Osaka Dotonbori Daytime Food Tour

Enjoy the best of Osaka's famous street food and hidden back alleys

Street Food in Osaka

Authentic local flavors

Mon - Sun

Starts promptly at 11:00 am

Central Osaka

Dotonburi Area

Experience an unforgettable stroll through the historical food streets of Osaka and eat like a local in the city known as “Japan’s Kitchen.”

Nightlight Osaka Food Tour

This 3-hour Osaka Food Tour in the famous foodie neighborhood of Dotonbori & Namba, will take you on an unforgettable eating excursion through the busy streets and the hidden, less frequented parts of Minami (South) Osaka. The tour kicks off in busy Doutonburi area where we will learn about Glico man, a Filipino sprinter named Fortunato Catalon who inspired a nation and a company! Similar to Shibuya (its counterpart in Tokyo) the sights and sounds of Dotounburi often lead you astray to overly-commercialised restaurants with queues of tourists outside. We want to take our guests to places they would certainly miss without  local guidance. We will take secret alleys not long after we begin the tour toward the shrine hidden from sight for the average passerby.

We will sample , Kushikatsu, (deep fried meat and veggie skewers) a local take on Yakitori and we will surprise you with a Michelin rated street food stop for Osaka’s favorite snack– Takoyaki! (a kind of grilled octopus fritter)  Next, travel down a more narrow alleys and see some of the more unconventional restaurants and pubs. Your guide will then lead you to a local lunch spot. This shop is an Izakaya or local gastro-pub with seasonal dishes and lunch sets that will intrigue and delight.

 

 

Please be aware there maybe substitutions and changes on the food in this tour based on season and availability 

From there, we will explore other nearby local neighborhoods, famous for modern and retro stores, and cafes,  along open air and covered shopping arcades.. Finally finish off with a tasty local street food dessert! As you say farewell to your guide you can explore more on your own in this fascinating part of town.

We are able to take single traveler bookings for this tour. Please feel free to book directly and we will add you into an existing tour group.

We have family friendly pricing on all our Arigato food tours- If you are traveling with children and need a price adjustment- please email our team at Bookings@ArigatoJapan.co.jp 

  • Babies and Toddlers 0 – 2 years old – free
  • Children 3 -12 years old – 50% of adult price
  • Children 13 and above – full price

Inclusions:

  • A walk through Dotonburi and surrounding areas by taking secret alleys off the main street.
  • Explore back streets and small local shops
  • Enjoy Osaka’s specialty, Kushikatsu (fried skewers) try Michelin rated Takoyaki (octopus fritters).
  • Take the back roads and to a hidden Izakaya and enjoy a seasonal  lunch set while chatting with your guide and fellow guests and tasting a wide range of Japanese flavors.
  • Finish up with a yummy local dessert!

We have a strict policy about starting our tours on time. This is to project the enjoyment of all our guests and restaurant partners. We are sorry to say that if you are not able to arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will start regardless and no refund will be provided. We are also unable to accommodate meeting up in any of the food stops once you’ve missed the start of the tour..

Arigato Tours are a great way to meet other travelers and food fans from around the world. However if you would prefer a private tour please see the additional fees below and click the add on button on your cart when you check out. 

For a more customized experience, make your tour private for an additional group fee.

 

Private Food Tour Add-on (1-4 people) (+$175.00)
Private Food Tour Add-on (5+ people) (+$250.00)

Tour Schedule

Everyday M-Sun
Meeting Time Frame 10:45 – 11:00 am
Start Time 11:00 am
End Time 2:00 pm

Minimum of 2 people needed to book this tour. If you are a single traveler, please email us directly. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies.

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$135 / Person

Highlight of Our Trip? This Tour in Osaka! We had so much fun trying local flavors with our guide!

Gabe Kyle

October 2019

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Tour Details

  • 4 FOOD STOPS YES
  • ONE DRINK INCLUDED YES
  • REGIONAL  RESTAURANT YES
  • FAMILY FRIENDLYYES
  • STREET FOOD TASTING YES
  • DESSERT INCLUDED YES

For this tour, it is possible (with advanced notice at the time of booking) to make adjustments to support the following dietary restrictions:

Please keep in mind, however, that we cannot make an allergy free or dietary restriction food guarantee since food is prepared in kitchens that do not belong to Arigato Japan. Also some stops may not have a viable substitution but we will make every effort to compensate at different stops throughout the tour.

Meeting Location

The meeting point is in front of Starbucks Tsutaya Ebisu-bashi in Dotonbori.
1-8-19 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka.

 

You can copy and paste this to Google Maps:
大阪府大阪市中央区道頓堀1丁目8−19 (スターバックス TSUTAYA EBISUBASHI店) 542-0071

 

Our guide will be holding an Arigato Japan sign. The tour involves walking so please wear comfortable shoes.

WEATHER REMINDER: 
On rainy days, we recommend bringing an umbrella. They can be easily purchased at any convenience store.

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