Osaka cruise

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The wonderful nature of Osaka

The third largest city in Japan, Osaka was founded on the mouth of the Yamato and Yodo rivers, on the island of Honshu. On a MSC cruise you can discover this metropolis, once the trading capital of Japan.
Famous for its modernity and its nightlife, Osaka has a surprisingly rich historical and artistic heritage. With an excursion you may reach the ancient Castle. It was built from 1583 onwards on the former site of the Ishiyama Honganji temple, which had been commissioned by the samurai and daimyo, Hideyoshi, one of the great unifiers of Japan and destroyed thirteen years earlier by Oda Nobunaga. This imposing building, from the tower of which you can admire the splendid view of Osaka, is surrounded by a wonderful park of 6 hectares: an authentic poetic vision when the cherry blossoms bloom in Spring. Along the canal, near the Castle, you'll find the quarter of Dotonbori, an explosion of colourful signposts indicating night clubs, restaurants and izakayas, a sort of Japanese cafè.
Along the main road, the Ebisubashi bridge links the Shinsaibashi-suji and Ebisubashi-suji quarters, renowned for their shops.
If Dotonbori is the place to go for modernity, Shinsekai is the quarter that represents the old town of Osaka. Developed before the Second World War, it has been neglected over the years. In the centre of this urban area you may find the Tsutenkaku Tower. This landmark of Shinsekai bears some resemblance to the Parisian Eiffel Tower and was the focal point of the permanent fun fair set up around it.

Cruises from / to Osaka in 2024

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BEST OF NARA
  • Category: CITY TOUR
  • Duration: 8 hour(s)
  • Code: OSA15
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UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE: HIMEJI CASTLE AND KOKOEN GARDEN
  • Category: CULTURE AND HISTORY
  • Duration: 7.5 hour(s)
  • Code: OSA16
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OSAKA SOUL FOOD: OKONOMIYAKI
  • Category: SOMETHING SPECIAL
  • Duration: 4.5 hour(s)
  • Code: OSA18
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ARIMA HOT SPRING EXPERIENCE & KOBE WAGYU STEAK KAISEKI LUNCH
  • Category: NATURAL WONDERS
  • Duration: 5.5 hour(s)
  • Code: OSA22
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NIGHT VISIT: UMEDA SKY BUILDING
  • Category: SOMETHING SPECIAL
  • Duration: 2 hour(s)
  • Code: OSA24
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A CITY OF CONTRASTS: OSAKA CASTLE & DOTONBORY (JAPANESE GUIDE)
  • Category: CULTURE AND HISTORY
  • Duration: 6.5 hour(s)
  • Code: OSA01
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FLOATING GARDEN VISTAS AND ENDLESS SHOPPING OPPORTUNITIES: UMEDA SKY BUILDING & TENJINBASHI SHOPPING ARCADE (JAPANESE GUIDE)
  • Category: SOMETHING SPECIAL
  • Duration: 5.5 hour(s)
  • Code: OSA02
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ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCES: NIFREL AQUAZOO & EXPOCITY SHOPPING CENTER (JAPANESE GUIDE)
  • Category: NATURAL WONDERS
  • Duration: 6 hour(s)
  • Code: OSA03
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ICONS OF OSAKA: TSUTENKAKU TOWER & SHINSEKAI (JAPANESE GUIDE)
  • Category: CITY TOUR
  • Duration: 4 hour(s)
  • Code: OSA04
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ICONIC OSAKA: TSUTENKAKU TOWER & SHINSEKAI
  • Category: CITY TOUR
  • Duration: 4 hour(s)
  • Code: OSA04W
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HEAVENLY SAKE AND STELLAR VIEWS: KOBE SAKE BREWERY & ROKKOSAN OBSERVATORY (JAPANESE GUIDE)
  • Category: SOMETHING SPECIAL
  • Duration: 3.5 hour(s)
  • Code: OSA05
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A CITY OF CONTRASTS: OSAKA CASTLE & DOTONBORY
  • Category: CULTURE AND HISTORY
  • Duration: 6.5 hour(s)
  • Code: OSA06
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FLOATING GARDEN VISTAS AND ENDLESS SHOPPING OPPORTUNITIES: UMEDA SKY BUILDING & TENJINBASHI SHOPPING ARCADE
  • Category: SOMETHING SPECIAL
  • Duration: 5.5 hour(s)
  • Code: OSA07
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ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCES: NIFREL AQUAZOO & EXPOCITY SHOPPING CENTER
  • Category: NATURAL WONDERS
  • Duration: 6 hour(s)
  • Code: OSA08
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ICONS OF OSAKA: TSUTENKAKU TOWER & SHINSEKAI
  • Category: CITY TOUR
  • Duration: 4 hour(s)
  • Code: OSA09
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HEAVENLY SAKE AND STELLAR VIEWS: KOBE SAKE BREWERY & ROKKOSAN OBSERVATORY
  • Category: SOMETHING SPECIAL
  • Duration: 3.5 hour(s)
  • Code: OSA11
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BEST OF OSAKA: OSAKA CASTLE, DOTONBORI & TSUTENKAKU TOWER
  • Category: CITY TOUR
  • Duration: 7 hour(s)
  • Code: OSA13
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KYOTO: KIYOMIZU-DERA TEMPLE & KINKAKU-JI TEMPLE
  • Category: CITY TOUR
  • Duration: 8 hour(s)
  • Code: OSA14
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OSAKA IN HALF A DAY
  • Category: CITY TOUR
  • Duration: 5 hour(s)
  • Code: OSA20
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THE SIGHTS OF KYOTO
  • Category: SCENIC ROUTE
  • Duration: 5.5 hour(s)
  • Code: OSA21
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THE SIGHTS OF KYOTO
  • Category: SCENIC ROUTE
  • Duration: 5.5 hour(s)
  • Code: OSA25
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ICONIC OSAKA: TSUTENKAKU TOWER & SHINSEKAI
  • Category: CITY TOUR
  • Duration: 4 hour(s)
  • Code: OSA26
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ICONIC OSAKA: TSUTENKAKU TOWER & SHINSEKAI
  • Category: CITY TOUR
  • Duration: 4 hour(s)
  • Code: OSA27
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KYOTO: WORLD HERITAGE NIJO-JO CASTLE & LOVELY ARASHIYAMA DISTRICT
  • Category: CITY TOUR
  • Duration: 5.5 hour(s)
  • Code: OSA28
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KYOTO: WORLD HERITAGE NIJO-JO CASTLE & LOVELY ARASHIYAMA DISTRICT
  • Category: CITY TOUR
  • Duration: 5.5 hour(s)
  • Code: OSA29
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Osaka Castle & Dotonbori Shopping Street
  • Category: CITY TOUR
  • Duration: 5 hour(s)
  • Code: OSA10
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