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Deep Food Tour and Bar Hopping in Namba

  • A "Barhopping" experience you can only get here, deep into Osaka's busiest shopping district, "Ura Namba"
  • Stop by Hozenji Temple in the heart of a commercial district, and experience an atmosphere fusing past and present.
  • Commemorate the occasion with a picture in front of Osaka's symbol, the Glico Man sign☆
DaysEveryday
Time6:00pm~ / 7:00pm~ / 8:00pm~
Duration2 Hours / 3 Hours
Participants1~6
MeetNamba HIPS
LanguageEnglish
CancellationFull Refund Up To 2 Days Prior
Tour No.G-003

The Experience

Itinerary *2 hr Course: 2 Bars, 3 hr Course: 3 Bars

(ex: 6 pm Start 3 hr Course)
 18:00 Tour Start, Visit 1st bar
 19:00 Walk through Hozenji Temple, Hozenji Yokocho
 19:15 Visit 2nd bar
 20:00 Visit 3rd bar
 20:50 Glico Man sign, Take pictures
 21:00 Tour End

*This schedule is just for reference. There may be changes in your final itinerary.

The liveliest place in Osaka?

If you’ve come to Osaka, the city known as “the kitchen of the nation” throughout Japan, then you’ve got to try the food! And there’s no better place to start than the liveliest place here, Namba! Namba has no shortage of exposure, but there are still many small roads and alleyways that aren’t well-known to travelers! This is the perfect tour if you want to go these “deep,” authentic places! Enjoy Osaka like the locals, to your heart’s content!
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▲Namba, in front of Sennichimae Shopping Street

Where to go in Namba?

Whether you’re a first-timer or a repeat visitor, this is a question that always takes some thought! This time, leave the thinking behind, and just come along for the ride while we explore “deep” places in Osaka. How does that sound?

Nomikai??

Nomikai, literally “drinking party,” is a big part of Japanese culture. If you’ve seen Japanese TV shows or movies, then it may be a word you’ve heard before. Essentially, it’s going out and drinking with friends or coworkers. In particular, workers may go to a nomikai nearly everyday for various reasons.
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▲Kanpai!!

Izakaya: Bars, Japanese Style!

So now that we have an idea what a nomikai is, where exactly do Japanese people go for these nomikai? The answer, izakaya. Sometimes translated as bar, izakaya are establishments that serve both alcoholic drinks and delicious food. And if people go to an izakaya, the night doesn’t end there! Why? They barhop. Going from one place to another to drink, it isn’t unusual for someone to visit even 5 or 6 in a single night!

This is because there are lots of different kinds of izakaya.
On the one hand, you have general izakaya that are cheap and serve a wide variety of food.
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▲General Izakaya, Marukazu
On the other hand, you have izakaya that are focused on a single type of food. For example, okonomiyaki or kushikatsu (fried skewers), etc. Their menus are usually limited to 1 or 2 kinds of foods.
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▲Okonomiyaki Izakaya, Fukutaro
Then, you also have tachinomiya, which are standing bars. These are easy to enter and just start drinking, and you may soon find yourself in conversations with the strangers standing next to you.
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▲Tachinomiya Akagakiya

Eat your fill in Namba!

The moment you accessed this page, you already started a new adventure! All that’s left to do is to forget that you’re a tourist and follow your guide on a night of barhopping, as if you were a local. Eat what the locals eat and drink what the locals drink.
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▲Beer that just hits the spot!
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▲5 kinds of sashimi platter
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▲(Left) Lemon chuhai, beer, oolong tea, Japanese rolled omelette (Right) Chicken thigh warayaki
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▲Tori Paitan Ramen

Let’s look for still undiscovered places together!

This is it! If you join this tour, you can be sure it will be a special, unforgettable visit to Namba! Our guides are all passionate and work for a singular purpose. That is, to hear you say “tonight was the best!” at the end of the tour!

Osaka is waiting! Let’s explore together!
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10/28/2019 Tour

Plans

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NAMBA: "Deep" Food Tour of Local Favorites (2 Hour Plan)

19.69USD
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※ Duration: 2 Hours
※ Please bring cash, as many places do not accept other forms of payment.
※ Budget for each restaurant should be around 1500~3000 yen.
※ Number of participants: 1~6 ppl.
※ If you want to book a private tour, please send an email to contact@deep-exp.com.

NAMBA: "Deep" Food Tour of Local Favorites (3 Hour Plan)

29.54USD
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※ Duration: 3 Hours
※ Please bring cash, as many places do not accept other forms of payment.
※ Budget for each restaurant should be around 1500~3000 yen.
※ The number of participants: 1~6 ppl.
※ If you want to book a private tour, please send an email to contact@deep-exp.com.

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Guide Introduction

  • Marin
    Marin
    English, Japanese

    Hi, I’m Marin from Kobe. I used to live in Kyoto and Australia, then I’m a local in Osaka now! I studied English and tourism in Australia for 2 years, it’s just because to be an English guide in Japan for you!
    I was working as tour guide in Cairns, Australia for a year after got many experiences at travel agency in Japan for more than 3 years.
    And of course I love to travel like same as you! I’ve been to 20 countries so far.
    I really like to talk with everyone, let me make you smile! Hope to see you soon:)

  • Minori
    Minori
    English, Japanese, Korean

    Hello, I’m Minori! I was born and grew up in Osaka, so this is my hometown!
    I love talking to people from all over the world, eating food and sweets, and going to the Sento, a kind of Japanese public bath. I hope you like too! :3
    Osaka has a lot of attractions, so I’d like to show you what local people do, what they eat, and what they enjoy in Osaka.
    I TRY to do my best, and WISH your trip would be wonderful. Thank you very much, Arigato!!

  • Yuta
    Yuta
    English, Japanese, French

    Hi everyone, my name is Yuta. Thank you for coming to Japan (hope you've already decided!). I am originally from Japanese pizza country Hiroshima, then I spent my youth in Osaka, Manchester, Tokyo, Paris and Montreal. I am looking forward to seeing you in Japan and will give you a wonderful tour for the most unforgettable memories!

  • Ryota
    Ryota
    English, Japanese

    Hello. My name is Ryota. Please call me "Ryo" for short. I'm a government-licensed tour guide-interpreter. Soon after I was born in chiba prefecture, I was taken to Kansai region where I grew up. I love music, history, and the Japanese culture, but science is not my cup of tea. I'll pull out all the stops to lead you to a deep insight into the Japanese cultural aspect like the difference between a buddhist temple and a shinto shrine and the Japanese way of thinking. I assure you that my guiding will knock your socks off. You can take my word for it.

  • Saki
    Saki
    English, Japanese

    Hi, I am Saki! I was born in Awaji Island. I used to live in Hiroshima and Vancouver. And now I live in Osaka! I enjoy it here, cause there are a lot of nice places such as Osaka castle park, good restaurants, cafes, and Izakayas (Japanese pubs). I would like to go there with you guys. I’m sure we will have a good time. I am looking forward to seeing you in Osaka, and having a wonderful time together! See you soon!

  • Hiro
    Hiro
    English, Japanese

    I was born and raised in Osaka, and have also lived in the Philippines and Canada for two years. I’ve been to many Asian countries to find good food, always on the lookout for the best restaurants. I really love eating, drinking, and playing soccer, and am looking forward to meeting everyone in Japan!

  • Mina
    Mina
    English, Japanese

    Hello, everyone! I’m MINAKO. Please call me MINA. I grew up in Osaka. I really like eating, so I travel all over the world to seek delicious food: ) I’ve visited Canada, US, Taiwan, Philippine and Thailand. I also love talking, drinking, stroll, singing, cooking and snowboarding.
    Osaka has a lot of attractive points which I would love to recommend you, so let’s have a wonderful time in Osaka together! I’m really looking forward to seeing you. Thank you very much.

Important Notes

※ Please arrive ON TIME.
※ According to Japanese law, you must be at least 20 years of age to consume alcohol.
※ Please bring cash, as many places do not accept other forms of payment.
※ Budget for each restaurant should be around 1500 ~ 3000 yen.
※ Please note that many Izakaya will have a table charge called "Otoshi" or called "Tsukidashi" in Kansai area , is a small dish you’ll get served after you take a seat.
※ The guide’s foods and drinks are NOT INCLUDED in the fee.
※ There is NO NEED to pay for the guide’s foods and drinks.
※ Please order AT LEAST one drink and one food item from each Izakaya.
※ Remember to bring ID (ex: Passport).
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