Find out secret bars where you won’t go by yourself. You can learn why Osaka is famous for food, why Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki are popular in Osaka, and Japanese religions. And you can visit hidden gems back street. You can also try Sake tasting and Takoyaki making experience together. My tour is ideal for those who come to Osaka for the first time and want to do sightseeing at the same time. Below shows your itinerary. 5:00 PM Meeting at Don Quijote Dotonbori Store entrance. ↓ 5:10 PM Guiding about Dotonbori Glico Sign and its history. ↓ 5:20 PM Walk through the main street of Dotonbori. ↓ 5:30 PM Arrival to the first eatery which is run by a woman who reminds us of a symbol of Japanese mother. We can taste 'Oden', a Japanese food of stewed ingredients. ↓ 6:30 PM Visiting Hozenji Yokocho which is located in the busy district of Namba, but still retaining the tranquil atmosphere. Guiding about Japanese religions and walking around hidden back alleys and the main street of Dotonbori area. ↓ 7:00 PM Catching a taxi and heading to Shinsekai and the Tsutenkaku Tower. ↓ 8:00 PM Arrival to the second bar which is specialized in Japanese Sake and we can makeTakoyaki. Also we can taste ‘Kushikatsu', deep-fried skewered meat and vegetables, originated in Osaka. ↓ 10:00 PM Finishing the tour at Dobutsuenmae-Station of Osaka Metro.
Hello everyone, it's Tad! I was born in Osaka and raised up in Kobe, and came back to Osaka for my university and work. I’ve lived in Australia for 2 years and became an officially licensed English guide of Kyoto city. I'm happy to host international guests. Career Summary Bilingual professional tourist guide of officially certificated by Kyoto city. Hold 5 years extensive tourism experience working with private sector and by myself. Introducing both history and tradition of Japan to the visitors from all over the globe (Over 1,500 people). QUALIFICATION ･Officially licensed English guide of Kyoto hence high knowledge about Japanese culture , history and historic site. ･Excellent communication skills in oral and written Japanese and English. My tour is ideal for those who come to Osaka for the first time and wanting to sightseeing.
Taxi fee to head to Shinsekai and the Tsutenkaku Tower.
*Hop through 2 bars / eateries at tourist spot of Osaka’s downtown, Namba and Shinsekai area. *Enjoy tasty local food and drinks in the unique atmosphere of Namba district. *5 hours with a local guide. *Visiting Dotonbori Glico Sign, Hozenji Yokocho (An area located in the busy district of Namba, but still retaining the tranquil atmosphere), main street of Dotonbori area and hidden back alleys.
*Our tour will finish at Dobutsuenmae-Station of Osaka Metro which is two stations away from Namba at PM10:00. *Food, drinks and sake tasting are NOT included in the fee. *You need to pay what you ordered at your own expense. *Usually each bar costs around 1,000 - 2,000JPY ($8 - $20).