Osaka Dotonbori Daytime Food Tour

Location: Osaka
Category: Food & Drink
Duration: 3.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size: 10
Currency: JPY
Language: English
TimeZone: Asia/Tokyo
Highlights A walk through Dotonburi and surrounding areas by taking secret alleys off the main street.
Explore back streets and small local shops
Enjoy Osaka’s specialty, Kushikatsu (fried skewers) try Michelin rated Takoyaki (octopus fritters).
Take the back roads and to a hidden Izakaya and enjoy a seasonal lunch set while chatting with your guide and fellow guests and tasting a wide range of Japanese flavors.
Finish up with a yummy local dessert!
Enjoy the best of Osaka's famous street food and hidden back alleys on this 3-hour Osaka Food Tour in the famous foodie neighborhood of Dotonbori & Namba! Experience an unforgettable stroll through the historical food streets of Osaka and eat like a local in the city known as “Japan’s Kitchen.” Your local expert will take you on an unforgettable eating excursion through the busy streets and the hidden, less frequented parts of South Osaka. The tour kicks off in the busy Dōtonbori area where we will learn about Glico man, a Filipino sprinter named Fortunato Catalon who inspired a nation and a company! Similar to Shibuya (its counterpart in Tokyo) the sights and sounds of Dōtonbori often lead you astray to overly-commercialised restaurants with queues of tourists outside. We want to take our guests to places they would certainly miss without local guidance. We will take secret alleys not long after we begin the tour toward the shrine hidden from sight for the average passerby.

Commentary English: Audio
Included Try local dishes at 4 food stops
1 Drink
Traditional Japanese Dessert
Local English speaking guide
Excluded Hotel pick up not included (can be arranged for an additional charge)
Transportation costs
Additional drinks or food (not included but possible to purchase at guest expense)
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Additional Information
Not wheelchair accessible, Children must be accompanied by an adult. Passport information copy is required for kids 10 and above., Family-friendly , Minimum drinking age is 21 years, Accepts Single Travelers, Same-day Booking available, Food changes (Season/Availability), Changes to tours and spots we visit may occur due to schedules of restaurants, public holidays, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Applicable substitutions will be made in this case., Vegetarian, Vegan, Pescetarian, Shellfish free, Pork-meat free friendly
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything. 
Health Items Face masks required for travelers in public areas, Face masks required for guides in public areas, Face masks provided for travelers, Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands, Regular temperature checks for staff, Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival, Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 2 days
Minimum 2 guests per booking
Maximum 10 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation


Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 34.6685433, 135.5014742
Address: 1-8-19 Dōtonbori, Chūō-ku, Osaka, Osaka, 542-0071, JP
Directions: In front of Starbucks Tsutaya Ebisu-bashi Dotonbori (next to Laox Shop) スターバックスコーヒー TSUTAYA EBISUBASHI店 You can copy and paste this to Google Maps: 大阪府大阪市中央区道頓堀1丁目8−19 (スターバックス TSUTAYA EBISUBASHI店) 542-0071
Notes: Access: Namba Station - Midosuji Line Exit 14, Hanshin Line Exit B12
Start Location Notes 1-8-19 Dōtonbori, Chūō-ku, Osaka, Osaka, 542-0071, JP
End Location Address Osaka, Osaka, 542-0074, JP
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 34.6673782, 135.5045713
Address: Osaka, Osaka, 542-0074, JP
Notes: Sennichimae area.
Start Location Notes 1-8-19 Dōtonbori, Chūō-ku, Osaka, Osaka, 542-0071, JP
End Location Address Osaka, Osaka, 542-0074, JP


Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 7 days
Cancellation Notes: Up to 7 days before the beginning of the activity: full refund minus any processing fees. 4 to 6 days before the original tour date: 50% refund of tour fees minus any processing fees. Less than 72 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund


Adult 13-80 years ¥18,000 Available on request
Child 3-12 years ¥9,000 Available on request


Option Name Group Tour
Option Description Time/Days offered: 7 Days a Week, Starting at 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday to Sunday

Other Information

Voucher Info

• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Minimum drinking age is 21 years
• Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
• A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
• There is a strict policy about starting tours on the scheduled time. If you are not able to arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will start regardless and no refund will be provided. You also cannot join the tour in any of the food stops once you've missed the start of the tour.
• Not wheelchair accessible
• Dress code is casual/smart casual

Confirmation necessary? No