On this tour, we'll explore the back alleys and hidden gems while grasping the history! Visit abandoned buildings area, retro zone, and deep alleys offer a unique insight. Delicious side dishes at 2 stalls is included. Dinner option is available too.
- Please be at the meeting location (Daikokucho Station, Exit 1, at the top of the stairs, outside the Family Mart convenience store by 5:30 pm - It's best to arrive at 5:15 pm. We will leave sharply at 5:35 pm
We will explore the non-touristy areas where you'll lift the veil of "perfect Japan" and get a real, unfiltered and deep understanding Osaka. NOTE: I would NOT recommend this tour to all.....If you ARE intrepid, well travelled & seeking an authentic side of Osaka, this is for you:) First, we will get a taste of retro Osaka so be prepared to feel like you've been transported back in time to a Japan barely recognizable. Jump into retro video game parlors, pachinko, old fashioned markets and so much more! Not too far away, you'll see how the locals entertain and get entertained by night. From unique games found in Japan, crazy fishing restaurants to a peek at Osakan theatre. Here, we will go to two delicious stalls and try real local food. This area is home to some of the most amazing back alleyways you will ever see. There you'll breathe and interact with neighborhood gatherings, authentic side street eateries, and sync in with local energy while learning a little bit of the area's history. A stone's throw away, you'll discover an area that is untouched...left to form a mysterious ambiance right in the middle of the city. After we will stroll through a Red Light district like no other. Because it is Taisho Era perserved zone, it is literally like walking down a different era in time. A truly surreal experience! We'll tell you the history and the unspoken taboo issues of each and every location we hit, making it all relevant! Finally, you'll have the option to eat a full dinner at a family-run okonomiyaki or kushikatsu restaurant after the tour to reenergize yourself.