Osaka Castle Grounds Walk-a-bout and History Tour

by Spirits of Japan

Public experiences are in English unless specified as otherwise

  • Location
    Osaka, Japan
  • Duration
    2h (Group) / 2h (Private)
  • Group Size
    Up to 8 guests (Group) / 8 guests (Private)
  • Language(s)
    • English
  • Price

    from $199


Welcome to Osaka Castle! We will begin our journey at the back of the castle so that you can experience not only the moats and gates from different perspectives, but you will also get a sense of how big the Castle actually is.

I will cover the history and stories of the Castle, how it was attacked, rebuilt and attacked again.

We will walk slowly around the castle so that we can see the places were the stones were broken and shaped, check out the two amazing moats around the castle and get up and close with the timbers on the gates to talk about the Castle defense system.

At the front of the castle within the front gates is a Shrine dedicated to the Shogun, the first resident that we will visit, and talk a little bit about Shinto and the heritage it played with the Japanese people.

Public Experience Private/Custom Experience
Who You will be one of several joining the experience from across the globe. Exclusive experience for you and/or your party
Interaction You will get a chance to ask questions, however, the guide will be attending to all participants. You will get more one on one time with your guide throughout the experience.
Experience Standard, curated for the public. You can make custom requests to your interests.
When Choose from an available time. Choose from an available time slot or request a specific date and time.
Price Not Available $199 total

Preparing for your Experience

Maybe get some sake and into a comfortable position. Record and take notes and ask as many questions as you like. 

Meet Your Guide

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Richard 'Hawk' Hawkins
Spirits of Japan

After 37 years of living in-depth Japanese Culture, and taking the hard road to learning things about Japan, I am able to provide an in-depth perspective on Japan and it’s customs, the daily life of it’s people and how it has changed over the last 30 years.

Allow me to be your guide for your brief virtual visit to Japan. Choose from one of my tours I have provided, or allow me custom make you a tour that will take you where locals go or just around to the amazing places in Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Ise and Wakayama. This is called the Kansai Region of Japan and I specialize in this area.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I look forward to taking care of you.