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Free Walking Tour Osaka: 4 Must-Visit Tourists Spots to Highlight Your Osaka Trip

Updated: Oct 7, 2023

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[Nipponbashi | Image Courtesy of Kyle Hasegawa / Flickr]

Free Walking Tour Osaka: 4 Must-Visit Tourists Spots to Highlight Your Osaka Trip

Free walking tours in Oskaa are a great way to explore this magnificent Japanese city if you are balling on a budget.

These guided tours will bring you to the most important places in Osaka so you won’t miss out on anything on your Osaka trip.

But, if you are not sure where to go or where these Osaka free walking tours will bring you, here are some common tourist spots in Osaka to highlight your trip.

1. Tsukenkaku Tower

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[Tsukenkaku Tower | Image Courtesy of そらみみ / Wikimedia Commons]

Standing tall at the heart of Shinsekai, a district developed before the war and abandoned for decades after, is Tsukenkaku Tower — a symbolic structure that witnessed Osaka’s pre-war and post-war history. Tsukenkaku Tower was built in 1912 after the image of France’s Eiffel Tower. When World War 2 broke out, the tower was left scrapped. And in 1956, the renovation made it what it is today — a 103-meter-high symbol of Osaka’s resilience. The significance of Tsukenkaku Tower makes it a staple in most free walking tours in Osaka. In 2015, an open-air deck was opened where tourists can visit for a fee.

2. Biriken

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[A Biriken statue | Image Courtesy of Yujin-Kaigo]

On the 5th-floor observation deck of Tsukenkaku Tower is a statue of Biriken-san, the god of good luck. The 55-cm, 10-kg statue has been in its place in the building since 1980, and it only left its home for the first time when it visited Tokyo in 2005 to promote culture and tourism between Osaka and Tokyo.

3. Sennichimae Doguyasuji

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[Doguyasuji | Image Courtesy of BradBeattie / Wikimedia Commons]

Doguyasuji Shotengai (“shopping street”) stretches 150 meters long in Minami lined with specialty stores selling kitchen utensils, cooking accessories, restaurant supplies, and other stuff such as antiques and souvenirs. The shopping area was razed to the ground in 1912 and rebuilt years later. And in 1945, it was annihilated by airstrikes. Shortly after, it became a black market. After all these circumstances, Doguyasuji has become a market of greatness. Often Osaka free walking tours join Kuromon Ichiba and Doguyasuji Shotengai together in one trip. They’re only 6 minutes away from each other.

4. Nipponbashi

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[Den Den Town | Image Courtesy of Inoue-hiro / Wikimedia Commons]

Tokyo has Akihabara; Osaka has Nipponbashi — a busy commercial center packed with electronic shops. Also known as “Den Den Town,” Nipponbashi is crazy popular among otaku (“diehard pop culture fans”). Looking for animé, manga, video games, and electronic goods? Nipponbashi will give Akihabara a good run for its money. For first-time goers, the place can be a bit overwhelming. Pro tip: Shop by street! Saki-suji Street is where all the biggest electronics shops are. Nansan Street has small discount shops. Ota Road is perfect for otaku. Of course, you can also find bars, cafés, and restaurants in the vicinity.


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