What to Expect
Firstly we will visit Osaka-jo Castle, the symbol of Osaka. You can enjoy the great view from the top of the castle tower. Then we will move to the Dohtom-bori area by subway or maybe by boat.
The Dohton-bori Waterway that developed as an entertainment district of Osaka with plenty of playhouses and tea shops in the Edo period. Now they are replaced by many restaurants, bars and clubs over the course of time. It's fun to stroll around this Dohtom-bori area to see three-dimensional signboards of various restaurants, and to discover Osaka's favorite snacks, Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki.
The narrow Hozen-ji Yokocho street is very close to the waterway. That street can make you imagine the way old Osaka streets looked like in the past. Here, at a corner of this street, you will have the opportunity to see a Buddhist statue Fudoh-myooh, covered with moss all over the body.
Then, we will go to the Dohguya-suji street, on which you will see all kinds of cooking utensils, especially interesting for owners and professional cooks of restaurants and bars. This street is like a culinary tool museum. Finally, we will go to the Kuromon Food Market where professional cooks come and get fresh ingredients for their cooking. In this tour, you can learn about Osaka and gain a knowledge on especially its culinary culture.