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!
▲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, 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.
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.
▲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.
▲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.
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.
▲Beer that just hits the spot!
▲5 kinds of sashimi platter
▲(Left) Lemon chuhai, beer, oolong tea, Japanese rolled omelette (Right) Chicken thigh warayaki
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!