Osaka Cycling Tour

Highlights

・Bike alongside the river and appreciate the beauty of nature.

・Ride through the Osaka Castle area for a uniquely Japanese cycling experience.

・Go for a soak afterwards at the local public bathhouse.

・Park the bikes and walk around the local neighborhood of Kyobashi.

・Stop for a meal at one of the many delicious, but affordable restaurants.

Included

・City Bike

・Knowledgeable Guide

・Public Bath

・Walk through Kyobashi

Price

13,000 JPY

per person

About 4 hours / 1~2 Participants / English speaking guide

Bike through the Osaka Castle area, wash off the sweat with a bath, and have lunch in Kyobashi!

For Osakans, a bicycle is a must-have item for moving throughout the city! With this tour, we’ll use bikes to visit the area around Osaka Castle. And if you’re up for it, we’ll wash away the fatigue with a trip to the local public bath!

The Osaka special, “mama chari!”

The most commonly used type of bicycle in Japan is what’s colloquially called a “mama chari.” Characterized by a basket in the front, and a bracket for a child seat in the back, these are convenient to use. Let’s take these out for a test drive and tour the beautiful scenery around Osaka Castle!

As we pass under the trees, the warmth of the sunlight and vegetation make for a soothing experience.

The outer moat suddenly comes into view.

The view of this watchtower (Rokuban yagura) is a particularly scenic spot. You’ll definitely want a picture here!

Relax with a soak at the local bathhouse!

Public bathhouses are a place where Japanese people like to gather and socialize. There are a few rules and common courtesies, but your guide will explain beforehand. Alternating between hot and cold baths is also said to have great benefits for your health, so definitely give it a try!

Inside is a rest area with massage chairs and such. If you happen to finish early, you can relax here.

Nearby the bathhouse are a small temple and shrine. Can you tell the difference between the two?

A walk through the local neighborhood!

Kyobashi is an interesting area, where you can get a feel for the local culture. There’s also lots of good places to eat. We’ll take some time here to explore the area and grab a bite. Whatever strikes your mood, there’s bound to be a reasonable place nearby.

This restaurant has fried skewers for cheap, only 80 yen apiece.

A place where you can get traditional soy sauce-based ramen. You can also get a raw egg topping for free. Japanese people love to eat eggs raw, so they’re carefully handled for safe consumption!

Meeting point

JR Sakuranomiya Station

Remarks

・Please be on time.

・Depending on the weather conditions on the day of, the tour may be canceled.

・There is no need to pay for the guide’s food or drinks.

・Lunch is not included in this tour. It is recommended that you bring ¥3,000 in cash for food.

・Please wear clothes suitable for cycling.

・For safety purposes, please do not ride in front of the guide.

・ Please follow the rules of the public bath.

Cancel policy

Full refund up to 2 days prior

13,000 JPY

per person

About 4 hours / 1~2 Participants / English speaking guide

Quote source / Provider

Deep Experience Osaka