Retro Osaka Street Food Tour: Shinsekai

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Japan

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Retro Osaka Street Food Tour: ShinsekaiTravel back in time to this local entertainment district for a taste of vintage Osaka. Food and Culture dating back to the 1920's-1950's Japan
The Shinsekai district is unique — there is nothing really like it anywhere else in Japan. The neighborhood dates back to early 1900’s and grew in popularity through the post war “Showa” era until the 1960’s. An exploration in this colorful neighborhood really is very “Local-Osaka.” Though people visit from across Japan and around the world, this area is still very much a locals spot- with many shops, restaurants and gaming parlors catering to the everyday laborers who live nearby. this retro-district is full  of inexpensive local dining and entertainment options. Take a stroll with our local expert and we will show you the hidden gems and explain the colorful past history of Shinsekai through the years. You will get to try 6 different local dishes at 5 different shops. Each item has a long history in the Osaka area. Shinsekai evokes the SHOWA era in Japan which was full of optimism, growth and communal sense of building a better future together. There is a lot of romance and nostalgia about this period in modern Japanese history. This vintage neighborhood brings back all the charm of the 1910’s through the 1960’s a boom period for Osaka City. Tour Highlights: • Taste the true flavors of Osaka dating back to the early 1900’s. • 5 food stops where guests can try 6 different local food and drinks. • Taste the real flavor of one of Osaka’s hidden specialties “mixed juice” at the cafe where it was invented. • Find out how the locals enjoy shopping and entertainment in this vintage neighborhood • This is a photographer and foodie dream neighborhood. You will love taking instagrammable photos here! • If you come with one of our guides you will hear stories of the small details and deep history that you could never discover on your own!

What’s included

  • 1 Beverage
  • Dinner
  • Local guide

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off