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Taste Osaka

Sennichimae, Japan
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About Taste Osaka
Drink Osaka provides small group night walks in Osaka, Japan. Our experiences lead visitors through the backstreets of the Namba and Nippombashi areas of South Osaka, introducing guests to hidden bars and eateries, and giving people a unique and delicious glimpse into the nightlife of this amazing city.
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Osaka Backstreet Night Tour

Osaka is known for its amazing food scene and nightlife, and this backstreet night tour is the ideal way to discover places that locals love. Visit a variety of neighborhoods—Namba, Shinsaibashi, and Amemura, with a guide to take care of the navigating so you don’t get lost. Go to boutique bars and pubs, and try local specialties such as sushi, and yakitori (grilled chicken),
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3 hours
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Osaka Backstreet Food Tour

Osaka is Japan's capital of food and on this tour, your bilingual guide will show you why. Explore local neighbourhoods, enjoy great food at three unique restaurants and discover why Osaka is known as the nation's kitchen. We will begin at our favorite yakitori joint in the alleys of Tennoji before strolling down the hill that gives Osaka its name and into the backstreets! Get an authentic taste of okonomiyaki at a proper old-school restaurant in Osaka's most notorious and unique neighborhood (Nishinari) before heading over to the bright lights of Shinsekai. Take in the unique atmosphere of the birthplace of kushikatsu while gorging on deep-fried skewers and learning about this quirky and fun part of town!
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $78.71
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Steve wrote a review Dec 2020
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Absolutely recommend! This tour was one of my group's highlights on our trip to Japan. The food and drinks were awesome and we visited so many places that we would not have if we were on our own. Rodney was a great tour guide and super friendly! He stayed with our group even past the tour hours as we visited more bars and chatted. Our interactions with him and other locals really made our night in Osaka special. This review is coming a little late (we went in June 2019) but the tour was fantastic and I had to make sure to get this review in.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Tal L wrote a review Oct 2020
Atlanta, Georgia20 contributions1 helpful vote
I have been traveling across Japan for almost two months, so coming to Osaka didn't really excite me. Well, that was until I met Rodney! Rodney's tour takes you to local food joints AND local bars - which makes it such a unique experience even if you are not a drinker. We were a small group, so it was easy to walk around town and enter places quickly. It also allowed us to bond. He took us to local places I would have never had either the guts to enter, or the ability to find and access. Going out in a foreign place is tricky and Rodney made it happen. I wish there was a guy like him in every place I go! One of my best nights in Japan!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Naji wrote a review Sep 2020
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I went on this tour last year and absolutely loved it! Rodney was a fantastic host and took us to places that I would never have been able to find in a million years. I am 100% going to be doing this again the next time I am in Osaka. What also added to the night was the fact that Rodney took photos throughout the night, at the end of it he even sent is a link to download them all which was ace!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Megan A wrote a review Mar 2020
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This tour is amazing! The guide was super informative and spoke Japanese which helped create an authentic experience. The food we sampled was delicious and truly gave me a taste of Osaka as well as the people who live there. The kindness and generosity of everyone was inspiring and I absolutely had the time of my life on this tour. Cannot recommend it enough!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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DDJM wrote a review Mar 2020
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Went on a new(er) food tour of Tennoji area, whi ch is a bit quieter apparently. Due to the current Corona virus, all the other tour attendees had cancelled so i got a private tour from Sarah! Sarah is a great guide with amazing insights, speaks the local language and got to introduce me to some amazing local foods & places! Really enjoyed the tour and will definitely try and do the other tours once i return! Tour price includes drinks & food in all bars we visited, so it’s definitely also great value for money!
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