Cleaning and safety practices
Explore Kumomon Market and try a wide variety of local foods
Sample fresh seafood, wagyu beef skewers, and other treats.
Hear about Osaka’s cuisine & culture as you explore
Visit Osaka’s “Kitchen town” & learn more about plastic food
A 3-hour tour with a local foodie who will show you the way
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Try local and seasonal dishes at 5 different food stops
Taste delicious local specialities, high quality and seasonal fish, beef, Yakisoba, Takoyaki etc.
One drink is included (Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic beverages available)
Get insights into local life and Japanese culture from a local English speaking guide
Hotel pick up not included (can be arranged for an additional charge).
Additional drinks or food (not included but possible to purchase at guest expense).
Know Before You Book
Strict policy on tour start time - guests who are late will be left behind and we are unable to re-connect them to the ongoing tours. There is no refund for missing a tour due to late arrival.
Starts promptly at 9:00 am, ends at 12:00 pm
Dietary Restriction flexibility: Vegetarian, Pescetarian friendly. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary restrictions and if these are allergies (please let us know the severity) or preferences
You must be 20 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.
At least 2 people are required, maximum of 10 for this activity to take place.
The operator and its guides reserve the right to refuse or withdraw guests that are unfit to take the tour for any reason, or act in a dangerous manner. A guest's participation in any service will be terminated if the guest breaks any local laws or regulations put in place by Japanese authorities.
The operator reserves the right to expel any participant from any service who is intoxicated, acting belligerently, endangering others or behaving in a way which may tarnish or act upon the operator’s reputation or cause distress to third parties, participants and/or individuals.
Walking level: moderate.
A Family-Friendly tour (Strollers can be a difficult challenge, better to have body sling baby carriers). Children must be accompanied by an adult/parent.
What you can expect
Join our local guide on this tour to have a chance to explore the famous Kuromon market that is full of history and get to know the local and seasonal products that make this a special place to visit. You will not only learn about the market but also get aninsider’s’ perspectiveon the culture, local people, food, and the Osakan way of life.
With a total length around 600 meters, the Kuromon market specializes in the freshest and best quality meat, vegetables, eggs and other ingredients from around the country and abroad. It started off as a fisherman’s market but now includes a variety of other stores as well: you will find 39 fish stores, 10 Green grocery shops, 12 Butcher shops, 7 candy shops, and 24 restaurants.
During your market tour you will have a chance totry Osaka’s most famous street foods,enjoy the colorful sights and sounds, taste local specialities, high quality and seasonal fish, produce, and beef. The market has a special energy that welcomes both visitors and locals. There is something new to see and experience every month of the year.
After finishing in the main market area, follow our guide to nearby Sennichimae Doguyasuji, also known as Osaka’s “Kitchen town.” There you can see cooking tools and equipment crucial to Osaka’s chefs and restaurateurs. Every kind of Japanese kitchen item you could want can be found here: knives, bowls, takoyaki grills, neon signs, plastic food, utensils, appliances and much more. The plastic food is a special feature here. Called “Food samples”, this tradition originated in Japan more than 100 years ago when some entrepreneurial restaurateurs started to display wax, and later plastic, food dishes outside their shops to show diners what they can expect. Find your own perfect plastic sushi or other dish, as a unique souvenir of your trip to Osaka!
Cleaning and safety practices
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Temperature checks available
- Masks required
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