Guided tour

Osaka: Daytime Dotonbori Food Tour

Osaka: Daytime Dotonbori Food Tour

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.

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Duration 3 hours
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Limited to 10 participants


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

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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.

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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
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