Osaka Shinsekai/Dotonbori Walking Tour

Naniwa-ku, Japan

Experience hosted by Masaaki

2 hours, Hosted in English
Cultural immersion
Guests felt absorbed in a community or culture.

What you'll do

We meet in Shinsekai area, an old neighborhoods of Osaka, walk around the area then head toward the Minami area, Osaka's southern city center, including world-famous "Dotonbori". Osaka is well known as the food capital of Japan, or kitchen of Japan, and you will see why once you get there. There are so many restaurants all over the city, and all kinds! I'll show you not only the variety of foods Osaka can offer but also the history of the area, Japanese tradition and everyday life of local people.
You'd be better off if you can take my walking tour at your earliest convenience once you arrive Osaka, since I'll talk a lot about what you can do here as well as restaurant recommendations. This will be an excellent activity for you to familiarize yourself to this amazing city, and also Japan over all. I'll try my best to let you have a good time while you're in my beloved city!!

If you'd like to add Osaka Castle to this walking tour, please let me know. I can definitely do it for you with additional fee.

One of my guests kindly made a great YouTube video during my Experience. You can get an idea how my Experience will be by watching the link below
https://youtu.be/5lp0b6b0QxY

Watch this video as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-cUnuCGe5U&feature=youtu.be

I'm looking forward to showing you the best of my Osaka!!
Other things to note
Please be physically fit since this tour involves about 4km (2.5 miles) walking. You may bring your baby on a stroller but please know that we will be walking through some busy/crowded areas.
We meet in Shinsekai area, an old neighborhoods of Osaka, walk around the area then head toward the Minami area, Osaka's southern city center, including world-famous "Dotonbori". Osaka is well known as the food capital of Japan, or kitchen of Japan, and you will see why once you get there. There are so many restaurants all over the city, and all kinds! I'll show you not only the variety of foods Osaka can offer but also the history of the are…

Meet your Host, Masaaki

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Hi there! I'm Masa and I am a nationally licensed tour guide. I just moved back to Japan, where I was born and grew up, after living in USA for 25 years. I'll show you what Osaka has to offer by walking around Shinsekai and Minami area, southern part of Osaka City, where you can find REAL Osaka. As a Japanese but having lived overseas over the last two decades, I am certain I can explain things to you from a unique point of view and also in an insightful manner. I will show you the city from a local's perspective in a way you'd never find on your own.
Hi there! I'm Masa and I am a nationally licensed tour guide. I just moved back to Japan, where I was born and grew up, after living in USA for 25 years. I'll show you what Osaka has to offer by walking around Shinsekai and Minami area, southern part of Osaka City, where you can find REAL Osaka. As a Japanese but having lived overseas over the last two decades, I am certain I can explain things to you from a unique point of view and also in an insightful manner. I will show you the city from a…
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Where you'll be

We will be walking through old neighborhood of Shinsekai and Osaka Minami area including Dotonbori.
I'll talk about anything that comes up along the way and give you food suggestions.
This tour will be a good introduction to Osaka to familiarize yourself to the area and maximize your stay here in this exciting city, Osaka.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 248 reviews.

Anne
September 2021
Masa was an amazing host. The tour was very informative and a great introduction to Osaka. He made the experience a personal one that included interesting history, laughter, and personal connection. The tour went beyond expectation. Not only did we get to see Osaka, we got to know one of its own. Masa brought a perspective to the culture that we never would have picked up on without his genuine desire to share it with us.
Andre
August 2021
Masaaki is super friendly and very knowledgeable! It was raining during the day of our tour and he still went out of his way to show me his beloved city. I recommend doing this experience at the beginning of your trip because Masaaki gives great tips to enhance your Osakan experience.
Aidith
August 2021
Masa is a phenomenal host! It was such an amazing experience. We really enjoyed walking through wonderful Osaka, learning about the culture and the delicious food. He is so personable and definitely one of the best tours I’ve been on. You must book this tour when visiting Osaka! You’ll be very happy you did!
John
July 2021
This tour was awesome and we learn a lot we actually wished it was longer because we didn’t want it to end. We had sooooooo much fun. YOU MUST BOOK THIS TOUR
Katherine
November 2020
We absolutely loved our tour with Masaaki. He packed a lot of neat information into the 2 hours we had together. I especially loved learning about Japanese toilets, haha! We appreciate that he took a good pace as we had a 3 year old and baby with us. We really enjoyed being able to taste some of Osaka's specialty foods. Overall, a great experience. Give him your business and you won't be disappointed!
Alexis
March 2020
Me and my sis had massive fun. What a comprehensive and insightful tour this was! We wished it went on for longer but in the 2hours time, we covered a lot of ground. Wonderful places and we discovered some hidden alleys and backlanes thanks to Mr Masaaki! Thank you Masa!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

comfortable shoes and lots of energy.