Explore Deep Osaka (with authentic food)

Osaka, Japan

Experience hosted by Andy

2.5 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes food and tickets

What you'll do

We will explore the non touristic areas of Shinsekai & Nishinari where you'll lift the veil of "perfect Japan" and get a real, honest & deep understanding of how Osaka really functions!!

NOTE: I would NOT recommend this tour to all.....If you ARE intrepid, well travelled & seeking an unfiltered side of Osaka, this is for you:)

First we'll get a taste of retro Osaka. Be transported back in time to a Japan barely recognizable: jump into retro video game palors, old fashioned markets & more.

After, you'll see how the locals entertain & get entertained by night: From unique only in Japan games, to crazy fishing restaurants to a peek at Osakan theatre. Here eat at 2 stalls, trying 2 local delicious side dishes/snacks.

This area is home to some of the most amazing back alleys you will ever see. There you'll breath & interact with local gatherings feeling the energy & history that is profound.

A stones throw away you'll discover an area with untouched, abandoned properties...forming an incredible ambiance in the middle of the city: A surreal experience!

NOTE: This tour exposes taboo topics such as: Yakuza, sexism, war, illegal gambling, prostitution, illcit businesses, pachinko, homelessness, welfare system etc...we'll tell you the history, making it ALL relevant!

Finally, you'll have the option to eat a full dinner at a tasty restaurant after the tour has finished
Other things to note
Please bring decent shoes (we will walk at a medium pace on flat ground for 2.5hrs). Also be prepared to eat a lot of delicious food.....we will go to 2 stalls. If you want to come to the dinner after the tour finishes please join us.
We will explore the non touristic areas of Shinsekai & Nishinari where you'll lift the veil of "perfect Japan" and get a real, honest & deep understanding of how Osaka really functions!!

NOTE: I would NOT recommend this tour to all.....If you ARE intrepid, well travelled & seeking an unfiltered side of Osaka, this is for you:)

First we'll get a taste of retro Osaka. Be transported back in time to a Japan barely recognizable…

What's included

  • Food
    We will take you to 2 different stalls during the course of the walking tou...
  • Tickets

Meet your host, Andy

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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I'm half Japanese & half Australian and I've been a bilingual tour guide in Osaka for 3 years. I love to show off my home (Osaka) and share incredible experiences with friends, family and tourists. I have a deep understanding of the history of Osaka after living more than 12 years here.
I have amassed a huge amount of knowledge of the back alleys and hidden gems of my neighbourhood- the Shinsekai area of Osaka...so much so locals are even surprised, shocked & amazed. I think I can give you a truly unique, amazing insider perspective of the other side of Osaka....Deep Osaka!
I'm half Japanese & half Australian and I've been a bilingual tour guide in Osaka for 3 years. I love to show off my home (Osaka) and share incredible experiences with friends, family and tourists. I have a deep understanding of the history of Osaka after living more than 12 years here.
I have amassed a huge amount of knowledge of the back alleys and hidden gems of my neighbourhood- the Shinsekai area of Osaka...so much so locals are even surprised, shocked & amazed. I think I can give yo…
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Thu, 5 Aug
£37 per person
17:30 - 20:00
£37 per person
Fri, 6 Aug
£37 per person
17:30 - 20:00
£37 per person
Sun, 8 Aug
£37 per person
17:30 - 20:00
£37 per person

Where you'll be

The retro district of Shinsekai will take you into the forgotten world where architecture, shops, restaurant & atmosphere all stand still.
After we'll delve into Nishinari, an incredible maze of narrow alleys amongst the abandoned properties and neighborhood eateries.
We'll also enter a shrine that houses the god of finance.
During the evening we will go taste testing (2 side dishes/snacks) at 2 very local stalls.

Rated 4.81 out of 5 from 121 reviews.

Steffy
August 2021
One of my favorite experiences in Japan! Andy was a awesome guide! He is super knowledgeable about Japan and it is obvious that he loves what he does/meeting new people. We learned so much about Japan and all the things that you wouldn’t other wise learn unless you were a Japanese native. To put it simply: any guided tour that Andy does it a absolute must if you are visiting Osaka!
One of my favorite experiences in Japan! Andy was a awesome guide! He is super knowledgeable about Japan and it is obvious that he loves what he does/meeting new people. We learned…
Duayne
July 2021
Learned a lot about of the negatives in Japan. That being said, lots of positives outweigh these issues that Japan has. Many countries have their low points but being able to experience them and still feel safe allows me to say that I still love Japan for what it is.
Learned a lot about of the negatives in Japan. That being said, lots of positives outweigh these issues that Japan has. Many countries have their low points but being able to exper…
Torri
July 2021
The tour with Andy was fabulous!! We walked through parts of Osaka I wouldn’t have found on my own. Andy was a great guide that you can see loves what he does while showing people places in Osaka that are against the norm. Highly recommend!
The tour with Andy was fabulous!! We walked through parts of Osaka I wouldn’t have found on my own. Andy was a great guide that you can see loves what he does while showing people…
Rufina
July 2021
This was an amazing tour. I wanted to do something different than the regular tourist sites as it was my second time in Osaka. This tour was perfect. I saw things that weren’t on any blog or website! We went to places locals didn’t even know about. Andy knew the history and facts behind every spot and took care in making sure we were taken care of and safe during the entire trip. Would highly recommend!
This was an amazing tour. I wanted to do something different than the regular tourist sites as it was my second time in Osaka. This tour was perfect. I saw things that weren’t on a…
Barbara
August 2020
Fue una experiencia fantástica! Siempre uno como turista ve el lado “bonito” de los lugares y esta experiencia nos permitió conocer de verdad el lugar. Primera vez que hago un tour asi y valió la pena! Andy es un excelente guía, preocupado por uno y la interacción fue buenísima! Si vienes a Osaka este es un tour que si o si debes hacer!
Fue una experiencia fantástica! Siempre uno como turista ve el lado “bonito” de los lugares y esta experiencia nos permitió conocer de verdad el lugar. Primera vez que hago un tour…
Sabrina
March 2020
Alex et moi même avons reservé cette experience airbnb où Luca fut notre guide, et ce fut juste incroyable du début jusqu'à la fin ! Nous avons appris tellement de choses sur la culture "underground" de cette magnifique ville. Luca est passionné par son sujet et cela se ressent vraiment. Je precise que le tour est en anglais mais que même si vous êtes un groupe au complet, Luca parle suffisemment fort et articule parfaitement bien pour qu'on le comprenne toujours et choisit des spots à l'écart du bruit pour des explications approfondis grâce a de nombreuses recherches. Nous avons fini ce tour par un excellent repas (menu établi et réservation faits par Luca). Cet endroit est si chaleureux et authentique, la nourriture délicieuse! Ce fut l'occasion de faire plus ample connaissance avec Luca et un autre participant et sommes restés jusqu'à tard. Nous avons passé un moment exceptionnel et unique dont on se souviendra pour toujours! Merci Luca !
Alex et moi même avons reservé cette experience airbnb où Luca fut notre guide, et ce fut juste incroyable du début jusqu'à la fin ! Nous avons appris tellement de choses sur la cu…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

An adventurous, intrepid spirit:)