Deep Dive: Osaka Food Markets from Local to Luxurious!

Deep Dive: Osaka Food Markets from Local to Luxurious!

Osaka is a food lover's paradise, where you can indulge in a mouthwatering array of street food, traditional dishes, and modern culinary creations that showcase the vibrant and diverse flavors of Japan's kitchen.

From ¥6,124/person
4 Hours (approx.) Up to 8 People

To the heart of Osaka’s food scene

Ohhhh Tokyo, with your big corporate headquarters and massive mobs of people doing very important things. And then Kyoto, with your high culture, fancy temples, gardens, and refinement. Yay. But this is OSAKA, and — how to put it nicely? — we don’t care about your charmed lives. We care about eating.Come see (1) an upscale department store marketplace, (2) the famous Kuromon Ichiba, where delicacies raw and cooked clamor for your tongue, (3) a Japanese infused Korea Town where few tourists venture to tread, and (4) a historic neighborhood resplendent with meats, fish, vegetables, plus other staples and stupefieables catering to locals. At your side will be a native English speaking, friendly, Osaka-infused soul, eager to explain every little aspect of this big world of food. Get ready to dig in on this adventure of sights, smells, and flavors!
Historic Landmarks

Discover Osaka's rich history through its iconic food.

Professional Guide

Real English, real skills, and great personalities. Our guides have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with interesting, fun, and memorable tours.

Fully-Narrated Tour

Our tours never leave you to wander about on your own. Your guide stays with you the whole time to answer questions, offer lots of local insights, and make ensure good times.

Easy Access

This tour starts in central Nara at the Lawson convenience store directly outside of Tenma Station (McDonalds), making meeting up an anxiety-free experience. Exact meeting spot provided after booking.

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Takashimaya Department Store

Takashimaya Department Store, where you can explore an exquisite selection of gourmet treats, from fresh seafood and traditional Japanese sweets to international delicacies and trendy food stalls. Our expert guides will lead you through this department store’s food floor, sharing insights into Osaka’s vibrant food culture and helping you find unique flavors and souvenirs to take home.

Pulala Tenma

Pulala Tenma, Osaka’s lively shopping complex renowned for its diverse food options. From street food vendors serving classic Osaka snacks to charming cafes and restaurants offering traditional Japanese dishes, Pulala Tenma is a food lover’s paradise. Our tour guides will navigate you through the vibrant alleys, ensuring you experience the heart of Osaka’s unique and delicious food culture.</span

Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street

Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street, Osaka’s longest shopping arcade. This lively street is a haven for food enthusiasts, with countless eateries offering a vast range of culinary delights. From street-side stalls serving Osaka’s famous takoyaki and okonomiyaki to traditional tea houses and dessert shops, you’ll discover the best of local flavors.</span

Tsuruhashi : Osaka’s Koreatown

Tsuruhashi, the city’s vibrant Koreatown, is a lively district famous for its authentic Korean cuisine and bustling markets, offering a unique culinary experience. Explore the maze of alleys filled with barbecue joints, kimchi vendors, and Korean street food stalls.

Kuromon Market

At Kuromon Market you’ll discover why Osaka is known as “Osaka’s Kitchen.” Stroll through the old-style stalls with our knowledgeable guides taking in the fresh meats and produce. Learn about the history and culture of this iconic market as you meet friendly vendors.

Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street

Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street is the place to be if you’re fascinated by kitchenware and culinary tools. On our Osaka food tour, explore this unique street where chefs and home cooks alike come to find everything from traditional Japanese knives to exquisite tableware. Wander among shops brimming with all things kitchen-related, from professional-grade equipment to quirky gadgets.


Minami (Namba) is Osaka’s hub of shops, restaurants, and nightlife. On our food tour, explore this lively district known for its neon-lit streets and vibrant energy

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Nara Day Tour Itinerary

Iconic department store with large food level

Another food extravaganza

Longest arcade in Japan, full of traditional street eats and quaint restaurants / cafes

Osaka’s vibrant Koreatown

The famous Kuromon markets, showing you why Osaka is the kitchen of Japan

Kitchenware as far as the eye can see.

Osaka’s hub of shops, restaurants and nightlife.

Quick Tips for Our Osaka Markets Tour

There are a couple of things we’d like you to take note of before joining us.

  • Please come wearing comfortable shoes. We do a fair bit of walking around Osaka.


  • Professional tour guide.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Guided tours and commentary at each location.


  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, additional snacks, etc.).
  • Travel insurance.
  • Lunch
  • Transportation (Around 300 Yen)
  • Any additional activities or meals not mentioned in the itinerary.

Easy Access

As we are meeting up in outside of Tenma station at the McDonalds, meetup is easy and stress free.

Our Tour Guides

We've got around a dozen guides at your service. Here we showcase a few of our most active ones.


We think it's important that everyone who works for Pinpoint Traveler is an active guide too, even the owner. Kevin's been in Japan thirteen years, but spent the first ten in the corporate world. Now he shares his love for Japan outside the confines of the office.
Shoji Pinpoint Traveler Osaka Guide


Born in Japan, but moved to Canada when he was still quite young, Shoji is back and ready to share is passion for Japan with you. His main dominion is Osaka and on down to Koya-san and Wakayama, but he's such a popular guy that we often send him even further afield by request.
Mardi Pinpoint Traveler Osaka Guide


Mardi's our Kyoto guide-in-chief, and her love for the city is infectious. She's got an uncanny ability for giving people just the right amount of information while still ensuring the tour stays light and fun. Be it temples and shrines, gardens, or nightlife, Mardi's your gal.
Dan Pinpoint Traveler Osaka Guide


Dan is a Spaniard, so of course his Spanish is native level, but his English is fantastic as well. He's got a warm personality and consistently makes our guests feel like they've made a new friend within minutes of meeting him. He also knows Osaka and Kyoto like no one's business!
Levy Pinpoint Traveler Osaka Guide


With nearly twenty years in Osaka, Levy's got this place WIRED. He's a major samurai and history aficionado, and in addition to knowing all the top sights like a true pro, he knows Osaka's nightlife better than (dare we say it!) the vast majority of Japanese who call Osaka home. Levy's originally from Israel, and runs tours in Hebrew too.
Suzie Pinpoint Traveler Osaka Guide


Suzie is Japan born and raised, and we can't recommend her enough for tours in Tokyo and Yokohama. Our prior guests frequently say nicer things about Suzie than any of our own mothers have said about us! The consummate pro, she's not just got all the info, but also an uncanny knack for knowing what to show our guests.

Not profiled here are guides who speak Spanish (Kyoto, in addition to Dan in Osaka), French (Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo), and German (Kyoto and Tokyo).

Pickup Point

We will meet at the McDonalds outside of Tenma Station

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