Osaka: Daytime Dotonbori Food Tour
- Duration: 3 hours
I found the meeting point pretty fast, even though Exit 10 is kind of hidden (and not visible oN the board) I would recommend to choose a different Exit. Hiro, our tour guide, was very (!!) sweet. She explained the food, showed us around (eg a Shrine) and we had typical Osaka food. We did not go to restaurants (after all it does say „Snack“) except for two (last two stops). She was kind enough to always ask if we wanted to try the food before buying. I personally think the price is set too high for what it is. Couple shops closed before (~4ish, tour started at 5), which was a pity, however, what we had was super delicious! I have a sensitive stomach but did not have any trouble. Drinks were not included (but we got water in the restaurants)
My secretary mistakenly booked my tour on the day of my arrival hence I was unaware that I actually missed it. I went to the Villa Namba thinking that it was this morning. When they were looking for my name, they couldn’t find it. I was trying to ask the staff there if I could rebook, unfortunately none of them could speak English. Fortunately they were still able to accommodate me, thanks to our English speaking guide, Adrian who was great!
The tour was very well planned and we had plenty of time to enjoy each activity that we set out to do. The locations that the bus took us to were convenient and easy to return to after each outing had finished, a very good way to experience some of the culture of Kyoto and Nara in a short amount of time
1st time travel to Jpn with kids and not familiar with the subway connection in Osaka. Share transport from airport to city helps us alot in finding our hostel. Driver spoke well mandarin and had waited for us at the entrance. Sent us to hostel in just 35 minutes, save time and convenience. Many thanks
Our guide, Haruhi, was very knowledgeable, conversational, and fun! We really enjoyed seeing the large variety of foods that are sold in Osaka, and hearing the tradition behind them as explained by our guide. Kuromon market is a must go. Also really loved the yakisoba!