Regular: Backstreet Night Tour in Osaka, Japan(2:40)

Warm Up

  1. Do you go to Izakaya? Which is your favorite?
  2. Which do you enjoy more, morning, daytime or night life? And why?
  3. Do you like to walk around backstreets? Have you experienced anything interesting there?


Before the video: Teachers will read the following questions aloud, please prepare for listening!
After the video: Did you get it? If not, please tell your teacher specifically which part you didn’t understand. Let’s review the video again 🙂
  1. Where did the host go in this video?
  2. What is the raw chicken called in Japanese?
  3. What is Dotonbori like?
Key Words & Phrases
Do you understand the following Key Words & Phrases? Your teacher will select Key Words & Phrases and ask you about their meanings.
If you don’t understand, your teacher can explain them. Afterwards, try to use the Key Words & Phrases to make a sentence!
  1. Japan is known as a center for night life?
  2. We’re gonna go to some of my favorite restaurant
  3. Let’s head to the next spot.
  4. This is awesome.
  5. It tastes like tuna
  6. Japan loves to do it raw.
  7. Open up my eager eyes ♪♪ ‘Cause I’m Mr. Brightside ♪
  1. Do you like Karaoke? If so, what kind of songs do you like to sing?
  2. If you can ask your teacher to sing a song you like, what do you choose? He won’t be able to sing though😂
  3. Which city is the happiest in Japan for you?

Describing pictures


00:07 – Osaka, Japan is known as a center for night life.
00:12 So this evening we’re gonna head out on the town,
00:14 visit some backstreet bars for some eats and drinks
00:18 and finish the night off with some Karaoke.
00:25 – So what I’m gonna do is curate you a tour.
00:27 We’re gonna go to some of my favorite restaurants,
00:29 get some great food.
00:30 Some of my favorite little backstreets
00:32 and introduce you to a bunch of bars.
00:34 And there’s so much stuff that you can’t necessarily find
00:36 and I’m gonna show that to you
00:37 and you’ll have an amazing time.
00:39 – This place is great.
00:44 We’re in what’s called an Izakaya,
00:47 so this is like a Japanese pub
00:48 but the focus is a bit more on food than it is drinking.
00:54 Come with an appetite there’s lots of food.
00:57 Ah look at this.
01:01 Okonomiyaki ah look at that.
01:06 had some drinks, had some food.
01:08 Let’s head to the next spot.
01:13 Oh wow we’re headed into an alleyway.
01:16 This is awesome,
01:18 we’re in, it’s called kind of like a tough to me,
01:21 a standing bar.
01:23 – Kompai – Kompai.
01:24 This is pretty wow.
01:25 This is torisashi,
01:27 it’s raw chicken.
01:30 – Kompai – Kompai.
01:31 – It tastes like tuna,
01:32 it tastes like tuna. – Yeah.
01:34 Japan loves to do it raw.
01:36 Goes well with your drink.
01:41 Oh, we are in the very exciting
01:44 Dotonbori which is sort of like the Times Square.
01:47 – Dotonbori is very crazy, yes, yes.
01:50 – It’s very crazy here.
01:52 So many people, so much color, very happy.
01:55 Ha ha it’s happy town.
01:59 Time for our final stop of the night,
02:02 some karaoke.
02:05 ♪ Open up my eager eyes
02:09 ♪ ‘Cause I’m Mr. Brightside ♪
02:14 – What a fantastic night
02:18 the backstreet culture of Osaka,
02:21 the nightlife, drinks, and eats.
02:25 This has been a fantastic way to learn all about Osaka
02:30 after the lights have gone down.