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

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    What to Expect
    The Wonder Loop hop-on hop-off bus runs in a loop from 9 am until 8pm. Get on and off as much as you like at 14 locations around Osaka City. Get off at one of the bus stops, do some sightseeing or shopping and get on the next bus for more adventures. With free WiFi on the bus and a concierge to help you, view the city while on the move and plan your next activity. 

    The Wonder Cruise is also included in the pass and takes you onto the rivers and canals of Osaka (please note that from April 1, 2018, Wonder Cruise will operate on a 1 ride basis). Catch it close to Dotonbori and see the famous running Glico man sign from a front row seat. Sit back and relax as this comfortable pontoon boat takes you up the canal, through the water lock and onto the river with illuminated bridges and river banks around Nakanoshima. Wonder Cruise boarding points are all within walking distance from a Wonder Loop bus stop.

    With either the one or two day included Osaka city subway, city bus & New Tram pass, you can also use the Osaka municipal transport system whenever you like or need. With Wonder Loop bus, Wonder Cruise river boat, and Osaka City transport network all in your hand, you can reach most of central Osaka quickly and conveniently!

    Wonder Loop Bus
    • The bus stops at 1. JR Osaka Station, 2. Kitashinchi, 3. Temmabashi, 4. Hotel New Otani, 5. Osaka Castle Park, 6. Matsuyamachi, 7. Shinsaibashi, 8. Namba Parks, 9. Shinsekai,  10. Abeno Q's Mall, 11. Shitennoji, 12. Nippombashi, 13. Dotonbori, 14. Sakaisuji-Honmachi
    • Two buses (one open top, one closed top) runs from 9am - 8pm. Seven rounds everyday of the week.

    Wonder Cruise
    • Choose one cruise from a selection of routes around Dotonbori - Love Central (Kitashinchi) - Tenmabashi·Hachikenyahama
    • Operating hours: 11:10am (first departure) - 6:10pm (last departure, finishes 6:50pm) 
    • Cruise time 25-40min depending on route.
    • One cruise ride on one route is included in the pass.
    • The cruise is very popular and reservations have boarding priority. To make a reservation, either ask the staff on the Osaka Wonder Loop bus for assistance, or contact us here on Viator prior to arrival in Osaka.

    Osaka City Subway
    • Available for: All Osaka City municipal subway, new tram and city bus lines. The subway pass is valid from first time you enter the subway and until the last train the same calendar day (1day option) or the last train the next consecutive calendar day (2day option).
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Board the bus or boat at any of the Wonder Loop bus stops or cruise boat stops in Osaka
    Departure Time
    Bus service starts at 9am and ends at 8pm seven days a week. Check website schedule for details. For the cruise, please check the official website for cruise map, departure times and maintenance days (the cruise is not available on maintenance days and when conditions require to take the cruise out of service). The cruise is very popular and to guarantee a seat on the boat a reservation is required. Please see official website for reservation details.
    Return Details
    Hop off at any of the Wonder Loop stops around Osaka
    • Osaka City subway, New Tram and City bus pass
    • 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.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 31 May 2018

    Expensive and not worth going on . The busses are full and waiting is a waste of time. One has to return in time before the ship sails ---it waits for nobody! Maybe buy a trip in advance which will definitely ensure you travel to...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    2  Thank Brian A
    OsakaWonderLoop, Manager at Osaka Wonder Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

    Brian A, Thank you for taking time to review here on TripAdvisor. We do realize this is a very late response, apologies for that. Revisiting your review made it clear that some clarification may be in place. We looked through the ridership for 2018 and...More

    Reviewed 25 May 2018

    Using hop on hop off will spend a lot of time, even though the staff is friendly enough Stop at shin Osaka area and wait long enough to proceed to the central love boat.What We expect does not match with the reality. Waiting long enough...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    2  Thank Silviaaa24
    Reviewed 16 May 2018

    My first time in Osaka and I am bad at direction so I took to one day pass option which include a 40 minutes canal cruise , bus and train. It stops at sightseeing and shopping venues which you can get on and off to...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    4  Thank 685chin
    Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

    I got this tour for our family because we wanted an overview of the city in the comfort of a bus. We got that indeed, managed to go around the city with minimal hop-off’s. The commentary can be improved though. The usherette was basically just...More

    8  Thank Majojam
    Reviewed 9 May 2018

    Don’t expect a hop on hop off as in other cities. The bus only goes around the centre with serveral stops and no runnng commentary on board. It includes a boat trip and a subway ticket. The boat with less than 10 seats goes around...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
    1  Thank Kitty180
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    29 October 2018|
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    Response from sayang554 |
    Hi Siliaaa24 Thank you so much for your response. I will take up your advice. Have a nice day.
    18 October 2018|
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    Response from 685chin | Reviewed this property |
    Hi there. The bus starts at Osaka station and end at Osaka station. It took minimum 2hrs 30mins to complete the trip. There is 3.15pm departure at Osaka station and you can buy the ticket on the spot given your schedule... More
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