4h $ 74 per person
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Walking tour along Nishiki food street and Teramachi shopping street

by Tomoko
(31) Reviews
4h $ 74 per person

Highlights

  • Nishiki food market
  • Nishiki tenmangu shrine
  • Kyoto souvenir shop
  • Yata temple
  • Kakimoto Japanese paper shop
  • Kaboku cafe attached to Ippodo tea shop
  • Horino memorial museum ( sake and Kyoto house museum )
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73.60 USD

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FREE cancellation 14 days prior

What to Expect

One of my visitors from abroad said to me, " If you want to know the culture of the country, tasting and learning about the food is the best way".

Nishiki food market is called the kitchen of Kyoto's citizens. Walking through the market with a guide, having the food explained and trying samples will be much more interesting than visiting the market alone!
In addition, this tour takes you to a traditional tea shop where you can enjoy learning how to make Japanese tea usually drunk at home, as well as to a traditional Kyoto house which used to be a sake brewery.
If you are more interested in a traditional tea ceremony than enjoying tea at a tea shop, you can change the itinerary from the tea shop to a tea ceremony, though an additional charge is required.
Let's enjoy a 4 hour food culture encounter!!

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Highlights

  • Nishiki food market
  • Nishiki tenmangu shrine
  • Kyoto souvenir shop
  • Yata temple
  • Kakimoto Japanese paper shop
  • Kaboku cafe attached to Ippodo tea shop
  • Horino memorial museum ( sake and Kyoto house museum )

Important

In case of the day when Kaboku or Horino memorial museum are closed, we exchange the itinerary a little. Pleas ask in advance.

Depart From Kyoto

Meeting Point In front of Daimaru department store on Shijo street

Ending Point Karasuma Oike ( corner )

Duration 4 hours

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people 2 to 10
What‘s included
  • Guide fee
  • entrance fee for Horino memorial museum
  • Hoji or Kuki sencha tea ( basic menu )


What‘s not included
  • If you order another menu at Kaboku
  • additional charge will be required
  • In case of changing the course from Kaboku to tea ceremony experience
  • additional charge will be required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day before of the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Tomoko


National Certified Guide

(31) Reviews

Contact Tomoko
Response Time 17 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

I am a government licensed guide and have been working as a professional guide for over 90 groups after obtaining a license. in addition, I have 4 years of experience as a volunteer guide before obtaining a professional license, and guided over 100 groups. I am good at making tour plans based on your interests because I know my city ( I was born and brought up in Kyoto) in detail. If you are interested in historic places, I will offer a tour for historic places, If it's cultural experiences, then a tour with cultural classes such as a tea ceremony, wagashi ( Japanese confectionery) making, and so on. Why don't you ask me? I will make your time in Kyoto more enjoyable. Kyoto has a lot of sites to offer you and it is difficult for you to decide which to choose among them. I think I will be of great help.

Here are the reviews from the tours I worked as a guide on another occasion.

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Tomoko was very thorough in her preparation for our tour, adapting to our programme needs, and extremely knowledgeable of Kyoto, its transport system ensuring speedy transfers between venues and the history and detail of each activity we undertook, which included Zen gardens, temples, tea ceremony, good lunch venue, advice on other sight seeing venues and the Geisha and Gion area. Would strongly recommend her to anyone wanting a quality guided tour in Kyoto.

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We had a lovely tour today with Tomoko! She's really experienced and knows Kyoto as good as her palm! She explained us everything that we needed to know additionally for the next days and took us to the desired restaurant .. Really helpful and high level of knowledge.

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Your knowledge of all the places you took us to was unbelievable and your English was outstanding particularly your translation of the Monk's address at the Temple of the Ringing Crickets, without you we would have missed out on his enlightening message.You really took the time to consider the things that were of interest to us and provided a fantastic itinerary that left nothing out. Both of us felt at great ease in your company and we will remember our day at for many years as the highlight of our trip to Japan. Lunch was a great treat and the Bike tour enabled us to see so much of the area especially the great variety of amazing temples.

Tomoko, once again thank you so much for giving up your time to look after us for the day.

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Tomoko was very accommodating of our tour group which had a wheelchair-bound elderly. She was able to explain the history and significance of the temples we visited in good English. She also made it a point to ensure that our top interests were fulfilled during our tour with her, which was great! Last but not least, she was extremely helpful in helping one of our members retrieve a lost phone during the trip.

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I needed to organize a 4-hour tour in Kyoto within 2 days - and Tomoko Yamasho responded immediately, gave helpful tips over the internet and put together a tour tailored to my interests. When we met, she turned out to be a very knowledgeable guide, flexible to my new ideas (I had gotten some more advice from friends in the meantime) with excellent English and with a good sense of humour. Thank you, Tomoko Yoshihara.
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Reviews ( 31 )

1 year ago |   by Mary

Tomoko is an excellent guide and a lovely person. I went to the market first on my own and had a good time. But on her tour I learned, and tasted, and enjoyed so much more! It was so nice to have my questions answered in English. I rarely choose guided tours, but I'm so happy my internet explorations found Tomoko.

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