Retro Osaka Street Food Tour: Shinsekai
The Shinsekai district is unique — there is nothing really like it anywhere else in Japan. The neighborhood dates back to the early 1900s and grew in popularity through the post-war “Showa” era until the 1960s. An exploration in this colorful neighborhood really is very “Local-Osaka.” It’s always so much fun, at any time of day!
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 different local dishes at 4 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 a 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 1910s through the 1960s a boom period for Osaka City.
Minimum of 2 guests, 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.Tour Highlights:
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.
|Monday – Saturday|
|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.
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.
THIS TOUR IS UNAVAILABLE ON PUBLIC NATIONAL HOLIDAYS.
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.
Jon of Here Be Barr loved our Shinsekai Street Food Tour and captured his experience on video for all to see. Watch it here to see if Shinsekai will be the place for you!
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We will meet at the base of Tsutenkaku Tower in front of Coin Locker Place.
There are two train stations nearby:
Our guide will be there holding an “Arigato Travel” sign.
We suggest wearing comfortable shoes as there will be walking involved.
On rainy days, we recommend bringing an umbrella. They can be easily purchased at any convenience store.
I loved the local vibe on this tour. So MUCH good food and stuff we would have never found on our own.
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