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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.
    Duration
    24h
    Return Details
    Hop off at any of the Wonder Loop stops around Osaka
    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.
    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 2 April 2018

    Bought my ticket before travelling to Japan, thought it was going to be a bus tour round the city with running commentry, but it is just a bus round the city. Guide on board just announcing what the next stop was with very little information...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
    8  Thank susansH4434CW
    Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

    I waited at Shinsaibaishi this morning at 9:23 and 10:23 for the bus on 24-Mar-2018 but no staff member in red coat and no bus turned up. I took a taxi to Osaka Castle and wanted to catch the bus at 13:35 and I flagged...More

    7  Thank organisit
    OsakaWonderLoop, Manager at Osaka Wonder Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

    Dear organisit, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are very sorry you had troubles with the Wonder Loop bus and finding the stops. Due to the construction of new bus stops signs during March, required by the city office, we...More

    Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

    Before you press purchase consider the following: * stops are impossible to find until you get the map on board (note the catch 22 connection) so go to Sakurabashi Exit at JR Osaka station to start the process. * Osaka subway ticket offer is of...More

    4  Thank TomLizTravels
    OsakaWonderLoop, Manager at Osaka Wonder Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

    Dear TomLizTravels, Thank you for taking the time to review here on Tripadvisor. We will try to comment on your remarks. *There are maps available on our website but we know we can do better and will add more maps, information and instructions during the...More

    Reviewed 16 March 2018

    After having used hop-on / hop-off busses at many locations in the world this service was by far the worst we ever experienced. 1. The stations indicated to us in our online booking were indicative only and were hard to find (see picture). Once found...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    5  Thank SevenSeasTraveller
    OsakaWonderLoop, Manager at Osaka Wonder Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

    Dear SevenSeasTraveller, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and contributing here on Tripadvisor. We will try to comment on your remarks. 1. Depending on what online booking you used the information is indeed somewhat thin at best sometimes. It is a...More

    Reviewed 22 February 2018

    I'm not one to be over critical, but sadly this was one of the worst hop on/off bus tours I've done around the world. First finding the stops was a nightmare as they didn't match the map they had on their own website. I stood...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    4  Thank cbowsie
    OsakaWonderLoop, Manager at Osaka Wonder Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

    Dear cbowsie, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. After reading through your thoughts we would like to comment on a few of the points. First we are sorry the service did not live up to your expectations. Bus stop 1 was...More

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    sayang554
    29 October 2018|
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    Hi Siliaaa24 Thank you so much for your response. I will take up your advice. Have a nice day.
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    i026
    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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