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Osaka Sky Vista Open-Top Double-Decker Sightseeing Bus Tour

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Discover Osaka’s most popular sites in an hour aboard a double-decker bus that includes a multilingual audio guide.

Highlights

  • Get on board the Osaka Sky Vista, a comfortable double-decker bus with an open top for the best sightseeing!

  • Catch a glimpse of iconic landmarks like the City Hall, Bank of Japan, and Umeda Sky Building.

  • Choose between two routes the Umeda Route on the north or Namba towards the south.

  • Enjoy an audio guide on board in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean.

  • Click here to view the route map for Osaka Sky Vista.

Inclusions

  • 60-min open-top double-decker bus ticket

  • Views of attractions from the bus

  • Onboard audio guide in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean

  • Raincoats (if it rains)

  • Cooling gel sheets (in summer)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 3 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Begin a scenic adventure in Osaka city aboard a double-decker sightseeing bus with an open roof. Admire the main highlights of Osaka on an hour-long bus ride and feel the cool breeze brush against you. You can choose between the Umeda Route or the Namba Route. You will come across Osaka’s major landmarks like the Bank of Japan, Osaka Castle, City Hall, Umeda Sky Building, and many more! During your bus tour, the guide on board will explain the rich culture and history of the tourist spots on the way. You will also have a multilingual audio guide coordinated via GPS to give you detailed information about the attractions as you pass by them. Available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean, everyone can truly enjoy this 60-min excursion and discover the historical emblems of the charming port city.

Picturesque Views

You can spot the delicious food culture as you ride through the city, famously known as Japan's street food capital. Osaka is also known to have Japan’s most fun-loving people, so don't shy away from making new friends! During the spring season, the Umeda Route offers incredible views of pink or white cherry blossoms at the Japan Mint and Sakuranomiya Park. Traveling from the Namba Route at night, you will come across the beautiful neon lights of Dotonbori.

Important Information

  • Your experience may be subject to change, due to bus service suspension due to rainfall, thunder, or strong winds.

  • The digital audio guide is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean.

  • Bring along your sunglasses, sunscreen, and hat, or wear appropriate winter wear (according to the season).

  • Non-alcoholic drinks in plastic bottles and flasks with caps are permitted.

  • There's no restroom on the bus.

  • Please note that seats cannot be selected through automatic seat allocation. If you make a reservation for multiple people, there is a possibility that you may not be seated together.

Restrictions

  • This tour can accommodate a maximum of 20 people in 1 group.

  • If infants don't occupy the seat, it is free of charge.

  • Elementary school students are eligible for child fares.

  • Note that the following are not allowed on this tour: pets, parasols, umbrellas, food, and beverages.

  • Guests can't get off the bus to visit attractions but only view them from the vehicle except at the parking area of Abeno Harukasu (guests can leave the tour if they wish here).

Route

  • Click here to view the route maps for Osaka Sky Vista and here to view the timetable.

Timings

  • Daily: 9:30am, 11:40am, 2:40pm, and 5pm.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display your mobile with a valid photo ID at the starting point.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at the Osaka Station JR Express Bus Terminal.

  • Address: 3-chōme-1 Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Metro

  • The closest subway station is Osaka Station. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the starting point.

  • Metro lines Hamakaze, Hida, Kounotori, Osaka Loop Line, Super Hakuto, and many more will get you there.

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Osaka Eki JR Kosoku Bus Terminal. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the starting point.

  • Board JR Kosoku Bus to get there.

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