Shinsaibashi, Up Close and Personal

Explore the bright lights, bustling streets, and culinary treasures of Osaka on this guided tour through the shopping and entertainment districts of Shinsaibashi and Namba. Dive into the local scene as you visit 3 of the areas' most popular hangouts, sampling delicious small plates and drinks along the way.

Your tour begins in the evening in the heart of Shinsaibashi, one of the city's most exciting shopping destinations. With your local guide leading the way, set off into the streets, taking in views of the neon signs, eclectic fashions, and prominent nightclubs.

Once you work up an appetite, make your way into Namba, an entertainment district boasting an abundance of shopping and dining options. Here, grab a spot at a traditional standing bar called tachinomiya, where the food is affordable, the drinks are plentiful, and the lack of chairs encourage visitors to mix and mingle. Dig into a mouthwatering plate or 2 featuring ingredients like sashimi, simmered vegetables, or fried tofu, and then wash it down with a pint of Japanese beer or cold sake.

Your guide then leads you to another standing bar for a second round of food and drinks. Your tour concludes with a final libation at what has been described as one of the most "bizarre" bars in Namba. Get an inside look at the unique scene as you enjoy your drink before heading out into the streets to explore on your own.

Know Before You Book

  • You must be 20 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Maximum group size is 5 people.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

3 Hours Available on request Shinsaibashi Station
What's in, what's out

What is included in the tour

  • Guided culinary tour of Shinsaibashi and Namba

  • Small plates at 2 bars to constitute dinner

  • 1 drink at each of 3 locations

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Food and beverages not listed as Inclusions

What makes this tour special
  • A nighttime culinary adventure in the center of Osaka

  • Views of bright lights & eclectic fashion in Shinsaibashi

  • Delicious small plates at 2 traditional tachinomiya bars

  • Japanese beer, sake, or cocktails at 3 Namba hotspots

  • Friendly guide to share insight into daily life & cuisine

Pickup point
Mido-suji, 1 Chome Shinsaibashisuji, Chūō-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 542-0085, Japan View on Map