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This group is for anyone who is a food lover:) We take you to some out of the mainstream restaurants, bar and pubs to taste the best of what Osaka has to offer!! Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, British, Morrocan, Korean etc. food will be on the list. We do this at very resonable charge so come and join us when your free:) Over a great meal you can converse with like minded people from all over the world and create great long lasting friendships. Thanks for visiting this page and hope to soon you over a nice freshly cooked, sublime meal:) Andrew

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🏮 Deep Backstreet Osaka Walk 🏮

Daikokucho Station (Midosuji Line (2 mins from Namba)

このツアヌはずっず英語で歎史を説明したす。 NOTE: If you are a Meetup member YOU GET A 2800 YEN DISCOUNT. YES, 2800yen discount!!!:). SO YOU PAY HALF PRICE!! (Other people who visit our website directly pay 5600yen) *We are rated #1 on Trip Advisor in the whole of Osaka (and Kansai) for "Tours", "Night Tours", "Food & Drink", "Walking Tours", "City Tours", "Food Tours" in Osaka. See our Trip Advisor page: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g14127654-d14911788-Reviews-Backstreet_Osaka_Tours-Naniwa_Osaka_Osaka_Prefecture_Kinki.html This event is every night of the year!!! BUT we only offer it on Meetup when we need to fill up a tour (so only on Meetup 1 time per 2 wks) WE ARE SO CONFIDENT YOU WILL ENJOY IT, IT IS A MONEY BACK GUARANTEE TOUR!!! Please see our website: http://www.backstreetosakatours.com NOTE: These tours are for SMALL groups (max of 12 ppl) TOUR HIGHLIGHTS ・Delve into a network of old, twisting, narrow alleys full of character ・Visit the exciting retro zone with all it's charms & quirks ・Explore a unique, historical red light district ・Taste testing at two different local street stalls ・Historic facts of a region controlled by the yakuza ・Venture into the intriguing ghetto area with a controversial past PLEASE PLEASE LOOK AT OUR PHOTOS OF PREVIOUS TOURS: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1925004241085173 These are the incredible Backstreet Osaka Tours of the ghetto, retro zone, yakuza, redlight district, illegal gambling dens and the neighbourhood alleys. During the tour you’ll do some taste testing at two different street stalls. We strive to show you the authentic Osaka on this night tour, where you get a real and deep understanding of the inner workings of this amazing city visiting some heritage architecture which is steeped in history & some run down, derelict areas too
not what Osaka Tourism wants you to see! Get an inside look with one of our bilingual tour guides: Andy (who is half Japanese & half Australian), Rutti (American), Tony (half Japanese & half American), Bennet (NZ) . All have 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 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 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 THE TOUR FEE IS ONLY 2800yen through this Meetup page (Includes a Professional guided tour, guide through the winding alleys, ghetto, Retro and Red Light district and taste testing at 2 different local stalls). PAYMENT: PLEASE PAY IN ADVANCE ON THIS SITE: http://ptix.at/oFzQ1d CHOOSE THE DISCOUNTED TICKET THAT SAYS: "FRIEND OF TOUR GUIDE"....it is only 2800yen (a discount of 2800yen!!! 50% off normal ticket price). NOTE: Many many female participants come on this tour as they know it's their only chance to ever visit these areas with us! MEET UP LOCATION: Daikokucho Station, Exit 1 at 5:30pm (NOTE: I'm sorry but we will depart sharply at 5:35pm) DIRECTIONHop in to the Midosuji Subway Line (The Red Line). This is the main line in the whole of osaka. Get off at Daikokucho and head towards exit 1. Meet us up the stairs and outside near the convenience store. CONTACT: Andy, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/andy.opple

🍓 Freshly Picked Strawberries Hike🍓

Namba Kintetsu Station

このむベントには英語話さなくおいいよ。䜕人か党く英語話せないよ 半分倖囜人ず半分日本人参加するので、メッチャいい雰囲気ありたす。ハむキングに興味があれば、是非来おくださいよろしくお願い臎したす。 DELICIOUS, FRESHLY PICKED (in the morning) Strawberries from a strawberry farm, combined with a hike!!! Thats a good day yeah?:) Actually this is your last chance to eat strawberries this year as its the end of the strawberry season!!! If you think that there is no difference between freshly picked strawberries from a farm and supermarket strawberries....you are WRONG...the color is the same BUT.....totally different taste:) Come join us to a place of tranquility, away from the bustle of the city: Lakes, bungy jump bridge, hidden creepy ponds, pedestrian suspension walkway, great forest walk...and finally we will get our strawberries outside a strawberry farm. SEE OUR ALL OUR PHOTOS OF PREVIOUS HIKES: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1982543345331262 ❂ Taste some of the best strawberries in the world hahaaha: VIDEO: https://youtu.be/6o71FWrFBMU ❂ Check out Kansai's only Bungy Jump location. VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGr-DNN6B50 ❂ Visit a peaceful lake...away from the crowds:) VIDEO: https://youtu.be/GYlZ8ofFgxk ❂ See mysterious hidden forest pond VIDEO: https://youtu.be/WGlrKNvlYPY A place of tranquility, away from the bustle of the city:) PARTICIPATION FEE: 1600yen per adult. 700yen for children (this includes you tasting LOTS of strawberries too) NOTE: PLEASE PAY YOUR OWN TRANSPORT FEES: Train, bus (one bus ride only), train...total transport fee is: 560 + 260 +560yen. WHERE: Meet at EAST gates of the KINTETSU NAMBA STATION (gates near North exit of Midosuji Line). A VERY USEFUL LINK TO THIS STATION: https://tinyurl.com/ycooydxd WHO: Anyone can attend, kids, adults! CONTACT: Andy, http://www.facebook.com/andy.opple WHAT TO BRING: A bottle of water, non heel shoes and snacks. LEVEL: 2/5 super simple

🍵Uji Tea Town & Bonsai Day Hike (Also visit Byodouin)🍵

Keihan Yodoyabashi Station

このむベントには英語話さなくおいいよ。䜕人か党く英語話せないよ 半分倖囜人ず半分日本人参加するので、メッチャいい雰囲気ありたす。ハむキングに興味があれば、是非来おくださいよろしくお願い臎したす。 A special, sacred, hidden gem!! We take you to place even the locals don't know Standing on the edge of a mountain with views to Japan's home of TEA. Uji produces some of the most recognized and high grade tea in the world!!!! They use a method called "Ooishita" that covers tea leaves before hand plucking only the young leaves. After, the tea blending and processing techniques have been tried and refined through many generations to give it its unique flavors and blends PLEASE VIEW A COLLECTION OF PHOTOS OF A PREVIOUS HIKE: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1957036861215244 HISTORY OF UJI The Buddhist monk Myoe introduced tea to Uji in the Kamakura era. When it came to the Muromachi era, great tea farms called "Shichimeien" and springs called "Shichimeisui" had been established and Uji became a first class tea producing area under great samurais such as Osa Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. During the Edo era tea masters made an annual ceremonial journey to Tokyo to present the tea to Tokugawa Shoguns which made Uji tea a luxurious brand and seal its name Japan's home of tea. ❂Go to a Bonsai village, and check out a couple bonsai farms (& buy if you want, discounted as its from the source): https://youtu.be/iT0kel2_GE0 ❂See the preparation of a bonsai (from the bonsai master): https://youtu.be/Uu4-dMuqV8k ❂See the OLDEST SHRINE in the WHOLE of Japan!! Video: https://youtu.be/-ZwV5uBHSPc ❂Walk up a mountain through the forest and see Uji Tea Town views from up above: https://youtu.be/PDdahwnOtO8 ❂Stop by Byodouin. A world heritage Temple that is featured on the 10yen coin!!! ❂Visit traditional tea plantations: https://youtu.be/D6E1Yg8js4s ❂Stroll along the Tea Shopping street filled with exclusive tea and macha inspired omiyage. PARTICIPATION FEE: 1800yen per adult. 500yen for children (Includes in cost is: Japans oldest shrine, visit Bonsai farms, guide through forest hike, Go tea plantations, stroll along famous tea shopping street) NOTE: PLEASE PAY YOUR OWN TRANSPORT FEES: 410yen one way from Osaka. (Also you can visit Byodouin but you must pay 400yen to enter) WHERE: We will meet at At KEIHAN Yodoyabashi Station "CENTRAL GATES" at 10:15am FINISH LOCATION: Finish at 4:00pm in Osaka. WHO: Anyone can attend, kids, adults! WHY: Cause we are tea & Bonsai lovers:) CONTACT: Andy, http://www.facebook.com/andy.opple WHAT TO BRING: A bottle of water, non heel shoes and snacks. LEVEL: 2/5 simple CONTACT: Please ask me ANY questions if you have any:) Andy, (facebook): http://www.facebook.com/andy.opple

🍹Hawaiian Night Boat Cruise Party!!!!(Dotonbori & Surroundings)🍹

日本語䞋にありたす。 Details NOTE: COMPLETE INFORMATION COMING SOON. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED JUST PRESS "GOING".....IF YOU DECIDE TO CHANGE YOUR MIND WHEN THE COMPLETE INFO IS UP, JUST TAKE YOUR NAME OFF:) EASYYY. Check these photos to get an idea of our boat parties: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oppleosaka/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1968705790048351 THIS WILL BE OUR LAST DOTONBORI RIVER BOAT PARTY OF THE YEAR!!!!! TO EXPERIENCE WHAT ONE OF OUR NIGHT BOAT PARTIES IS LIKE, CHECK THIS OUT!!: 1. https://youtu.be/diJEapmv2f4 2. https://youtu.be/DQxEvYnAa_o Note: This is about half the price compared to all other boat events like this....please look it up on the internet yourself....this is a super cheap deal and an incredible night out:) PICTURE: WE WILL BE LETTING LANTERNS OFF THE BOAT!!!!! WE WILL LIGHT THE HEAT SOURCE AND IT WILL FLY INTO THE SKY!!!!!! PRETTY AWESOME HEY?:) Please see the people who are coming on my main page of: http://www.oppleosaka.com (You must pay online to be able to go to this event....see payment link down below). Lets Party Up on a gorgeous long boat on the dotonbori and surrounding rivers!!!!! We can ask the captain to go anywhere in Osaka...... free as a bird woooohoooo We can only fit 32 people so join this event quick!!!!! (Note: pressing "going" does NOT insure your postion. Its just whoever pays online first!! My friend owns this boat so no restrictions here....do as we please......just dont jump in the water!!!! hahahah Ohhh this is gonna be hours of fun...we have, juice, soda, beer, wine spirits all only 300yen each....PLUS some awesome tunes, beats and music....the lot!!! Also we will provide free snacks too......of course quaity snacks....cause this is a bit of a special night out!! (PIC: Awesome views of the Dotonbori River) DRESS: GUYS- HAWAIIAN SHIRT, GIRLS- SUMMER DRESS NOTE: We will give you all the Hawaiian decoration and leis (flower necklaces...luckyyy 服 男 ハワむのシャツ スニヌカヌだめです 女の子 倏のドレス 私たちは党郚のハワむの食りずレむスハワむの花のネックレス。ラッキヌ (PIC: A previous Boat party!!!!) WHO CAN JOIN: Everyone 誰参加できたす 皆さん AFTER PARTY: We will go to the awesome GIRAFFE Nightclub...FREE entry:) It's the largest Club in Osaka with 4 floors. 二次䌚おしゃれなクラブゞラフぞ行くこずにした。参加費は無料です。ゞラフの倧阪の䞀番倧きいクラブです階だお。 LOCATION TO MEET UP: Its called "Minatomachi Docks". Less than 5 minutes from Namba Station Please look at this useful google map link: https://www.google.co.jp/maps/@34.6690811,135.4952833,18z?hl=en DIRECTIONS: Get off at Exit number 25 of Namba Subway station. Head North towards the Dotonbori right. Turn left (West) JUST BEFORE the river, and follow the river for 200m and you will see the "Minatomachii Docks".....takes less than 5mins to walk:) PARTICIPATION FEE: PARTICIPATION FEE: Super discounted Girls 3500yen (Plus, if you want, free entry in Giraffe Nightclub) Guys 4200yen (Plus, if you want, free entry in Giraffe Nightclub) The ticket payment site is (its easy to use and very safe): 参加費この料金すごく安いずおもいたす。他のクルヌズず比べたら、私のレヌトは半分䜍ですなぜなら、友達のボヌトです 女の子は円 (行きたかったら、ゞラフナむトクラブは無料で入れる 男の子は円(行きたかったら、ゞラフナむトクラブは無料で入れる このチケットサむトはすごく安党だし、䜿いやすい CONTACT: If you have ANY questions please ask me, Andy. Www.Facebook.com/Andy.opple 連絡先質問があれば、絶察聞いおください。 私のフェヌスブックは http://www.facebook.com/andy.opple Lets have a crazy good time!!!:) Wooohoooo. Lifes one big partyyyy:)

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🏮 Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours 🏮

Daikokucho Station (Midosuji Line (2 mins from Namba)

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