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Overview

This tour is meant for those who would like to enjoy sightseeing in Minami ( South ) Area, Osaka and eating and drinking at three izakayas ( Japanese-style taverns ) for relatively reasonable prices in a friendly atmosphere.

Highlights

  •   Shin-Sekai ( the New World ) and Tsutenkaku Tower
  •   Three Izakaya restaurants including a standing pub
  •   Hozenji Alley and Dotombori Street

Information

City Osaka
Depart From Osaka , Kyoto, Nara, Kobe
Meeting Point At Dobutsuen-mae Station of Subway Midosuji Line or at your hotel in Osaka
Ending Point At Namba Station of Subway Midosuji Line or at your hotel in Osaka
Departure 16:00 PM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 5h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 2 ~ 5
Booking
5h
When?

People

132.00 USD

total price up to 5

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

hotel pick-up in Osaka area. 17.60 USD

What to Expect

This tour is designed for those who wish to explore izakaya ( Japanese-style taverns ) and to enjoy sightseeing in Minami ( South ) Area, Osaka. The tour starts at Jan-jan alley in Shin-Sekai ( the New World ), the name of which is said to have come from the noisy sound of practicing the shamisen ( three-stringed instruments ) before World War II. This alley retains a good old atmosphere of the commoners' town. Next you will move into the core part of Shin-Sekai, which has recently become one of the busiest tourist attractions in Osaka. Shin-Sekai streets are lined with many izakaya and kushikatsu ( deep-fried beef and vegetables on skewers ) restaurants. Then you will go up to the observatory of Tsutenkaku Tower modeled after the Eiffel Tower of Paris. You can take in the twilight view of Osaka from the observation deck, including the sunset on clear autumn days.
Five minute walk brings you to the first izakaya, which has a long history of more than sixty years and has been favored by local people. This restaurant fulfills all the requirements for good izakaya; friendly atmosphere, sophisticated taste of dishes, long establishment, reasonable prices and the like. If you wish, you can easily talk with customers sitting next to you.
After ten minute walk through Nippon-bashi Streets ( similar to Akihabara in Tokyo ), you will be at a standing pub in Namba. This pub stores scores of different brands of Japanese sake in a large refrigerated showcase. You can also enjoy tasting a variety of dishes from Japanese-style to western-style. This pub is loved by young women as well as middle-aged men.
You will visit a third and last izakaya near the standing pub. There are a couple of nice izakaya restaurants with unique characteristics. One of the izakayas is run by a sake taster who offers you fresh and delicious sashimi ( sliced raw fish ) which goes very well with locally brewed sake. Another izakaya is popular with office workers because the lady staff amuse customers with her witty and comical talk.
On the way to Subway Namba Station, you will stop at Hozenji Temple alley and Ebisu-bashi Bridge famous for a big signboard of Glico athlete with hands up. Hozenji alley is an old Osaka quarter lined with Japanese-style restaurants, pubs and bars which were and are frequented by entertainers working in Dotombori area. Your tour ends at Ebisu-bashi Bridge for photo taking against the background of the Glico runner.


What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

entrance fee for Tsutenkaku Tower observation deck (¥700 ) and dinner at three izakayas ( about ¥7,000 for five drinks and 7-8 plates of dishes per person )

Important

In addition to the guide fee, you will be asked to pay around 7,000 yen per person for the charge at three izakaya restaurants. The charge may vary a little according to what and how much you drink and eat. You can eat 7-8 plates of dishes and 5 drinks of alcohol such as beer, Japanese sake and wine on average. If you share the dishes with your partners and guide, you can try a wider variety of food. The guide also pays around 7,000 yen for the charge at the izakayas.
We Japanese have a custom of warikan or a Dutch treat, but that does not always mean that we pay for exactly what we ate and drank. Some people eat and drink more than others. In our custom, however, that is often the case and excusable. Nobody complains about that. If you will join in my tour, remember this, please.

Extras (optional)

hotel pick-up in Osaka area. 17.60 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Reviews

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Cathy
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ We had the best time with Yoshie! ”

Yoshie was a wonderful tour guide. He helped me to preplan and flex our 3 day tour through email to meet the needs of my 23 year old daughter who wanted to see and learn about everything as well as my 83 year old mother. We saw so many temples and took beautiful pictures for great memories. We had a great time with many many laughs in the deer park feeding the deer! He also took us to great places to eat and a sake tasting. We went to bed every night talking about how much fun we had each day! At the end of our stay he even helped us get to the correct train track to continue our journey to Hakone! We have made a new friend in Yoshie. My family is very grateful for his hospitality. Arigato gozaimasu Yoshie San! Cathy, Casey, Yasuko and Jack

Yoshihisa:
Thank you very much for your kind message. I am so glad to hear you all have enjoyed the tour with me in Kyoto and Nara for the past three days. My good memory with you will long linger on like a temple bell. I was really impressed at your careful consideration to your family. I hope you will have a nice trip in Hakone and have a good opportunity to see Mt. Fuji. Thank you for everything again. Yoshie

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Kasey
4 months ago , From: United States

"Yoshie" was an excellent tour guide. He is very engaging and very personal. He added so much to our trip !!! His english is very good. He was very patient and understanding and connected with all the ages (16-56 yrs old) in our group. He went above and beyond to make our day very special and fit everything in we wanted to see. It was a very hot day and he was AMAZING helping us deal with the heat. We will look him up next time we are in Japan.

Yoshihisa:
Hi, Kasey. I really appreciate your kind words of gratitude, I am very pleased to learn that you enjoyed every minute of your tour in Kyoto with me. I also had an excellent time with Pat, MP and you. I hope the good encounter with you all will linger on like the sound of a temple bell. Looking forward to seeing you at my house someday soon.

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