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Nightlife Osaka Food Tour

  • 3-hour evening food tour of Osaka
  • See why this is one of Japan’s most famous entertainment districts
  • Get caught up in the energy of the city's neon lights, animated signs, and outgoing people
Nightlife Osaka Food Tour
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Nightlife Osaka Food Tour
From $139.00
Feast your senses on Osaka — widely acknowledged as Japan’s culinary capital — on a 3-hour food tour, ideal for first-time visitors and fans of Japanese cuisine. In a small group limited to no more than 10, you’ll immerse yourself in bright and bustling Dotonbori, the city’s nightlife hub, where you’ll sample specialties such as sushi and sake. Plus, learn to prepare your own takoyaki (octopus balls) under the guidance of a chef.
What to Expect
This 3-hour Osaka Night Food Tour will take you on an unforgettable eating adventure through the less frequented parts of Minami (South) Osaka.
Starting at the heavily-populated Dotonbori area on a bridge overlooking the inner canal, you will quickly see the Glico man. Similar to Shibuya, the lights and sounds of Dotonbori often lead you astray to commercialized restaurants with queues of tourists outside. Quickly darting from the crowd, you will take a secret alley with your guide.
After making it through the hidden alley ways, you will make your first stop at a traditionally un-traditional Japanese spot, known for its impressive selection of fresh food. Next, you will be taken down a narrow alley to see some of the more unconventional restaurants and pubs.
Your guide will then lead you to Kaminari Sushi, arguably the best sushi restaurant in all of Osaka.  Standing the test of time for nearly 100 years, this local shop fits just enough seats for you. There, you will taste some of the most succulent sushi you will ever eat. You will enjoy 7 kinds of sushi and a drink. The sushi master will be available for conversation and to answer any questions you may have about his craft.
From there, you will walk past the owl cafe to the second floor where you will be overwhelmed at the number of unorthodox bars, one after another.  
Your final stop will take you into the depths of a corner shop, with nothing really that eye-popping outside to let customers know what is actually down there...like a speakeasy. In the basement of the corner building, you will find the most amazing combination of activities. You will also be taught how to cook your own takoyaki with the support of the staff.
Reviews (20)
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Reviewed yesterday
Nice Osaka experience

Osaka was nice and our American born tour guide was excellent and very knowledgable. We would do this with him again, You all should

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BabaCele
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent food tour

We really enjoyed our evening food tour in Osaka. Our guide Russ was able to give us lots of interesting information about Osaka itself as well as the brilliant food. We had been in Japan for a couple of weeks before this tour so had...More

Thank 1980MRC
ArigatoJapan, Owner at Arigato Japan Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello 1980MRC, Thank you for booking our tour, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the entire course trying out the foods, caught a glimpse of the Japanese culture and had a great time...More

Reviewed October 30, 2018
Great night walking and eating

Just returned from a very enjoyable and informative evening with Gabi. Having met outside Starbucks in a crowded part of Osaka, we were very soon walking the back streets away from the tourists. Not only did we learn a lot about local Osaka food, Gabi...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nick B
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile
Very good tour

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Gabriella. She was fun, well informed and informative. However I would say that the advertised description of the tour is not completely accurate. It says “best sushi in Osaka” but we didn’t get sushi, also didn’t get to see...More

Thank john_milnes
Reviewed October 24, 2018
Great way to try different local foods

my wife and I had a lovely evening with Yin and 1 other couple and were able to really get a feel for the different foods/snacks on offer. Good value evening with a lovely host (Yin)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank medhum
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November 27, 2018|
Response from medhum | Reviewed this property |
All the food was included plus 1 alcoholic drink which I took at the last stop and had a small bottle of sake