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Street Food Walking Tour of Osu

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NEWSLETTER

2 hours
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 8
Your Experience at a Glance

Explore the Osu Shopping Streets in Nagoya in depth and from all angles. Find out about its past, present and future, and it’s unique culture (traditional and modern) while snacking on the most delicious street food Nagoya has to offer, including national favorites and local specialties.

Experience Price

14,000 yen/person

4 ~ 12 years old: 7,000 yen/person

0 ~ 3 years old: free

Experience Type

Private Experience

Meeting Location

Osu Kannon (Google Map)

End Location

Fureai Plaza (Google Map)

Start Time and Duration

Start time 11:00 and 16:00 (2 hours)

If you prefer a start time other than the above mentioned, please let us know at the time of booking.

Languages Offered

Price Includes

  • Tour guide
  • 4 national and local street foods
  • 1 local sweet
  • 1 Omikuji (paper fortune)

Price Excludes

  • Transportation to and from the tour

Additional Information

  • Please bring a rain jacket or umbrella in case it rains
  • This tour is not vegan friendly but can be adapted to be vegetarian friendly
  • Please contact us about food allergies at the time of booking
  • This tour is stroller-friendly
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
What You'll Do

This tour is your opportunity to really get to know the Osu Shopping District. And not the typical superficial visit everyone else does.

Meet your guide at the popular Osu Kannon and start by recognizing the differences between a Shinto shrine and a Buddhist temple. Something many of you has probably wondered about.

Start snacking on delicious Miso Kushi Katsu, skewered meat with a hearty red Miso sauce.

Next, you will try another Miso snack, Gohei Mochi, grilled rice on a stick covered in Miso sauce, an invention from Gifu Prefecture to the north of Nagoya. You will also try Karaage at one of the first shops selling the popular street food in Osu. Later, you’ll visit a popular local coffee shop and try their Ebifry Sandwich.

Uiro is a local dessert, produced for more than 100 years here in Nagoya. Street food can be found on every corner of Osu, sweet and savory, from ultra-cheap to luxury items. Your guide knows the best spots for each dish.

The history of Osu is fascinating, its continued development as a main entertainment district of Nagoya started with the founding of Nagoya and continues even today. Glimpse the past by visiting old temples and burial sites.

At the end of this tour, your belly will be filled, and your mind will also be satisfied and appreciative of Osu, a district that has been through so much but has retained its popularity and charm.

*Food items might differ slightly between tours

  • Red Miso or chestnut Miso, find your favorite flavor of Gohei Mochi
  • Find out why this local coffee shop making Ebifry Sandwiches is such a hit in Osu
  • Draw your fortune paper at a temple and learn how to avoid bad luck
Your Experience Step by Step

MeetingOsu Kannon

One of the most popular Buddhist temples is the meeting place of the ‘Street Food Walking Tour of Osu’. Here you will finally understand the differences between a shrine and a temple and even learn how to correctly pray at one.

Food Stop 1Miso Kushi Katsu

Miso Katsu is a favorite dish in Nagoya. A deep-fried pork cutlet drenched in red Miso sauce. On the tour, you will get to try it served on a stick. Because everything on a stick automatically becomes street food.

Food Stop 2Gohei Mochi

Gohei Mochi, a grilled rice cake with Miso sauce. Invented in the mountains of Gifu prefecture (just to the north of Nagoya).

Food Stop 3Karaage

A favorite of every Japanese person, Karaage are deep-fried pieces of chicken. They go especially well with an ice cold beer, but aren’t bad as a snack in between either.

Food Stop 4Uiro

Uiro is a traditional Japanese confectionery made from rice flour, water, and sugar. It is usually enjoyed with tea.

Food Stop 5Ebifry Sandwich

A sandwich filled with deep-fried shrimp from a popular local coffee shop.

Temple StopDraw Your Own Fortune

At the most high-tech temple in Nagoya you will learn about your fortune. But don’t worry, if you aren’t lucky you will also learn how to get rid of your bad fortune at once.

Closing UpFureai Plaza

The last stop of the tour is Fureai Plaza where you are greeted by a big beckoning cat. Here you will learn about the Maid Cafe culture before saying goodbye to your guide giving you time to explore more of Osu on your own.

Where You'll Be
Meet Your Host

Lena Yamaguchi

I offer unique and authentic food tours in Nagoya. I have been living in Japan for more than 5 years and I have always loved trying and learning about the different kinds of Japanese food. Starting my food tour business in Nagoya gave me the chance to really dive deep into the local cuisine which is very different from other parts of Japan. 

After living in Nagoya for one year and devoting my time to the local food, I now have knowledge about the Nagoyan food not even many locals have. I love sharing my knowledge with foreign visitors to Japan and I want people to fall in love with the local Nagoya cuisine as I have.

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Leonie

Couple Traveller

We had an amazing time with Erica. She is really friendly and funky and knows a lot about the food and the tempels and shrines. I would recommend this tour to e everyone!

June 18, 2024

Stacey

Family Traveller

We enjoyed our tour with Erica. We had been in Japan on a cruise for a few days already, and she explained more about shrines and temples than our previous guides. The food places she took us too were tasty as well. She brought us to places we would not have know how or what to order on our own. Highly recommend to this tour to try various street foods.

April 7, 2024

Greg R

Group Traveller

Erica was an excellent guide to show us around Nagoya. She was very friendly and had a lot of information not just about the food culture, but Japanese culture. Thank you

April 6, 2024

Renee

Family Traveller

Wonderful walking tour with our guide Erica. In addition to the tasty treats, we learned a lot about the history of Nagoya, the difference between Shinto and Buddhist shrines and temples, and why Nagoya food has that “little bit extra.” I loved the old-style cafe that was our last stop.After our tour was over, we walked around Osu for a bit longer, trying more of the shops
that Erica has recommended. We had our 1.5 year old toddler with us and Erica handled her moods with aplomb. This was not our first visit to Japan and we do really love Japanese food, so it’s a challenge to find something new for us to try. All in all, we really enjoyed it and would recommend it to other travelers.

March 25, 2024

Julie G

Couple Traveller

We enjoyed our tour with Erica. She was very knowledgeable and taught us about the traditions of Nagoya. Enjoyed the tour.

March 7, 2024
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