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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
  •   Shinsekai & Tsutenkaku (need an extra hour)


City Osaka
Depart From Osaka , Kyoto, Nara, Kobe
Meeting Point 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
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.


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. 13.50 USD
Extra hour. 22.50 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.
- 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!

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. 13.50 USD
Extra hour. 22.50 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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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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3 days ago , From: United States

“ Wonderful! ”

We had a very great experience with Seiko! She met us at the café next to our hotel, and we walked the streets of Dotonburi on our way to Osaka Castle. She was friendly and so nice! She also brought us to Kuromon Market which was one of the best experiences of our trip! We loved it so much, we went back for more street food! She was so patient with us and gave us the ability to customize our tour and stop at places we wanted to go! It was fun getting to know her and she was very outgoing! We will definitely recommend and call her on our next visit to Japan! Thank you so much Seiko for the wonderful tour!!!

Thank you Gretchen for the nicest comments!! I had so much fun with you too and felt happy to see you guys were excited to try all the different and local foods in the market (although some of them was not the greatest taste :-( ) Thanks for all the food and beer(!?) you kindly shared for me. It was the best part of our day on a sweating summer day. Hope we'll see each other again in Osaka or somewhere in Japan. I'll definitely keep my calendar open for you guys next time. Thanks again!

6 days ago , From: United States

“ One day english-speaking private tour of Kyoto ”

Seiko was adorable! Energetic and knowledgeable, she guided us through Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera, Gion, Nishiki Market,and Arashyama. We had a fun-filled day walking the streets of Kyoto learning about the culture, tasting local foods and taking pictures of the beautiful scenery. Seiko was warm and friendly with a good sense of humor and greatly enhanced our trip.

Thank you so much for your kind comments, Anne. We did so much that day, not just shrine and temple but also the festival, food and cycling from the east end to west end of Kyoto! It was the hottest day in Kyoto this summer, but I am glad you still enjoyed the tour. Everyone was physically strong and also patient with the temperature and crowds which made it a great day despite the heat. Hope you also enjoyed other parts of Japan after Kyoto! Thanks again. Seiko

2 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: Indonesia

“ Excellent ”

I'm Sorry . I was late to write review for Seiko. As our trip at Kyoto, she is not only as our guide but she also put herself as part ot our Family, her patience, her concern until small things about us, and her timeliness, and her knowledge about all place that we visit are very good, and she quickly got along with us all. We all family, are very gratefull dan appreciate for what she have done to us. Once again, thx Mrs Seiko and we hope we'll see u again at our next trip to Japan.

Thank you for having me as a part of your family during the tour!! Your whole family was so welcoming and patient with me during the tour. And thanks for liking Japan so much too. Please keep in touch and I look forward to hearing about the boys as well☺ Cheers!

3 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ great tour ”

Seiko was knowledgeable, fluent and flexible. highly recommended. we had a great time with her visiting Osaka for the day.

Thanks Tony for the fun day! I really enjoyed the tour with you and was happy to see you smile all the time. Your family is amazing, and wish all the best to everyone. Please don't forget Kushikatsu :) and hope you have a chance to visit Japan again.

Adrienne Adrienne
1 month ago , ( Solo ) , From: Australia

“ Excellent! ”

Seiko was an excellent guide! Taking me to hidden places within Japan that only the locals can go to. Very informative and ensured I was happy and safe (being a solo traveller) would definitely recommend!

Thanks Adrienne! It was a great lady's night!! I hope you enjoyed the last few days in Osaka and will come back to Japan some day again.

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