Travel 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 the early 1900s and grew in popularity through the post-war “Showa” era until the 1960s. An exploration in this colorful neighborhood really is very “Local-Osaka.” So much fun, day or evening!
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 1910s through the 1960s a boom period for Osaka City.
We will meet at the base of Tsutenkaku Tower next to the large POCKY Snack Sign, our guide will be there holding an “Arigato Japan” sign.
Address: 1 Chome-18-6 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 556-0002
2 train stations near by:
Full refunds will be issued for cancellations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity. If you are not able to arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will start regardless and no refund will be provided.