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Nightlife Osaka Food Tour

  • 3-hour evening food tour of Osaka
  • See why this is one of Japan’s most famous entertainment districts
  • Get caught up in the energy of the city's neon lights, animated signs, and outgoing people
Nightlife Osaka Food Tour
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Nightlife Osaka Food Tour
Feast your senses on Osaka — widely acknowledged as Japan’s culinary capital — on a 3-hour food tour, ideal for first-time visitors and fans of Japanese cuisine. In a small group limited to no more than 10, you’ll immerse yourself in bright and bustling Dotonbori, the city’s nightlife hub, where you’ll sample specialties such as sushi and sake. Plus, learn to prepare your own takoyaki (octopus balls) under the guidance of a chef.
What to Expect

This 3-hour Osaka Night Food Tour will take you on an unforgettable eating adventure through the less frequented parts of Minami (South) Osaka.

Starting at the heavily-populated Dotonbori area on a bridge overlooking the inner canal, you will quickly see the Glico man. Similar to Shibuya, the lights and sounds of Dotonbori often lead you astray to commercialized restaurants with queues of tourists outside. Quickly darting from the crowd, you will take a secret alley with your guide.

After making it through the hidden alley ways, you will make your first stop at a traditionally un-traditional Japanese spot, known for its impressive selection of fresh food. Next, you will be taken down a narrow alley to see some of the more unconventional restaurants and pubs.

Your guide will then lead you to Kaminari Sushi, arguably the best sushi restaurant in all of Osaka.  Standing the test of time for nearly 100 years, this local shop fits just enough seats for you. There, you will taste some of the most succulent sushi you will ever eat. You will enjoy 7 kinds of sushi and a drink. The sushi master will be available for conversation and to answer any questions you may have about his craft.

From there, you will walk past the owl cafe to the second floor where you will be overwhelmed at the number of unorthodox bars, one after another.  

Your final stop will take you into the depths of a corner shop, with nothing really that eye-popping outside to let customers know what is actually down there...like a speakeasy. In the basement of the corner building, you will find the most amazing combination of activities. You will also be taught how to cook your own takoyaki with the support of the staff.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great Street Food walking tour

Last night my husband and I did the Nightlife Osaka Street Food Tour with Arigato Japan and loved it. Our guide Chie and her assistant Mao were terrific. We enjoyed learning about the local area and loved trying different local foods. Chie and Mao took...More

Thank Jenny B
Reviewed 17 July 2018
what a night

My wife and i did this tour in the company of our guide Hiro,he was very knowledgeable about the area and of course the food.The tour was excellent and like it says we ate till we dropped, after three hours we were well and truly...More

1  Thank colin w
Reviewed 11 June 2018
Typical Osaka Food

Our family of 3 did this food tour in Osaka in the Dotonbori area on our last night in Japan. We were worried that we would be eating the same foods we had had during our trip, but our guide took us to restaurants and...More

Thank rangers93-94
Reviewed 28 May 2018
Good fun, value and variety

My wife and I did the evening food tour of Osaka. Our tour guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and spoke perfect English. We had a small group (4 total) so got lots of personal attention. Great way to try out a wide variety of Japanese...More

1  Thank TN1983
Reviewed 25 April 2018
Priceless experience

Our evening Osaka food tour was amazing from start to finish thanks to our tour guide Taena. She showed us all the spots where the locals go and we ate in a few which we never would have been able to do on our own....More

1  Thank Albert D
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