Osaka Tour

Experiencing the history and local food market in Osaka

Offered in Japanese (English translations via Zens friend)
3.0 hours in total
Meal not provided

What to expect

Join the Osaka Tour and you will find out why Osaka is called the “Kitchen of Japan”, you will learn about the history of Osaka prefecture.

During this 3 hour trip, we will take a walk through Osaka Castle, Kuromon Market and Dotonbori street with its huge billboards, hundreds of restaurants and food stalls selling local foods including the famous Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki.

If you want to enjoy Japanese local cuisines, you couldn’t possibly start at a better place!!

About your host, Zens Friends

Zens Friends are the people who have the heart of hospitality.
Zens Friends are not just your interpreters. They are Japanese ‟locals”, and your “friends”. As ‘Zens Friends’ is a local, you can explore Japan as a local not just as a tourist.

Zens Friends will guide you through the tour!

Explore the history of Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle, which is a famous landmark, a popular sightseeing spot, and the symbol
of Osaka, contains thirteen structures which have been designated as Important Cultural
Assets by the Japanese government.

Kuromon Market

Traditional Japanese market offering different foods with a great choice of seafood. The market has a total length of close to 600 meters with 170 shops, the vast majority of which specialize in the freshest and best quality meat, vegetables, eggs and other ingredients from around the country and abroad.

People living in the area come to the market to do their shopping, buy produce and fish, new clothes and shoes, gadgets, and all sorts of other things available.

Dotonbori, a world famous food district!

A shopping district. There is the Glico running man, one of the most well known landmarks
in Osaka.


Guide Fee

Not Included

Food and Drink fee
Transportation fee

What we'll offer

Zens Friends will support your travel by......
・Introducing recommended places
・Making reservations
・Taking pictures

Sample Itinerary

Meeting at JR Osakajo-koen station
|15 min. walk
①Time Travel to the feudal period of Japan (Osaka castle) (1.5-2h)
|Osakajo-koen station
|15 min. by train
|Osaka Nipponbashi station
②Eating tour through Kuromo Ichiba market (15-30min.)
③Namba (15-30min.)
④Doton-bori (30-45min.)


Please book the tour at least 3 days prior to the desired date.
The inside fish market can be visited only on weekdays, in the morning.

Where to meet

Meeting Place : JR Osakajo-koen station

¥ 5,000 ¥ 2,000

(60% off) + tax



2 days or less: No refund
3-7 days: 50% of activity price
7-14 days: 70% of activity price
More than 15 days: full refund

¥ 5,000 ¥ 2,000 per person + tax