On this tour you will have a chance to explore this market that is full of history and get to know the local products that make this a special place to visit. You will not only learn about Kuromon Market but also get an insider’s’ perspective on the culture, local people, food, and the Osakan way of life.
The Kuromon market started off as a fisherman’s market but now includes a variety of other stores as well. You will find 39 fish stores, 10 Green grocery shops, 12 Butcher shops, 7 candy shops, and 24 restaurants located in this Market. A lot of Osakans shop here especially because the produce in this market comes from all over Japan.During your market tour you will have a chance to try high quality, seasonal fish, produce and beef. Try Osaka’s most famous street foods and enjoy the colorful sights and sounds.
After finishing in the main market area, go with your guide to nearby Sennichimae Doguyasuji, Osaka’s “Kitchen town.” You can see cooking tools and equipment crucial to Osaka’s chefs and restaurateurs. Everything kind of Japanese kitchen item you could want can be found here – knives, bowls, takoyaki grills, neon signs, plastic food, utensils, appliances and much more. The plastic food is a special feature here. Called “Food samples” this tradition originated in Japan more than 100 years ago, when some entrepreneurial restaurateurs started to display wax and later plastic food dishes outside their shops to show diners what they can expect. Find your own perfect plastic sushi or other dish as a unique souvenir of your trip to Osaka!
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.
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
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 $175 + TAX (min. 2 people) (5+ $250 + TAX)
Private Food Tour Add-on (1-4 people) (+$175.00)
Private Food Tour Add-on (5+ people) (+$250.00)
**SAME-DAY BOOKING POSSIBLE. Please call this number: 03-6823-4615
|Everyday (Mon – Sun)|
|Meeting Time Frame||8:45 – 9:00 am|
|Start Time||9:00 am|
|End Time||12:00 pm|
Changes to tours and spots we visit may occur due to schedules of restaurants, public holidays, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Applicable substitutions will be made in this case.
*if you arrive more than 5 minutes after the meeting time, we will unfortunately have to start the tour without you.
On our second visit to Japan, we experienced two tours with Arigato Japan – the Osaka Food Tour and the Kyoto Nishki Market Tour. Toshi as a guide is beyond 5 stars and these two tours were the highlights of our trip.
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.
UCC Cafe Plaza Kuromon-Ichibamae
Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Chūō-ku, Nipponbashi, 1 Chome−18
Take the Osaka Municipal Subway, Sennichimae Line or Sakaisuji Line to Nippombashi Station. Once you arrive, please take the Number 5 Exit. Go straight from the Number 5 Exit and you will see UCC Cafe in front of you. If you have trouble, please show any staff this Kanji (Japanese)
Please wear comfortable shoes since there will be a lot of walking involved.
On rainy days, we recommend bringing an umbrella. They can be easily purchased at any convenience store.