Retro Osaka Street Food Tour: Shinsekai

Travel back in time to this local entertainment district for a taste of vintage Osaka. Food and Culture dating back to the 1920's-1950's Japan

Nightlife and Entertainment

Dining and local fun

Mon- Sat

Starts promptly at 5:00 pm

Local Osaka

Shinsekai District

The Shinsekai district is unique — there is nothing really like it anywhere else in Japan. The neighborhood dates back to early 1900’s and grew in popularity through the post war “Showa” era until the 1960’s. An exploration in this colorful neighborhood really is very “Local-Osaka.” Though people visit from across Japan and around the world, this area is still very much a locals spot- with many shops, restaurants and gaming parlors catering to the everyday laborers who live nearby. this retro-district is full  of inexpensive local dining and entertainment options. Take a stroll with our local expert and we will show you the hidden gems and explain the colorful past history of Shinsekai through the years. You will get to try 6 different local dishes at 5 different shops. Each item has a long history in the Osaka area.

 

Shinsekai evokes the SHOWA era in Japan which was full of optimism, growth and communal sense of building a better future together. There is a lot of romance and nostalgia about this period in modern Japanese history. This vintage neighborhood brings back all the charm of the 1910’s through the 1960’s a boom period for Osaka City.

 

Minimum of 2 guests, Solo travellers please email us.

Tour Highlights:

  • 3 hour tour of Osaka’s Shinsekai District
  • 5 food stops where guests can try 6 different local food and drinks.
  • Taste the true flavors of Osaka dating back to the early 1900’s
  • Find out how the locals enjoy shopping and entertainment in this vintage neighborhood
  • Unique spot in Japan- You will not experience this retro feeling anywhere else!

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

We have a strict policy about starting our tours on time. This is to protect 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.

Tour Schedule:

 

Monday – Saturday
Meeting Time Frame 4:45 – 5:00 pm
Start Time 5:00 pm
End Time 8:00 pm

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 our rates are an additional fee of $75 per person.  Larger groups please contact us by email to arrange. 

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$129 / Person

I loved the local vibe on this tour. So MUCH good food and stuff we would have never found on our own.

Archie S.

March 2018

Tour Details

  • 1 BEVERAGE INCLUDED YES
  • DINNER IN RESTAURANT YES
  • WALKING LEVEL LIGHT YES
  • SHOPPING TIME YES

Meeting Location

We will meet at the base of Tsutenkaku Tower next to the large POCKY Snack Sign.

 

1 Chome-18-6 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 556-0002

 

Google Map Link

 

There are two train stations near by

Ebisucho Station

  • via Hankaidenki-Hankai Line
  • via Sakai Suji Line

Hankai Terminal

  • via Hankai Tramway Line

 

Our guide will be there holding an “Arigato Japan” sign.

 

We suggest wearing comfortable shoes as there will be walking involved.

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