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Overview

Ura-Namba, back streets in Namba, has lots of great little shops, restaurants and bars but are still hidden from tourists.
I will take you to those little streets and ask you choose 2-3 spots/restaurants to visit.
You can also choose to start from Nipponbashi area (Osaka's sub-cultural mecca) or Doguyasuji (kitchen equipment street including potteries and knives) for shopping.

Highlights

  •   Ura Namba (back streets with many standing bars and small restaurants)
  •   Doguyasuji
  •   Nipponbashi

Information

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 18:00 PM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 4h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 5
Booking
4h
When?

People

62.30 USD

total price for up to 5 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick-up. 8.90 USD
Extra hour. 13.35 USD
Extra person (from 6th person to 8th). 8.90 USD

What to Expect

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;
-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

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

Important

You can choose a few spots that can be covered within 4 hours.
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-bars, so I will take you to certain places as per your budget and what kind of food you'd like to eat.)
Please note that most small restaurants/bars are not smoke-free especially during dinner/bar time in Japan.

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick-up. 8.90 USD
Extra hour. 13.35 USD
Extra person (from 6th person to 8th). 8.90 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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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!
Please check the following link. https://triplelights.com/cancel
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction. Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
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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Julia
4 weeks ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ 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

Seiko:
Thank you, Julia, Will, Bob, and Cheri for the great time together. I enjoyed talking with you all and sakura so much to the extent sometimes forgot that I was guiding you around! And special thanks to the secret sake under sakura to end our Kyoto tour!! I wish you had more time in Osaka too, but glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Thanks again!!!! Seiko

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Jess
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Osaka Day tour ”

Seiko was very warm, approachable and knowledgeable with Osaka's rich history. She is very responsive to questions before and also during the tour. She was very flexible to all our requests, will definitely recommend her to family and friends planing on visiting Osaka.

Seiko:
Thank you Jess and the whole family! It was my pleasure to guide you all and also good experience to lead a big group of people with different generations and demands. Everyone was patient with me especially about walking so much during the tour. Thanks again and hope to see any of you if ever coming back to Osaka! Seiko

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Barry
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: Spain

“ Excellent! ”

Despite the rain, we had a GREAT tour with Seiko, and her friend Kuriko (who spoke Spanish (as my wife is Spanish). We visited everywhere planned, and before all the crowds arrived on the tour buses, and had a great (and cheap) meal in a local restaurant. A wonderful day with someone who has great enthusiasm and infectious humour. THANK you.

Seiko:
Hi Barry, thanks for the wonderful time together. Although the rainy weather was a bit disappointing, I enjoyed guiding you and Merce, and we laughed so much during the tour too! It was also great you both are great walkers so that made it all happen! I hope you had a great time for the rest of your cruise trip in Japan. Thanks again. Seiko

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Christine
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Kind and patient. ”

Seiko made our stay in Japan more exciting and memorable. I love our Kyoto tour! Aside from speaking english very well, she's very patient with us, we are a family of 5, i have 3 boys with me, just imagine that. I will definitely recommend her. Hopefully when we comeback, we can have her again as our tour guide.

Seiko:
Thank you Christine! I also enjoyed the tour with you and your family. It's always great to have guests like you, curious about our food and culture. I hope the boys enjoyed Osaka and Kyoto too. They were such good boys! Thanks again to you and your family and hope to see you again!

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