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Backstreet Osaka Tours

Naniwa, Japan
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About Backstreet Osaka Tours
Andy, your half Japanese/half Australian guide will show you the incredible ghetto, retro zone, yakuza, redlight district, gambling dens and neighbourhood alleys of deep Osaka. Also you’ll be treated to a delicious traditional meal & desserts at a local family restaurant. We strive to show you the authentic Osaka, where you get a real and indepth understanding of the inner workings of this amazing city, visiting some astonishing architecture which is steeped in history and some run down, derelict areas too…..not what Osaka Tourism wants you to see! Andy has extensive knowledge of the Osaka region and can answer all your queries. We hope it’s going to be an eye opener and a real shock to the senses!
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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 half-Japanese, half-Australian guide.
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I suppose the best part about this tour was seeing the "brothel" area - been to Japan many times and have never seen anything like that. We see many things/places before that - but that part was the highlight and the dinner option which I...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank frshpilot
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent insight into the underbelly of Osaka and Japan, this is the sort of trip that only someone living in Japan can deliver. It's easy to think of Japan as a super efficient, super clean, futuristic nirvana, so it was fascinating to get a peep...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank aciddinosaur
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very interesting tour. Places you would not see on your own. Very informative and local tips and explanations. The guides were very respectful of not bothering the locals. It would have been good to know that we were not getting snacks until very late in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Escape80386
Reviewed 4 days ago

Andy and his team did a great job of taking us to the not so glamorous places in Osaka and explaining differences of Japanese culture that I don’t think we could have learned anywhere else. 10/10 would recommend.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kaitlin H
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I very much enjoyed this opportunity to experience Osaka in a way that most tourists never will. Andy is super knowledgeable and provided insights about Japanese and Osakan culture that complimented and enriched the tour. We were glad we joined the group...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Analiese B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Meeting place was easy to find, and it was a small group of 4. The tour guide was friendly and informative, showing us around the local area and answering as many questions as you can ask. The dinner option was great and very tasty, overall...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank mkashio
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had this tour with Andy last week, and it was a highlight of our whole trip! He obviously cares a lot for this city and has a real passion for showing it off to everyone he can. I would highly recommend getting the dinner...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ronanej
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Book tour by solo . Group was from 15 people. Meeting point is easy to find. Tour is more 2h30 . Guide was great. You allow to ask any and as many questions you want . I really enjoy the tour. P.S don't miss dinner...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Viktor M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a fun and informative tour. Andy took us all over to places in Osaka that aren’t on the map. He had so much great information about the Japanese culture and how Osaka works. He is great at answering any questions you have and a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jenifer R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

這個旅程令我認識到大阪鮮為人知的一面,五光十色背後的世界,令我大開眼界。Andy不單帶我們去了平當旅客不會到的地方,還介紹了它的背景和歷史,應該很多當地人也不太會知道。完全沒有後悔參加這個旅程! This eye opening trip shows me another side of the bright, travller focused Osaka. Tour guide Andy did not only bring us to places travellers do not normally go but along with the historical/cultural backgrounds. Highly recommand to join this tour if you want...More

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Juan, thank you for your kind words. We hope we left you with lasting memories of the real, underbelly of Osaka.
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