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Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours

By Backstreet Osaka Tours
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Experience the real Osaka with a local guide, who will take you to some of the city's most intriguing neighborhoods. Most tourists stick to the same places and rarely dig beneath the surface to discover the more gritty neighborhoods, where some shady dealings occur. Tour these places safely, and learn about the culture and history of Osaka, with your half-Japanese, half-Australian guide.
from
S$73.09
per adult
from
S$73.09
per adult

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Ages 15-99, max of 12 per group
Duration:3h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Try some Japanese snacks at two street-side stalls
  • Visit interesting parts of the city that travelers usually miss
  • Best suited to active travelers, as this is a walking tour
  • End the tour at a family-run restaurant, if you wish
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022

  • Dinner option is available
  • After Tour Assistance: If you want to go to a bar,shopping or entertainment area I will take you.
  • Food stall:Taste testing at a food stall during the tour.
What's not included
  • Drinks at restaurant no included but very reasonable prices for all drinks.


Departure details
  • FamilyMart MYS Daikokucho Station, 2-chōme-5-16 Shikitsuhigashi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0012, Japan Meet at Daikokucho Station (Midosuji Line), Exit 1, at the top of the stairs (In front of "Family Mart" Convenience store. Note: Only 1 stop away from Namba station. Only 6 stops away from Umeda station.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 130036P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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How much is Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours?
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What is the Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours cancellation policy?
Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 130036P1

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

738netas
738netas
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amazing tour!
The tour with Andy was amazing! We went to places we had no idea existed in osaka. It was funny, unique and an incr
Relax65934100243
Relax65934100243
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Amazing tour with an amazing guide!
As a results of this tour, I enjoyed some delicious food and learned a lot about the local life of Osaka. The guide
Explore01293391062
Explore01293391062
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Friendly, knowledgeable, great food
Andy and Luca where incredible, so knowledge, very friendly and had a great laugh with us. Food was outstanding, a
amandab1628m
amandab1628m
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Great intro to Osaka food!
This was such a great tour of a neighborhood in Osaka I wouldn’t have thought to go to! All really delicious food a
Cheesehead2Alaska
Cheesehead2Alaska
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Great tour!
Andy showed us a part of Osaka we hadn’t been to. He introduced some great local cuisine and some interesting resta
T626JLjanw
T626JLjanw
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Great tour
There was some great hidden spots which we loved so much! We got a detailed history of all the spots that we went a
francoy431
francoy431
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Super cool experience in Osaka
Our tour guide was such a fun, enthusiastic and entertaining person that it made the 4 hours fly by. He took us to
Filip1989SHP
Filip1989SHP
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Best food tour in Osaka
Andy was our guide and it was an amazing tour. Andy is very friendly and open minded and very easy to talk to. The
X657VUdaniela
X657VUdaniela
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Exactly what we wanted
A trip that we thoroughly enjoyed. We saw sights that I'm sure we would have just walked straight past. The places
connormk3000
connormk3000
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Amazing experience
It was amazing we went to places that I would have never gone to myself. Definitely recommend to anyone looking to
X2647PLisaacs
X2647PLisaacs
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Tour fun!
Great food! Great guide! Great time! There was a lot of good food that I had that I have never had before!
AlisonJane1990
AlisonJane1990
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A great experience - I had lots of fun!!
Andy was a really friendly, informative guide. He welcomes everyone and makes the atmosphere super relaxed. I defin
eduardoeW6211JL
eduardoeW6211JL
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One To Remember
This was absolutely what we wanted in a tour. Well rounded and a look on the inside of this city. We were sad to se
troydQ2534UO
troydQ2534UO
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Brilliant tour of a beautiful city
It was really a wonder seeing all the hidden places in Osaka that are nromally tucked out of sight. Definitely take
justindunkle
justindunkle
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Good Times
So many great spots and friendly people - we had a blast. From great local eateries to retro games. Thoroughly enjo
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willlovesfood
1 contribution
Feb 2022
Andy is great! He is so personable and easy to get along with. The food was amazing, but just getting to know him was a lot of fun. He gives a perspective of Osaka and Japan that you can't get anywhere else. Osaka is a gem, and Andy will help you experience what it really means to live there. If you prefer to see a city from the perspective of someone who lives there, I highly recommend this.
Written 19 February 2022
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David56003
Houston, TX3 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Incredible experience, felt very much like a very knowledgeable friend walking us around a new city. We covered a lot of space and saw a ton of things, but the tour never felt rushed or canned. I had done a cursory review of “things to do in Osaka” and Kevin provided context on all of them, but what we experienced on the tour was so much better than spending all our time loitering around the tourist traps. Strongly recommend this tour to any folks who are looking for a baseline introduction to Osaka as well as those who are looking for a deeper dive. Highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Osaka.
Written 1 August 2022
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Sarah W
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Allow me to begin this review with some backstory - my sister and I were visiting Osaka for the first time and only had one day to see everything we possibly could. Naturally, we checked out all the big touristy areas such as Dotonbori and the neighboring shopping areas. Aside from one or two shops, we were immensely disappointed. Sure there were big flashy signs and opportunities for photo ops, but it left us feeling empty and wanting to know more about the true personality and grit of the city.
Enter Andy. Personable, approachable, and engaging, I immediately felt like he was an old friend. We met up in the early evening and started off learning about a nearby temple, as well as some common customs and beliefs of many Japanese people. Then, we quickly transitioned to a bustling and exciting strip of restaurants and entertainment. While throwing back a few drinks and seeing the sights, we learned more about the fundamentals of Japanese culture, and later saw some eccentric locals that frequent the area. Without a doubt, it trounced the other tourist areas with its quirks and charm.
Finally, the nitty-gritty. Osaka has some absolutely wild backroads and areas I don’t think I ever would have known about without the aid of Andy and this tour. Never once did I feel unsafe, but these sectors definitely kept us on our toes. It allowed for us to see a side of Japan that many aren’t able to witness, as it’s a country that meticulously upkeeps its professional image. It felt a bit like peeking behind the curtains; I was able to see Japan in its entirety, and I truly couldn’t have been more intrigued.
Despite a morning honestly gone a bit to waste, this tour gave Osaka the redemption it deserves. Seriously cannot recommend it enough. Andy is as entertaining as he is knowledgeable, and is guaranteed good company in the strange and beautiful macrocosm that is Osaka.
Written 7 July 2022
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Dave E
London, UK22 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Definitely found it to be an entertaining and interesting outing seeing some things and areas we wouldn't have found otherwise - as advertised, some less touristy areas and we were lucky as well that the weekend we were there was a festival so there were quite a lot of stalls with offerings and people going to the shrine to leave them, which was an additional bonus.

Kevin provided some good explanations of things as we were going through and pointed out stuff we'd not have noticed or known about otherwise and of course made sure to let us know about what we can / shouldn't do while out and about, overall it was very relaxed and fun and he brought us somewhere that was local and also had really great food for dinner, made sure everyone was ok at the end and knew where they were headed back to etc.

So if you're keen to see the other 'side' of the city and learn a bit about customs and living here then it's great and we'd definitely recommend this as a fun evening out. Cheers!
Written 11 January 2020
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Clare
Yokohama, Japan3 contributions
This tour is as great as the other reviews suggest. Andy is a great guide and he will take you to places you would never go or see otherwise. The tour will widen your experience of Japan, especially combined with the manicured tourist destinations like Osaka Castle. The tour was really interesting and I especially appreciated the respect with which Andy approaches all the stops. It's clear the tour covers the spots it covers to give visitors a true understanding of the city and culture. A great trip, I highly recommend!
Written 7 July 2021
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amyletourn
Alexandria, VA57 contributions
Dec 2019
Osaka was a highlight of my recent 2 week trip to Japan and this tour was definitely helped me appreciate the uniqueness of the city and understand more about Japan from and different perspective. Our guide Kevin provided a lot of history and also delivered on the billing to show the 'deep backstreet' part of the city. Certainly most tourists wouldn't wander some of these streets on their own (even though they easily/safely could). Very much enjoyed the evening.
Written 5 January 2020
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Kylie O
6 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Andy is such a charismatic and fun tour guide- He really made this tour a great experience! This tour was definitely the most memorable part of my trip to Osaka. Getting to walk around the city while learning about the history and culture of Japan is something that I think anyone visiting the city should do, and I will be recommending this tour to any and all of my friends who visit Osaka in the future. Thanks again for the great Osaka experience, Andy! I hope to attend more of your tours/events soon! :)
Written 22 May 2022
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Kristan, im glad that you found my sense of humor amusing. It always keeps me going doing these tours when i hear comments like that it "was definitely the most memorable party of my trip to Osaka". I hope your stay in Kyoto will be a blast. I'm sure I'll see you again. Andy:)
Written 29 May 2022
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Sunberth
4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
I'm not really a person who makes reviews however I made this one exception for Andy and his bewilderingly fascinating tour of Osaka. Like all the other guest write it's simply a powerful rendition of what reality plays out in the burbs of Osaka. Unfiltered, unpretentious, unbelievable are the words that come to mind when discussing this with my partner.
If there is one tour in Japan to do, it's this!
Written 12 August 2021
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Andrew Knowles
Hirakata, Japan8 contributions
Dec 2021
My adventurous group of three were led on a wonderful evening of Osaka secrets and delicious food by Andy. We were guided to hidden secrets and in such a comfortable way that we were able to explore and interact with locals in a way that felt natural. Andy was knowledgeable, candid, and shared a lot of great facts and details about the area that truly displayed his food and area expertise. The food was incredible, varied and delicious!

Two of our group were Japanese and I have been here teaching at University for two years yet Andy showed us things and experiences we would never have had on our own.

I would highly recommend this tour and Andy for anybody who wants a great experience, tourist or even Japanese.

You will not be sorry! Go and explore!!!
Written 28 December 2021
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Izzy W
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Couples
Andy was an incredible guide who took us through the real osaka. Being half Japanese and half Australian and having lived here for a decade, he was extremely insightful into the mind of Japanese people and able to relate it back to our western culture. We would never have found these roads or known the history behind them without this tour. He answered our numerous questions about the places we visited and even questions we’ve been wanting to know the answer of for a long time. It was also really insightful into some taboo topics in Japan. We got the dinner option which we would highly recommend as we ate foods we wouldn’t have even known about.

Thanks again Andy for an excellent tour!
Written 3 January 2020
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