Daytime Food Tour in Osaka Dotonbori

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3 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 10 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
Visit “Japan’s Kitchen” and traverse through hidden alleys of Osaka’s Dotonbori and Namba neighborhoods, on the hunt for delicious Osaka street foods!

Highlights

Join a local guide on a stroll through Dotonbori and surrounding neighborhoods
Explore back alleys that are removed from the main street, and stop at small local shops
Enjoy Osaka’s specialties: kushikatsu (deep-fried skewers) and Michelin-rated takoyaki (octopus fritters)
Follow your guide along back roads to a hidden izakaya for a seasonal lunch set while chatting with and tasting a variety of Japanese flavors
End the tour on a sweet note with a tasty local dessert!
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Dubbed "Japan's Kitchen", Osaka is well-known for its unique food culture. In this tour, you will sample street foods, and enjoy a local lunch and dessert while exploring Dotonbori and Namba, two areas in central Osaka famous for their delicious cuisine and quirky restaurants. Both are busy but fear not: your guide will take you to the lesser-known parts, where you can sample authentic local specialties. The tour starts in Dotonbori, a busy neon sign district, where you will learn the fascinating story behind perhaps one of Japan's most famous signs: the Glico Man. Few people know the story of the man who became Glico's well-known face, immortalized in a sign so impactful it transcended the company to become a national landmark. Your guide will take you sampling Osaka’s specialty street foods: kushikatsu (deep-fried skewers) and Michelin-rated takoyaki (octopus fritters), and you will have lunch at a local izakaya (the exact food contents may vary). Post-lunch, you will head to a nearby neighborhood where you can stop at local shops and finish the experience on a sweet note with a street food dessert. This tour is a unique opportunity to taste and see Osaka in an authentic way with a knowledgeable local guide and see the sights and places that most visitors don't get to experience.

Inclusions

Local dishes at 4 food stops
1 beverage
Traditional Japanese dessert
Local English-speaking guide

Exclusions

Hotel pick up not included
Gratuity
Transportation costs
Additional drinks or food (guest may purchase at their own expense)

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

Meet-up details will be sent to your provided email upon booking is confirmed. If you don't receive details, please contact us.

Remarks

Please wear comfortable shoes as there will be walking involved.
The host is unable to accommodate guests with gluten-free dietary restrictions on this tour, but please refer to the Shinsekai or Osaka Market tours from the same host for gluten-free tour options.
The food contents of this tour are subject to change based on season and availability.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

For drinking, dining, and shopping in the heart of Osaka, Dotonbori (or Dotombori) is one of Osaka’s most popular destinations. “Dotonbori” refers to both the canal area and Dotonbori Street which run parallel to each other. With intense neon lights (you can't miss the famous 20-meter tall Glico Man sign), the Dotonbori area is a feast for the eyes as well as the mouth. Street food stalls turning takoyaki balls and flipping okonomiyaki slabs compete against all-you-can-eat restaurants and late night snacks at small izakayas.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals