Guided tour

Osaka: Daytime Dotonbori Food Tour

Activity provider: Arigato Travel K.K.

Osaka: Daytime Dotonbori Food Tour

Activity provider: Arigato Travel K.K.

From US$ 182 per person

Enjoy the best of Osaka's famous street food and hidden back alleys on a 3-hour Osaka food tour. You'll be taken to many local favorites in the famous foodie neighborhoods of Dotonbori and Namba.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a walk through Dotonburi and the surrounding areas by taking secret alleys off the main street
  • Explore back streets and small local shops
  • Enjoy Osaka’s specialty, Kushikatsu (fried skewers)
  • Take the back roads and to a hidden Izakaya and enjoy a seasonal lunch set
  • Finish up with a yummy local dessert
  • Try Michelin rated Takoyaki (octopus fritters)
Full description
Experience an unforgettable stroll through the historical food streets of Osaka and eat like a local in the city known as “Japan’s Kitchen”. Your local expert will take you on an unforgettable eating excursion through the busy streets and the hidden, less-frequented parts of South Osaka. The tour kicks off in the busy Doutonburi area where you 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 sights and sounds of Dotounburi often lead you astray to overly-commercialized restaurants with queues of tourists outside. Your guides will take you to places which you would certainly miss without a local's assistance. You'll travel down secret alleys not long after you begin the tour, making your way towards a shrine which is hidden from sight for the average passerby. You will sample Kushikatsu (deep-fried meat and vegetable skewers) as well as a local take on Yakitori, before being taken to a Michelin-rated street-food stop for Osaka’s favorite snack: Takoyaki. 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 lunch spot of an "Izakaya" (or local gastro-pub), with seasonal dishes and lunch sets that will be sure to intrigue and delight you. From there you’ll explore other nearby local neighborhoods before finally finishing off with a tasty local street-food dessert.
Includes
  • Local dishes at 4 food stops
  • 1 drink
  • Traditional Japanese dessert
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation costs
  • Additional drinks or food (not included but possible to purchase at your own expense)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

In front of Starbucks Tsutaya Ebisu-Bashi Dotonbori. Staff will be there holding a sign with the local partner's name on it. Please note we can only wait an additional five minutes after the starting time and then the tour will depart. In addition to our limited five-minute grace period, please note that 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, And also to respect our relationships with restaurants.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Dietary requirements can be accommodated
  • A copy of the passport information is required for every participant aged 10 and over
  • A minimum of 2 people are required per booking
  • The minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Please make sure that you check the address for the meeting point

Product ID: 340026