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Kyoto Market w/ 7 Course Lunch

3h $ 127 per person

Highlights

  • 3-hour walking food tour in the world famous Nishiki Market.
  • Visit family owned shops and stalls to sample local and seasonal food. Fresh seafood, local snacks, preserved fruits and other specialty items are just a few things you will taste and learn about from your local guide.
  • Find out about the journey from harvest, to sale at the market to home cooking– to give you a sense of how Kyoto cuisine has survived for hundreds of years.
  • Tours are limited to 8 people

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126.90 USD

FREE cancellation 1 day prior

Overview

Explore the famous Nishiki Market visiting generations old food stalls and then enjoy a traditional course lunch.

What to Expect

Enjoy a walking food tour through the Nishiki Food Market, an area known to locals as the Kitchen of Kyoto as it plays a huge part in supporting the Kyoto food industry. Business has been conducted here for the past 400 years and with one of the richest culinary atmospheres in the world you will have a chance to sample some of the freshest food of your life.

Your experience will include stops at family-owned stalls and shops which have stood the test of time. At a few of the stops we will sample specialty products like tsukemono (vegetables from the surrounding mountains preserved in vinegar), yuuba (the world’s smoothest sashimi tofu made from the world famous Kyoto mountain water), Kamaboko (seafood preserved in fish paste), Tako (Octopus with quail egg) and Macha Warabi Mochi (a special traditional sweet covered in ground tea leaves). During the tour, you will learn detailed information about the ingredients of different Japanese dishes, how their food is prepared and what is used to eat it.

Your experience will do more than just give you a chance to taste Kyoto’s delicious food but will also give you a sense the history and atmosphere of the Nishiki Market experienced by the Japanese for generations. You will be consumed with physical and visual stimuli every step of the way and will enjoy stories from the past told directly from shopkeepers and families we will spend time with. After your market exploration, you will walk to a nearby restaurant and have a course lunch featuring beautiful and delicious local dishes. We look forward to welcoming you to one of most beloved tours in all of Japan and hope to see you soon.

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Organized by Elizabeth Anne

Company

Highlights

  • 3-hour walking food tour in the world famous Nishiki Market.
  • Visit family owned shops and stalls to sample local and seasonal food. Fresh seafood, local snacks, preserved fruits and other specialty items are just a few things you will taste and learn about from your local guide.
  • Find out about the journey from harvest, to sale at the market to home cooking– to give you a sense of how Kyoto cuisine has survived for hundreds of years.
  • Tours are limited to 8 people

Important

Tour Schedule:

Tuesday – Sunday (off Monday)
Meeting Time 9:45 – 10:00 AM
Start Time 10:00 AM
End Time 1:00 PM

Meeting Location
In front of Lacoste, Kawaramachi
Naramonochi 375, Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Shimogyō-ku, 〒**********
Train Station Access: From the Hankyu train Line, get off Kawaramachi Station and take exit 9.
Copy and paste this to Google Maps: 〒**********京都府京都市下京区 四条通寺町西入奈良物町375

We have a strict policy about starting our tours on time. This is to project the enjoyment of all our guests and restaurant partners. We are sorry to say that 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. We are also unable to accommodate meeting up in any of the food stops once you’ve missed the start of the tour. read more

What‘s included
Tour Details
JAPANESE TEA INCLUDED
LUNCH INCLUDED
WALKING LEVEL MODERATE
FAMILY FRIENDLY
LOCAL PICKLES, SNACKS AND DRIED FRUITS TASTING
SHOPPING TIME
What‘s not included
Hotel Pick-up and Drop off
Gratuities
Meeting Point
In front of Lacoste, Kawaramachi Naramonochi 375, Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Shimogyō-ku, 〒600-8004
Ending Point
Duration
3 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM
Number of people
up to 8 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel on the meeting date , there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel 1 day prior to the meeting date , there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 8 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.

About Elizabeth Anne

I was born and raised in the Philippines. Anne majored in Airline Business Administration and Tourism. I have traveled to 44 countries between 2006 and 2016. After living in Japan for almost 20 years, I realized my true calling is to help make the experience of visitors to Japan the best possible. We expanded to offer tours in Kyoto and Osaka within the first 6 months and Anne's dream is to offer an amazing food tour in each of Japan's 47 prefectures.


Languages spoken
  • English ( Fluent )

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