Osaka, “the Kitchen of Japan,” is known for being brash, bright, and bustling — but to uncover its soul you’ll want to break away from the crowds. On this luxury private tour, your local host guides you to hidden hideouts for an exclusive taste of Osaka’s “soul food” and nightlife.
Prepare to explore Osaka’s backstreets and hideaway restaurants with a fun-loving local expert on a tour with a difference. Starting out at a classic meeting point for the local youth, your multilingual guide Ryo will take you on a stroll to discover Osaka’s hidden gems. In Shin-Umeda Shokudogai, the maze of restaurants at Osaka Station, you’ll try not only takoyaki but the lesser-known “takosen” that’s harder to find. Moving to Tenshinbashi, he’ll introduce you to an invitation-only okonomiyaki restaurant you won’t find in any guidebook. Then, after feasting on Osaka’s favorite foods, change the pace and get moving again at a popular local batting center. It's usually full, but Ryo will make sure you get your spot and check off another backstreet tour highlight while burning some calories. Finally, check out one of Ryo’s favorite nightclubs, and dance the night away in the VIP room to wrap up the night in style!