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Osaka Backstreet Food Tour provided by Taste Osaka

Osaka Backstreet Food Tour
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About
Osaka is Japan's capital of food and on this tour, your bilingual guide will show you why. Explore local neighbourhoods, enjoy great food at three unique restaurants and discover why Osaka is known as the nation's kitchen. We will begin at our favorite yakitori joint in the alleys of Tennoji before strolling down the hill that gives Osaka its name and into the backstreets! Get an authentic taste of okonomiyaki at a proper old-school restaurant in Osaka's most notorious and unique neighborhood (Nishinari) before heading over to the bright lights of Shinsekai. Take in the unique atmosphere of the birthplace of kushikatsu while gorging on deep-fried skewers and learning about this quirky and fun part of town!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 62558P13
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Enjoy Okonomiyaki, Yakitori and Kushikatsu at 3 local restaurants, all food and non-alcoholic drinks included!
Exclusions
  • Delicious alcoholic beverages available as extras! Highly Recommended :)
  • Entry/Admission - Tsutenkaku
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Daikoku Drug Tennoji Station, Japan, 〒543-0055 Osaka, Tennoji Ward, Hideninchō, 9−9−13 吉八ビル 1F We will meet under the big orange drugstore sign next to JR Tennoji station North Gate. Please see tasteosaka.com/directions for detailed instructions!
  • Tsutenkaku, 1-chōme-18-6 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0002, Japan End under the tower!
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Enjoy Okonomiyaki, Yakitori and Kushikatsu at 3 local restaurants, all food and non-alcoholic drinks included!
Exclusions
  • Delicious alcoholic beverages available as extras! Highly Recommended :)
  • Entry/Admission - Tsutenkaku
Departure details
  • Daikoku Drug Tennoji Station, Japan, 〒543-0055 Osaka, Tennoji Ward, Hideninchō, 9−9−13 吉八ビル 1F We will meet under the big orange drugstore sign next to JR Tennoji station North Gate. Please see tasteosaka.com/directions for detailed instructions!
  • Tsutenkaku, 1-chōme-18-6 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0002, Japan End under the tower!
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Tsutenkaku, 1-chōme-18-6 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0002, Japan End under the tower!
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Daikoku Drug Tennoji Station
    Japan, 〒543-0055 Osaka, Tennoji Ward, Hideninchō, 9−9−13 吉八ビル 1F
    We will meet under the big orange drugstore sign next to JR Tennoji station North Gate. Please see tasteosaka.com/directions for detailed instructions!
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Abeno Harukas
    TEN-SHIBA
  • 1
    Nishinari Dobutsuen-mae Deep Osaka Street
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Shinsekai
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Tsutenkaku
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Tsutenkaku
    1-chōme-18-6 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0002, Japan
    End under the tower!
    See address & details
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Naji
4 contributions
Great night out in Osaka
Oct 2019
I went on this tour last year and absolutely loved it! Rodney was a fantastic host and took us to places that I would never have been able to find in a million years. I am 100% going to be doing this again the next time I am in Osaka.

What also added to the night was the fact that Rodney took photos throughout the night, at the end of it he even sent is a link to download them all which was ace!
Written 19 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DDJM
2 contributions
Tennoji Food Tour - Taste of Osaka
Went on a new(er) food tour of Tennoji area, whi ch is a bit quieter apparently. Due to the current Corona virus, all the other tour attendees had cancelled so i got a private tour from Sarah!

Sarah is a great guide with amazing insights, speaks the local language and got to introduce me to some amazing local foods & places! Really enjoyed the tour and will definitely try and do the other tours once i return!

Tour price includes drinks & food in all bars we visited, so it’s definitely also great value for money!
Written 16 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Megan A
3 contributions
Best Tour Ever!!!
Mar 2020 • Friends
This tour was incredible. Rodney was a fantastic guide. Talked about history, culture, traditions, changing times, and of course the food! The most immersive tour I have ever been on. We went to many places WITHOUT any english menu, but Rodney was an amazing guide, fluent in Japanese, which made this tour so intimate and cozy. Can I give six stars? Because that is what this tour deserves!
Written 12 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Allister
1 contribution
Great activity to experience the night life of Osaka.
Mar 2020 • Solo
Rodney was very welcoming even it being a solo group. Enjoyed the food and various bars located in the City's main district. Interacting and getting to the locals was a fun experience and everyone was very welcoming. You wouldn't find this anywhere else.

Would recommend to anyone coming to Osaka.
Written 5 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Katlaf
Ottawa, Canada8 contributions
Great tour!
Rodney was awesome! He took us to small local bars/restaurants we wouldn’t have found otherwise and even gave us custom recommendations based on the establishment (e.g., one of the bars was known for its homemade plum wine and another had excellent Japanese whiskey). Rodney was super knowledgeable and made sure everyone was comfortable and was having a great time. Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a fun night on the town!
Written 29 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jethro330
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
Brilliant night
Feb 2020
What a great night, Rodney is an awesome guide, very relaxed yet has some great information about the the area, which adds that “plus” factor.
Awesome dinner, great little hideaway bars followed up by an optional comedy club aparetif which whilst not part of the official tour - was the perfect finale.
Highly recommend Rodney and the tour.
Written 29 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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LostGaijin
LostGaijin
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11/10! Highly recommended! Excellent tour to introduce you to Osaka’s night life!
100% recommended! I had the opportunity to the this tour solo because of COVID and Osaka had just “opened” back up
demskos
demskos
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Fantastic Tour
Absolutely recommend! This tour was one of my group's highlights on our trip to Japan. The food and drinks were awe
talaloy
talaloy
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Must do in Osaka!
I have been traveling across Japan for almost two months, so coming to Osaka didn't really excite me. Well, that wa
793megana
793megana
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Incredible Experience
This tour is amazing! The guide was super informative and spoke Japanese which helped create an authentic experienc
00_homegirl_00
00_homegirl_00
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Backstreets Osaka Food
Highly recommend this incredible food and culture tour through the back streets of Osaka! The food was incredible a
kikocastro93
kikocastro93
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Freaken amazing
Had a wonderful time with My buds. Our tour guide was very informative and we'll connected with the city. Our tour
MatthewTBB
MatthewTBB
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Taste Osaka
One of the best experiences I’ve had in Japan. Our tour guide had great connections with the community and we got t
Harry M
Harry M
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How to spend your fist night in Osaka
Take my advice, spend your first night in Osaka on the Taste Osaka tour. Great tour, they know amazing bars you'll
Xtrag8
Xtrag8
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Great Night
Rodney the Kiwi guide was great and it went way past the cut off time. Had alot of fun in a fair few bars, so much
constantinav410
constantinav410
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Awesome night in Osaka
Amazing night with an awesome guide Sarah. It was my birthday and she made me feel extra special. Felt like a night
Dailyminefields
Dailyminefields
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Hilarious - again!
This is the second time I've done Rodney's drinking tour and it was just as memorable as the first. His knowledge o
Antomy33
Antomy33
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Osaka at night
What a blast. Seriously good craic. Rodney and his partner, a lethal karate fighter known to many as Sake, were hil
deanrabinowitz
deanrabinowitz
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Laughs and drinks all night long
Rodney’s night tour was nothing short of fantastic. We kicked off the night with some fantastic izakaya. Rodney ord
jmann1111
jmann1111
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Best experience in Osaka!
Rodney is an absolute blast! He knows all the locals, speaks the language, and took us around for an unforgettable
mtoolin
mtoolin
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Fun and delicious tour
Rodney was a fantastic tour guide and I especially appreciated that he was willing to go ahead despite no other boo
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