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  • Osaka: Local Food Beyond Dotonbori Small Group Tour

    1. Osaka: Local Food Beyond Dotonbori Small Group Tour

    Taste the big city, bright lights energy in the famous Dotonbori and Namba districts, then immerse yourself in local food and culture as you explore the areas where the locals play, and visitors almost never do. With dinner and drinks included and a group size of no more than six, it's going to be more like a night out with friends than one of those assembly line-style tours. All guides speak excellent or native English, have lived in Osaka forever or at least many years, and absolutely love the city. Your evening starts in the heart of Dotonbori, right on Ebisu Bridge, best known as the perfect vantage point to see the "Running Man" gargantuan LCD sign, plus all the other giant signs and screens that wallpaper this area. Think Times Square in New York, with all the buzz but none of the cars. Pass all the big highlights, then duck into some narrow side streets steeped in history. Hundr...

  • Osaka: Nightlife Experience

    2. Osaka: Nightlife Experience

    Osaka comes alive at night and the locals know how to party. To experience the best of the city’s night time personality and discover how the locals really go out, join a like-minded host who will show that no matter what night of the week, the city will be alive and kicking 24 hours a day. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Your host will choose an area of the city to explore that suits your tastes and personality. You can discover the famous entertainment districts like Namba or Umeda, the foodie district of Dotonburi, or get lost in the mazes of tiny streets in a more off the beaten track neighborhood.  Spend the evening like a true local and bar hop your way around the city in style, stopping by izakaya and tachinomiya and enjoying a beer from...

  • Osaka: Shinsekai Food Tour

    3. Osaka: Shinsekai Food Tour

    Explore the hidden gem of Shinsekai with your guides and discover the real Osaka. Osaka’s Shinsekai district is a vibrant place combining modern and traditional cuisine. Fill your belly with some of the best food you will have in Japan. Discover hidden, original establishments which have been chosen by two local expert guides. Wander in and around the markets that serve traditional Osakan food for an authentic local experience.  Make your way to the first eatery, a takoyaki, or battered octopus balls, stall. Then visit an Izakaya restaurant and sample some bluefin tuna, salmon, and squid sashimi. Also taste the locally invented kushikatsu, which are lightly deep-fried vegetables, meats and seafood on skewers. Head off the beaten path and visit a cosy, traditional Japanese restaurant you will get dishes of mouthwatering nikudoufu or beef and tofu stew...

    This was a fantastic night food tour with Andy, our tour guide. He took me to some super local places and described each delicious dish in great detail.

  • Osaka: All-Inclusive Night Foodie Cultural Extravaganza

    4. Osaka: All-Inclusive Night Foodie Cultural Extravaganza

    Explore Osaka's vibrant food culture far away from the tourist spots. Enjoy a drink or two along the way as you immerse yourself in the city's food scene on this small-group food tour. Meet your guide at Temma Station and start your evening food journey in the districts of Temma and Kyobashi. Visit three different tachinomis, standing dining bars, where you'll be served a variety of local favorites. Get ready to chat with locals as you sample some of the best homemade food paired with a bountiful selection of beverages. Depending on availability and guest preferences, you'll be served dote nikomi (slow-cooked beef), sashimi, various vegetable dished prepared with traditional cooking techniques, kushikatsu (fried food on skewers), and many more. On this evening tour, you'll absorb light lessons about the history and culture of the food and life in Os...

    Great food in locations I wouldn't have ventured into by myself. Met some very interesting characters. Learned about the culture. A great time!

  • Osaka Bar Hopping Food Tour

    5. Osaka Bar Hopping Food Tour

    After meeting your local tour guide at exit 15B of Namba station, the guide will take you around a food alley, located near Dotonbori. This narrow alley reminds people of the historic old days of Osaka with Japanese style Izakaya bars lined up in the alley and including a small temple called Hozenji temple. Many locals come to relax and enjoy local food there at night. After walking around the alley, you'll visit the first Izakaya bar that serves various types of Osaka's traditional food such as Kushikatsu (fried skewers). The combination of this local food and drinking local Beer, Sake, and Shochu will definitely pump up your night!  After enjoying delicious fried skewers, you and your local guide will go to the next izakaya bar of the bar hopping tour. At this place you can eat a traditional Japanese food which most tourists don't really know. Osaka is known for their variety of foods...

    Our guide, Kohei Yukami, was charming and friendly. He was flexible in choosing where to take our group and made fantastic choices based on what we wanted to try. Each location was wonderful. The food was delicious and the drinks were a great match. We would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Osaka that wants a local food experience and a fun night out. It was pretty perfect.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

It was so much fun! I ended up being the only one on the tour which made it an even more personalized experience! It was a nice mix of tourist hotspots and local hangouts. Shoutout to my guide Luca who not only showed me all the delicious food but also added in cultural facts and personal stories which made the experience even more enjoyable! 10/10 would recommend, especially if you are a solo traveler like me! It is a lot of food so make sure to come hungry!

Amazing local restaurants and street food stands plus some hints on Osaka history presented by great guide/mate are the perfect combination for a excellent night out little far behind the major touristic dotombori area. And food very nice, yes could be challenging somehow but so distant from the classic I had in mind and imdeed so satisfatory. Little piece of joy mixed with cultural shock. Totally recommended both Osaka and the tour.

The tour with Luca was great! The food was delicious and loved the stories about the lacal food and the neighbourhood. I can really recommend this tour to everybody of every age. Make sure you don't eat too much before the tour because you will get a lot of food during the tour!

This was a fantastic night food tour with Andy, our tour guide. He took me to some super local places and described each delicious dish in great detail.

Andy was the Greatest. We had such a good time. So much fun. So much good food. So much good storys. We loved it. Ralph and Cord