If you are a foodie at heart and wish to sample more Japanese cuisine, join us on this walking food tour as we explore Osaka and get the chance to eat various different Japanese foods and snacks!
On this walking food tour, you get the chance to truly explore Japanese cuisine and learn more about the history of Osaka cuisine, as well as the cultural significance of Osakan foods. We will be making several brief stops throughout the tour, to allow you to have a taste of various tasty treats, such as the famous Osaka Japanese pepper rice crackers, as well as several popular products that are sold in many departmental stores. Dished out in small portions, this will allow your tummy to accommodate more of these delicious snacks! We will also pay a visit to local restaurants for lunch, hidden gems that are patronized only by locals.
But it’s not just all about eating! Along the way, you will get to explore an Osaka underground shopping street, sometimes known as an underground maze because of how vast the shopping arcade spans. We will emerge from this to Tsuyunoten Shrine, also known as Ohatsu Shrine, a famous shrine that was established over 1,300 years ago. Although many myths and tales of origin surround Tsuyunoten Shrine, on this tour, your guide Terumi will share with you lesser-known histories and interesting facts about the shrine and the local area. In the shrine, you will also learn the essential Japanese etiquette of shrine visiting, starting with purification, praying and wishing. At the end of the tour, we will conclude with a mini “kanpai” session. Kanpai literally translates to “cheers!”, and would befittingly close our tour session with a celebratory toast for good luck!
Lunch at famous restaurants
6 different local Japanese snacks
Beverage of your choice
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meeting point address: JR Osaka Station
Meeting instructions: We will meet outside the central gate of JR Osaka Station, in front of the 551 Horai store, located on the right after exiting the gates.
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes as there will be lots of walking