Osaka: Daytime Dotonbori Food Tour
- Duration: 3 hours
I found the meeting point pretty fast, even though Exit 10 is kind of hidden (and not visible oN the board) I would recommend to choose a different Exit. Hiro, our tour guide, was very (!!) sweet. She explained the food, showed us around (eg a Shrine) and we had typical Osaka food. We did not go to restaurants (after all it does say „Snack“) except for two (last two stops). She was kind enough to always ask if we wanted to try the food before buying. I personally think the price is set too high for what it is. Couple shops closed before (~4ish, tour started at 5), which was a pity, however, what we had was super delicious! I have a sensitive stomach but did not have any trouble. Drinks were not included (but we got water in the restaurants)
Andrew was knowledgeable of the area and the Japanese culture. My main concern was to get acclimated of the area I was in and locating the meeting points of my future tours. Very helpful. I highly recommend hiring a private guide upon arrival, especially if you’re a solo traveler. Two hours is too short of time if you want to go to various sites. Depending on where you’re staying. I was in Umeda. Thank you Andrew for your fine hospitality!
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.
A most informative and beautiful morning. Andrew was great. We are getting on in age and a small group couldn't have been better. As we are gardeners the gardens always appeal to us but Andrew gave a comprehensive description of the history of both religious beliefs and the content of how the gardens were formed. I came away with a greater knowledge and am always ready to learn.
My mother and I visited Osaka and felt we needed a local guide to help us navigate the city and provide some background on the locations we wanted to visit. Our guide Juan was absolutely fantastic. He was knowledgeable, friendly, organized, flexible and pleasant. He made our visit one we will always remember. I wish all guides were so great. I cannot recommend him enough.