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Osaka Bus and Boat Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour with Subway Pass provided by Osaka Wonder Loop

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Osaka Bus and Boat Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour with Subway Pass

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Important Information
Inclusions
  • Osaka City subway, New Tram and City bus pass
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children under age 6 (who do not require their own seat) may travel free.
  • The bus has no bathroom facilities and minimal storage space; only one item of luggage per passenger is accepted. Eating and drinking is not permitted on board.
  • On rainy days the open top bus uses a retractable roof. In case of sudden rain, temporary rain covers will be provided. Open umbrellas are not permitted for safety reasons.
  • One open-top with retractable roof and one closed-top bus with AC/heater in service.
  • The service may be suspended or the route changed in the event of traffic accidents.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Please check the official website for information regarding maintenance days for the cruise boat. The cruise will not be available on maintenance days.
  • The cruise is very popular and it is strongly recommended to make a separate reservation for the cruise on the official website.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Graham Hill wrote a review Jan 2020
Antipolo City, Philippines313 contributions94 helpful votes
Osaka is a one way road system and the bus route is a big loop but only one bus operating which means it will be an hour before the bus gets back round to your stop for you to get back on. All such like hop on off city buses I have experienced worldwide operate numerous buses on
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Response from wonderloopbus, Manager at Osaka Bus and Boat Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour with Subway Pass
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Hi and thank you for taking time to review our bus service. We are sorry the service did not live up to your expectations, but we do understand the angle of your review. Osaka is a big city but still fairly compact for its size and easy to navigate if you are handy with for example Google Maps. That said, most of our customers are very happy with the two buses we operate (yes, we would like to add many more buses in the future), since they still feel a bit lost in the city due to the language barrier. If you can handle a lot of walking or maybe would like to rent a bicycle, a couple of self guided days in Osaka makes for some great city exploration. For others, the bus is a great alternative, and for some, the best option. We hope you get the opportunity to visit Osaka again. It is a great city for discovering down to earth Japan in anyway you choose to go about it.
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Rob wrote a review Jan 2020
Cape Town, South Africa213 contributions16 helpful votes
I was very disappointed with the hop on hop off bus unfortunately. I definitely wouldn’t recommend this and here are the reasons for it: - We purchased tickets online, but needed to physically fetch the tickets, which essentially costs more as you’ll need to take a us or train
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from wonderloopbus, Manager at Osaka Bus and Boat Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour with Subway Pass
Responded 11 Jan 2020
Hi and thank you for taking time to write your review and we are sorry that the service did not live up to your expectations. The vouchers can be redeemed for tickets directly on the bus. There is no need to go anywhere else before going to the bus to get your tickets. This is clearly stated on the vouchers but we will see if this can be made even clearer than it already is. The bus tickets are valid for 24hrs (one day) or 48hrs (two days) from first use. For example, a two day ticket first used on Monday at 11am is valid until the following Wednesday at 11am. The subway tickets are different as they are valid according to calendar days. A one day subway ticket is valid from first use on the subway until the last train the same day, one calendar day. If you start using a two day subway ticket today, it will be valid until last train tomorrow, which would be two calendar days. You can use the bus tickets and subway tickets independently giving you maximum four days of travel using a two day ticket set. We would love to have all bus stops placed in very visible spots that are easy to find, but city regulations, local traffic rules and national traffic laws as well as property owners have to be considered. Bus stop number 1 is located on a hotel property at their designated bus stop and it is the only location in this area that is suitable for this purpose. Rules out of our hand and traffic laws also govern the route. You may have noticed that many streets and most main avenues in central Osaka are one way traffic. This makes for very limited options when laying out a route that covers most of the areas in the inner city. At some points we would like to take a better/more interesting/quicker route but things like buses not being allowed to turn right (just one example) at some intersections or not being allowed at all make it even harder. Going north in central Osaka you have two main reasonable choices: Sakaisuji and Yotsubashisuji. We use Sakaisuji and then cross over to Yotsubashisuji for the last part. Going south your main choices are Midosuji and Matsuyamachisuji. We start out on Midosuji and after going out to the castle area get on Matusyamachisuji and then cross back over to Midosuji through Shinsaibashi and Namba. As I am sure you can imagine, there are many, many things to consider and most of them cause ripple effects up or down the route if changed. One minor change in the route could cause a bus stop to become very difficult to reach and changing a bus stop's location is a huge deal in terms of local regulations and necessary permissions. We encourage all bus guides to talk about the surroundings as well as interesting Japanese culture and traditions as much as possible. Some are really good at doing this by heart in their own style and some rely more on what you could call a script. The bus guides are getting better and better and we will keep working on having the best possible staff on the buses. With the overwhelmingly positive feedback we get regarding the staff, we know we are on the right path, but staffing is always a work in progress as it is to any company. Regarding the bus being cold, yes, winter is cold in Osaka. Therefor we have winter coats to borrow and finger warmers on the open top. We have a closed top bus with heater as well and it is a popular choice during cold or rainy days. We are looking into closing the roof on the open top after a certain time of the day during the winter months and we will see how that works out. Usually, when we close the roof, complaints go the other way asking why we are closing the roof. A bus service like this have many components that all need to be working great together. We always appreciate feedback and when we can do better we do our best to do just that. Again, thank you for taking time to review.
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Dips2k wrote a review Aug 2019
Bengaluru, India117 contributions25 helpful votes
I was staying near the Osaka station, from where this tour starts. So it was convenient for me to hop onto the bus. They have 2 kinds of buses - open and covered, both with the same stops. If t rains, they cover the open air bus too. It was very cold on the day I took this tour,
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Date of experience: April 2019
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rpcts wrote a review Aug 2019
Metro Manila, Philippines7 contributions6 helpful votes
A word of caution: consider the time of year before booking. We happened to book during the height of summer so it was excruciatingly hot when we rode the open-top bus. The breeze was good when moving, but there were a lot of stoplights so we were drenched in sweat by the time
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Karen J wrote a review Jul 2019
Colorado Springs, Colorado178 contributions26 helpful votes
Having done many other city passes and hop-on-hop-off tours in other cities, I guess it just really didn't register that the Osaka Wonder Loop ONLY does 6 loops per day! Thank goodness for the subway so that we could actually get around the city. The bus stops are not
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Date of experience: June 2019
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ScubaSaz
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Good concept but not well executed
The Osaka Gourmet Walk was not very straight forward. We struggled to find the place to pick up the tickets and whe
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ArleneD547
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A good way to see the big city
Would’ve given it 5 stars if the buses ran more often. Recommend taking the open top bus, you can see the buildings
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crisbarata
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Good if you don't want to hop off
I was in Osaka for just one day with my cousin so the hop on hop off bus sounded good. Although the guide, Ayako,
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rmkobayashi1
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Wonderful Tour of Osaka
The tour guide was very informative and very entertaining. i really enjoyed her comments and her humor. The bus st
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Michigan_stater
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Wander Loop
No, that’s not a typo error. This hop on hop off takes you to an aimless tour of Osaka. Majority of the drop off po
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Judi G
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Save your yen
Terrible experience. Not worth the time or money. All they do is drive you around show you buildings without givin
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travellingmakesyou
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If you want to know where the locals eat, you have to get this
I absolutely loved this gourmet walk of Osaka! I have been to Osaka many times and have tried a lot of dishes, but
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fionaodowd8
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Loop Bus
A great way to explore Osaka! The staff are so friendly and helpful especially Mimm she was great . As a Travel Age
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Thomas S
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A little confusing, but worth it if you're self-sifficient
My wife and I did the food tour a few hours ago. To begin, you go pick up your vouchers at a shopping mall near Nam
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jon182
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Did not stop :(
Waited at the Shinsaibashi Daimaru department store stop for 30 mins. Bus was late. When bus arrived it made no att
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chacow
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Friendly and relax
Traveling with 2 young boys are not easy to take the subway. The staffs (beautiful Japanese women who speak good En
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ALHI1
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Wonder Loop & Wonder Cruise
It was fun riding on open-roof double-decker bus around inner city of Osaka. Also, small river cruise through Doton
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Roslyn35
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Wonder loop is wonderful
I am a huge fan of the hop on hop off bus concept. The Wonderloop is a great way to see Osaka and because it was ra
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Boris O
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Awesome!
I took Osaka Wonderloop bus when I traveled to Japan for the first time. The 2 days hop-on hop-off bus was really g
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575angelav
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A missed opportunity
Hop on hop off buses are ideal in you have little time to explore a city. You can get off, and usually there is a b
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