PRIVATE Deep Dive: Osaka Food Markets from Local to Luxurious!

Ohhhh Tokyo, with your big corporate headquarters and massive mobs of people doing very important things. And then Kyoto, with your high culture, fancy temples, gardens, and refinement. Yay. But this is OSAKA, and — how to put it nicely? — we don’t care about your charmed lives. We care about eating.

Come see (1) an upscale department store marketplace, (2) the famous Kuromon Ichiba, where delicacies raw and cooked clamor for your tongue, (3) a Japanese infused Korea Town where few tourists venture to tread, and (4) a historic neighborhood resplendent with meats, fish, vegetables, plus other staples and stupefieables catering to locals. At your side will be a native English speaking, friendly, Osaka-infused soul, eager to explain every little aspect of this big world of food. Get ready to dig in on this adventure of sights, smells, and flavors!
* Duration: 4 hours
* Starts: Osaka, Japan
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Rail Tours




Ohhhh Tokyo, with your big corporate headquarters and massive mobs of people doing very important things. And then Kyoto, with your high culture, fancy temples, gardens, and refinement. Yay. But this is OSAKA, and — how to put it nicely? — we don’t care about your charmed lives. We care about eating.

Come see (1) an upscale department store marketplace, (2) the famous Kuromon Ichiba, where delicacies raw and cooked clamor for your tongue, (3) a Japanese infused Korea Town where few tourists venture to tread, and (4) a historic neighborhood resplendent with meats, fish, vegetables, plus other staples and stupefieables catering to locals. At your side will be a native English speaking, friendly, Osaka-infused soul, eager to explain every little aspect of this big world of food. Get ready to dig in on this adventure of sights, smells, and flavors!

Itinerary
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Stop At: Takashimaya Osaka Store, 5-1-5, Namba, Chuo, Osaka 542-8510 Osaka Prefecture

“Depachika” are department store underground food halls, and we’re going to show you one of the nicest in the area. Beautiful foods of all variety are on display, be they raw ingredients, Western or Japanese sweets, or other Japanese specialties.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Pulala Tenma, 3-1 Ikedacho, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0033 Osaka Prefecture

See a local wet market up close and personal, without the tourist hordes. Local seafood, meats, vegetables, and more are all on display, and your guide will talk about how all these tasty elements come together in Japanese cuisine.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Street ( North end ; 6-chome ), Japan, 〒530-0041 Osaka, Kita Ward, Tenjinbashi, 6-chōme−7, 筋6丁目5−17

Learn about the history and modern day role of this longest covered shopping street in Japan. We’ll pop into a very Osaka supermarket as well, and give you the low-down.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Osaka Tsuruhashi Ichiba, 1~2 Chome Tsuruhashi, Ikuno-ku, Osaka 544-0031 Osaka Prefecture

Explore Osaka’s busiest and most interesting Korea Town. Not just food, but culturally indicative clothing and other goods are also on display for your perusal. A good chance to buy a tasty snack or two as well!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kuromon Market, 2-4-1, Nippombashi, Chuo, Osaka 542-0073 Osaka Prefecture

We’d be remiss to not show you this open market that is currently the darling of the visitor scene. Prices are a bit high here, but the sights are supreme, and the quality is most certainly there.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street, 5-19 Nambasennichimae, Chuo, Osaka 542-0075 Osaka Prefecture

Kitchenware galore awaits you in Doguyasuji. A great place to pick up a Japanese cooking knife, wax sushi models, Japanese ceramics and other serving dishes. Tea cups and lacquer chopsticks round out a nice selection of souvenirs to take home.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Minami (Namba), Namba, Chuo, Osaka 542-0076 Osaka Prefecture

With any remaining time, we’ll explore some of the top sights in the Namba/Dotonbori area.

Duration: 20 minutes