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Small-group Kansai Soul Tour in Osaka including Japanese Snacks

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Overview
Often missed on many Japan itineraries, Osaka is more than just a city of commerce: it is the Kansai region’s vibrant and eclectic heart and soul. This tour takes you by buzzing markets, through a lantern-lit labyrinth, and into the districts famed throughout Japan for their culinary variety and unforgettable atmosphere.
Highlights
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people for a personalized experience
  • Japanese snacks are included in your tour price
  • Discover hidden restaurants that would be difficult for tourists to find
  • No menu problems—your guide will order for you and translate
What to Expect
Start your Osaka food extravaganza by meeting your guide and heading to Kuromon Ichiba Market, which is well-known for its colorful stalls and hole-in-the-wall restaurants. Next, stroll along Sennichimae Doguyasuji shopping street and then continue to Osaka’s downtown area of Shinsekai. Your guide will provide insights about the city along the way, and point out important landmarks like Tsutenkaku Tower and Luna Park. Try tantalizing local staples such as kushi-katsu (skewers of deep-fried meat or vegetables) and learn about the many izakaya (Japanese pubs) you’ll see. Neon lights illuminate the busy streets of Dotonbori—one of Osaka’s most famous areas. Here, your guide will point out the enormous mechanical crab (a popular photo spot) and take you to sample takoyaki (fried octopus balls). Your tour ends at the original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Nippombashi Station, 1 Chome-5 Nipponbashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0073, Japan
Departure Time
5:00 PM
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Some food samplings (Japanese snacks)
Exclusions
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Meal at the end of the tour
  • Souvenirs and personal items
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable shoes for walking
  • Small group tour with a maximum of 12 people
  • Children under age 12 are not permitted to join this tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 26 June 2019

The tour was on the second last night of my 18 days in Japan and I wish now I had experienced an Urban Adventure elsewhere as well. Fumiko was an extremely pleasant, thoughtful and generous guide; excellent English and a great sense of humour and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank WillowsSydney
VentureJapan, Manager at Osaka Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2019

Hi WillowsSydney, wonderful to hear from you and that you had a great time with Fumiko. Thank you for recommending the trip and safe travels. Kind regards

Reviewed 25 June 2019

A person on our tour started choking and the both guides stood there for a while watching. Stall owners and I tried to help. Stall owners brough a chair, a bottle of water and plastic bags for the person to spit into. Finally I said...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank LWtravels20590
KyotoUA, Manager at Osaka Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2019

Thank you LWtravels20590 for your comment and very sorry for what happened at the tour. Generally we have a simple, strict protocol to follow in emergency situations but this time it seems it didn't work well. Osaka team will learn from the lesson and improve...More

Reviewed 14 April 2019

We had booked onto the Kansai Soul tour with Urban Adventures and we were so glad we did. Our son (age 22) also decided to join us in the afternoon, luckily there was room for him. We all had such a great time on this...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank starbel
VentureJapan, Manager at Osaka Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2019

Hi starbel, wonderful to hear from you and that you had a great time with Fumiko. Thank you for recommending the trip and safe travels. Kind regards

Reviewed 6 April 2019

Fumika is a very knowledgeable and kind hearted tour guide. She took my daughter and I plus an elder gentleman around all the wonderful places at the slow pace he and I needed to walk at. This made the tour comfortable and most engaging. Fumika...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank SavvyTraveller2710
VentureJapan, Manager at Osaka Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2019

Hi ST2710, wonderful to hear from you and that you had a great time with Fumiko. Thank you for recommending the trip and safe travels. Kind regards

Reviewed 28 February 2019 via mobile

I had a great tour with Fumiko on February 16. Fumiko is a great guide and spent more than the allotted time with the group. We had lots of food tastings and a sit down for Kushikatso in a well known place. I know because...More

2  Thank Wtraveler
VentureJapan, Manager at Osaka Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2019

Hi Wtraveler, wonderful to hear from you and that you had a great time with Fumiko. Thank you for recommending the trip and safe travels. Kind regards

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