Ultimate Kansai region food experience
Ultimate Kansai region food experience
Ultimate Kansai region food experience
Ultimate Kansai region food experience
Ultimate Kansai region food experience
Ultimate Kansai region food experience
Ultimate Kansai region food experience
Ultimate Kansai region food experience
Ultimate Kansai region food experience
Ultimate Kansai region food experience
Ultimate Kansai region food experience
Ultimate Kansai region food experience

Ultimate Kansai region food experience

Kobe beef, yodofu and Japan’s oldest sushi (oldest type that is, it's fresh, we promise).

  • Private &
    personalized

  • 3 hours

  • From
    $84.38  USD
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

What you'll do

The Kansai region is famous for being the original source of several Japanese dishes, including okonomiyaki pancakes (the original Osakan soul food), and even fugu, the toxic pufferfish that only trained professionals are allowed to prepare. Your host will lead you to hidden culinary gems like Hanakujira in Fukishima, where fishy oden stew has been perfected, and Dontonbori’s famous Hozen-ji Yokocho (street food alley), where katsudon, or breaded pork cutlets, are served hot and fresh! You might even discover that the best sushi in Japan can be found at a funazushi restaurant, where ancient Kyoto-style fermented fish is considered a delicacy. Wash it down with some sake or green tea, and try to find room for some wagashi confections!

Where you’ll go

Join your host on a culinary adventure through Osaka’s famous food districts, discovering just why they call this the Nation’s Kitchen. Feast on delicious okonomiyaki savory pancakes in Namba, a prime entertainment district, or indulge in the Kansai region’s unique hako zushi - box-shaped sushi made with vinegary rice - at the bustling Central Wholesale Market, where restaurants get their fresh produce. Osaka is a hub of Kansai regional cuisine, and it’s also known as ‘Kuidaore City’, literally translating to ‘the city where one ruins oneself with food’. With your host by your side, you’ll be able to taste the finest Kobe beef, the crispiest takoyaki squid balls, or Kansai’s own tofu-infused take on udon noodles. Yum!

  • Ultimate Kansai region food experience
  • Ultimate Kansai region food experience
  • Eat and drink your way through Osaka’s myriad of culinary delights, with plenty of helpful guidance from your host.

  • Get to grips with authentic Kansai region cuisine, and see why Osaka is known as the Nation’s Kitchen.

  • Try authentic Kansai dishes in izakaya bars, the Central Wholesale Market and street food joints.

  • Discover a world beyond the ramen and sushi you already know - there’s so much more to Japan!

  • Get vital tips on where to eat from your helpful host, as they share their favorite restaurants and stalls with you.

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • Private and personalised experience
  • 3 hours with a host
  • 6-8 samples of local foods and 2 drinks per person (beer, high balls or soft drink)
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks other than those included in the experience - If you want to try Kobe beef, an additional cost will be incurred.
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

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