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Osaka Food Tours
Osaka is home to over 19 million people, making it the second-largest city in Japan and the 10th most populous in the world. What does that mean? A lot of mouths to feed—and restaurants to do just that! Get a bite for yourself on an Osaka food tour.
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OSAKA

Osaka Food Tour (13 delicious dishes at 5 hidden eateries)

With Andy, your Japanese-Australian cultural guide and interpreter, you’ll experience Osaka like a local. Hop between food stalls and eateries, drinking and eating your way through the city’s best hidden gems.
from ¥13,000
(23)
With 2 drinks
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OSAKA

Engaging, Immersive Osaka Foodhood Tour (15 foods, 3 drinks)

Join this food tour in Osaka, the food capital of Japan, to dine like a local at the standing bars and gastropubs of Tenma and Kyobashi. With a small, intimate tour group, you’ll visit a local shopping street, shrine, and a retro drinking spot.
from ¥12,400
(16)
With 3 drinks
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OSAKA

The Ultimate Osaka Night Tour

Dive into the nightlife of Osaka with a local guide, hitting the best local gastropubs and hidden bars in Japan’s vibrant food capital! Explore the backstreets of Namba, the neon-lit waterside of Dotonbori, and the party hub of Shinsaibashi.
from ¥16,500
(27)
Near station
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OSAKA

Deep Backstreet Osaka Tour (With Dinner)

During this unfiltered tour of Osaka, get to know the cuisine of “Japan’s Kitchen,” trying 8 local dishes at authentic eateries with a Japanese-Australian guide. Between food stops, hear stories about Osaka’s retro area, yakuza presence, and more!
from ¥9,700
(15)
With dessert
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OSAKA

Kuromon Market Food Tour: Flavors of Osaka

Experience the culture and flavors of Kuromon Market, an authentic Japanese food market in Osaka, Japan. Your local guides will help you navigate this bustling market and take you to try some incredible dishes!
from ¥8,000
(4)
With dessert
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OSAKA

Absolute Osaka Food Tour

Join this tour in Minami Osaka, where gleaming lanterns light the path from restaurant to restaurant, and larger-than-life food signs indicate glorious gyoza and seafood within. Explore 4 food stops and a local restaurant with a knowledgable guide.
from ¥25,200
(5)
With 1 drink
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OSAKA

Bar Crawl and Nightlife in Downtown Osaka

Kansai locals will guide you through the streets of Osaka, showing you all that the city has to offer. Walking, talking, and drinking alongside the locals, you will discover another side of Japan that most tourists can only dream of experiencing.
from ¥3,000
With sake
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OSAKA

Namba After Dark: Bar Hopping and Nightlife in Osaka

Discover Osaka nightlife with a bar hopping and food tour through Namba! Drink sake, visit the glowing Glico sign, feast on street food at Hozenji Yokocho, and capture sweet memories on film before saying sayonara!
from ¥6,000
(9)
Regional food
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OSAKA

Osaka Kuromon Market and Kitchen Town Tour

Visit Osaka’s bustling Kuromon Market for top-quality produce, meats, and street foods; then check out Sennichimae Doguyasuji, a.k.a. Osaka’s “Kitchen Town,” and admire the craftsmanship of kitchen items like knives, pottery, and lacquerware!
from ¥23,000
(4)
Shopping time
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OSAKA

Blades of Steel: Japanese Knives, Museums, & Mochi in Sakai

Explore the world of Japanese knives on a Sakai City walking tour, featuring a historic cinnamon mochi shop, the Sakai Knife and Craft Museum, & an exclusive visit to the Yamawaki Knife Company for a tour, sharpening lesson, & custom knife order.
from ¥10,000
Regional food
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OSAKA

Market Tour in Osaka, the Culinary Capital of Japan

With a local by your side, explore the street food culture of Osaka! Stroll through Dotonbori’s food stall area and eat your way through Kuromon Shopping Street. Visit a charming little temple and, after some snacking, enjoy a lunch of your choice!
from ¥16,000
Regional food
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OSAKA

Daytime Food Tour in Osaka Dotonbori

Known as “Japan’s Kitchen,” Osaka is a city for foodies. On this tour, weave through the backstreets of the Dotonbori and Nanba neighborhoods to find the best hidden food spots and enjoy specialties like fried skewers and Michelin-rated takoyaki.
from ¥23,000
(2)
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OSAKA

Nostalgic Shinsekai Osaka Street Food Tour

Osaka’s retro Shinsekai district is designed to evoke a cross between Coney Island and Paris–and it’s truly a wonderland of street food. Get your munchies satisfied on this tour of the cheerful, bustling neighborhood.
from ¥23,000
(3)
With 1 drink
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OSAKA

Osaka Foods in Namba: Kuromon Market Tour & Takoyaki Making

No trip to Osaka is complete without a taste of its best food! Sample fresh specialties at Kuromon Market, wind down at a peaceful temple, see the Glico Sign, and make takoyaki in this gourmet exploration of Japan’s quintessential foodie city.
from ¥7,980
Private Experience
Food Tours
OSAKA

Half Pint Craft Beer Tour in Osaka

Guided by a certified craft beer server, hop between craft beer bars in downtown Osaka. Learn about the new and innovative brew culture that’s bubbling up in Osaka, while you sip half-pints of domestic beer at each location.
from ¥7,000
(2)
Free drinks
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OSAKA

Osaka Tea Ceremony, Tasting, & Culture Tour

Experience an Osaka-style Japanese tea ceremony alongside an expert! You’ll participate in a tea ceremony, discover the surrounding customs and etiquette, then learn how to make matcha tea and enjoy sweet treats.
from ¥3,000
With matcha
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OSAKA

Guided Food Tour in Osaka's Historical & Cultural Districts

Embark on a historical tour of Osaka, exploring cultural districts, landmarks, shopping streets, & mouthwatering cuisine. Discover Shinsekai, Tsuruhashi, Kyobashi, & Tenma. Enjoy kushikatsu, yakiniku, sushi, & craft beer.
from ¥18,000
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OSAKA

Osaka City Tour: Shopping Streets, Shrines, and Depachika

Explore Osaka like a local! Stroll along Osaka’s longest shopping street, visit a “depachika” food basement, and make a wish at a famous shrine! Then stop by your local host’s home for a cup of tea where you’ll get a glimpse into Japanese home life.
from ¥14,000
Regional food
Food Tours
OSAKA

Osaka’s Best: Osaka Castle, Dotonbori, Local Food, & More

Explore Osaka from top to bottom on this one-day tour with a local guide! Visit Osaka Castle, Kuromon Market, Dotonbori, stop for lunch (okonomiyaki, ramen, or kushikatsu), shop at Shinsaibashi, & then end at the Osaka Museum of Housing & Living.
from ¥20,000
(1)
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OSAKA

Osaka Night Life: Eating and Drinking Tour

Experience Osaka nightlife like a local with guidance from an English-speaking guide. You’ll stroll through Tenjinbashi, an entertainment district that’s mainly frequented by locals, for quintessential Japanese street foods and drinks.
from ¥15,000
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OSAKA

Barrier-Free Osaka: Castle, Kuromon Market, Umeda Sky

A barrier-free tour of Osaka’s best? Right here, folks! This private guided tour takes you to Osaka Castle, Kuromon Fish Market, Dotonbori, Shinsaibashi, & Umeda Sky Building. Includes lunch, hotel pickup/dropoff, & transportation expenses.
from ¥21,000
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OSAKA

Oh My, Osaka! Street Food, Shinsekai, & Namba Walking Tour

Tour Osaka’s essential spots and taste the city’s distinct flavors with this guided walking tour! Visit Osaka-Kizu Wholesale Market, Shinsekai, Namba, Ebisu Bridge, & Dotonbori. Stop for street food and lunch along the way.
from ¥16,000
Private Experience
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Frequently Asked Questions

What Food Is Osaka Famous For?

Osaka is best known for Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki. These two foods are the culinary version of a national treasure. Okonomiyaki is a savory pancake stuffed with cabbage, pork belly, and oftentimes shrimp or octopus. It’s topped with a special sauce (similar to Worcestershire), mayonnaise, and fish flakes. The best Osaka food tours will include this beloved, battered dish. Now moving onto piping-hot octopus-ball business, Takoyaki. Takoyaki is a sphere-shaped street food snack made of savory batter filled with chopped octopus, pickled ginger, and green onion, topped with mayonnaise and bonito flakes.

Where Can I Find the Best Food in Osaka?

Everywhere (seriously). The best food in Osaka can be found in street food stalls and back alleys (yokocho) to fine dining restaurants and local eateries. Heading to the Dotonbori, Namba, and Shinsekai districts won’t steer you wrong. An Osaka food tour will make sure you taste all of the top eats.

Where Can I Find Cheap Food in Osaka?

Osaka food markets, back alleys (yokocho), and street food stalls will deliver the best value for Osaka foodie money.

What Can I Expect From an Osaka Food Tour?

Adventures of a lifetime. Our Osaka Food Tours offer a range of culinary experiences ranging from Osaka back alley (yokocho) expeditions and Dotonbori walking tours to street food missions and Osaka food specialty tours. Regardless of where or what type of food tour you embark upon, you’ll be guided by expert hosts and make memories to last a lifetime.

What Types of Food Can I Expect To Try on the Osaka Food Tour?

Osaka is a feasting ground for foodies worldwide. In this city, street food sings–takoyaki (battered octopus balls), okonomiyaki (savory Japanese pancake), kushikatsu (deep fried skewers), doteyaki (stewed beef tendon), and beyond. Osaka has flavors to suit every palette, so find what makes your taste buds tingle by joining one of our Osaka Food Tours!

How Long Does an Osaka Food Tour Last?

It varies depending on the type of experience; however, typically you can expect an Osaka Food Tour to last anywhere from 1 hour to 3 or 4 (if visiting multiple locations).

Are There Vegetarian or Vegan Options Available for Osaka Food Tours?

Yes! There are plenty of Osaka Food Tours that cater to dietary restrictions, including vegetarian and vegan. On the listing page, you can filter experiences by selecting your dietary restriction and applying the filter to see all the experiences that fit your needs.

How Do I Book an Osaka Food Tour?

First, use the search bar and filters to find a specific experience. Then, select the date for the experience and the number of participants. Add extra information–such as dietary restrictions–in the additional notes section. Then, make the payment. If the host has set the experience to ‘Instant Confirmation,’ the booking will be confirmed automatically. If the host has set the experience to ‘Manual Confirmation’ the host will either confirm or reject your booking. You’ll likely receive a reply within one business day. After confirmation, you will receive detailed meeting instructions and access info.

Can I Customize an Osaka Food Tour to My Preferences?

Yes, you can fully customize your Osaka Food Tour experience based on your preferences. Using the search bar and filters, you can select from a range of options to narrow down an Osaka Food Tour experience that’s perfect for you.

What Should I Wear and Bring for an Osaka Food Tour?

This will vary depending on the type of experience. However, good walking shoes and comfortable clothing are usually a safe bet.

Food Tours in Osaka

Osaka is a highlight of Japan’s Golden Route. It’s located on the main island of Honshu in Japan and is known for its lively culture, friendly people, and incredible food scene. This city has so much to offer from the neon lights of Dotonbori to the majestic Osaka Castle, action-packed Universal Studios Japan, and mouth-watering street food in the downtown Namba district.

From delectable street food to exquisite sushi, Osaka offers a unique gastronomical experience that will leave your taste buds tingling. Osaka is known as the food capital of Japan, where the city’s culinary scene is as vibrant as its nightlife. There are plenty of daytime Osaka food tours, but if you fancy heading out after dark, joining an Osaka night food tour is the way to go. First, put on your stretchy pants and join us on a quick foodie tour through Osaka’s best eats, here.

Osaka Famous Foods

Osaka is a city so passionate about food it has its related catchphrase. ‘Kui-daore’ is a popular expression you’ll hear bandied about on the streets of Osaka, translating to ‘eat until you drop’. Where are the best places to ‘kui-daore’ in the nation's kitchen? We’re so glad you asked. First stop, Dotonbori–Osaka’s most famous food destination. The bright neon lights and the bustling crowds make Dotonbori an exciting place to be at night. But it’s the food that attracts visitors from all over the world. The most iconic dish in Dotonbori is the Takoyaki – a ball-shaped snack made from a savory batter filled with diced octopus, pickled ginger, and green onion, topped with mayonnaise and bonito flakes. Don’t let the size fool you; these tiny balls pack a flavor punch. After a visit to this renowned culinary district, you can proudly call yourself a fully-fledged Osaka foodie.

Next, we head to Kuromon Ichiba Market, Osaka’s Kitchen. This market has existed since 1902 and is a food lover’s paradise. This market has everything from fresh seafood like octopus, squid, and sea urchin to Kobe beef. Try the grilled scallops, buttery and succulent with a hint of smokiness, and the Fugu sashimi–a dish made from the notoriously poisonous pufferfish that can only be served by licensed chefs.

Osaka Yokocho (Drinking Alley) Tours

For something more unconventional, check out an Osaka back alley (yokocho) food tour. We’ll take you to the hidden alleys of Osaka to discover some of the bizarre snacks the locals love. How about trying the Kushikatsu–skewered foods like chicken, shrimp, and vegetables, battered and deep fried to perfection? And don’t forget to dip them in the thick and sweet tonkatsu sauce–a local favorite. If you want to feast but get your steps in, we present an Osaka food walking tour–the best of both worlds.

Guided Food Tours in Osaka

One of the best ways to discover the city’s food scene is to take a guided food tour in Osaka. These tours are led by knowledgeable guides who will take you to the best spots in the city, from hole-in-the-wall eateries to high-end restaurants. By joining an Osaka food tour with a guide, you’ll learn about the history of each dish and the ingredients used to create these culinary delights. Plus, you’ll get to try various dishes without the hassle of researching and planning your itinerary.

Deep Osaka Food Tours

For those who want a super exclusive food experience, try one of our secret or deep Osaka food tours. These ventures take you off the beaten path, away from the tourist crowds, and to some of Japan's most authentic culinary experiences. From a traditional Japanese breakfast to a sake tasting, these tours offer a unique insight into the local food culture.

Last but not least, we can’t talk about Osaka’s food scene without mentioning the local specialty–Okonomiyaki. Imagine a savory pancake filled with cabbage, pork belly, and sometimes shrimp or octopus, topped with a special sauce, mayonnaise, and bonito flakes. It’s a dish that’s satisfying and rich in flavor. The best place to try this dish is at a traditional Okonomiyaki restaurant, where you can watch your meal being cooked on a hotplate. This culinary darling is often enjoyed with a drink, so an Osaka food and sake tour will do the trick.

Osaka is a food lover’s paradise; the best way to experience it is through an Osaka food tour. From the iconic Takoyaki to the unconventional Kushikatsu, Osaka’s culinary scene offers something for everyone. So, come hungry, curious, and ready to discover what Osaka offers.