Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours

3 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Discover the ghetto, retro zone, yakuza, redlight district, illegal gambling dens and the intriguing neighbourhoods of Osaka with your quirky, knowledgeable & affable tour guide.


During the tour you’ll do some taste testing at a street stall. Then after we finish exploring, you’ll have the option to go to a local, traditional, family run restaurant tasting 5 delicious dishes!


We strive to show you the authentic Osaka on this night tour, where you get a real and deep understanding of the inner workings of this amazing city visiting some architecture which is steeped in history & some run down, derelict areas too…not what Osaka Tourism wants you to see!

Get an inside look with very authentic and honest take on this amazing city of Osaka where we'll answer all your queries(even taboos questions). The whole spectrum from the good, the bad and everything else in between.
An Osaka Food Tours, Inc. Tour


  • Dinner - 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 to expect

- During this award winning tour (No. 1 walking tour in the whole of Japan in 2019/2020) you’ll taste delicious local food at two different street run, family stalls.
- See bizarre & outlandish shops in the Osaka retro zone
- Delve into a network of old, twisting, narrow alleys full of charm
- Enter an astonishing abandoned houses zone
-Set foot in Osaka’s most important, but unknown, place of worship
- Explore a unique, historical red light district with links to the yukuza.
- Venture into the intriguing ghetto area with a controversial past.
- Option Dinner: Taste authentic Osaka “soul food" at an izakaya you'll never find on other tours. Tonpeiyaki, Kaarage, Nikudofu, Yakitori & includes desserts. This food is as local as you could ever find! It’s a vegetarian friendly too.

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
September 2023

I loved it, Sasha was amazing person, I enjoyed talking to him a lot. I already recommended the tour to other people as I enjoy it myself.

September 2023

I attended this tour in September which was hosted by Kevin (a Canadian guy who had lived in Japan for some time). I have been to Japan many times but never to Osaka. I found the tour very interesting and learned a lot about the hidden Japan. Kevin was very friendly and inclusive. We toured a wid...

September 2023

Our guide, Michael, was all-around fantastic. Wouldn’t want a tour from any other! He was knowledgable, courteous, well-spoken, and funny. The entire tour was so well-paced and informative, and our group learned so much through it. I would highly recommend others to take this tour. It was an hone...

Eugene S
September 2023

The tour was fantastic, you learn a lot about Osaka and it’s cultural history Food could have been better

September 2023

A relaxed and very interesting your through the back streets of Osaka with Kevin. I learned a lot and really enjoyed the experience. Toured through the red light district and finished with a friendly dinner and drinks. Highly recommend good value.

September 2023

Really great tour, excellent local guide (Mico) who gave us insight and knowledge of the edgy sides of Osaka! Would highly recommend.

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