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 Greengrocery 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. Every 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. 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 another 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.
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||8:45 – 9:00 am|
|Start Time||9:00 am|
|End Time||12:00 pm|
Changes on tours: Applicable substitutions may be made due to public holidays, weather conditions, and other unforeseen circumstances.
On our second visit to Japan, we experienced two tours with Arigato Japan – the Osaka Food Tour and the Kyoto Nishiki 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 Travel. Also, some stops may not have a viable substitution but we will make every effort to compensate at different stops throughout the tour.
Ueshima Coffee Shop
Take the Osaka Municipal Subway, Sennichimae Line, or Sakaisuji Line to Nipponbashi Station. Once you arrive, please take the Number 5 Exit. Go straight from the Number 5 Exit and you will see Ueshima Coffee Shop in front of you. If you have trouble, please show any staff this Kanji (Japanese)
日本橋５番出口Ueshima Coffee Shop
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.
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