Tour Highlights


・Delve into a network of old, twisting, 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

・Dinner Option: 4 delicious dishes & desserts at very local restaurant

Tour Info

Deep Backstreet Osaka

These are the incredible Backstreet Osaka Tours of the ghetto, retro zone, yakuza, abandoned buildings area, red light 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 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.  Urban exploration: abandoned warehouses, quaint run down houses

2. Learn about the Osakan night culture: off the beaten track best eateries, bars and pubs

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


4. Discuss about taboo issues eg. our homelessness crisis & shame

5. Red Light district: 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

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

9. Discover & understand the shady runnings & loopholes of pachinko

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


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

For Dinner you’ll get 4 authentic Osakan dishes & desserts from a very very local family run Izakaya restaurant. They are a vegetarian friendly establishment (but tell us in advance if your vegetarian).

By The Numbers

Guests So Far: 7200+
Tours So Far: 1400+
Knowledgeable Guides: 7
Five Star Reviews: 1300+ (97%)
Intriguing Conversation Each Tour: 100+
Unique Stops On Every Tour: 21
Laughs: Unlimited

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Media Coverage

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

Also we just launched our “Deep Food & Drink Tours” check it out!

Want To Join Our Tour?

Time : 5:30pm-8:30pm

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

Cost :  ¥7,200 each for the night tour .     ¥9,700 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!



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