- Spend three hours exploring bustling Osaka
- Experience the famous Dotonburi area
- Find secret alleyways full of food delights
- Enjoy Osaka’s speciality, Kushikatsu (fried skewers) and try Michelin rated Takoyaki (octopus fritters).
- Take the back roads and enjoy a hidden Izakaya (pub)
- Taste a range of seasonal Japanese dishes
- Explore hidden bars with a local guide
- Enjoy a yummy traditional dessert
Osaka Night Street Food TourExplore Osaka by night, taste delicious food and drink and explore the places that only the locals know!
Why do we love this
We love that this food tour isn't all about the typical tourist spots in Osaka. You get to try some truly authentic dishes and discover hidden spots that only the locals know!
What to Expect
This is a night to remember. Wander through the busy Osaka streets, and take the road less travelled to uncover some of the city's most delicious dishes.
This 3-hour food tour will take you on an unforgettable eating excursion through the less frequented parts of South Osaka.
Your night starts out in the busy Doutonburi area. The lights and sounds of Dotounburi often lead you astray to commercialized restaurants with queues of tourists outside, but that's not where you'll be dining tonight! This tour will bring you to some of the secret places you wouldn't find without a local’s guidance.
Dart down a hidden alleyway to escape the bustling crowd and head toward the shrines, usually wedged out of sight from the average passerby.
While you walk, sample Kushikatsu, deep-fried meat and veggie skewers, a local take on Yakitori and even a Michelin rated Takoyaki, a kind of grilled octopus fritter! Yum!
Next, explore the smells and sights down more narrow alleyways as your guide shows you some of Osaka's more unconventional restaurants and pubs.
Once your tummy is rumbling, it's time to head to a local dinner spot. This shop is an Izakaya or local pub with seasonal dishes that will delight your senses. You'll munch of yakitori (grilled skewers), sukiyaki (a delicious simmered beef hotpot), tempura and fresh local veggies. This spot is very authentic and you won't find other tourists here! Try a draft beer or Nihonshu (rice wine) to complement your meal.
From there, it's time to explore a famous building full of hidden unorthodox bars! Every metre there is a new door with a new adventure behind! This area has a retro, artsy vibe and is unique to Osaka.
Finally, finish off with a tasty local dessert!
But your nights not over yet. After saying goodbye to your guide, head back to some of the delicious food stalls that caught your eye... you know you want to!
This is a three-hour tour, starting at 5.30 pm and finishing at 8.30 pm. Meeting location in front of Starbucks Tsutaya Ebisu-bashi in Dotonbori.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, our tours are family friendly.
You must be over 18 to book and confirm a tour.
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.
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.
Yes, we have vegetarian menu options available for all tours; please tell us in advance so we can make the proper arrangements.
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.
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.
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 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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