Osaka Dotonbori Daytime Food Tour


  • 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!

Tour info

3 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Adult: (13-80 years)
Child: (3-12 years)
Meeting Point

1-8-19 Dōtonbori, Chūō-ku, Osaka, Osaka, 542-0071, JP

Dropoff location

Osaka, Osaka, 542-0074, JP

Why take this tour?

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.

What’s included?

  • Try local dishes at 4 food stops

  • 1 Drink

  • Traditional Japanese Dessert

  • Local English speaking guide

  • Hotel pick up not included (can be arranged for an additional charge)

  • Gratuity

  • Transportation costs

  • Additional drinks or food (not included but possible to purchase at guest expense)

Things to know

Covid Policy

  • 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

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything. 

Cancellation Policy

    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

Redemption information

    • 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

About operator:

We are Arigato Japan Food Tours and our goal is to help you make delicious memories of Japan during your travels to Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima! On our tours you’ll taste local and regional specialties like okonomiyaki, yakitori, sashimi, taiyaki, gyoza, nabe, yakisoba and so much more. We will show you places locals cherish for an off-the-beaten-path, foodie experience of daily life in Japan that you won’t soon forget.

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