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Osaka: Deep Backstreets Exploration

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3.5 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




Explore the non-tourist areas of Osaka, where the veil of “perfect Japan” will be lifted. Get an unfiltered understanding of how the city really functions in the abandoned buildings area, retro zone, alleys, redlight district, gambling dens, and more.


  • Hear historic facts and anecdotes from this gritty region completely unknown to tourists.
  • Venture into the intriguing abandoned buildings area with a controversial past.
  • Visit the unique, traditional Taisho-Era, incredibly-preserved historical red light district.
  • Eat delicious, local side dishes in back-alley stalls full of character.
  • Discuss taboo topics and get to the truth of Osaka.


  • Visits to two stalls for two side dishes/snacks
  • Dinner after the tour (if option selected)
  • Professional tour guide
  • Drinks
  • Hotel pickup

Tour's Location


Meeting point
Meet at Daikokucho Station, exit 1, at the top of the stairs (in front of "Family Mart" convenience store) 15 minutes prior to the tour start time
Important information
What to bring:
- Comfortable shoes
- Not allowed
- High-heeled shoes
Know before you go
• Being on time is very important in Japan. There is no chance of catching up on this tour if you are late as the group will enter winding alleys and it will be impossible to find them. You are guaranteed an incredible, unique, one-of-a-kind experience — all you have to do is be on time.
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Sami Biwer

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