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Osaka Shinsekai/Dotonbori Walking Tour

Naniwa-ku, Japan

Experience hosted by Masaaki

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We meet in Shinsekai area, an old neighborhoods of Osaka, walk around the area then head toward the Minami area, Osaka's southern city center, including world-famous "Dotonbori". Osaka is well known as the food capital of Japan, or kitchen of Japan, and you will see why once you get there. There are so many restaurants all over the city, and all kinds! I'll show you not only the variety of foods Osaka can offer but also the history of the area, Japanese tradition and everyday life of local people.
You'd be better off if you can take my walking tour at your earliest convenience once you arrive Osaka, since I'll talk a lot about what you can do here as well as restaurant recommendations. This will be an excellent activity for you to familiarize yourself to this amazing city, and also Japan over all. I'll try my best to let you have a good time while you're in my beloved city!!

If you'd like to add Osaka Castle to this walking tour, please let me know. I can definitely do it for you with additional fee.

One of my guests kindly made a great YouTube video during my Experience. You can get an idea how my Experience will be by watching the link below
https://youtu.be/5lp0b6b0QxY

Watch this video as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-cUnuCGe5U&feature=youtu.be

I'm looking forward to showing you the best of my Osaka!!
Other things to note
Please be physically fit since this tour involves about 4km (2.5 miles) walking. You may bring your baby on a stroller but please know that we will be walking through some busy/crowded areas.
We meet in Shinsekai area, an old neighborhoods of Osaka, walk around the area then head toward the Minami area, Osaka's southern city center, including world-famous "Dotonbori". Osaka is well known as the food capital of Japan, or kitchen of Japan, and you will see why once you get there. There are so many restaurants all over the city, and all kinds! I'll show you not only the variety of foods Osaka can offer but also the history of the are…

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/ person
Sun, 11 Apr
$56 per person
$56 per person
Mon, 12 Apr
$56 per person
$56 per person
Mon, 12 Apr
$56 per person
$56 per person

Meet your host, Masaaki

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Hi there! I'm Masa and I am a nationally licensed tour guide. I just moved back to Japan, where I was born and grew up, after living in USA for 25 years. I'll show you what Osaka has to offer by walking around Shinsekai and Minami area, southern part of Osaka City, where you can find REAL Osaka. As a Japanese but having lived overseas over the last two decades, I am certain I can explain things to you from a unique point of view and also in an insightful manner. I will show you the city from a local's perspective in a way you'd never find on your own.
Hi there! I'm Masa and I am a nationally licensed tour guide. I just moved back to Japan, where I was born and grew up, after living in USA for 25 years. I'll show you what Osaka has to offer by walking around Shinsekai and Minami area, southern part of Osaka City, where you can find REAL Osaka. As a Japanese but having lived overseas over the last two decades, I am certain I can explain things to you from a unique point of view and also in an insightful manner. I will show you the city from a…
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Where you'll be

We will be walking through old neighborhood of Shinsekai and Osaka Minami area including Dotonbori.
I'll talk about anything that comes up along the way and give you food suggestions.
This tour will be a good introduction to Osaka to familiarize yourself to the area and maximize your stay here in this exciting city, Osaka.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 244 reviews.

Katherine
November 2020
We absolutely loved our tour with Masaaki. He packed a lot of neat information into the 2 hours we had together. I especially loved learning about Japanese toilets, haha! We appreciate that he took a good pace as we had a 3 year old and baby with us. We really enjoyed being able to taste some of Osaka's specialty foods. Overall, a great experience. Give him your business and you won't be disappointed!
We absolutely loved our tour with Masaaki. He packed a lot of neat information into the 2 hours we had together. I especially loved learning about Japanese toilets, haha! We apprec…
Alexis
March 2020
Me and my sis had massive fun. What a comprehensive and insightful tour this was! We wished it went on for longer but in the 2hours time, we covered a lot of ground. Wonderful places and we discovered some hidden alleys and backlanes thanks to Mr Masaaki! Thank you Masa!
Me and my sis had massive fun. What a comprehensive and insightful tour this was! We wished it went on for longer but in the 2hours time, we covered a lot of ground. Wonderful plac…
Megan
February 2020
Masaaki is truly passionate about his hometown and wants to explain the unique qualities and nuances that contribute to this special city. He quickly personalised the tour to suit our preferences and he came prepared with interesting historical context and everyday tips. We would recommend this tour to focus any visitor to Osaka. Masaaki is highly professional in his approach and was friendly and caring.
Masaaki is truly passionate about his hometown and wants to explain the unique qualities and nuances that contribute to this special city. He quickly personalised the tour to suit…
Eric
February 2020
Masa is so friendly, so warm, funny, and an expert in taking you around Osaka. Tons of recommendations, and overall great guide and tour. 10/10
Lyn
February 2020
Informative and interesting walking tour. Really enjoyed this walk with Masaaki, he is a very good guide. I hope to return the next day to some of the food stores to sample the food again. It’s a must when visiting Osaka.
Chris
January 2020
Absolutely worth every penny and minute you spend with Masaaki. We learned so much about Osaka, Masaaki's life and experience with both the Japanese and American cultures, his dog!, customs/culture of the local area vs the rest of Japan, food spots, even about toilets! We were also lucky to catch the annual Ebisu festival, which Masaaki introduced to us, told us about the traditions behind it, and walked us through the busy area to watch all the commotion. That was unique. Masaaki's binder of visuals were also immensely helpful for us to understand everything he was explaining. We covered a LOT of ground and saw many of the highlights of Osaka, that afterwards we felt like we knew our way around and what foods to try and what things there are to do. Logistics were easy, Masaaki sent several clear instructions and pictures to help us find the meeting location, and was there early to meet us. Highly recommend the tour if you want to get a crash course on Osaka, and make a new friend (or many) in the process! With the amount of detail and dedication from Masaaki for this tour, I wish Masaaki could provide tours for us in every city in Japan!
Absolutely worth every penny and minute you spend with Masaaki. We learned so much about Osaka, Masaaki's life and experience with both the Japanese and American cultures, his dog!…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

comfortable shoes and lots of energy.