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Eat and drink like a local in Osaka

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 529 reviews.Osaka, Japan

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Experience hosted by Aki

3 hours
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Experience what it feels like to be a local! This 3-hour experience focuses on standing izakayas in Kyobashi, a neighborhood filled with small, local favorite restaurants and bars. Eat and drink like a local in these hidden gem while interacting with friendly Osaka locals!

With me as your local host, you will be encouraged to try old-school izakaya foods and interact with other locals in a way that you otherwise wouldn't. We will go to 2-3 standing izakayas in Kyobashi for you to try various Japanese and Osaka local foods. The places I will take you to have no English signs or menus, but not to worry, I will translate them for you! By the end of the tour, you'll be able to order your own next round of food and drinks! Come with me to eat and drink like locals, with locals.
Experience what it feels like to be a local! This 3-hour experience focuses on standing izakayas in Kyobashi, a neighborhood filled with small, local favorite restaurants and bars. Eat and drink like a local in these hidden gem while interacting with friendly Osaka locals!

With me as your local host, you will be encouraged to try old-school izakaya foods and interact with other locals in a way that you otherwise wouldn't. We will go to…

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Thu, Oct 29
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Fri, Oct 30
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Sat, Oct 31
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Meet your host, Aki

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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I've been a professional tour guide in Osaka for over two years offering several other tours as well. Born and raised in Japan and lived in Osaka over 10 years. Kyobashi is my hang-out, and I often go to eat and drink in this neighborhood with my friends since I live close by, which makes me a perfect host to this experience!

I am a very social person and get along with people from various backgrounds and easily be friends with them. I treat my guests like friends rather than tourists/customers. I can also give recommendations for the rest of your Osaka stay. Read the reviews to know about me and what you can experience!
I've been a professional tour guide in Osaka for over two years offering several other tours as well. Born and raised in Japan and lived in Osaka over 10 years. Kyobashi is my hang-out, and I often go to eat and drink in this neighborhood with my friends since I live close by, which makes me a perfect host to this experience!

I am a very social person and get along with people from various backgrounds and easily be friends with them. I treat my guests like friends rather than tourists…
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Where you'll be

This experience will be taken place in a local-oriented neighborhood called Kyobashi, located in west of Osaka city. The experience will be at standing izakayas. You will be expected to try and taste many kinds of typical izakaya/local foods that locals eat. They're not typical Japanese food you eat in a Japanese restaurant in your country. Enjoy such food with beer, shochu, and sake!

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 529 reviews.

Benjamin
July 2020
One of the highlights of my trip to Osaka. Aki was simply amazing! She was articulate, gregarious and had endless supply of energy and zeal! I learned so much about eating and drinking in Japan as well as general culture. I will book her tour again next time because I know it would be just as unique and fun. I highly recommend Aki’s tour!
One of the highlights of my trip to Osaka. Aki was simply amazing! She was articulate, gregarious and had endless supply of energy and zeal! I learned so much about eating and dr…
Mike
July 2020
Aki was warm and welcoming, she was a wonderful host. We highly recommend this experience to every tourist visiting Osaka. You will not regret it!
Nishit
March 2020
Aki is simply fantastic. We went to places we would never have gone by ourselves, and had amazing food with brilliant drinks. She was very attentive to our tastes and had excellent recommendations. Left with happy bellies and happier hearts.
Aki is simply fantastic. We went to places we would never have gone by ourselves, and had amazing food with brilliant drinks. She was very attentive to our tastes and had excellent…
Ashley
March 2020
Aki was a superb host. She immersed us in Osaka culture and had us engaging with the local patrons which was something truly fantastic about this experience. I would highly recommend Aki and her tour to anyone travelling in Japan.
Michael
March 2020
It's worth stating up front that my friend who lives in Tokyo was stunned when I told him that we spent 3 hours in Kyobashi ordering food and drink in Japanese. My impression of the izakayas in the area is that while everyone is very friendly to anyone who walks in, regardless if they're a foreigner or a local, they're not tourist attractions that have English menus. Fortunately for me, Aki is a fantastic guide who not only enjoys the local cuisine and is great at recommending food for adventurous eaters -- she even told us the location for her all-time favorite okonomiyaki -- but she gave us practical Japanese language skills that we could use immediately. I cannot understate how much fun I had, and I hope you have the same opportunity to spend time in Kyobashi with Aki as I did!
It's worth stating up front that my friend who lives in Tokyo was stunned when I told him that we spent 3 hours in Kyobashi ordering food and drink in Japanese. My impression of th…
Hayden
March 2020
Had a great time with Aki and the rest of the group. Awesome food and Aki really immerses is in Japan culture and even made us order our own food in Japanese. Highly recommended for those looking to really get into Japanese food culture!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

FOOD/DRINKS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE. Please know that the experience will be taken place in STANDING izakayas and they are smoking-friendly. This experience is NOT be for those who have many food restrictions or are very specific about the dishes they want.

What to bring

Cash for their food/drinks and transportation

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