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Let’s go to the market – Osaka Market Food Tour

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Start time

    9am

  • Duration

    3 hours

Inclusions
  • 5 or more food stops
  • 1 Drink
  • Local English speaking guide
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Discover the authentic local eateries and Izakayas in Osaka
  • Sample the delights of Kuromon market
  • Get the perfect souvenir – plastic food!

Overview

Fish, fruits, meat, sweets and plastic food! Are these four words that bring a smile to your face? Get your tummy rumbling? Well, it gets many Osakans tummies rumbling and their faces smiling. Where do you go to enjoy these desires? The market, but no common market. This is the Kuromon market, where you get an insider’s perspective on culture, the food, the local people and the Osakan way of life. This is a tour of colourful sights and sounds, oh, not forgetting smells. You’ll taste and have a rummage around. Did plastic food get a mention? Yep, you read that right. Plastic food is a unique feature here. Called food samples, a tradition from over 100 years ago. You’ll see plenty on display in restaurant windows. What one? Have no fear, there is a chance to find your perfect plastic sushi dish! It’ll make the perfect souvenir.


About the Supplier: Arigato Japan loves nothing more than giving you sweet memories of Japan through the joy of food. Their tours take you on a culinary journey to explore and taste local and regional specialities. They also like to show you the places that locals cherish, those off-beaten places which offer foodie experiences that only locals know about. Want to understand Japan, then Arigato Japan will show you.

Note: In case there are any dietary issues, restrictions, food allergies or cross contact (nuts, shellfish - molluscs and crustaceans, ocean/sea fishes, gluten, soy and/or lactose intolerance) that you are concerned about, don’t forget to mention them clearly in our Special Requests section while booking the tour. If this is not enough, you can always give us a call or drop us an email and we will connect with you at the earliest possible. Additionally, please make sure, in scenarios like this, that you try and make the booking along with all your dietary requests as much prior to the tour as possible. We try our best to accommodate all our customers’ health requests to the best of our abilities (after all, health is wealth) but please understand that it might not be possible to accommodate last-minute requests - especially with food, as they require preparations in advance.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Start time

    9am

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to UCC Cafe Plaza Kuromon-Ichibamae, Saka-fu, saka-shi, Chuo-ku, Nipponbashi, 1-18-3.
    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 20 minutes early.

  • Ending Point

    Kuromon Market Area.

Itinerary

  • Love your markets, the bustle, the smells, that authentic feel? Then this is the tour for you. A look into the life of Kuromon Market, Osaka’s place to discover the secrets and way of life for this city.
    With your local guide, you’ll find the best stalls and produce to sample Japan’s delicious food. This was once a fisherman’s market, now grown to be much, much more. This is where the Osakans shop, so you know you’re in the right place. If sampling real food weren’t enough, you'd also get the chance to visit Sennichimae Doguyasuji, Osaka’s ‘Kitchen town’. See the cooking tools and equipment crucial to Osaka’s chefs. From bowls to knives and neon signs! It’s here. Oh, and the famous plastic food! Originating over 100 years ago in Japan, these display samples make for the perfect souvenir (hint, hint!)
    This is a walking tour with a whole lot more! Fill-up on the samples and get to know the local culture. Just make sure you don’t try to eat plastic food!

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • 5 or more food stops
  • 1 Drink
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Hotel pick up (can be arranged for an additional charge)
  • Tips, oh go on then

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

In case there are any dietary issues, restrictions, food allergies or cross contact (nuts, shellfish - molluscs and crustaceans, ocean/sea fishes, gluten, soy and/or lactose intolerance) that you are concerned about, don’t forget to mention them clearly in our Special Requests section while booking the tour. If this is not enough, you can always give us a call or drop us an email and we will connect with you at the earliest possible. Additionally, please make sure, in scenarios like this, that you try and make the booking along with all your dietary requests as much prior to the tour as possible. We try our best to accommodate all our customers’ health requests to the best of our abilities (after all, health is wealth) but please understand that it might not be possible to accommodate last-minute requests - especially with food, as they require preparations in advance.

Yay! This tour is for everyone.

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