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Vintage Shinsekai – Retro Osaka Street Food Tour

  • When does it run?

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10.00am or 5.00pm

  • Start time

    Monday to Saturday at 10.00am or 5.00pm

  • Duration

    3hrs

Inclusions
  • Food at all 5 stops.
  • Breakfast set (Morning tour)
  • 1 additional drink.
  • Local English speaking guide
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Experience the uniqueness of Shinsekai
  • 5 food stops to taste the true flavours of Osaka
  • Enjoy a ‘retro’ experience unlike anywhere else in Japan

Overview

Ready? Boom! And relax, you’ve stepped back in time. The year is 1910, you’re in the Shinsekai District of Osaka. Are you ready to explore a unique part of Japan? You’re going retro! Oh, and very local. This tour takes in one of the most unique districts in Japan. It’s colourful and full of fun! From restaurants and shops to gaming parlours, it’s a hive of activity. You’ll stroll through the hidden gems, try different local dishes, each with their own history. There will be plenty of romance and nostalgia, a retro tour full of the flavours of Osaka.

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?

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10.00am or 5.00pm

  • Duration

    3hrs

  • Start time

    Monday to Saturday at 10.00am or 5.00pm

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to the base of Tsutenkaku Tower next to the large POCKY Snack Sign. Address: 1-18-6 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa-ku, saka-shi, saka-fu 556-0002. So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 20 mins early.

  • Ending Point

Itinerary

  • Here’s the plan, you’re going to go retro! Really. It’s time to step back to the early 1900s to a place so unique it’s like nowhere else in Japan. Welcome to the ‘Showa’ era. An exploration into the Osaka neighbourhood that screams nostalgia. Welcome to Shinsekai where a fun evening is guaranteed.
    With your local guide on hand to show you the best in the area, this is a tour to see the ‘local Osaka’. You’ll be strolling through the area, enjoying the surroundings of shops, restaurants and gaming parlours. You’ll be shown the hidden gems and explained about the districts colourful past. Along the way, you’ll be able to try up to six different local dishes from five of these shops. Each item has a long history, so it’ll be nostalgia in every bite!
    If you want to get a real sense of what life was like in the past and see where the locals like to hang out? Well, look no further. Retro has never been so good.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Food at all 5 stops.
  • Breakfast set (Morning tour)
  • 1 additional 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.

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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