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The Best Night Tours in Osaka, Japan

Updated: Oct 31, 2019

Night Tours in Osaka
[Osaka food tour | Image Courtesy of Michael Busch / Unsplash]

The Best Night Tours in Osaka, Japan

In the past couple of years, Osaka has emerged as one of the popular tourist destinations in Japan. From historical spots and religious monuments to entertainment districts and theme parks, Osaka has pretty much everything Tokyo and Kyoto have.

But what’s more fascinating about Osaka is its love for food and the locals’ distinctive humor that you can’t find anywhere else in Japan.

What better way to experience all of it than joining tours in Osaka. If you want to check out a couple of day tours in Osaka, check this out. For now, here are the best night tours in Osaka that you should check out:

1. Osaka Backstreet Night Tour

Night Tours in Osaka
[Backstreet of Namba | Image Courtesy of Needpix]

If you are the type of traveler who would rather see the depths of a place, joining a backstreet tour is the way to go. Several Osaka backstreet night tours will bring you to the hidden gems of the city in a night full of food and drinking spree. Depending on the tour, this usually involves walking through the heart of Shinsaibashi, Amemura, and Namba. No need to scramble where the locals go to find the best-tasting yakitori, negiyaki, sushi, and a wide range of booze.

2. Osaka Pub Crawl

Night Tours in Osaka
[Osaka izakaya | Image Courtesy of macchi / Flickr]

For the bibulous travelers, you can always opt for a pub crawl to fully satisfy your cravings for the hard stuff. The twist? These pub crawls will you to some izakayas (“traditional bars”). Joining Osaka pub crawls will be one of the most unforgettable activities to experience — that’s for sure. Most Osaka pub crawl tours will bring you to several, probably three to five izakaya. Why join Osaka pub crawls and not do it yourself? Well, firstly, you get an English-speaking guide. Secondly, some pubs are exclusive for locals only, so having a local “friend” entitles you entry to the establishment. And thirdly, these tours usually have tie-ups with these pubs; that will get you free shots, discounts, or VIP access.

3. Osaka Bar Hopping Tour

Night Tours in Osaka
[Osaka bars | Image Courtesy of Pedro Szekely / Flickr]

This is very much like pub crawls, except that bar-hopping tours will bring you to regular bars and clubs. Joining Osaka bar hopping tours is one of the best ways to experience the city’s vibrant nightlife and the locals’ distinctive humor and hospitality. Depending on the tour, you will visit hidden bars and clubs in the entertainment districts of Osaka such as Dotonbori and Namba. Some Osaka bar hopping tours add food tours into the bargain.

4. Osaka Night Walking Tour

Night Tours in Osaka
[Osaka night walking tour | Image Courtesy of Agathe Marty / Unsplash]

If you are looking for a no-frills, no-stress activity, joining a night walking tour is for you. Most Osaka night walking tours concentrate around the Dotonbori and Namba area. It’s more of a sightseeing tour and a few eats here and there. What’s good about these tours is that your guide is usually a local who knows pretty much everything about the city — from the history to the best places in Osaka. Some Osaka night walking tours are free, so be sure to tip your guides.

5. Osaka Food Tour

Night Tours in Osaka
[Osaka food tour | Image Courtesy of Michael Busch / Unsplash]

Would you actually end your Osaka trip without joining a food tour? Of course, not! Osaka is called “Nation’s Kitchen” so it’s unforgivable to let an Osaka food tour pass. There are a lot of areas in Osaka where you can try its most popular dishes like okonomiyaki, kushikatsu, takoyaki, negiyaki, and butaman. Osaka food tours have it in their itinerary where the best places to go and what you should try.


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