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Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours (With Dinner Option)

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Explore the non-touristic areas of Osaka on this internationally recognized award winning tour (Voted # 1 in the whole of Japan on all the big review websites), where the veil of "perfect Japan" will be lifted.

Get an unfiltered understanding of how the city really functions in the abandoned buildings area, retro zone, alleys, redlight district, gambling dens, yakuza strongholds and more.

Osaka Tour Guide - Andy kenji M.
Andy kenji M.
5.00 / 5
(22 reviews)
06:30 PM

Meeting Point

Daikokucho Station, Exit 1, at the top of the stairs in front of the Family Mart

06:30 PM

Daikokucho Station, Exit 1 (at the top of the stairs in front of Family Mart).

Meet at Exit 1, at the top of the stairs outside the Family Mart.

06:40 PM

A peek at the Retro Zone

Shinsekai will give up all its secrets here on an interesting view of early 1900's life.

07:00 PM

Abandoned Houses Area

Detailed explanation of how it all came to be. In which other city around the world can you find such a place so central?

07:20 PM

Visit Delicious Stall & Eat Local Side Dishes

The glorious food of Osaka...unchallenged as the king of food in Japan!


07:40 PM

Explore the Gritty Backstreets

Unearth the deep Osaka by traversing the back alleys. The only way to fully understand Osaka and its people

08:00 PM

Step into the World Governed by the Yakuza

A Yakuza stronghold is the red light district. The incredibly unique area is a step back in time and the only area of Osaka completely preserved from the Taisho area. Yes this is history....real authentic history and we will explain the underbelly of Osaka. (Note: if you dont want to visit this area we have a fantastic alternative).

08:20 PM

Second Eatery Visit

Takoyaki is what you eat when you come to Osaka. Visit our hidden, tasty joint and get those tastebuds firing!

08:50 PM

Visit the Entertain District where only the Locals Go

Fishing for you dinner in restaurants, Pachinko machines, quirky rifle shooting stores, illegal gambling palors. All the norm for the hidden neighbourhood gathering spots. Feel like a local here

09:30 PM

Join us for Dinner at the most Authentic of Izakayas.

If interested in the dinner, please choose the "extras" secton. We'll give you a drink & 5 amazing dishes to fill your belly.

Ending Point

at the front of Dobutsenmae Station.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Complete guide of said areas.


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What‘s not included

Dinner and all food is not included. If you want the dinner option, please write in the comment before or after booking your tour here.

It is just 3500yen for a course menu....to be paid at the start of the tour in cash to the tour guide. It includes 5 delicious & authentic Osakan dishes, 1 drink & desserts.

No Hotel pickup (its a very very central, easy to find starting location).


Tour Important Information

This tour is not necessarily recommended for all; if you are intrepid, well traveled, and seeking glimpse into an unfiltered, honest side of Osaka, it is a good choice for you. Note that this tour exposes the good, the bad, and everything in between. It includes taboo topics as well, which are very important in forming a complete picture of Japan and its people, such as Yakuza, sexism, war, illegal gambling, sex work, illicit businesses, pachinko, homelessness, welfare, and more. Note also that this tour will not go through the homeless district. Your guides are always respectful should people who are homeless also be traveling the same route as the tour.

As we will walk for about 5km on flat terrain, please bring flat, comfortable shoes.

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Osaka Tour Reviews

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Kathy P.

5 / 5
Apr 12, 2024

Hotspots & Hidden Gems of Osaka Tour (5hrs)

Osaka
5 hours

Flexible and fun

Did the tour with Adam because Andy was under the weather the day of our booking. I had requested a custom tour because I was with my 88 year old parents and it was the peak Sakura week and I was concerned about crowds. Andy and Adam made sure we hit the main highlights requested by my family and customized accommodating the pace of the tour and navigating with two wheelchairs. Highly recommend!

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Kathryn B.

5 / 5
Apr 12, 2024

Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours (With Dinner Option)

Osaka
3 hours

Interesting and informative

Andy was a great guide, and our family of 5 adults thoroughly enjoyed our tour wiith him. Andy's enthusiasm for, and love of Japan was evident throughout the tour. He was easy to understand and was happy to answer any questions we had. I highly recommend Andy's deep back street Osaka tour if you want to see and learn about a part of Japan off the 'beaten path'.

Kathryn B.

Kathryn, the pleasure was absolutely mine. Great night out and thoroughly enjoyed answering the queries from an open-minded, intrepid family:) Happy travels and I hope that the memories will last for a long time to come. Andy-Kenji

Terrific evening with Taka

Taka met us on time. He was incredibly well spoken and enthusiastic. He led 6 of us to some great small restaurants, explained the food as well as the available drinks, and was able to answer all of our questions about ingredients and cooking styles. We were stuffed and everyone in our group loved all of it. This tour was lots of fun and Taka was the best!

$392/ per group

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