Being travelers themselves Cycle Osaka guides have already mapped out the best cafes, temples, parks and photo opportunities through out the city and have prepared three fantastic routes which ensure you'll see more sights of Osaka in a single day of cycling than you could ever reach via public transport. You won't feel railroaded either as tours are flexible and if you're interested in visiting somewhere in particular, with a little notice, Cycle Osaka will do their best to find a bicycle friendly way to get there.
The courses on offer include: a full day course starting at 10am (around 6 hours), a half day course starting at 2pm (around 3 hours) and also a 'neon lights' evening course starting at 5pm (around 3 hours). All courses cover the best of Osaka in the time available and give you the best memories and photographs possible.
Cycling at a relaxed pace the tours take in such sights as Nakanoshima, an island where the last of Osaka's pre-war buildings remain, the mint where our fine Yen is printed, Shintennoji Temple one of the oldest continuously administered Buddhist temples in Japan, and of course no bicycle tour of Osaka would be complete without a visit to Osaka Castle.
Old buildings and historical sights are great, but Osaka is a thriving modern city with sights and sounds you must experience to believe, which is why the tours also take in the bustling districts of Dotonbori and Amerimura popular with young and fashionable shoppers (Osaka's version of Tokyo's trendy Harajuku and Shibuya neighbourhoods).
In addition to the planned itinerary Osaka is alive with activity so you never know what you'll discover around the next corner, and its these unexpected discoveries and events that make exploring cities by bicycle so much fun.
To secure your place on the tour please make a booking via the Cycle Osaka website at least 2 days in advance.
As an additional service, Cycle Osaka can also rent bicycles at a rate of 2000 yen a day (from 10:00-17:00) on days they're not running tours or when bicycles are available.
So leave your train maps and hefty guide books at home, grab your camera and let the team at Cycle Osaka prepare you a course which will cram in everything you want to see in a day.
1303, 2-15-6, Sagisu
+81 80 5325 8975 (from abroad)
080 5325 8975 (from Japan)