Guided Food Tour in Osaka's Historical & Cultural Districts

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Experience Details
Experience Location
4.5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 15 guests
Wheelchair Accessible, Stroller Accessible
Embark on a tour of Osaka's Shinsekai, Tsuruhashi, Kyobashi, and Tenma districts and feast on kushikatsu, sushi, yakiniku, and craft beer along the way.
Discover the history of Osaka on a professionally guided walking tour
Visit key historical districts like Shinsekai, Tsuruhashi, Kyobashi, and Tenma
Discover a hidden museum that transports you to Edo-period Osaka
Feast on Osaka delicacies like kushikatsu (deep-fried skewers), yakiniku (grilled meat), and sushi, then end with a clink at a craft beer brewery
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Take a historical tour of Osaka featuring key cultural districts, landmarks, shopping streets, and food (of course). Explore key areas:Shinsekai, Tsuruhashi, Kyobashi, and Tenma. Feast on Osaka delicacies like kushikatsu (deep-fried skewers), yakiniku (grilled meat), and sushi, then end with a clink at a craft beer brewery. Your journey begins at the historic Shinsekai (“new world” in Japanese) district, which opened in 1912 as a modern food, culture, and entertainment precinct. Here, you’ll explore the colorful streets and try kushikatsu; a deep-fried skewer delicacy born in Osaka during the late 1920s. Venture over to the Tsuruhashi district–home to Japan’s largest Korean community–to discover the post-war connections and history of Osaka. Roam the busy local food market and feast on yakiniku (grilled meat); a fusion of Japanese and Korean cuisine. Then, explore Kyobashi, an area with old-world charm renowned for its proximity to Osaka Castle. Embrace tradition in this historic area with a sushi pitstop! Fill up on a sushi set paired with a choice of beer, sake, or soft drink. Next, take a journey back in time in Tenma, known as the historic epicenter for food enthusiasts. Named after "Tenjin" or "Tenmangu," the spirit of knowledge and study, Tenma invites you to traverse the famous Tenjinbashi-Suji Shopping Street (one of Japan's longest shopping streets). Discover a hidden museum that transports you to Edo-period Osaka, allowing you to wander through centuries-old narrow streets and unravel the city's intriguing mysteries and stories. Pass the finish line with a cold one at an authentic Japanese craft beer brewery! Visit a local bar serving craft beer from Minoh, a charming town in northern Osaka renowned for brewing delectable craft beers celebrated across Japan.
Food/drinks: Included at each stop
Additional purchases (food, drinks, souvenirs) outside of those included with the experience
Transportation to and from the experience location (if guests do not hold a JR Pass)
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Ebisucho Subway Station, Exit 3 1 Chome-22-4 Ebisuhigashi Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0002 Japan, 556-0002, Osaka, Japan
Please inform us of any dietary requirements/restrictions upon booking, as some foods may contain meat, fish, and other ingredients that might not be suitable for vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free etc.
During the week, we may accommodate up to 15 guests, while on weekends, we may be limited to 10 guests (based on capacity limits at tour stops like the craft beer brewery)
Please arrive at the location 5 minutes before the departure time.
This tour starts strictly on time due to the various stops/related timing involved.
If you’re running late & cannot to make it to the meeting point by departure time, the tour will begin without you & a refund won’t be issued.
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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Earliest available date: May 2, 2024
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals