Experience an unforgettable stroll through the historical food streets of Osaka and spend an evening like the locals of Japan’s 3rd largest city!
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 Night Food Tour will take you on an unforgettable eating excursion through the busy streets and the hidden, less frequented parts of Minami (South) Osaka. Starting on the bright and busy Doutonburi area 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 lights 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 a local’s guidance. We will take secret alleys not long after we begin the tour toward the shrine wedged out of sight from 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 more narrow alleys and see some of the more unconventional restaurants and pubs. Your guide will then lead you to a local dinner spot. This shop is an Izakaya or local pub with seasonal dishes that will intrigue and delight. You will get to try regional dishes and 1 drink. This spot is very local, you will not find tourists here! Try a draft beer or Nihonshu (rice wine) with your tasty meal.
Please be aware there may be substitutions and changes on the food in this tour based on season and availability.
From there, we will show you a famous building full of hidden unorthodox bars, one after another. Every 5 feet there is a new door with a new adventure to be had. This area gives you the retro, artsy feel of a very hip and very unique cluster of bars. 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.
Solo travelers may be accepted with a private fee supplemental charge or can be added if we have space on an existing tour. Please email us.
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||4:45 – 5:00 pm|
|Start Time||5:00 pm|
|End Time||8:00 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.
The highlight of Our Trip – Tours in Osaka and Kyoto. 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. The Osaka Food Tour was such a memorable evening that we decided to backtrack to Kyoto (which we had already visited) solely to do another food tour with Toshi.
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.
Our guide will be holding an Arigato Japan 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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