Guided tour

Nightlife Osaka Food Tour

4.9 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: Arigato Travel K.K.

Nightlife Osaka Food Tour

Activity provider: Arigato Travel K.K.

From US$ 200 per person

Experience an unforgettable stroll through the historical food streets of Osaka and spend an evening like the locals of Japan's third largest city!

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Duration 3 hours
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Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Explore of the shrines and beautifully lit areas on the streets of Namba
  • Enjoy Osaka’s specialty, Kushikatsu
  • Eat like a local in small side streets and at a lively local izakaya (pub)
  • Get caught up in the energy of this wining and dining city. Neon lights, animated signs and outgoing local people create a unique atmosphere
  • See why this is one of Japan’s most famous entertainment districts
  • Try dishes local to Osaka and the Kansai region
Full description
Start your tour in the the bright and busy Doutonburi area, learn about a Filipino sprinter named Fortunato Catalon who inspired a nation and a company! The lights and sounds of Dotounburi often lead you astray to overly-commercialised restaurants with queues of tourists outside. Instead, take secret alleys toward the hidden areas. Sample Kushikatsu, a local take on Yakitori, and discover a Michelin-rated street food stop for Osaka’s favorite snack – Takoyaki! Head to an Izakaya, or local pub, with seasonal dishes that will intrigue and delight. Enjoy yakitori, sukiyaki, tempura, and a drink. Try a draft beer or Nihonshu (rice wine) with your tasty meal. From there, see a famous building full of hidden unorthodox bars, one after another. Every 5 steps there is a new door with a new adventure to be had. This area gives you the retro, artsy feel of a very hip and unique cluster of bars. Finally, finish off with a tasty local street food dessert! 
  • 4 Food Stops
  • One drink
  • Street food tasting
  • Dessert
  • Regional restaurant
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Meeting point

In front of Starbucks Tsutaya Ebisu-bashi next to the Laox shop in Dotonbori. Your guide will be there holding a sign. 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

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  • 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 is required per booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Tour schedule: meet at 4:45 PM, tour starts at 5:00 PM and ends at 8:30 PM
  • Please make sure that you check the address for the meeting point
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 11 reviews

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There was so much more food than we expected to recieve and a great variety of dishes was provided too (great value for money). Our tour guide Chie was absolutely amazing, she showed us many Ironic landmarks inbetween the food stops. The amount knowledge she had on the area was incredible and informative but most importantly fun. She was extremely helpful, accommodating and was able to answer all our questions (she even helped us understand more of the language and customs!). Our conversations flowed easily throughout the night as Chie was very friendly, fun and made us feel as if we were dining with a good friend. The whole experience was fantastic, I highly recommend this tour.

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September 26, 2017

Our guide was Fabulous and because of him , I would recommend this tour. My daughter and i had a wonderful time !

September 20, 2019


Very well driven, balanced and enjoyable. Excellent places visited and good food

April 14, 2019

Product ID: 75343