Osaka Market Food Tour

Explore the famous Kuromon Market. taste fresh local treats and learn more about Osaka's history and its delicious food!
Osaka, Japan
3 hrs
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
10:00 am
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Not included
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
6 yrs
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
What's Included

  • Wander the famous Kuromon Market
  • Spend some time shopping and exploring the many stores
  • Enjoy delicious food at 5 different stops
  • Try regional and local delights like fresh scallops and Wagyu skewers
  • Sample Michelin rated Takoyaki
  • Snack on traditional dessert, Wagashi 
  • One free drink included
Why do we love this

This jam-packed tour is a sensory overload! We love that you get to try so many of Osaka's local delights all the while experiencing traditional market life. We think the fact you get to try sushi, seafood and treats directly from street vendors is pretty cool!

What to Expect

This is the chance to try melt in your mouth Japanese delights! The Kuromon Market is famous for its street food and bustling atmosphere, and you'll get to see all this and more.

A street bursting with stores selling small portions and different dishes, the market is the perfect place to enjoy Japan’s tabe-aruki (eating as you walk) culture. Sample different treats from the array of stores and enjoy the atmosphere of this lively place.

 With this tour, you'll get to experience all the gems of Kuromon as your experienced guide shows you the tastiest spots! Learn more about the market's history as you walk and stop along the way to try some of the delicious food.

You'll sample fresh scallops, fish cakes and even a Michelin rated Takoyaki, a dish of fried balls filled with octopus.
Wagyu skewers are also on the menu, as is Fatty Tuna (Toro) sushi, Tamago Tofu, and Oden, a type of Japanese soup with vegetables and meat.

Nibble and taste to your heart's content, and chat with the local vendors as you go!

At the end of the tour learn about tea varieties at one of the oldest tea shops in the market and then enjoy some Wagashi, a traditional Japanese sweet.  


This is a 3-hour tour, starting at 10 am and finishing at 1 pm. Meeting Time 9:45 am at UCC Cafe Plaza Kuromon-Ichibamae.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, our tours are family friendly. 

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You must be over 18 to book and confirm a tour.

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In accordance with Japanese law, you must be over 20 years old to purchase and consume alcohol. And if you would like to drink on our tours we recommend you bring an identification card just in case the staff requests proof of age.

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Yes, all of our administration and tour guides can speak English.  Most are fully bilingual. We are adding other languages to our offerings as we grow and expand the business.

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Yes, we have vegetarian menu options available for all tours; please tell us in advance so we can make the proper arrangements.

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Yes, people who have allergies may join the tours; however please keep in mind that we cannot make a 100% allergy free food guarantee since all the food is prepared in the same kitchen.  Cross-contamination is possible.

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Out of respect for our other guests, we must start the tour on time.  There is a grace period of 5 minutes after the tour start time; however, if you are not there by the end of the grace period you most probably will be left behind.  As our tours are structured with stops at popular eateries, our schedule is created to arrive at times outside of their peak hours.  Also, we have reservations for certain periods of time.  We must meet our scheduled times to ensure the best tour for everyone.

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Terms & Conditions:

Arigato Japan is not liable for theft or bodily injury that a participant suffers. We are not responsible for no shows or late arrivals. Please book a tour with sufficient time to arrive.
Please check the meeting point information our tour pages to know where to meet us. If you arrive more than 10 minutes after the meeting time, we will, unfortunately, have to start the tour without you.

The tours run on a pre-determined schedule, and the participant is responsible for keeping up with the tour. We are not responsible for a participant’s physical condition or choice of attire that may affect his ability to keep up. We may walk about 2 or more kilometres.

There are no free participants (except children under two years old) or participants that do not eat and simply accompany a participant.
We must abide by this condition to ensure that everyone’s experience is respected. We will try our best to make sure guests with dietary concerns and restrictions can enjoy our tours as well.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation fees are as follows:

  • 7+ days before tour date: full refund
  • 4 to 6 days before original tour date: 50% refund
  • We cannot accept cancellations within 72 hours or less prior to tour: and we offer no refund in that time frame

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