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Osaka Dotonbori Daytime Food Tour provided by Arigato Japan Food Tours

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Osaka Dotonbori Daytime Food Tour

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Enjoy the best of Osaka's famous street food and hidden back alleys on this 3-hour Osaka Food Tour in the famous foodie neighborhood of Dotonbori & Namba! Experience an unforgettable stroll through the historical food streets of Osaka and eat like a local in the city known as “Japan’s Kitchen.” Your local expert will take you on an unforgettable eating excursion through the busy streets and the hidden, less frequented parts of South Osaka. The tour kicks off in the busy Dōtonbori area where we will learn about Glico man, a Filipino sprinter named Fortunato Catalon who inspired a nation and a company! Similar to Shibuya (its counterpart in Tokyo) the sights and sounds of Dōtonbori often lead you astray to overly-commercialised restaurants with queues of tourists outside. We want to take our guests to places they would certainly miss without local guidance. We will take secret alleys not long after we begin the tour toward the shrine hidden from sight for the average passerby.
  • You'll start at
    1-chōme-8-19 Dōtonbori, Chūō-ku, Osaka, 542-0071, Japan
    Meet up point: In front of Starbucks Tsutaya Ebisu-Bashi Dotonbori (next to Laox Shop) Address: 1-8-19 Dōtonbori, Chūō-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 542-0071, Japan Access: Namba Station - Midosuji Line Exit 14, Hanshin Line Exit B12
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  • 1
    Dotombori Glico Sign
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 2
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Minami (Namba)
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Hozenji Yokocho
    Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street
    Kuromon Market
    Misono Building
  • You'll end at
    Sennichimae, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0074, Japan
    End point: Sennichimae area.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Starbucks, 1-chōme-8-19 Dōtonbori, Chūō-ku, Osaka, 542-0071, Japan
Return Details
Sennichimae, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0074, Japan
  • Try local dishes at 4 food stops
  • 1 Drink
  • Traditional Japanese Dessert
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Hotel pick up not included (can be arranged for an additional charge)
  • Gratuity
  • Transportation costs
  • Additional drinks or food (not included but possible to purchase at guest expense)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Passport information copy is required for kids 10 and above.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Family-friendly
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Accepts Single Travelers
  • Same-day Booking available
  • Food changes (Season/Availability)
  • Changes to tours and spots we visit may occur due to schedules of restaurants, public holidays, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Applicable substitutions will be made in this case.
  • Vegetarian, Vegan, Pescetarian, Shellfish free, Pork-meat free friendly
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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jjjbbb wrote a review Jan. 2020
Australia41 contributions84 helpful votes
Our family of 4 had a great afternoon in Dotonbori with Hiro of Arigato Food Tours. It ended up being just our family which was nice for us. We were definitely full after the tour and enjoyed everywhere Hiro took us.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from ArigatoJapan, Owner at Osaka Dotonbori Daytime Food Tour
Responded Jan. 25, 2020
So thankful for your kind review and glad everyone in your family could enjoy!
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