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Osaka Backstreet Night Tour

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Osaka, Japan

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


When visiting Osaka, it can be challenging to discover where the locals go to eat and drink. Join some Osaka residents for a night out, and come home feeling like you’ve made new friends. Your personable guides navigate a small group of eight or fewer to the izakayas and backstreet bars of Namba, Shinsaibashi, and Amemura, where you sample local food and drink throughout the evening.
  • Knowledgeable, personable English-speaking guides
  • Izakaya dinner: taste Japanese pub specialties like yakitori and takoyaki
  • One drink included in tour price
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people
  • Osaka Pub Passport gives you up to 3000 Yen of discounts to use on your trip
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English-speaking guide
Local 'Izakaya' Dinner
1 alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink
Hidden bar introductions
Osaka Pub Passport' with 3000 yen of discounts to continue your night!
Extra drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Point

2 Chome-9 Sennichimae, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0074, Japan

Departure Time

6:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum drinking age is 20 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Minimum numbers apply
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY In Kansai

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Osaka Backstreet Night Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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What is the maximum group size during Osaka Backstreet Night Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Osaka Backstreet Night Tour.

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  • "Not to mention the food joints are really good and I promise you will not going to find those if you new to the city." See review


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Reviews by Viator travelers

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Once in a lifetime experience!!!
, Nov 2020
Meeting Rod was awesome. He was of not one of the most down to earth people I ever met in my life. He showed us around the coolest parts of osaka and met some of the coolest locals you would ever meet. From the local food to the feet drinks combined with Rod experience, you are guaranteed memories that will last for ages.
A great experience
, Jan 2020
This trip is awesome! Rodney not only showed me the food joints and pubs but more importantly the culture of the city. Everything was spot on and he even helped me to take some amazing pics that definitely a Tinder profit pic quality. Not to mention the food joints are really good and I promise you will not going to find those if you new to the city. I’m definitely recommend people to join this tour and it would be a unforgettable experience!
A night out
, Oct 2019
My guide Mysako (I know I am spelling it wrong) was excellent. Hit a number of places I never would have found on my own. All were wll thought out and excellent. To their credit I was a solo and the other people who were supposed to join us did not. Mysaako went ahead and took me on a thoroughly enjoyable night. Directions provided on how to find my guide were excellent.
top night out
, Oct 2019
Excellent tour with great host showing us the best of the back street eateries. The tour gave us confidence to dine 'off piste' for the rest of our time in Japan
Make sure you read the fine print
, Aug 2019
I thought this was a food tour but it turned out to be more like a bar tour where he took you around to bars and you had to buy drinks at each of them. The only food provided/included in the tour was at the first stop. For the price of the tour, I think it was overpriced. It was fun but make sure you read the fine print (this was my mistake).
This tour was so much more than I...
Patsy S
, May 2018
This tour was so much more than I even imagined. Our guide, Rodney, arranged to have another guide on our tour so that our group of 12 could still visit all the backstreet bars. Both guides were informative, knowledgeable, and accommodating because our ages ranged from 28-80 and everyone enjoyed the entire evening. We had a blast at the end of the evening at the karaoke place and to top off the tour, Rodney emailed us many pictures that he took with his camera. Those pictures really made my photo book of the trip very special. A big thank you to Viator and Rodney. My niece is visiting Osaka soon and she also booked the same tour because I raved about it so much.
Hands down the best tour I have ever...
Kevin S
, Apr 2018
Hands down the best tour I have ever taken. Rodney and Woody were the hosts for our rather large group of twelve and they were entertaining, personable, and very knowledgeable. The backstreet bars of Osaka are both numerous and very unique and our guides had a passion for where they took us. A great experience and one I will do again if fortunate enough to visit Osaka again. Kevin
Spectacular - I've traveled all over...
Cliff S
, Apr 2018
Spectacular - I've traveled all over the world and have had many private, semi private and group tours and this small group 6 was amazing. This was everything you could have ever wanted from a food/street tour. The guide was hysterical, witty and informative. This was a perfect tour for Osaka and introducing you to this particular area and giving us vital info on Japan. If you want to really see up and close the culture, and gritty streets of Osaka, this is your tour.

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