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Ura-Namba, backstreets in Namba, has lots of great little shops, restaurants and bars for the locals.
I will take you to the streets and ask you choose 2-3 spots/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.


  •   Ura Namba (backstreets with many standing bars and small restaurants)
  •   Dotonbori
  •   Doguyasuji
  •   Nipponbashi
  •   Kuromon Market


City Osaka
Depart From Osaka , Kyoto, Nara, Kobe
Meeting Point Visitor Information Center Namba (near Takashimaya/Nankai Namba station) or at your hotel in Osaka
Ending Point Wherever in Namba
Departure 16:00 PM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 3:30h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 5


81.00 USD

total price for up to 5 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

per group People
1 ~ 2 people 81.00 USD
3 ~ 5 people 90.00 USD

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick-up in the central Osaka and Shinosaka. 9.00 USD
Hotel pick-up in the central Kyoto area or out of the JR Loop line in Osaka. 0.01 USD
Extra hour. 18.00 USD

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, NOT on a belt;
- 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.

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!

What‘s included

guide fee for 3.5- 4 hours, hotel pick-up in Namba area

What‘s not included

transportation fee(to/from your hotel in Osaka area to/from Namba station. About a few hundred yen one way), dinner, entrance fee if any
* both for you and guide


1. The tour is 3.5-4 hours depending on where we go. You can choose a few spots/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 is not included in your guide fee. (ex. glass of beer: 300-600 yen, takoyaki: 500-700 yen, etc.)
(Namba has a variety of restaurants/bars from high-end sushi bars to very reasonable stand-up bars, so I will take you to certain places as per your budget and what kind of food you'd like to eat.)
4. Please note that most small restaurants/bars are not smoke-free especially during dinner/bar time in Japan.

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick-up in the central Osaka and Shinosaka. 9.00 USD
Hotel pick-up in the central Kyoto area or out of the JR Loop line in Osaka. 0.01 USD
Extra hour. 18.00 USD

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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.
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You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
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No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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I had a wonderful time with Seiko on my excursion to Wazuka and Uji. The tea fields in Wazuka were beautiful and I enjoyed shopping for green teas in Uji. Seiko was knowledgeable and we had great conversation throughout our time together. I'd highly recommend Seiko as your tour guide.

I had such a wonderful time with you too, Laurie! I'm really glad that you liked Wazuka as I think it's so special and also you came during the best season to visit. Thank you for choosing my tour which I created for someone like you who appreciate the delicacy of Uji tea. Hope to keep in touch and see you again in Japan! Thank you. Seiko

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“ Uji, fushimi inari ”

Seiko was really wonderful. She was knowledgeable and showed us parts of Kyoto we might not have ever thought of (like where the cormorant fishing area and the statue of Genji are). She was pleasant and accommodating and was truly great to see the city with. I really enjoyed the tea district and was able to buy green tea in an old tea house where dignitaries have stopped in to visit. I will definitely recommend her services to friends and family visiting Kyoto!

Romina, thanks so much for your kind comments. I also had a great time with you all. I could tell everyone was interested in our culture and the beauty of Kyoto, and then asked me many questions, which really motivates me to be able to explain things better! I am also glad to hear that you liked the areas I took during the tour:) Hope you had a great time for the rest of your time in Kyoto and Osaka, and enjoy reading The Tale of Genji someday! Thanks again!!!! Seiko

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“ We wanted to experience the ambiance and highlights of Kyoto and Osaka in 2 days and Seiko delivered! ”

Seiko has a warm enthusiastic personality and spoke excellent English. We saw beautiful and wonderous parts of both cities and loved both new and old Japan through her eyes. Thank you Seiko for such a fun visit! Will, Julia, Bob and Cheri

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