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Namba Backstreet Evening Tour

by Seiko
(15) Reviews
3:30h $ 80 up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Ura Namba (backstreets with many standing bars and small restaurants)
  • Dotonbori
  • Doguyasuji
  • Nipponbashi
  • Kuromon Market
  • Shinsekai & Tsutenkaku (need an extra hour)
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80.10 USD

total price
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick-up in the central Osaka and Shinosaka.
$ 8.90
Hotel pick-up in the central Kyoto area or out of the JR Loop line in ....
$ 13.35
Extra hour.
$ 22.25

Overview

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.

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!

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Highlights

  • Ura Namba (backstreets with many standing bars and small restaurants)
  • Dotonbori
  • Doguyasuji
  • Nipponbashi
  • Kuromon Market
  • Shinsekai & Tsutenkaku (need an extra hour)

Important

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.
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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

Duration 3:30 hours

Starting time 16:00 PM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people 1 to 5   Flexible
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

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.

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day before of the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Seiko


National Certified Guide

(15) Reviews

Contact Seiko
Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hello, I am Seiko! I was born and grew up in Kurashiki (Okayama pref.) until high school, spent my college days in Kyoto, and currently living in Osaka.
I studied Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Wisconsin, as well.
I myself am a traveler for my life, been to more than 30 countries and all the prefectures in Japan and always excited to help travel planning for my friends/clients coming to Japan. I am also a hiker, kayaker, scuba diver, and snowboarder enjoying myself mostly outdoors in every season.
I would especially love to show you things that are rarely found in your guidebook or difficult to do as tourists from other countries as well as the beauty of the nature and rural areas in Japan.
Besides city tours in Osaka and Kyoto, my tours can stretch to introducing local foods, bar-hopping, sake/beer breweries, visiting secret local spots, excursions to enjoy the nature such as walking/hiking tours, onsen day-out, and more!
Let's have fun time and unique experience with me!

*Please check my original tours in Kyoto and Osaka. These tour rates are more reasonable than booking a custom tour with me!

*Please note below before booking:
1. Transportation fee, entrance fee, and lunch/dinner for you and guide is NOT included in the base rate. (Licensed guides normally get free admission at temples, shrines and certain tourist attractions.)
2. Hotel pick-up is optional for custom booking tours. It is 1,000 - 1,500 yen depending on your hotel and tour location, and hotel drop-off after the tour is not included.
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Reviews ( 15 )

2 months ago |   by Adrienne

“ 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!

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