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  1. Japan
  2. Kyoto Prefecture
  3. Kyoto
  4. Gion

Kyoto: Nishiki Market and Gion Cultural Walking Food Tour

Product ID: 66057
Visit Nishiki Market and discover “Kyoto’s Kitchen.” Taste local food and learn about Japanese culture along the way. Enjoy some matcha tea and Japanese sweets in the geisha district of Gion.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Taste many types of food unique to Kyoto
  • Visit the historic Nishiki Market
  • Learn more about the culture of geisha and "maiko"
Full description
Visit historic Nishiki Market to see and taste many foods unique to Kyoto. Learn what makes the cuisine so different from Tokyo as you tuck into dishes such as yuba (tofu skin), pickled vegetables, sesame crackers, croquettes, and hamo (Japanese pike conger eel).

Try a Japanese omelet. Enjoy a little sake. Then, visit a small shrine dedicated to the God of Education, where students go to pray for success in their studies. Next, enter the famous geisha district of Gion to taste some Japanese sweets. Learn about the geisha culture along the way.
  • English guide
  • Food on the menu
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

In front of main gate of Daimaru Kyoto department. It's in front of the "Shijo Takakura bus stop" along main big Shijo-dori street. There are two Daimaru department stores. This is not Fujii Daimaru. Please be careful, if you come by taxi.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• If you have severe dietary restrictions, it may not be possible to arrange food for you
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Mimi was amazing! She was punctual when she met us and so sweet. It was a small group of us (only four people, not including Mimi, our guide) so we were able to ask a ton of questions and take our time. She’s got some great suggestions for additional things to see and do while in Kyoto as well.

September 11, 2019

Awesome food and guide

The guide, Fuji-san, was incredibly nice and accomodating, guiding us through Nishiki market and Gion for 4 1/2 hours! The tour was really fun with lots of yummy food and interesting information about the market and Gion. We still tried new things and learned new things even though it was not our first time in Kyoto. Awesome tour! Well worth the money!

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June 13, 2017

We enjoyed the tour so much that we returned to the market after with more confidence to try new things!

October 17, 2019

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Japan Wonder Travel

Product ID: 66057