Taste the flavors of this must-see market in the center of Osaka
- Explore this historic market that is "Osaka's Kitchen" famous for fish, and other delicious seasonal ingredients and dishes!
- Discover Osaka's "Kitchen town" and learn more about plastic food!
- Try local pickles, tea and a wagashi dessert before the tour end!
3 hour total
2 〜 10
Anne is the founder of Arigato Japan. She was born and raised in the Philippines. Anne majored in Airline Business Administration and Tourism. She has traveled around 50 countries between 2006 and 2017. After living in Japan for almost 20 years, Anne founded Arigato Japan in February 2016 with tours in Tokyo, realizing her true calling to help make the experience of visitors to Japan the best possible.
WHAT TO EXPECT
On this tour you will have a chance to explore this market that is full of history and get to know the local products that make this a special place to visit. You will not only learn about Kuromon Market but also get an insider’s’ perspective on the culture, local people, food, and the Osakan way of life. The Kuramon market 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 located in this Market. A lot of Osakans shop here especially because the produce in this market comes from all over Japan. During your market tour you will have a chance to try high quality, seasonal fish, produce and beef. Try Osaka’s most famous street foods and enjoy the colorful sights and sounds. After finishing in the main market area, go with your guide to nearby Sennichimae Doguyasuji, Osaka’s “Kitchen town.” You can see cooking tools and equipment crucial to Osaka’s chefs and restaurateurs. Everything 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!
(08:45 〜 12:00)
2 〜 10
Available on Clear or Lightly Rainy Days
We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.
One drink included, 5 Food Stops, Walking Leve Moderate, Family Friendly, Regional Food Tasting, Dessert Included
Things to bring
Please make sure to wear comfortable shoes for walking.
UCC Cafe Plaza Kuromon-Ichibamae
Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.