Osaka Minami Gastronomic world (Kuromon Market, Dotombori)

Food & Drink

Hideo Y.

4.43(117) reviews
Osaka
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 30 people

First I take you to Namba Yasaka Shrine. Whatever you say, the most eye-catching thing at Yasaka Shrine in Osaka is a Giant Emaden in the shape of lion mask.

I show you Doguyasuji and Kuromon market.

Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death." Popular foods are "Konamon" such as Okonomiyaki. or a Japanese-style pancake grilled on an iron plate.

Meeting Point

at your hotel

09:30 AM

Namba Yasaka Shrine

You see Lion Gate.

10:30 AM

Kizu Market

You see fish caught in Osaka Bay.

11:30 AM

Imamiya Ebisu Shrine

Ebisu Festival is held on very January 9,10,11.

12:00 PM

Shinsekai

You can have local Osaka food such as Okonomiyaki and Kushikatau.

02:00 PM

Kuromon Market

One of the three major markets in Japan

03:00 PM

Doguyasuji

Kitchen Utensil market

04:00 PM

Dotombori

You have enjoy local Osaka food.

Ending Point

at your hotel

What to Expect

I can assure you that you can enjoy Osaka Minami Tour.

First I take you to Namba Yasaka Shrine. Whatever you say, the most eye-catching thing at Yasaka Shrine in Osaka is a Giant Emaden in the shape of lion mask. I'm sure It's well worth seeing.

Next I take you to the gastronomic world of Osaka.

I show you Doguyasuji and Kuromon market.

Doguyasuji is the typical Japanese shopping arcade street for kitchen utensils. When someone tries to open restaurants or shops, he can come here to get all kinds of equipments such as plates, cooking knives, food samples, signboards and the like.

Furthermore at Kuromon market, or literally "black market", is one of the three major markets in Japan. The market is about 580 meters long with about 190 shops. You can buy fish, meat, vegetables, fruits and even kimono.

Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death." Popular foods are "Konamon" such as Okonomiyaki. or a Japanese-style pancake grilled on an iron plate, and Takoyaki, or a grilled dumpling with a piece of octopus in it. I would introduce you some stores.

You can enjoy shopping around Dotombori because there are popular shopping streets and department stores.

Lastly I take you to Shin-Sekai. It is a downtown with a strange mix of nostalgic atmosphere and contemporary energy. Tsutenkaku is the symbol tower of this area. You can try local foods (kushikatsu, sushi, tempura) with reasonable price. Billiken has been waiting fot you !! By the way the area was designed to model after some country. Do you know where it is ?

I'm looking forward to seeing you.

Thank you.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and the guide), lunch, entrance fee

Important Information

I guide you Sapporo, Furano, Otaru, Hakodate in Hokkaido / Aomori in Hokuriku / Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Kagoshima in Kyushu / Kochi, Matsuyama in Shikoku / Tottori, Shimane, Kanazawa, Sakaiminato in Japan Sea side. Please get in touch with me!!

Thank you.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Could you tell us how much transportation fee and entrance fee are ?

We use subway for transportation. Transportation fee of this tour is within 800 yen per person. My transportation fee to Osaka is 560 yen.

Entrance fee is not needed.

Reviews

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Mimi C.

Dec 29, 2022

Christmas trip

Thank you Hideo-san for a fun city and Naoshima Island tour. Even though the commute was long, it was smooth and easy, thanks to your extremely well-organized

Hideo Y.

I'm very happy to receive your good review. I'm sure you enjoyed the tour of Japan, especially you saw unique outdoor works in Modern Art Island Naoshima. I wish you and all your family good health and happiness. Thank you!

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Bin bin tan .

Dec 13, 2022

Lacking explanations

I had booked this for some clients of mine. Communication is punctual but clients commented that not much explanation was given on the sights.

Hideo Y.

I awfully sorry to say I didn't have so much explanation, but this tour was mainly sightseeing of 10 million-dollar night view of Kobe, so I hope your guests felt naturally beautiful landscape and took a lot of pictures and videos, so I didn't think I had so much explanation. Thank you for joining my tour. Best wishes to you and your guests.

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Alfonso S.

Oct 19, 2022

Good day in Kobe

We finalize our tour in Japan visiting Kobe with Mr. Hideo, who was very knowledgeable about that destination since he lived there for many years. Thanks for showing up the top spots and helping us finding after the tour the Pokémon toys for our grandchildren. Arigato Gosaimas.

Hideo Y.

Hello Alfonso I'm very happy to receive your message. I'm sure you enjoyed Kitano Ijinkan including Weather cock house, and sake tasting. I hope you come back to Japan again. Thank you, very much.

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Kyle S.

Oct 18, 2022

Kyoto and Nara with HIDEYOSHI

HIDEYOSHI is highly organized and timely. On the first day that we met him, he provided us with a daily time table of the planned itinerary as well as the expected transportation / food / admission costs. This was useful to get an idea of how much cash to have on hand each day. His English is quite good and he gave us valuable historical background on many Kyoto and Nara sites that we visited, which made us appreciate everything with a different perspective. We visited most of the famous sites as well as some off the beaten path locations. We ate tasty matcha tofu udon, kaiseki, yudofu, yuba, amazake, wagashi, daifuku, matcha and matcha sweets. We browsed around Nishiki market, the Nara shotengai, the Kiyomizu shops and slopes (be careful not to slip or lose either 3,2,1 years of your life - another fun fact we learned). We covered enormous ground in our couple of days, with tons of walking--definitely 10,000+ if not 20,000+ steps daily. HIDEYOSHI has no problem walking this much with you. It was a pleasure to walk the entire Philosopher's Path after seeing Ginkakuji. Of course in circumstances where it made more sense to take transportation we certainly did (bus, taxi, subway, Randen). Thank you HIDEYOSHI. We learned a lot.

Hideo Y.

Hi Kyle, I'm very happy to receive your message. I hope you enjoyed Kyoto tour. You liked matcha very much, especially sprinkled green tea that we had on Sannenzaka slope was the most delicious I've ever had. We walked on the philosopher's Path between Ginkakuji and Nanzenji. Next time I strongly recommend you visit Kyoto in Spring. I'm sure you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing on Philosopher's Path. Please imagine the looks that cherry blossom petals are floating on the Lake Biwa Canal. I live in Osaka, so when you visit Japan next time, I'd like to show you Osaka, different from Kyoto. Osaka is very interesting and unique city. I look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Kyle.

$238/ per group

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