Private City Exploration Game of Osaka: Food Origins

Play a city game in the heart of Osaka and discover the changes that the city has been through from the Edo period to the present. Don’t forget, Osaka is the heaven of food, so you’re going to see a lot of peculiar dishes along the way and we suggest you try some of them.

Are you ready for time travel in the nation’s kitchen?

Highlights:
Discover the history of Dotonbori in a fun, interactive way.
Find out curious facts about the most delicious cuisine in the heart of Kansai area.
Learn about the rituals at Japanese temples.
Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt.

Each clue will lead you from one place to another by providing you with exact directions so you won’t need a map, GPS, or guide. As you answer the questions, solve the challenge, or guess the answer, the secret story of each place is unlocked.
* Duration: 1 hour
* Starts: Osaka, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




Play a city game in the heart of Osaka and discover the changes that the city has been through from the Edo period to the present. Don’t forget, Osaka is the heaven of food, so you’re going to see a lot of peculiar dishes along the way and we suggest you try some of them.

Are you ready for time travel in the nation’s kitchen?

Highlights:
Discover the history of Dotonbori in a fun, interactive way.
Find out curious facts about the most delicious cuisine in the heart of Kansai area.
Learn about the rituals at Japanese temples.
Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt.

Each clue will lead you from one place to another by providing you with exact directions so you won’t need a map, GPS, or guide. As you answer the questions, solve the challenge, or guess the answer, the secret story of each place is unlocked.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Ebisu Bridge, 1 Chome-6 Dotonbori, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0071, Japan

Originally constructed to provide access to the nearby Ebisu Shrine, the bridge is the location of a legendary curse on Osaka’s baseball team, the Hanshin Tigers. More practically, the bridge provides a link between the Shinsaibashi-suji and Ebisubashi-suji shopping districts.

Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Konamon Museum, 1-6-12, Dotombori, Chuo, Osaka 542-0077 Osaka Prefecture

Konamon Museum is a place where you can eat, learn about and make Takoyaki: Osaka’s soul food.

Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Pass By: Showa-taishu-horumon Dotombori, Japan, 〒542-0071 Osaka, Chuo Ward, Dōtonbori, 1-chōme−5−9 1F

Showa Taishu Horumon Dotonbori is a horumon restaurant, specialized in beef offal.

Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Pass By: Hōzenji Temple, 1-chōme-2-16 Nanba, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0076, Japan

Built in 1637, Hozenji Temple pays homage to Fudo Myoo, one of five guardians of Buddhism. During the 1600s, Namba and the surrounding area of Dotonbori were blossoming as a center for entertainment, with dramatic performances of kabuki and bunraku taking place throughout the district.

Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Pass By: National Bunraku Theatre, 1-chōme-12-10 Nipponbashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0073, Japan

The National Bunraku Theater was established in 1984 as the home of Bunraku in the Kansai region. The theater has a main hall with 753 seats and a small hall with 159 seats. The main hall is used mainly for Bunraku performances, but also for traditional Japanese dance performances, and other forms of drama.

Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Stop At: Kuromon Market, 1-chōme-16 Nipponbashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0073, Japan

Kuromon, which literally means “black gate,” was originally a fish market that opened around 1822 (and was approved as an official market in 1902). The name is said to have come from the black gate of Enmyo Temple, which stood in this area until 1912, the last year of the Meiji Period.

Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Namba Yasaka Shrine, 2-9-19 Motomachi Naniwa-ku, Osaka 556-0016 Osaka Prefecture

The Namba Yasaka Shrine is said to have been commissioned by the Emperor Hanzei in honor of his father, Emperor Nintoku. The present day Kawachi Matsubara City was the original site of the shrine. After Hideyoshi Toyotomi began the construction of the Osaka castle, it was moved to its present location.

Here you will have to look around to find the answer to our challenge to advance to the new location and learn the story of this place.