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Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours
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Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours

By Osaka Food Tours
Recommended by 98% of travelers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Experience the real Osaka with a local guide, who will take you to some of the city's most intriguing neighborhoods. Most tourists stick to the same places and rarely dig beneath the surface to discover the more gritty neighborhoods, where some shady dealings occur. Tour these places safely, and learn about the culture and history of Osaka with your guide.
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Ages 15-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Try some Japanese snacks at street-side stalls
  • Visit interesting parts of the city that travelers usually miss
  • Best suited to active travelers, as this is a walking tour
  • End the tour at a family-run restaurant, if you wish

  • Dinner option is available
  • After Tour Assistance: If you want to go to a bar,shopping or entertainment area I will take you.
  • Food stall:Taste testing at a food stall during the tour.
What's not included
  • Drinks at restaurant no included but very reasonable prices for all drinks.


Start:
  • FamilyMart MYS Daikokucho Station, 2-chōme-5-16 Shikitsuhigashi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0012, Japan
    Meet at Daikokucho Station (Midosuji Line), Exit 1, at the top of the stairs (In front of "Family Mart" Convenience store. Note: Only 1 stop away from Namba station. Only 6 stops away from Umeda station.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 130036P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 130036P1

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    • Osaka Food Tours
      1,653
      Japan
      Joined in July 2018
    • TStevens8
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A well organised, fun and tasty tour
      I have been on a number of food tours around the world and this one did not disappoint. The food tour was well organised and everything went smoothly from start to finish. Micheal who was our guide was great and he balanced the groups needs very well. He provided details about the food along with information on Japanese culture. Book this tour with an open mind and have fun experiencing Osaka’s street food!
      Written June 13, 2024
    • Ejman1
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Don’t miss this food tour.
      We had the pleasure of having Adam as our tour guide for the night through the Shinsekai market area. It was a blast! Adam took us to places we would be too intimidated to try otherwise since we cannot read the language. We started with some light yakitori then went to a stand up udon where the tofu was the star! Walking around the neighborhood with Adam was great because he was knowledgeable about the history and had fun facts and trivia. Our group was mixed with older folks and younger couples and Adam entertained all of us individually and as a group. Our group was really fun, I wish you all a happy and safe trip if you’re reading this! Our night ended with another set of restaurants that we wouldn’t think about going to with excellent dipping noodles at one and sweet fried shrimp and chicken wings. This was a last minute addition to our itinerary and we’re glad we did the tour especially in the Osaka area. Absolutely worth the price given that the food was great tasting, Adam and our group was awesome, and time well spent learning the history of the place. Thank you Adam! Hope to run into you again! Also thank you for sharing your own personal history and hope you get to open your dojo soon in the future.
      Written June 12, 2024
    • Cherish_Travel
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good Food, Fun Evening, Great Tour
      Excellent tour! Highly recommend for a delicious evening full of authentic experiences, cultural insights, and big fun. Easy walking between five small restaurants that we would never have found on our own. Our guide, HIKARU, shared personal stories about the food and people of Japan, introducing the participants to world-renowned Osaka dishes and little-known delights. HIKARU’s explanations were brilliant - we learned so much. Good for families as well as single travelers — in our group we had first-time-in-Japan former restaurant owners, 100-country travelers, and 10yr Japan life veterans… all were impressed. Children (11yrs) enjoyed the food and atmosphere as much as the adults enjoyed the 12yr whiskey. Those with dietary restrictions were easily accommodated. Convivial conversation among interesting travelers topped the night.
      Written June 12, 2024
    • CaMariee
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Osaka
      Kevin was so much fun and informative throughout the tour. Food was delicious and a great way to try a bunch of different dishes. Definitely recommend this tour to anyone looking to have a great time!
      Written June 12, 2024
    • K7206BBjenniferv
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best tour guide ever
      The food and drinks were great. But the star of the night was definitely our tour guide Michael. He managed to capture the feel of the group and kept the good vibes going. Would definitely recommend!
      Written June 12, 2024
    • 463katel
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Brilliant walking tour!
      Anna was an amazing tour guide that took us to one of our favourite local markets during our time in Japan. She was very knowledgeable and funny and our group of 5 would 100% recommend. It was a great introduction to Osaka and we definitely visited some places away from the more more touristy areas which is what we were after. Thank you for the great experience!
      Written June 11, 2024
    • Sarah A
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience for all ages
      We had such a great time on this tour. Dominic was a great tour guide. He has lived in Japan for 34 years and was very knowledgeable about all things food, history, and culture. Our kids got a kick out of the neighborhood we were in and the food was so yummy and diverse. Dominic was also attuned to our dietary needs which I appreciated. Would highly recommend this as a way to get to know Osaka. Big thumbs up!
      Written June 10, 2024
    • Dina R
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun and filling!
      Natalie was not only friendly and energetic, but she was knowledgeable, flexible and fun to walk around with. We really enjoyed our tour and all the food and drinks we experienced. Very very filling!
      Written June 9, 2024
    • naomilL7535GZ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      One of our favourite tours in Japan
      This was one of our fav tours. Our tour guide was great. He shared a lot of knowledge about Japanese culture and was relatable to us as he was from Melbourne. Our 11yr old enjoyed him also and he took her to a crazy vending machine that we dont have in Australia, cake in a can! :)
      Written June 9, 2024
    • J4145HTdavidc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Small group, big fun.
      Such a great time and experience. Our guide Natalie was knowledgeable and funny. Every stop along the way was delicious. My favorite stops include the stand up udon noodle shop and the lemon sour with chicken wings. Chefs kiss to the entire tour. Plus the small group size was perfect and not over crowed. Natalie was the best!!
      Written June 9, 2024
    • famvacation2016
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic Introduction to Osaka’s Food Scene!
      We absolutely loved this your. Adam was such a fun and informed guide and went to places we’d never find on our own. The Osaka can feel a little overwhelming so it was fantastic to be guided by someone who knew so much about the food and culture. We we ate too as out of this world and we met the nicest people on the tour.
      Written June 8, 2024
    • AllenAckerman
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Super fun food tour Osaka!
      Amazing and fun food tour. Our guide Anna made it super special.. also we had a great group. Anna created a very fun and social environment and was super informative and answered every question. We felt like we went to some special places. Amazing highly recommend!
      Written June 8, 2024
    • Kerrie B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great food tour
      Enjoyed our food tour with Tommy. Sampled new foods and found out more about Osaka. Tommy clearly enjoys hosting groups and it was a fun tour experience.
      Written June 4, 2024
    • ryanrY7299ZE
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      just book it!!!
      This food tour was so much fun! We learned a lot about Japanese food and culture and our tour guide, Mico was fantastic. We wish we would have booked this tour earlier in our trip! Do not hesitate to book this tour, it was a highlight of our two week vacation.
      Written June 4, 2024
    • 876sinaf
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best tour in Osaka
      This was the absolute best! It really was the perfect kickstart to Osaka. Tommy my amazing guide understood exactly what I wanted and customized my tour. I could not have asked for a better mix to get a feeling for the city, the history and the hidden gems. Thank you! Highly recommend
      Written June 3, 2024
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    CHRISTOPHER W
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020 • Solo
    Very cool trek through the more unseen portions of urban Japan. This 2-3 hour tour went through some really cool, 'locals only' parts of Osaka, with the inside scoop from humorous, empathetic English speaking tour guides. Would highly recommend if you want to learn more about the areas not listed on the tourism websites.
    Written January 4, 2020
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    Gil R
    Las Vegas, NV2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Booked this tour with high expectations and I confidently can say it blew my expectations even higher. Kevin was super knowledgeable about every little detail and gave us explanations about Osaka that no other tour would give us. You get to see an entirely different part of the city that would be impossible to get while walking it alone. Highly recommend it including dinner.
    Written January 5, 2020
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    johna123621
    Sydney, Australia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020 • Family
    An excellent tour of the nightlife of Osaka. So many interesting things to see. The first half of the tour was light and fun. The second half explored more of the seedier parts of the town but was possibly even more interesting. We took our mature 13 year old as well as our other 3 older children. Our 13yo chose not to see some of the sights and the guide (Kevin) made this very easy while still accomodating the group.
    Definitely recommended.
    Written January 5, 2020
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    Alison W
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    Our tour guide Luca was great!!!

    We got to see a lot of the area and he told us a lot of the history and showed us a lot of the area and market. We were interviewed or filmed for a local tv show! We then proceeded to the back alleys and areas where we got some food and learned more about the area and culture.

    Luca then took us to a restaurant where we got great food and met a local celebrity!! Overall was a great tour and learned quite a bit about the otherside.
    Written February 23, 2020
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    willlovesfood
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2022
    Andy is great! He is so personable and easy to get along with. The food was amazing, but just getting to know him was a lot of fun. He gives a perspective of Osaka and Japan that you can't get anywhere else. Osaka is a gem, and Andy will help you experience what it really means to live there. If you prefer to see a city from the perspective of someone who lives there, I highly recommend this.
    Written February 19, 2022
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    Calethia C
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020 • Friends
    This was my first walking tour ever and it was beyond my expectations! It was a very clear meet up spot and every bit of the tour was exactly as described. There was also a super engaging tour guide Matt who was engaged and animated the whole tour! We were able to eat drink and see our way listerslly through the “ underbelly”. I was able to get a view of Osaka that I would not have been able to get elsewhere! Highly recommend!
    Written February 5, 2020
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    Amanda W
    Seattle, WA79 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    For this tour we were lucky to be in a small group, which made the experience more fun and intimate. Bennet was our guide and he was a wealth of knowledge on Japan and the sites that we visited.

    It was so much fun walking around the neighborhoods and learning everything from Japanese religion to the seedy underbelly of Japanese Society. This is an eye opening tour and I HIGHLY recommend it to any tourist traveling through Osaka to take this once in a lifetime tour.

    Bring comfortable shoes, questions, and an appetite for all things Japanese .

    Thank you Andy and Bennet for all that you do and for a great tour experience!
    Written February 23, 2020
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    liv
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Initially we were looking for a food tour and chose this backstreet tour due to the high ratings. It definetely paid off. We walked streets and saw parts of Osaka we wouldn't have dreamed of checking out. We learnt alot about Japan and Osaka which you can't necessarily read about either. Also the food we ate has been the best we have tried in Osaka during our trip.
    Kevin was our guide and he was funny and informative and even showed us karaoke after the tour. We don't speak Japanese at all really so he made everything very smooth and comfortable.

    Thanks so much again Kev!
    Written February 1, 2020
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    ahatcher1185
    178 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023
    We spent several hours walking through the Shinsekai and Nishinari neighborhoods, eating, drinking and learning about the culture and history of Osaka. Our guide Aron did a really fantastic job of answering questions, providing helpful tips and, of course, leading us to a lot of really delicious food! He was friendly, knowledgable and, along with our fellow tourists, made for a great companion. He had clearly done a lot of preparation and guided us to several spots offering various delicacies, places that I'm not at all confident we would have found on our own. Everything we tried was fresh, delicious and there was more than enough food to make it worth the price. We had a wonderful time, and would recommend this tour to anybody.
    Written May 26, 2023
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    Lorelle S
    Craigieburn, Australia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was a cold night but a fantastic group of people and Luca our guide was very hospitable and informative. Very interesting seeing this side of Osaka.
    Nibbles on the way around and my son and i opted for dinner which we really enjoyed as we had food that i would never of tried and at a place i would never would have entered into but turned out a great night.
    Luca also passionate about helping in this community and where we ate dinner they also help the youth in the area with meals and such.
    Great to know this tour group also helps out

    thanks Luca
    Written March 13, 2020
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