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5 Best Walking Tours in Osaka, Japan


Looking for the best walking tours in Osaka, Japan? If you are new to a place, one of the best ways to explore it is by walking. It makes your trip so much more enjoyable and liberating.

In Osaka, it’s no different. Though tourists flock the city year in and year out, you can still enjoy Osaka in all of the city’s glory.

Check out these walking tours in Osaka so you can plan your Osaka itinerary ahead:

1. Free Walking Tours in Osaka

[Teens on Amerikamura | Image Courtesy of Piqsels]

Joining free walking tours in Osaka is the best way to immerse yourself in tourist spots in the city that are culturally and historically relevant. Most of these walking tours in Osaka center on the city’s vibrant food culture, which has been ingrained in the city’s fabric since time immemorial.

We, at Osaka Localized, offer Osaka free walking tours daily and part of our Osaka walking itinerary are popular food places like Dotonbori, Amerika Mura, Kuromo Market, and Sennichi Market. You can join our Osaka walking tours — free of charge.

2. Osaka Night Walking Tours

[Dotonbori at night | Image Courtesy of Eleonora Albasi / Unsplash]

Like any other city in Japan, Osaka lights up at night and becomes a new world of its own. But it’s never easy to navigate around Osaka at night, especially if the crowds are overwhelming you. If you want to explore the city’s striking ambiance at night, joining walking tours in Osaka would be ideal.

Most Osaka night walking tours revolve around Dotonbori, the heart of Osaka. They usually involve eating local delicacies at food stalls, visiting iconic sites, and just a pure night of fun and history.

3. Osaka Street Food Walking Tours

[Kuromon Ichiba Market | Image Courtesy of Stephen Kelly / Flickr]

Known as “The Nation’s Kitchen,” would you skip joining Osaka street food walking tours? We don’t recommend that either. Osaka is arguably the best city in Japan to experience street foods.

Osaka food walking tours will usually bring you to food places like Kuromon Market and Dotonbori. Some must-try foods in Osaka include okonomiyaki, negiyaki, takoyaki, and kushikatsu.

4. Osaka Afternoon Walking Tours

[Tourists in Osaka | Image Courtesy of Andrew Leu / Unsplash]

Don’t have the luxury of time? Too drunk to wake up in the morning? Some walking tours in Osaka have day tours that you can join in. These tours usually happen in the afternoon, so if you are looking to experience walking around the city, in broad daylight, that would be amazing.

Check out our guide to the top things to do in Osaka, Japan so you get a better sense of how to spend your afternoon.

5. Osaka Self-Guided Walking Tour

[Hozenji Yokocho | Image Courtesy of Satoshi Hirayama / Pexels]

If you are looking to take Osaka walking tour itinerary into your own hands, creating a self-guided walking tour would be the best way to go.

We recommend hitting Dotonbori (the entertainment and nightlife capital of Osaka), Hozenji Yokocho (a narrow alleyway filled with traditional pubs and specialty food stalls), Shinsekai (a nostalgia-evoking neighborhood), Kuromon Market, and Den Den Town (the center of electronics and anime). Don’t forget your Osaka walking map, and you are good to go.


For updates, you can follow our Osaka free walking tour Facebook page, Osaka Localized Walking Tours.

Ready to get localized? Book your FREE walking tour in Osaka with Osaka Localized!

Osaka Localized provides visitors and travellers to Osaka with a unique perspective of this great city. What makes Osaka Localized unique is that our walking tour guides live and work in Osaka, have a passion for this city and love meeting and welcoming new faces. Find out more about our Walking Tours in Osaka.


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