Osaka Local Market Tour & Cooking Class

Organized by Max Uenishi
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Experience Details
Experience Location
2.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 6 guests
Wheelchair Accessible, Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly, Pet-friendly
Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian
Tour a local market in Osaka and learn how to make your favorite Japanese foods in a fun cooking class with a friendly Japanese-American host who is a takoyaki restaurant owner. Great for families!
Learn how to make your favorite Japanese food, and enjoy a delicious meal with tea and a seasonal dessert in a spacious and modern cooking studio with an incredible view of Osaka!
Explore a local shopping street and cook a delicious meal of your choosing with a bilingual host who is a takoyaki restaurant owner. The menu is flexible and can be adapted to your dietary needs
Absolutely family-friendly! Kids are welcome to join the lesson or simply play in a kid’s area with toys and video games during the class
The meeting point is Matsuyamachi Station in central Osaka, which can be reached in less than 30 min from Osaka Castle and Osaka Station by train
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Join Samurai Max, a bilingual instructor and takoyaki restaurant owner, in a unique local exploration of Osaka’s foods and flavors. Away from the tourist crowds, this tour starts with a stroll through a shopping street where residents go grocery shopping. See daily life in Osaka while Max shows you around, answering any questions you may have about Japanese products. You’ll then go to his modern kitchen studio where you’ll cook and enjoy the dish of your choice. Do you fancy okonomiyaki, or perhaps ramen? Maybe you’re vegan or have a gluten-free dietary requirement. This cooking class will be tailored to your dietary preferences and needs, so please let your host know what kind of foods you’d like to make and what your restrictions are, and he’ll take care of the rest. The menu is completely flexible, so choose your favorite foods from Japan (or Osaka!) and enjoy cooking and eating in Max’s spacious cooking studio with a great city view. The meal includes Japanese tea and a seasonal dessert. Itinerary: -Meet Samurai Max at Matsuyamachi Station -Tour a local shopping street -Learn to cook your favorite Japanese foods -Enjoy your meal with tea and a seasonal dessert over a conversation with Samurai Max, while enjoying the stunning view of Osaka from the studio This experience is perfect for families looking for a fun activity to connect with Osaka’s gastronomy away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist circuit, solo travelers with dietary requirements, groups of friends who would like to spend time together — all kinds of travelers will enjoy this cooking and eating experience with Samurai Max!
Ingredients and utensils
Seasonal dessert and Japanese tea
Market tour fee
A cooking instructor bilingual in Japanese and English
Souvenirs and recipes to take home
Individual purchases at the market for items not related to the class itself
Transportation to and from the meeting point
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meet your host at Matsuyamachi Station Exit 3 (about 25 mins from Osaka Castle/20 mins from Osaka Station by train). More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.
Upon booking, please inform your host what kind of food you’d like to make.
Please make sure to arrive on time. The host will be waiting for you at the meeting point up to 15 minutes before the experience starting time.
If you are late, please notify the host. You’ll have to go directly to the venue (5-7 min walk from Matsuyamachi Station).
Please note that the kitchen is in a shared building, so stomping, shouting, running, and any other loud actions are strictly prohibited.
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

Osaka Prefecture is the birthplace of Kansai-style okonomiyaki and many classic Japanese street foods. Centered around Osaka (the prefectural capital), the clash of trade, traditions, and modern technologies contributes to the dynamic energy of this prefecture overlooking Osaka Bay.
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¥ 16,000
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals