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 neighbourhood alleys with Andy, your half Japanese half Australian 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 Andy who has extensive knowledge of the Osaka region and can answer all your queries on this walking tour.


- 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.


  • 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.


  • Alcoholic Beverages - Drinks at restaurant no included but very reasonable prices for all drinks.

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • 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 12 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Ticket delivery

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


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

April 2022

I had the best time here; I would recommend this place to anyone I know! Really nice people. The staff were really unbelievable!! Highly recommend!

May 2022

This tour was the highlight of my trip to Osaka and I cannot recommend it enough! Andy is clearly very sharp and managed to not only show an authentic look into Osaka, but also to answer all of my questions. You won't find an experience like this elsewhere.

May 2022

Can’t recommend highly enough. Everyone saying this is the best experience in Osaka is 100% right. Andy delivered an amazing tour of a side of Osaka I never would have otherwise seen. I felt completely safe throughout the tour, but I never would have dared to venture down these alleyways on my ow...

April 2022

A brilliant way to this this great city. I don't think we could have a better guide that Andy. Just like everyone has said he is great at what he does. Crafted tours with immense enthusiasm and authenticity

April 2022

Andy was amazing! Super fun and knowledgeable. Osaka is a gem and going trough the back streets you see real life as suppose to just the glam that the touristic spots show you.

April 2022

This was an amazing experience with an amazing tour guide, Kevin. I got to meet some cool new people, which was a plus. I got to see another side of Osaka that I would not have been able to see by looking on google maps. I was also able to try some amazing food. This is a tour that I will defini...

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from US$47.93 / per person