Not recommended for young children or babies; babysitter referrals available.
Consider travel insurance.
Cancel 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Our tour begins in front of the Family Mart located inside Tenma-bashi Station on the Osaka Metro Tanimachi line. It's just a 2-minute walk from Tenma-bashi Station, Exit No. 2. Look for the familiar Family Mart sign - that's where our adventure starts!
For your comfort and safety, it's best to wear clothes that are comfortable for cycling. This includes breathable, stretchy fabrics and closed-toe shoes. It's also a good idea to check the weather forecast on the day of your tour and dress accordingly, possibly with layers if it's cooler.
We closely monitor the weather. If there's a significant chance of rain (40% or higher), we might have to cancel the tour for safety reasons. We'll inform participants at least a day in advance in case of any changes. Your safety is our top priority.
Yes, we do offer vegetarian options. However, it's important to note that these options may include dashi, a traditional Japanese fish broth. The choices might be limited, reflecting the typical offerings of local Japanese restaurants.
The tour isn't ideal for young children or infants due to its length and nature. If you're traveling with children, please reach out to us beforehand. We can provide information on babysitting services in the area.
Our tours begin promptly at the scheduled time. If you arrive late, unfortunately, you won't be able to join the tour or receive a refund. We advise arriving at the meeting point a few minutes early to ensure you don't miss out.
Yes, you can store your luggage in lockers at the station, which typically costs around 500 yen. It's a convenient way to enjoy the tour without carrying extra weight.
If you need to cancel your tour, you can do so for a full refund up to 24 hours before the tour starts. We also offer free rescheduling up to 24 hours before the tour, subject to availability. This gives you flexibility in case your plans change.
The booking is non-refundable if you cancel within 1 day of the start time.
Meet in front of Family Mart at Tenmabashi station.
We'll navigate through the city's cycling paths, taking in the local atmosphere as we head towards charming shrines and a bustling shopping street.
You'll step back in time to the Edo era, gaining insights into the lives of people and the city's historical layout. This immersive experience provides a striking contrast to the modern Osaka.
We'll take a leisurely stroll around the castle, capturing memorable photos.
Cycling through the park is not only energy-efficient but also allows you to enjoy the refreshing breeze and scenic beauty.
You will return to the starting point.