Osaka is known for its exciting culture, spectacular architecture, and delicious street food! For those looking to experience the culinary delights in the city, there are many restaurants, cafes, and stalls to choose from. If you’re strapped for time or would prefer a hassle-free experience, there are many tours available. We’ve selected 8 of the best food tours available in the city that accommodate all types of travellers. You’ll be able to choose from a variety of walking tours with locals of Osaka or invest in tours that will provide you with a deep, cultural understanding.
The Evening Food and Drink Tour allows you to experience two of Osaka’s most enigmatic and delicious food markets. Your native English-speaking tour guide will show you around the Tenma and Kyobashi night markets.
You’ll be able to sample a wonderful array of tasty and unique treats including lots of local dishes that you’re sure to love!
This tour exudes all the intriguing and energetic vibes of Osaka and as you make your way around the different market stalls, you’re sure to enjoy everything that it has to offer.
Deep Osaka All-Inclusive Nighttime Foodie Cultural Experience
Duration: 3 hours
This three and a half hour tour provides you with a great insight into many aspects of Japanese cuisine, allowing you to sample a wide variety of wonderful dishes.
Experience the vibrant nightlife, delicious food, and thriving market stalls of Osaka as you wander around and absorb everything that it has to offer.
You’ll have the chance to try quintessential Japanese snacks including skewered meat and octopus balls, plus much more.
Kansai, Dotonbori, Tsutenkaku Tower Tour in Osaka with Snacks
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
This three hour evening food tour will ensure that you have a truly remarkable eating experience as you wander through the busy streets in order to discover all the hidden gems that it has to offer.
You’ll see many sights during your tour, including Dotounburi and the Glico man, a Filipino sprinter named Fortunato Catalon, who inspired a nation and a company!
During the tour, you’ll also experience a truly remarkable dinner along with free drinks!
Nightlife Osaka Food Tour
Duration: 3 hours
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This tour is perfect for food enthusiasts, as you’ll get to try a wide range of delicious Japanese cuisine!
You can experience the morning fish market, eateries, and sightseeing spots in many local areas, with the opportunity to sample excellent local delicacies.
You can rest-assured that you’ll leave the tour with a full tummy and a satisfied knowledge!
Osaka Food Walking Tour with Market Visit
Duration: 4 hours
This two and a half hour Sushi Making Class will provide you with an authentic sushi making experience. You’ll be able to witness a demonstration of sushi rice preparation and then you’ll be able to have your own turn at making a few things with a number of different ingredients that the teacher will provide you with.
As your lesson comes to a close, you’ll have the opportunity to sit down and try your own handiwork, as well as the work of other guests too, allowing you to compare everything that you’ve made!
2.5-Hour Sushi Making Class
Price: From 94.54 USD (10,455.65 JPY)
The Soul of Kansai Tour is an exciting and culture-filled excursion that will allow you to experience a plethora of intriguing cuisine including fresh meat, fish, and vegetables.
On this tour, you’ll also discover many landmarks of Osaka including the infamous Luna Theme Park and a traditional Sento. You’ll also get to try the delicious Shinsekai kushi-katsu and as well as enjoying the buoyant atmosphere of Dotonbori.
Osaka: Soul of Kansai Tour with Japanese Snacks
Duration: 3.5 hour
This tour allows you to get off the beaten path and discover Osaka like a local where you can meet and talk to local merchants and craftsmen.
The local guide will show you all around the surrounding areas where you can sample traditional snacks and beverages. Local dishes, such as okonomiyaki and takoyaki, can also be tried throughout this tour.
You’ll also get the chance to explore the shopping district of Nipponbashi.
Walking Tour with the Locals
Price: from 37.86 USD (4,189.61 JPY)
Book this unique food tour where you’ll have a local guide to take you to three izakayas and learn about Osaka. The tour will start at Hozenji Temple and will navigate through Osaka where you’ll be getting a taste of famous local foods. The tour doesn’t stop there as you’ll get to enjoy having a drink from three different local bars in Osaka’s hidden alleys.
Osaka Bar Hopping Food Tour
Price: 55 USD
This evening tour in Shinsaibashi and Namba allows you to experience the buzzing nightlife.
You’ll get to experience the areas as if you were a local and your English-speaking tour guide will provide you with plenty of insight into the clubs and bars.
Throughout the tour, you’ll have the chance to taste wonderful local cuisine as well as sampling a couple of drinks.
Foodie Adventure with locals in Shinsaibaishi Osaka
Have a bite to eat in Osaka!
It’s clear to see that there is a large variety of food tours that you can embark upon in Osaka. With plenty of exquisite dishes to try while in Japan, it’s a great idea to take part in a food tour so that you really get a feel for the local cuisine.
Don’t miss out on any of these tours; book one now to save disappointment during your stay in Osaka!
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