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Osaka Namba & Backstreet Evening Tour

by Seiko
(58) Reviews
3:30h $ 100

Highlights

  • Kuromon Market (Optional & has to start the tour by 4:00pm)
  • Doguyasuji
  • Nipponbashi
  • Dotonbori
  • Shinsekai & Tsutenkaku (Optional & need an extra hour)
  • Ura Namba (backstreets with many standing bars and small restaurants) for dinner and/or drink
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People
100.10 USD

People People
1 ~ 2 people 100.10 USD
3 ~ 5 people 118.30 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick-up in other areas of Osaka.
$ 9.10
Hotel pick-up in the central Kyoto area or out of the JR Loop line in ....
$ 13.65
Extra hour (Please add this for a tour starting from Kyoto).
$ 22.75

Overview

Backstreets in Namba offer lots of great little shops, restaurants and bars for the locals.
I will take you to the area and ask you choose 2-3 spots and restaurants to visit.
You'll start the tour from Nipponbashi (Osaka's sub-cultural mecca) or Doguyasuji (kitchen equipment street including potteries and knives) and end the tour in Dotonbori. Kuromon Market is optional.

What to Expect

Before ending the tour on the famous Dotonbori street, you can enjoy your own preferred way of digging into Namba by visiting places such as:
- Small local diners/bars that you can go hopping;
- Local sushi bar that serves sushi from the chef
- Doguyasuji street, a shopping arcade dedicated to providing cooking tools and equipment both for homes and professional chefs including Japanese knives, plastic foods, tacoyaki grills and more;
- Kuromon Market for food stands and local specialties; and
- Nipponbashi sub-culture area for gadget shopping at DenDen town, visiting a cat-cafe, maid-cafe, game and anime shops, etc.; and/or Karaoke bar/restaurant that you can enjoy food and singing in a private space.
- Shinsekai if you want to see the retro atmosphere of Osaka from the Showa-era. Tsutenkaku tower is illuminated at night with other 3D signs which gives you a chance to take a perfect Osaka shot.

I will make sure to maximize your precious and limited time in Namba without having communication and/or wandering problems, and even more, you will enjoy interacting with Osaka locals who are known as so much fun to chat/drink with!

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Seiko Licensed Guide
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Highlights

  • Kuromon Market (Optional & has to start the tour by 4:00pm)
  • Doguyasuji
  • Nipponbashi
  • Dotonbori
  • Shinsekai & Tsutenkaku (Optional & need an extra hour)
  • Ura Namba (backstreets with many standing bars and small restaurants) for dinner and/or drink

Important

Calendar will be updated for the next few weeks.

*Please contact me first for availability and note below before booking: 1. My schedule on Triplelights site is open for the next 3 month only. 2. Please read through my profile including "Important Notes" at the end before booking.

***Excursions ***
I can guide you in Okayama (including Naoshima and Kurashiki), Hiroshima (Onomichi, Shimanami islands cycling, Miyajima, etc.) and Shikoku (Iya valley etc.) if you pay for my transportation.
The above areas can be visited from Osaka/Kyoto in one or two days.

1. The tour is 3.5-4 hours depending on where we go. You can choose a few spots and one or two places to eat and drink that can be covered within 3.5- 4 hours.
2. If you'd like to visit Doguyasuji and/or Kuromon market, I recommend starting by 16:30 as most shops there close around 18:00.
3. The cost of food and drink for you and guide is not included in your guide fee. (ex. glass of beer: 300-600 yen, small dish: 300-500 yen, main dish: 500-1,000 yen, takoyaki: 500-700 yen, etc.) Please understand this is not a typical sightseeing tour, rather focus on eating and drinking at a local place in Osaka, frequently referred to as the country's kitchen, which is why the tour rate is set low
4. Please have enough cash to pay at a small restaurant/bar which normally takes cash only.
5. Namba has a variety of restaurants/bars from high-end sushi bars to very reasonable stand-up bars, so I will choose one as per your budget and what kind of food you'd like to eat. It will be helpful if you can tell me your preference in advance.
6. Please note that most small restaurants/bars are not smoke-free especially during dinner/bar time in Japan. read more

What‘s included
guide fee for 3.5- 4 hours, hotel pick-up in Namba and Umeda area
What‘s not included
transportation fee for you and guide (to/from your hotel in Osaka area to/from Namba station. About a few hundred yen one way), dinner for you and guide, entrance fee if any
Depart From
Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe
Meeting Point
Information Center Namba (near Takashimaya/Nankai Namba station) or at your hotel in Osaka
Ending Point
Wherever in Namba
Duration
3:30 hours
Starting time
16:00 PM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my children?

Yes, but you can't go into bars and please note that most restaurants are not smoke-free.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 58 )
Michael Michael United States ( Couple )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Exceptional day in Kyoto ”

Seiko planned a great day. Covered a variety of experiences. From a sake brewery, shrines, temples, tea ceremony to experiencing the Gion Festival. The Gion Festival was very special and gave us the opportunity to see many Geishas in all their beauty. Seiko was very knowledgeable and flexible on the itinerary. A wonderful day in a beautiful city.

Seiko:

Thanks Michael and Anne for a special day and letting me plan a tour with you. Yes, we did and visited a lot and I'm relieved to hear you enjoyed the day even after two weeks of traveling and seeing a lot in Japan. The festival is a small one but so special that we could be so close to Geikos/Maikos with their friendly and beautiful smiles. Please enjoy the rest of your time in Japan! Seiko

Chris Chris United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Tours of Osaka and Himeji Castle/ Kobe ”

My wife and I just spent two days with Seiko exploring Osaka, the Himeji Castle and Kobe. She picked us up and delivered us back to our hotel. She showed us how to use the subways and trains in Osaka and took us to interesting sites. She also took us to restaurants serving local food. Her English is outstanding. We had a great time with Seiko and would highly recommend her for anyone looking for a local guide in the Osaka area.

Seiko:

Thank you Chris and Helen for the wonderful two days. I sometimes find it a bit challenging to entertain someone who travels a lot and already seen many parts of Japan, but I ended up being entertained by many good questions from you all the time (thanks to your understanding about history etc)!!! Thanks for many drinks and meals with you too. Safe travels back to the States:) Seiko

Marian Marian United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Osaka food tour ”

We were a group of 8 people from USA. Seiko Met us at the train station at a cafe holding a sign and was easy to find. Seiko spoke English beautifully and took us on a food tour which highlighted the New World and Dotonbori areas. She is very knowledgeable about history and a pleasure to tour with. We would highly recommend her!

Seiko:

Thanks Marian for all the communications and arrangements before the tour. It went well thanks to you! I hope everyone enjoyed a day in Osaka and the rest of their time in other cities in Japan. Seiko

Wayea Wayea United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great customized tour of Nara and Osaka ”

Seiko is a wonderful tour guide. Her English is fluent and easy to understand. She accommodated our particular shopping and dining requests, and even let us use her wi-fi. She explained the history well. Highly recommend.

Seiko:

Thanks Wayea! I had a great time guiding and chatting with you and the family. Was very interesting! Sometimes it's not easy to meet everyone's request if it is a big group or different generations but I see you guys travel really well together by caring for each other. Thanks again! Seiko

angela Angela Canada ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! ”

Don’t hesitate to book Seiko as your guide! We had a fantastic day with a knowledgeable, friendly and interesting guide who spoke fluent English. I will be highly recommending her to all my friends travelling to japan.

Seiko:

Thank you Angela! Fushimi Inari walk to the viewpoint, Uji with maccha, sake lunch was the perfect combination of a day in Kyoto for someone like you guys! Thanks for sharing your stories with me during the tour as well. I always feel so lucky to be able to meet such interesting and cool people as a part of my job:) Arigato for the fun day to all of you!!! Seiko

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