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Smal Group or Private Kansai Soul Tour in Osaka including Japanese Snacks

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Osaka, Japan

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Osaka, often referred to as the soul of Japan’s Kansai prefecture, is an integral stop on any tour of the Land of the Rising Sun. Experience Osaka’s neon-fronted nightlife, exceptional food, and buzzing markets on a sightseeing tour. Highlights include Kuromon Ichiba Market, famed for its gourmet hole-in-the-wall restaurants, Tsutenkaku Tower in Luna Park, and Dotonbori, a canal-side strip home to neon sigs and a giant mechanical crab. Japanese snacks, including octopus balls and skewered meat, are included on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
  • Ideal for lovers of local culture and cuisine
  • Discover hidden hole-the-wall restaurants in Kuromon Ichiba Market and explore Osaka's garish downtown district
  • Stroll around Dotonbori, a canal-side strip home to a mechanical crab and famous Running Man sign
  • Sample Japanese delicacies including octopus balls and meat skewers
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Local English-speaking guide
Some food samplings (Japanese snacks)
Additional food and drinks
Meal at the end of the tour
Souvenirs and personal items
Tips/gratuities for your guide

Departure Point

Nippombashi Station, 1 Chome-5 Nipponbashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0073, Japan

Departure Time

5:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your Osaka sightseeing tour begins at Nipponbashi station. From here, you’ll follow your guide to Kuromon Ichiba Market, famed for its hole-in-the wall restaurants and plethora of market stalls.

Next, stroll onto Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street, where countless cooking utensils jostle for space with unique souvenirs, before entering Shinsekai, the core of Osaka’s famous downtown.

Admire vibrant landmarks such as Tsutenkaku Tower, Osaka’s answer to the Eiffel Tower, and Luna Park, and sample a local favorite, kushi-katsu (deep fried meat or vegetable skewers) as you pass inviting izakaya (Japanese-style pubs).

Then, you’ll arrive in Osaka’s most famous enclave, Dotonbori. Under the ambient cloak of darkness, the canal-side strip bursts into life with neon lights and animated signs, the most well-known being ‘The Running Man.’ Snap photographs of the enormous mechanical crab, sample Osaka staple takoyaki (fried octopus balls), and receive recommendations for restaurants and bars from your guide.

Your tour concludes at the original departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Kuromon Market
A lively 580m long market street in the heart of Osaka city which is renowned for its fresh food products. Visitors can enjoy snacking on a delicious variety of fresh foods while strolling through the market.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Nipponbashi Denden Town
Denden Town once flourished as a mecca for electrical goods. It is now a place for sub cultures galore such as anime, games and comics. Visiting a figure shop will give visitors some insights of the subculture.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street
You can find anything in kitchenware and restaurant supplies from chopsticks to knives for professional in this 150 metre long shopping arcade. A great place for finding souvenirs to take home.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Shinsekai
Built to imitate Coney Island in New York City in the early 20th century, it was once a popular amusement spot for locals but was neglected until about 10 years ago. The district is now popular with tourists for its nostalgic atmosphere and for kushikatsu, one of the specialty street foods in Osaka.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hōzenji Temple
Tucked away from the busy streets, the Hozenji temple is a quaint little temple with lush green moss completely covering the Myoo statue. Visitors can enjoy a tranquil moment in the city.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dotonbori
Dotonbori is the heart of Osaka city and renowned for its glittering neon signs. Strolling on the board walk along the Dotonbori River is popular with many tourists. It is filled with the energy and spirit of Osaka.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable shoes for walking
  • Small group tour with a maximum of 12 people
  • Children under age 12 are not permitted to join this tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures - Japan

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

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Smal Group or Private Kansai Soul Tour in Osaka including Japanese Snacks?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Smal Group or Private Kansai Soul Tour in Osaka including Japanese Snacks.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Smal Group or Private Kansai Soul Tour in Osaka including Japanese Snacks?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Smal Group or Private Kansai Soul Tour in Osaka including Japanese Snacks.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Smal Group or Private Kansai Soul Tour in Osaka including Japanese Snacks?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Smal Group or Private Kansai Soul Tour in Osaka including Japanese Snacks.

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A great evening in Osaka!
Ida2581
, Nov 2019
I was very lucky that it was just myself and the guide, Fumiko on this tour. Fumiko has an excellent English, very friendly and knowledgeable. She made the effort of finding out things for me like where to get Pokemon stuffs for my son :) Our tour started at Kuromon market and Fumiko introduced me to various wonderful arrays of food and snacks that I wouldn’t have tried if I were to go around on my own. We explored the touristy areas and little alleyways. One of my favourites was the visit to Hozenji temple. An evening visit to the temple with lanterns all lit up was very romantic. We then went to Shinsekai to try more delicious food. The neighbourhood has an old charm feeling to it and you can find a group of old men playing Go & Shogi. I had the most wonderful evening with Fumiko! Thank you! 😀
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Tour guide was unfriendly...
richard m
, Feb 2018
Tour guide was unfriendly, definitely not a people person. Kept emphasising areas on the tour that he didnt want to do or would rather swim across than go through. On arrival I smiled to say hello and he wouldnt even smile. He was also too softly spoken and hard to hear. Disinterested and judgemental, I wouldnt recommend.
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