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Osaka is the third largest city in Japan after Tokyo and Yokohama, which makes it the most important city outside of the Tokyo megalopolis. Located on the island of Honshu, by the Pacific Ocean, it is criss-crossed by many rivers, the largest of which is the river Yodo.

Tours passing by Osaka

VI decouverte japon en liberte Discover Japan at your leisure - 9 Jours | 7 Nuits
Discover the Land of the Rising Sun at your leisure, without pressure! This lovely open itinerary will allow you to visit the must-see areas of Japan. From Tokyo, the dynamic capital and heart of Japan that never stops beating, to Kyoto, the cultural capital that houses many treasures, you will explore the contrasts of Japan between modernity and tradition! You will also pass through Hakone, the gateway to the majestic Mount Fuji, the symbol of the country.

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VI essentiel japon en liberte Discover the main sites of Japan at your own pace - 15 Jours | 13 Nuits
In Japan, every moment is a surprise and an incredible discovery ! Among the pure, silver lines of Tokyo’s buildings, a secret garden can sometimes be found around a delicate teahouse. A fascinating country that cultivates the paradoxes for which it is famous, Japan is a strange land that constantly shifts from one extreme to the other. On this very comprehensive tour, discover the most beautiful places of interest of the Land of the Rising Sun, from the baroque, colourful temples of Nikko to the timeless floating torii of Miyajima.

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VI jardins japonais Japanese gardens - 16 Jours | 14 Nuits
Oases of calm in a country where life flies by, Japanese gardens are an invitation to meditation, peace and admiration of entrancing landscapes. Respected, adored, contemplated, Japanese nature is ever-present but not always visible. This tour will take you into the heart of this secret plant world and encourages you to cross the threshold of temples and shrines so you may take the time to discover the hushed atmosphere of a refined, delicate Japan.

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VI chateaux japon The castles of Japan - 17 Jours | 15 Nuits
From the coasts of Chugoku to those of Tohoku, discover the most beautiful feudal castles in Japan. Follow us into the small feudal towns of Matsue and Izumo. Be amazed by Matsushima Bay. A trip in the footsteps of the samurai filled with the charm of times gone by and the authenticity of a forgotten side of Japan

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VI patrimoine mondial unesco UNESCO World Heritage - 22 Jours | 20 Nuits
Japan has an extremely rich heritage, which reflects its age-old, unique culture. Discover the most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan. From the stunning temples of Kyoto and Nikko to the memorials of Hiroshima or the small traditional houses in Shirakawa-Go, let the poetic nature and beauty of these places that bear witness to a glorious past wash over you.

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VI temples et sanctuaires Temples and shrines - 22 Jours | 20 Nuits
From times immemorial, temples and shrines have been an integral part of the lives of Japanese people. Often shrouded in nature to be closer to the kami, the Gods, the temples and shrines can be built in different shapes and colours. With this rich itinerary, discover these cultural, sometimes age-old, places of interest that promote a mystical, magical image

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VI l archipel aux tresors Treasures of the archipelago - 12 Jours | 10 Nuits
Discover the land of your children’s dreams with your family! With an age-old culture and proud rich cultural heritage that has been successfully preserved, Japan is also the country of the craziest and most futuristic inventions! On this tour, go back in time to the age of samurai and feudal castles one day and leap into the future where the sci-fi world of manga becomes reality the next! A wonderful trip to discover the unsuspected treasures of an atypical country!

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VI dessine moi le japon Through the eyes of a child - 14 Jours | 12 Nuits
Where best to go with children than the country that gave birth to our childhood heroes: from Dragon Ball Z to Pikachu and the charming Hello Kitty? Discover the different facets of Japan ! Discovery, fun and learning abound on this trip, which is filled with fascinating activities, guaranteed to create unforgettable memories !

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VI onsens peninsule izu Onsen in Izu Peninsula - 12 Jours | 10 Nuits
Partially created by the various eruptions of Mount Fuji, Izu Peninsula is made of rugged coasts and a series of charming little ports. This tour will enable you to discover this beautiful Japanese region, which boasts many hot springs with undeniable benefits.

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VI onsens sites sacres kii Onsen in the sacred sites of Kii - 15 Jours | 13 Nuits
Enter into a world of shadows and dark forests and follow the historical pilgrimage trails of the Kii Mountains, which connect Mount Koya to the three shrines of Kumano Sanzan. These sacred, mysterious sites, which are now part of the UNESCO World Heritage, are now yours to discover, as are the onsen. A magical, sulphurous trip.

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VI onsens alpes japonaises Onsen in the Japanese Alps - 16 Jours | 14 Nuits
Discover the region of the Japanese Alps, which is made up of volcanoes towering over 3,000 metres (about 9,840 feet) above sea level. This natural volcanic region boasts striking landscapes and delightful hot springs ! This preserved region has maintained its unique culture and this wonderful itinerary will show you the treasures of its past, such as the feudal castles of Matsumoto and Inuyama !

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VI kyushu terre des volcans Kyushu, land of volcanoes - 6 Jours | 5 Nuits
The gateway through which various foreign influences entered Japan and a place that retains an impressive Christian heritage, Kyûshu boasts incredible cultural riches. You will also be stunned by its exceptional natural environment with volcanoes and their incredible natural emissions. You will discover the iconic landscapes of the Aso region, including the largest caldera in the world !

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VI sur la route de tokkaido On the Tokaido road - 10 Jours | 8 Nuits
On this great tour, you will follow in the footsteps of the travellers who used to walk along the mythical Tokaido road, which connected the city of Tokyo to the capital, Kyoto. This itinerary will take you into the heart of Japanese culture to the iconic places along this trail. From Tokyo to Osaka, the ultra modern cities, via Hakone, which offers an incredible view of Mount Fuji, and Kyoto, which will amaze you with its charming alleys where you will find the most beautiful temples and shrines.

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VI estampes autrefois Prints of the past - 9 Jours | 7 Nuits
We will follow the mythical path to discover the Japan of times past. The small towns of Magome and Tsumago will take you back in time as their buildings have retained the architectural style of the past. After the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, discover this lesser-known side of Japan and admire the charms of the natural landscapes of the Japanese Alps before being stunned by the treasures of Kyoto

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VI archipel des contrastes The contrasts of the archipelago - 9 Jours | 7 Nuits
This amazing itinerary will allow you to discover three different sides of Japan, the land of a thousand facets. From Tokyo, the capital where modernity is king, to Kyoto, the beautiful queen of the cities of the Land of the Rising Sun that boasts a richness and abundance of cultural and artistic heritage, via the Japanese Alps, a rural, preserved Japan filled with nature.

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VI shikoku echappee mer interieure Shikoku, trip to the Inland Sea - 8 Jours | 7 Nuits
Incredibly peaceful and beautiful, the Inland Sea boasts many lovely marine landscapes, the charm of which is reinforced by the hundreds of little islands that stud its surface. From Honshû to Shikoku, you only need to cross a bridge to fall in love with the grace of these authentic, picturesque landscapes that make Shikoku the most touching island to discover.

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VI hokkaido contree sauvage The untamed wilderness of Hokkaido - 8 Jours | 7 Nuits
Mountain plateaux, dense, thick forests, smoking volcanoes, caldera lakes, bubbling pools and clouds of sulphur await you in Hokkaido, the island with the largest wild landscapes in the country. On this trip through the land of fire and ice, you will have the opportunity to admire an incredibly rich flora and fauna, which live in a strikingly beautiful environment between mountain peaks, flowing cascades and picturesque gorges !

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VI japon aux mille couleurs The thousand colours of Japan - 14 Jours | 12 Nuits
An archipelago of 3,000 islands scattered across the Pacific Ocean, Japan is full of treasures that never cease to amaze those who come to explore them. In this fascinating country with an age-old culture and beautiful landscapes, you will adventure out to discover the thousand aspects that have shaped the Empire of the Rising Sun.

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VI mysterieux chugoku Mysterious Chugoku - 16 Jours | 14 Nuits
This tour will allow you to discover both sides of Chugoku, from the peaceful coast of the Sea of Japan with its wind-blown shores, wooded hills and steep-sided valleys, where historically important towns that still bear witness to the past were able to develop, to the coast of the Inland Sea, where important cultural sites emerged.

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VI chemins pelerinage shikoku Follow the pilgrimage routes of Shikoku - 14 Jours | 12 Nuits
Shikoku is the smallest of the four main islands of the Japanese archipelago. A spiritual land, Shikoku is the birthplace of the monk Kukai, the founder of Mount Koya, who will forever be remembered thanks to the 88 Temple Pilgrimage, his creation, which is still fervently followed today. You will pass through ancient feudal towns and discover the delights of Japanese hot springs..

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VI Tokyo Kyoto comme on les aime Tokyo and Kyoto the way we like it - 8 Jours | 6 Nuits
Take a short trip to discover the opposing twins of Japan. Two capitals : one is economic and modern, lit up by the bright lights of its neon signs, the other is the cultural capital, with a hushed, refined atmosphere, boasting a large number of precious monuments. Stay in luxurious boutique hotels that perfectly illustrate the atmosphere of both cities.

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Activities in Osaka

AI   Universal Studio At day at Universal Studios in Osaka
The first cinema theme park to open outside of the US, Universal Studios in Osaka offers many attractions, rides and shows that will make you relive some of cinema’s greatest box-office hits, from Jurassic Park and E.T. to Spiderman and Shrek! A great day out for the whole family!

AI   Visite du musee Miho Guided tour of Miho museum
Designed by the architect I.M Pei, who also built the famous Louvre Pyramid, the Miho museum is 80% underground, in the mountain, which already makes the visit an impressive one. Miho museum displays collections from all over the world: Japanese, Chinese, Western and Middle-Eastern works, which will be decrypted for you by an English-speaking guide.

AI   Visite Osaka Anglophone Guided tour of Osaka
Discover the third largest city in Japan – Osaka! Fall in love with this lively, pleasant city, which is a wonderful place to wander around. You will start by visiting Osaka Castle, a beautiful white building with lovely gardens. You will then enjoy the incredible panoramic view from the floating observatory on the top floor of the Umeda Sky Building, the most futuristic building in the city. You will end the visit with a small cruise on the river that flows through the city!

AI   Baie DOsaka Guided tour of Osaka Bay
Visit the ultramodern Osaka Bay, where quite a few artificial islands have been built. During this excursion with an English-speaking guide, you will visit Osaka’s huge Kaiyukan Aquarium. You will then take a cruise around Osaka Bay to admire the amazing view of the city. You will end the trip with a visit to the Imax Theatre and the Tempozan market

AI Tokyo Kyoto Kamakura Nara Guided tour of Tokyo, Kyoto, Kamakura, Nara, Osaka and Mount Koya in English
On this tour, you will have the opportunity to visit many iconic places as well as the most beautiful monuments of the cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, Kamakura, Nara and Osaka as well as Mount Koya. Discover the different forms of Japanese art: temples, shrines and secret gardens in Kyoto, modern buildings designed by the most renowned architects in Tokyo, the giant bronze Buddha in Kamakura, and age-old temples in Nara and on Mount Koya.

AI   Cuisine dOkonomiyakis Okonomiyaki cooking class and guided walk in Dotonbori
Okonomiyaki is a traditional Japanese dish from the Osaka region that could be described as somewhere between a pancake, an omelette and a pizza. It can be made with many different ingredients (meat, vegetables or seafood) and is cooked on a griddle. Learn how to make this delicious Japanese dish with an English-speaking guide! After the lesson, you will walk around the liveliest district of Osaka: Dotonbori!

AI   Aquarium dOsaka Osaka Aquarium
The Osaka Aquarium built in Osaka Bay invites you to discover the seabed with its many floors of exhibits displaying thousands of different kinds of fish, plants, birds and marine mammals. You can admire beautiful dolphins but the star of the aquarium is undoubtedly the fascinating hammerhead shark.

AI   Osaka 3eme ville Third largest city in Japan : OSAKA
Admire the amazing Torii for the last time as we take the ferry in the morning with your English-speaking guide and leave for Osaka, the third largest city in Japan after Tokyo and Yokohama. We will start by visiting the Umeda district. We will admire the panoramic view of the city from Umeda Sky Building’s famous Floating Observatory. We will then wander around the lively, colourful district of Dotonbori where we will have lunch. Finally, we will visit Osaka castle, which is famous for its mythical tiger-headed fish.

AI   Umeda Sky building Osaka Umeda Sky Building observatory in Osaka
This famous landmark is one of the symbols of Osaka. Climb to the 40th floor of the Umeda Sky Building and walk on the roof of the skyscraper, in the Floating Garden Observatory. This open-air gallery towers 173 metres above ground and provides an incredible view of the city. A wonderful way to discover the third largest city in Japan!

Hotels in Osaka

HI Granvia Osaka
Granvia - Osaka
Located in the centre of Osaka, in the Umeda district, a few minutes away from JR Osaka station, the 4* Granvia Hotel offers Western-style rooms with a simple, refined decor. All the rooms are equipped with television, mini-bar and coffee/tea service. The hotel houses ten restaurants that serve international and Japanese cuisine in a refined, richly decorated setting. It also offers many leisure amenities: an indoor swimming pool, a mini-golf course and a tennis court.

HI Hyatt Regency Osaka
Hyatt Regency - Osaka
Overlooking Osaka Bay, the 4*Hyatt Regency Osaka Hotel welcomes you to its luxurious, elegant setting. Housed in spacious, modern rooms, you will have all the comfort you would expect from a luxury hotel. The rooms are all equipped with satellite television, Internet connection, mini-bar and A/C and offer beautiful views of the city and port of Osaka. There is a delicious Chinese restaurant, the Tenkuh, on the 28th floor where you will dine in a refined setting while admiring the panoramic view. The hotel also houses two indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness centre and a Spa where you can sit back and relax.

HI monterey osaka
Monterey - Osaka
Located in the Umeda district near Osaka station, the 4* Monterey Hotel welcomes you to its elegant, refined setting. The 194 rooms are all decorated in a Western style and have real character. They are all equipped with satellite television, A/C, refrigerator and mini-bar. You will find plenty to eat in the hotel’s three restaurants that offer Asian cuisine - Chinese and Japanese – as well as French cuisine.

HI new otani osaka
New Otani - Osaka
Close to the JR Osaka-jo Koen subway station on the Osaka Loop Line in the centre of Osaka, the 4* New Otani Hotel offers luxurious, tastefully decorated guestrooms with a unique view of Osaka Castle ! The hotel has no less than nine restaurants, including a French restaurant and seven Japanese restaurants, so you can choose among all the different types of Japanese cuisine. The hotel also offers a large number of services: indoor and outdoor swimming pools (the latter is only open in summer), photo studio, boutiques, as well as a treatment and massage parlour to ensure that your holidays are a relaxing time where you can finally pamper yourself.

* price per person "from", double base in standard room, if available at the booking time

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