Experience an unforgettable stroll through the historical food streets of Osaka and eat like a local in the city known as “Japan’s Kitchen.”
Due to the food options chosen for this tour and available in the area, we are unable to accommodate anyone with gluten-free dietary restrictions on this tour. We apologize for this inconvenience, but we are unable to make substitutions for this here. If you are gluten-free and looking for one of our tours in the Osaka area, please refer to our Shinsekai or Osaka Market tours.
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 the busy Dotonbori 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-commercialized 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 alley 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 may be 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 with 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 to an existing tour group.
Please see our family-friendly pricing below- If you have any questions please email our team at Bookings@ArigatoJapan.co.jp.
Private Tours: For a more customized experience, make your tour private for an additional ¥19,500+ TAX. (min. 2 people). Please click the add-on button on your cart when you check out.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: We have a strict policy about starting our tours on time. 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 your meeting up at any of the food stops once you’ve missed the start of the tour. This is to protect the enjoyment of all our guests and the relationships with our restaurant partners. Please note we can only wait an additional five minutes after the starting time and then the tour will depart.
PLEASE NOTE: In addition to our limited no-exception five-minute grace period: we cannot give directions or contact the guides on the phone once the tour begins. This is to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for all guests on the tour. Our Guides will focus on the tour and cannot be responsible to help you connect after the tour begins.
|Every day Mon-Sun|
|Meeting Time Frame||10:45-11:00 am|
|Start Time||11:00 am|
|End Time||2:00 pm|
Changes on tours: Applicable substitutions may be made due to public holidays, weather conditions, and other unforeseen circumstances.
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.
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 Travel. Also, some stops may not have a viable substitution but we will make every effort to compensate at different stops throughout the tour.
Our guide will be holding an Arigato Travel sign. The tour involves walking so please wear comfortable shoes.
On rainy days, we recommend bringing an umbrella. They can be easily purchased at any convenience store.
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