Guided tour

Osaka: Shinsekai Food Tour

4.9 / 5

45 reviews

Activity provider: Backstreet Osaka Tours

Osaka: Shinsekai Food Tour

Activity provider: Backstreet Osaka Tours
Likely to sell out

From US$ 92.42 per person

Likely to sell out

Eat a whopping 10 Japanese dishes and try out 2 drinks at some of the most mouthwatering and authentic eateries in Osaka.

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Duration 3 hours
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Limited to 9 participants


  • Dine at some of the finest local stalls and establishments of the Shinesakai district
  • Go off the beaten path and discover favorite local foods
  • Venture into a world where Osaka cuisine meets authentic, local history
Full description
Explore the hidden gem of Shinsekai with your guides and discover the real Osaka. Osaka’s Shinsekai district is a vibrant place combining modern and traditional cuisine. Fill your belly with some of the best food you will have in Japan. Discover hidden, original establishments which have been chosen by two local expert guides. Wander in and around the markets that serve traditional Osakan food for an authentic local experience.  Make your way to the first eatery, a takoyaki, or battered octopus balls, stall. Then visit an Izakaya restaurant and sample some authentic Osakan kitsune Udon along with japanese style chicken wings. Also taste the locally invented kushikatsu, which are lightly deep-fried vegetables, meats and seafood on skewers. Head off the beaten path and visit a cosy, traditional Japanese restaurant you will get dishes of mouthwatering nikudoufu or beef and tofu stew, original yakitori or skewered beef assortments, plus an alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverage. Then visit specialized delicious gyoza dumpling establishment. The last dishes of the night will be at a unique Japanese eatery. Enjoy a tonpeiyaki, or pork omelette plus an abundance of edamame and karaage, Japanese fried chicken with spices. Another drink of your choice here is included. Finish off the night at a market eating Japanese castella cake shaped as the local mascot of Shinsekai.
  • Food at 1 stall, 1 market, 1 classic eatery, 1 izakaya, and 1 specialized restaurant (10 dishes in total)
  • 2 drinks (alcohol and non-alcohol)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Dobutsuen-mae Station (Midosuji Line), exit 1, at the top of the stairs. (In front of the "Family Mart" convenience store)

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  • Very occasionally the above establishments might be fully booked or closed for business. In this case we will go to alternative locations.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 45 reviews

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Andrew is a super nice guide, explaining things beyond food and about the life in Osaka. Food wise I think the tour is average. The highlight describes we would experience “Dine at some of the FINEST local stalls and establishments of the Shinesakai district”, which was not the case. It was more of a food street tour, which is okay but not as expected given the price paid.

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January 14, 2023

Deuce was a super fun guide and very knowledgeable of the area. He took us to some great spots to eat, plus we had a lot of fun in between restaurants. The tour operators were friendly and highly accommodating to everyone’s dietary needs. Highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Osaka.

December 8, 2022

Kevin was a fantastic guide! We were a large group of 10 tourists from all over the globe (UK, Mexico, France, Canada, U.S), which initially I was worried would take away from the ability to learn and ask Kevin questions about Osaka, but the large group turned out to be the best part, as Kevin’s easy going manner had us all meeting each other while we eat and drank our way through a number of out of the way street food vendors that were great characters themselves. I had my 19 yr old son with me on this tour and after a week in Kyoto/Osaka area, both of us felt this food tour was the #1 highlight! Can’t understate the value of this tour for someone visiting Japan for the first time. Kampai!!

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November 18, 2022

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