Osaka: Shinsekai Food Tour

4.9 / 5

12 reviews

Osaka: Shinsekai Food Tour

From $87.21 per person

Discover 5 authentic eateries at backstreet stalls, markets and bars while walking through arcades rarely visited by foreigners.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Dine at some of the finest local stalls and establishments of the Shinesakai district
  • Go off the beaten path and discover favorite local foods
  • Venture into a world where Osaka cuisine meets authentic, local history
Full description
Explore the hidden gem of Shinsekai with your guides and discover the real Osaka. Osaka’s Shinsekai district is a vibrant place combining modern and traditional cuisine. Fill your belly with some of the best food you will have in Japan. Discover hidden, original establishments which have been chosen by two local expert guides. Wander in and around the markets that serve traditional Osakan food for an authentic local experience.  Make your way to the first eatery, a takoyaki, or battered octopus balls, stall. Then visit an Izakaya restaurant and sample some bluefin tuna, salmon, and squid sashimi. Also taste the locally invented kushikatsu, which are lightly deep-fried vegetables, meats and seafood on skewers. Head off the beaten path and visit a cosy, traditional Japanese restaurant you will get dishes of mouthwatering nikudoufu or beef and tofu stew, original yakitori or skewered beef assortments, plus an alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverage. Then visit specialized delicious gyoza dumpling establishment. The last dishes of the night will be at a unique Japanese restaurant. Enjoy a tonpeiyaki, or pork omelette plus an abundance of edamame and karaage, Japanese fried chicken with spices. Another drink of your choice here is included. Finish off the night at a market eating Japanese castella cake shaped as the local mascot of Shinsekai.
Includes
  • Food at 1 stall, 1 market, 1 classic eatery, 1 izakaya, and 1 specialized restaurant
  • 2 drinks (alcohol and non-alcoholic)
  • Japanese craft beer
  • Elegant pair of gift chopsticks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Dobutsuen-mae Station (Midosuji Line), exit 1, at the top of the stairs. (In front of the "Family Mart" convenience store)

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  • Very occasionally the above establishments might be fully booked or closed for business. In this case we will go to alternative locations.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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It was so much fun! I ended up being the only one on the tour which made it an even more personalized experience! It was a nice mix of tourist hotspots and local hangouts. Shoutout to my guide Luca who not only showed me all the delicious food but also added in cultural facts and personal stories which made the experience even more enjoyable! 10/10 would recommend, especially if you are a solo traveler like me! It is a lot of food so make sure to come hungry!

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22 January 2020

Kevin was our guide. He was on time, good with info, saw parts of japan and tried food we would not have, if not for this tour. He was very easy to talk to and looked after us. If you want a good, safe English speaking tours - would highly recommend.

1 January 2020

Andy does great work. He is engaging, knowledgeable, and friendly. We went with our young son and had a great time. It's a lot of food, so be sure to arrive on an empty stomach. The area is also unique, and off the beaten path. That made the experience all the more special. Thanks for an awesome time, Andy!

28 December 2019

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