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4 Best Osaka Guided Tours You Don’t Want to Miss


Looking for the best guided tours in Osaka, Japan to walk you through the city’s gems? As complex as Osaka is, you are making a smart decision to get a guide to save you some precious time and free you from anxiety attacks.

Osaka is the second most popular city in Japan for travelers next to Tokyo. Millions of domestic and foreign tourists visit Osaka to enjoy its distinctive food scene and charm like no other.

If you are looking for a private companion or a group tour that will help you explore the city, we listed 4 of the best Osaka guided tours that you don’t want to miss.

1. Osaka Food Tour

A food stall in Dotonbori | Image Courtesy of Adli Wahid / Unsplash

What’s Osaka without food? Dubbed as “the nation’s kitchen,” it only makes sense to immerse yourself in Osaka’s local food landscape. Lots of food tours in Osaka that you can join in, from street food tours to tea ceremony tours to bar-hopping tours.

Most Osaka food tours center on Dotonbori where a huge concentration of restaurants and food stalls are found. Hozenji Yokocho and Kuromon Market are also great spots for any food adventures.

Looking for the local delicacies to try? We highly recommend dishes like okonomiyaki, takoyaki, and kushikatsu.

2. Osaka Free Walking Tour

Kuromon Market | Image Courtesy of @ccfoodtravel / Flickr

If you don’t mind a group guided tour in Osaka, joining Osaka free walking tours is the best way to go. This kind of tour will bring you to the most relevant, usually free tourist attractions in Osaka.

For instance, Osaka Localized offers a free walking tour in the city where part of its itinerary are Dotonbori, Kuromon Market, Namba Hatch, Amemura, and Sennichi Market. This tour won’t cost you a single dollar. Book your spot here now.

3. Osaka Pub Crawl Tour

Hozenji Yokocho | Image Courtesy of Satoshi Hirayama / Pexels

For the bibulous traveler, a pub crawl cum food tour is the perfect way to satisfy both your gastronomic and alcohol cravings. Getting a local guide to do a pub crawl is more of a necessity rather than an option as a lot of traditional pubs and bars in Osaka are in Japanese and exclusive for locals only. You don’t want to get in trouble.

In most instances, Osaka pub crawl tours bring you to three or even more pubs. As to which pubs, you get to set criteria depending on your budget and what you are looking for. Regardless, this tour is the best way to experience Osaka’s unique humor and hospitality.

4. Osaka Castle Guided Tour

Osaka Castle grounds | Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Another must-visit tourist spot in Osaka in Osaka Castle, one of the oldest and most popular castles in Japan. Osaka Castle is very rich in history, so having a local guide walk you through its background and significance would come in handy. If you love history in general, a museum inside Osaka Castle is open to give you a glimpse of Japan and the castle’s tale.


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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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