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Osaka: Soul of Kansai Tour with Japanese Snacks

1. Osaka: Soul of Kansai Tour with Japanese Snacks

Start your tour of Osaka outside Nipponbashi Station, and then venture into the Kuromon Ichiba Market. Walk along a street with over 500 meters of stalls selling fresh meat, fish and vegetables. Experience downtown Osaka’s lively market culture up close, enhanced by rich aromas and the boisterous Kansai-ben (Osaka dialect) of the locals.  Move on to Doguyasuji to see the infinite array of Japanese cooking utensils. Take a look at the ubiquitous "fake food" selection, and then saunter over to Dobutsuenmae Station to walk to Shinsekai. Enter the true heart of Osaka in Shinsekai (literally meaning "New World"), created as an amusement area in 1912 and modeled on New York City. Complete with a viewing tower and the now infamous Luna Theme Park, Shinsekai represented Japan’s ambitious move toward the future. The area is still home to the ghosts of those ambitions over 100 years later, caught between the hum of neon lights and the gentle swaying of traditional paper lanterns. Discover a traditional Sento (Japanese bath) and a newer Supersento - a stalwart of everyday life in Japan. Sample the much-loved Shinsekai kushi-katsu (deep fried or basted meat and vegetable skewers), and pass the atmospheric and traditional izakaya (Japanese-style pubs) en route to Dotonbori. Dotonbori is easily the most famous site in Osaka, complete with a long canal flanked with shimmering shops and restaurants, a well-known running man and a giant mechanical crab. The subject of postcards and tourist photos alike, the area is home to endless clusters of restaurants, street vendors, bars and pubs. Try some of Osaka’s most famous food with a serving of takoyaki (fried batter balls containing octopus legs). Stroll along the canal, passing neon signs and the billowing steam of Osaka’s liveliest restaurants.

Osaka: Dotonbori Street & Kuromon Market Walking Food Tour

2. Osaka: Dotonbori Street & Kuromon Market Walking Food Tour

Meet your guide on the basement floor of Nippombashi Station at around 10:45 AM. For your first tasting, you will try Yakitori at the local chicken store, where they only sell Japanese local chicken. Then, taste an Oden, a minced meat cutlet, and enjoy conversation with locals. You then head to the nearby Kuromon market, where there is a sushi restaurant preferred by locals. Here, you will try some sushi. After sushi, you will go through Doguya-suji street, a favorite street of kitchen professionals, and enjoy viewing "Plastic Food". Then, eat Osaka's soul food, Takoyaki & Okonomiyaki. You can have a go at making your own Okonomiyaki yourself on this tour. After your stomach is full, explore Dotonbori Street: the craziest place in Japan. You can also find a hidden quaint spot nearby. Your guide will accompany you on your trip like a local friend: don't be afraid to ask if you need any help.

Osaka: 2-Hour Kuromon Market Walking Street Food Tour

3. Osaka: 2-Hour Kuromon Market Walking Street Food Tour

Kuromon Market, also known as the "Kitchen of the Nation,” is one of the most important culinary centers of Japanese culture. Most of the family-owned businesses in the market have been there for decades. Renowned for its bounty of delicious street foods, Kuromon is much beloved by locals. Try authentic local foods, like takoyaki, grilled scallops, grilled yakitori skewers, and much more — your guide will help you sort through the array of food stalls to pick the best that the market has to offer. With the tour including enough food samplings to fill you up, make sure you come hungry. All the while, you’ll pick up insights into authentic Japanese culture as you learn about the fascinating history of the market, as well as Osaka’s contemporary and historical role in the country’s culture. You’ll also get some great tips from your guide about where to buy some souvenirs if you so desire.

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What people are saying about Kuromon Ichiba Market

Delicious and fun

I had the luxury of noone else booking the tour, so I had a very personal experience eith all of my questions answered. We tried Takoyaki (the guide doesn‘t seem to mind that those are hot as hell so you better wait for them to cool a bit) and fried skewers. Both places were rather hard to find, so I wouldn‘t have come close to them, considering the sheer volume of restaurant opportunities in Osaka. Highly recommend this tour if you‘re into food. And you should be.

Brilliant tour

My guide (keiko) only had me as a tourist. When your just 2 person you are more flexible and the guide can explain and show more things. My guide knew everything and the chats were very good and friendly. I really enjoyed this trip. Thanks.

Our guide was friendly and informative. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Lots of different sights, sounds, smells and tastes and places that we would never have found on our own.

Very interesting tour!

The guide was well prepared and had known about everything. These 3.5hr were very fast done. Thanks.

excellent tour, and excellent guide. 100% recommend