Tour Highlights

・Delve into a network of old, twisting, narrow alleys full of character
・Hear historic facts & encounters of a region controlled by the yakuza
・Venture into the intriguing ghetto area with a controversial past
Explore a unique Taisho Era preserved historical red light district
・One hour all you can eat traditional "soul food" of Osaka dinner


Tour Info

Deep Backstreet Osaka

These are the incredible Backstreet Osaka Tours of the ghetto, retro zone, yakuza, redlight district, illegal gambling dens and the neighbourhood alleyways. During this tour you’ll do some taste testing at two different street stalls. Then after we finish exploring, you’ll be treated to a traditional meal & desserts at a local restaurant.


We strive to show you the authentic, underbelly of Osaka on this night tour, where you get a real and deep understanding of the inner workings of this amazing city visiting some amazing vintage architecture which is steeped in history & some run down, gritty, derelict areas too…not what Osaka Tourism wants you to see!


Get an inside look with our tour guide, Andy, who is half Japanese & half Australian. Andy has an extensive knowledge of the Osaka region and can answer all your queries on this walking tour.

What We’ll Explore!

We will show you the hidden gems that you would never find without us.


1.  Night Ghetto walk: run down warehouse areas, quaint back streets & arcades

2. Learn about the Osakan night culture: off the beaten path best eateries & bars

3.Visit the dark, underground gambling dens:  Majong, Go & Shogi


4. Take a glimpse at the lost homeless regions: respectfully & never staring.

5. Red Light district tour: witness a region controlled by the infamous yakuza

6. See bizarre & retro only in Japan establishments. Quirks & superstitions


7. Traverse the unmissable winding, narrow back alleys nearby Namba station

8. Set foot in Osaka’s  most important, but unknown, shrine. Rituals explained

9. Discover and understand the runnings & loopholes of the pachinko palours

10. Visit and hear the background of love hotels & its impact on society

Night Zoo

If your lucky, you can go to the night zoo (limited period). Witness the noctural animals alert & active. Experience the other side of a variety of animal’s habits!


Lost in the alleys, at the midpoint of the tour, you will taste some appetizing Yakitori and Takoyaki.

For Dinner taste delicious Osaka “soul food” of kushikatsu. Over 40 types of skewered meat & vegetables (like tempura) for a 1 hour all you can eat dinner includes desserts. Or get Osaka’s Japanese pizza (Okonomiyaki). Both are vegetarian friendly establishments.


Media Coverage

Featured on 6 newspaper articles, sites & magazines around the world (Australia to as far away as Poland)

Below a travel writer penned her experiences with us on a travel website.


We received Best Activities and Tours in Japan 2019

We received Best Activities and Tours in Japan 2019 on the world’s largest travel review site, TripAdvisor! The tour is ranked in the top 25 of all activities in Japan.

Launch of New Food Tour

We are excited to show you our new food tour, . Guaranteed amazing experience or your money back!  

2 page article in Sydney Morning Herald

A travel writer penned her experience on Australia’s most sold newspaper after coming on our tour.  

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Want To Join Our Tour?

Time : 5:30pm-8:30pm

Meet up location : Daikokucho Station (top of the stairs of Exit 1)

Cost :  ¥5,600 each for the night tour .     ¥7,400 includes the dinner option

(exclusive access & guidance to regions of urban osaka totally unexplored by tourists, a complete historical account of the visited areas, and taste testing of local food at 2 different street stalls .) There is a traditional dinner & desserts option as well. We believe you will be extremely satisfied. It is the only tour in Osaka to offer a money back guarantee!


Tour Guide

Our Other Weekly Events

Deep Osaka Food Tours

We will explore the hidden gem of  Temma. Rarely visited by foreigners and an enclave of amazing food stalls, restaurants and establishments.

OPPLE Events: 7 weekly events!

Boat parties, dinners, karaoke, language exchanges, sports, Board games, private beach getaways etc

Kansai Hikes & Walks

Breathtaking scenery and amazing culture with a friendly group. Half day events only cost 1200yen!


Osaka Pub crawl

With 50~70 ppl you go to 3 bars get 5 free shot drinks and free entry to the club, so be ready for a party!

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