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Ride the local lines! Nishinari Tour

  • Try the original takoyaki, hot and fresh, at Aizuya.
  • Take a streetcar and tour the local neighborhood.
  • Witness ancient tombs and feel the history of times long past.
  • Follow your guide through the friendly streets of Nishinari.
DaysEveryday
Time9:00am~12:00pm/1:00pm~4:00pm
Duration3 Hours
Participants1~6
IncludedGuide, Takoyaki, Transportation Costs
MeetInformation Center Namba
EndNankai Namba Station
LanguagesEnglish
CancellationFull Refund Up To 2 Days Prior
ItineraryInformation Center Namba—Nankai Tramway―Kishinosato-Tamade―Aizuya
Takoyaki―Streetcar―Shotenyama―Streetcar―Haginochaya―Nankai
Tramway―Nankai Namba Station
Operating
Company
UNIEARTH CORP Address: 2-chome-1-4 Nakazaki, Kita-ku, Osaka
Travel Registry Number: Osaka Prefectural Government Registered Regional
Travel Agent ー no. 2993
Tour No.G-014

The Experience

The original takoyaki, streetcar, ancient tombs, and local people, Nishinari.

Visit the hidden sightseeing spots of Nishinari, a place where only those who truly know Osaka go. The area gets a bad rep for being dangerous by Japanese standards, but there’s so much more to the area. It has a completely different vibe than the commercial districts of downtown. If you want a taste of the real Osaka, then Nishinari won’t disappoint!
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Through the shopping arcade and on to Ikune Shrine

▼After arriving in Nishinari, we’ll pass through here after getting off at the station. This place has a nice, retro atmosphere.
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▼Osaka’s discount supermarket, Super Tamade. The stores are immediately recognizable by their bright lights and yellow facade.
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▼Some old coin-operated rides. You won’t find these in most other shopping arcades.
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▼ Ikune Shrine. The architectural style is quite beautiful.
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The original takoyaki

On a street corner is the restaurant where takoyaki was born. The first proprietor, Tomekichi Endo, is credited with its creation in 1935. If you like takoyaki, you can definitely look forward to trying the original recipe here!

▼Aizuya. Look for the red banner.
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▼ The takoyaki are made at the storefront. You can watch as they make them before getting a fresh batch.
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▼ The walls are decorated with the signatures of famous customers. That should give you an idea of the store’s popularity.
▼ Freshly made takoyaki! They come without the typical sauce and mayonnaise you usually get at other places. Apparently, this is how they were originally eaten.
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▼ The three-flavor sampler. They’re filled with octopus, beef tendon, and green onions respectively.
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Osaka’s last remaining streetcar

Running from the Tennoji area to Sakai in the south, the streetcar is the best way to travel through the area.

▼This is where we’ll get on. You can hardly tell this is a stop if you didn’t know ahead of time.
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▼The streetcar! You can see the local area as we make our way to the next destination.
▼The stations have a very old-fashioned feel to them.
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A trip back to ancient times!

Hidden here is an ancient tomb. In what looks to be an ordinary park in an ordinary residential area is small burial site dating back to prehistoric times.

▼Can you see it?
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Get to know the slum of Japan!

As we walk through Nishinari, you’ll find that the area has plenty of character. This is a great place to go if you want to get in touch with everyday people.

▼A shop for grilled organ meats. This happens to be a local favorite, so if you’re feeling adventurous, be sure to give it a try!
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▼Street musicians perform famous songs. This guy was singing “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”
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Ride the local lines! Nishinari Tour

57.73USD
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Duration: 3 Hours
Meet: Information Center Namba
End: Nankai Namba Station
Included: Guide, Takoyaki (Original or Sampler), Transportation Costs

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Address

Information Center Namba

Access

Nankai Information Center 1F

Guide Introduction

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:)

  • 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
✴ Will continue in light rain
✴︎ Other than the takoyaki, food and drinks are not included in the price.
Cancellation Policy

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