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OTAKU Culture Walking Tour in Namba

  • From this day forward, you too will be an Otaku!? Get the most out of the short time!
  • Play at the game center! Let’s all be friends and take purikura pictures together♪
  • Get a feel for the food culture and history! Stroll through the highlights of Namba!
  • KAWAII is all that’s right with the world! Make memories with a magical drink☆
DaysThu ~ Mon
Time3:00pm ~ 5:30pm
Duration2.5 Hours
Participants1〜9
IncudedGuide / ¥200 for Games / Purikura Pictures / Cafe Drink & Polaroid
MeetNankai Namba Station South Exit
EndDotonbori (Glico Man sign)
LanguagesEnglish, Japanese
CancellationFull refund up until 2 days before the tour
Tour No.G-006

The Experience

Have you ever heard the word, “Otaku?” It’s meaning is everchanging and continues to evolve. In this tour, you’ll walk the streets of Nippombashi, beloved by Otaku. There’ll be plenty to enjoy like playing at a game center! You’ll also be able to experience the latest in Japan’s “Kawaii” at a cafe where the staff are dressed in doll-like fashion and use mysterious magic♪
This tour is not just about pop culture, but also takes you through the best of what Namba has to offer. After experiencing modern Otaku culture, step into the past! Known as the “kitchen of the nation,” we’ll stop by a food market that has over 200 years of history and continues to embody the culinary culture of Osaka. You’ll also be able to feel the history at Hozenji Temple and take a picture in front of the Glico Man sign. Join us on this tour to experience the varied culture of Japan♪

●Tour Schedule 

 15:00 Meet Up @ Nankai Namba Station South Exit
 15:10 Taito Station (Purikura Pics & Game Center)
 15:40 Ota RoadーKuromon MarketーHozenji Temple & Ukiyo ShojiーDontonbori
 16:45 PINK KAWAII
 17:30 Group Pic, End @ Glico Man Sign

15:00 Meet Up @ Nankai Namba Station

▼Stroll through the holy land of Otaku, Nippombashi
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15:10 Game Center: Taito Station

▼Purikura pictures to start off♪
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▼Are you ready?
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15:50 Kuromon Market

▼Enter the kitchen of Japan, Kuromon Market!
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▼Feel free to buy a bite to eat if you’re getting a bit hungry♪
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16:10 Hozenji Temple

▼In the middle of the city, find yourself suddenly 400 years into the past!
▼Slip through the absolutely photo-friendly Ukiyo Shoji...
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16:30 Dontonbori

▼The spot you can’t miss in Osaka, Dotonbori!
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16:45 Cafe: PINK KAWAII

▼Destination, cafe. Name, PINK KAWAII!!!
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▼Prepare to be greeted by cute “dolls”
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▼Casting a spell of deliciousness on your drink☆
▼Take home a polaroid together with one of the dolls!
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17:30 End @ the Glico Man sign 

▼Signature pose for the finale☆
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Seeing these many sights in just a two and a half hour walk is something you can only do with this tour! Let’s enjoy this adventure together, and have different kinds of experiences, one after the next♪ You’ll have lots of opportunities to take pictures and leave with lasting memories! You’re sure to become a bonafide Otaku!

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OTAKU Culture Experience Tour

55.77USD
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・Duration: 2.5 Hours

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Address

Nankai Namba Station South Exit

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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:)

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

Important Notes

※Please be on time
※Total walking distance: About 3km
※The included purikura is one picture with all participants
Cancellation Policy

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