What you'll do
This 3hr long walking tour involves 6 food stops and a little sightseeing that covers many iconic landmarks and hidden spots along with the history behind them. You will try several kinds of unique food loved by locals in Osaka for decades. You’ll also have 2 types of desserts (one traditional & one contemporary “traditional”) from the most popular confectionaries favored by locals. I will explain the background of each food you’ll try and link it to Osaka or Japan more broadly. Through this culinary experience, you will certainly come to understand the character of Osaka. And I also guarantee that you'll be full before leaving the tour as said in the proverb Kuidaore! *Food Allergies & Restrictions Osaka is known as the kingdom of carb-rich food. All the food provided on this tour contains wheat flour or fish based broth. For those on a gluten-free or vegan diet, this tour is not suitable. Also, please be advised that this tour cannot accommodate anyone with severe food allergies that can cause illness or life threatening situations. This is because dietary issues are not very common in Japan, and many restaurants and food shops are not aware of cross contamination / contact and thus cross contamination CANNOT be avoided. **Daytime version You'll get a Wagyu beef skewer instead of Sushi.
I’m Chie, a food obsessed Japanese living in Osaka (originally from Kobe). I’m a technical translator, authorized tour conductor & food tour guide. I love food so much that, when I was 14, I was already making my own list of favorite local restaurants, cake shops, etc. in Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto and I would take my friends there. I’ve been doing food tours for almost 14 years - originally for expats and short term business visitors whom I met through work, with limited access to great local eateries without a local to show them. It was always great to see how they were able to connect with others through great food. I look forward to meeting you and sharing the taste of Osaka / Kyoto including our culture, custom and history on my food tours! [Food Culture Walk & Kobe Beef in Osaka] [Culinary Walk – Taste Kyoto & Tonkatsu]
A variety of local food. Two types of desserts - one traditional, one contemporary traditional You'll try delicious local…
One drink at the 1st stop * Any drink under 500 yen
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Where you'll be
We'll start with the Glicoman billboard in the Dotonbori area in Namba. After learning about several iconic landmarks in the area, you will eat at a restaurant. Then you’ll walk to your second food stop on a hidden alley on a hidden street. Then you’ll explore the busy streets where you’ll see the culture of the area, and make 4 more food stops for tasty foods loved by locals for decades! The total amount of walking is approx. 1.5 km.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 5 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. This is a 3 hour long walking tour (the total amout of walking: approx 1.5 km). Please bring comfortable shoes as well as an empty stomach.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Osaka is known as the kingdom of carb-rich food, so most local food is made from WHEAT FLOUR. Also, many traditional dishes in Japan use a FISH based broth. BOTH are included on the tour.
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Eat your way through Osaka! Food Tour