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Nishiki: Food Market Walk, Sake Tasting & Sushi Class

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Enjoy guided walk of Kyoto's famous food market in a small group where you can enjoy spotting lots of interesting foods & helping an guide buy some of the ingredients which will be used later. Reach Sake brewery for sake tasting. Then cook and eat it!
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 2:30 PM
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  • Guided walk of a famous Nishiki covered food market
  • Explore back streets of Kyoto which can never be visited by a large coach group.
  • Visit former sake brewery visit and a little sake tasting
  • Enjoy traditional Japanese Home Cooking experience.
  • Friendly Cooking instructor always willing to help you.
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At 14:30, you will meet with a local English speaking guide at a center of the city (Nishiki entrance of Daimaru department store at Shijo Takakura) and other participants.

Start the tour in a small group of the famous traditional food market called Nishiki. At the market, you will find lots of interesting food store and help the English speaking guide to buy some ingredients which will be used for the cooking later.

After visting the market, we will explore back streets of Kyoto city until we reach a former sake brewery.

On the streets, again our guide will explain about things we see or hear. Kyoto is an ancient city and has lots of narrow streets, which can never be covered by a big coach tour which has to stay on a big boulevard all the time.

At Sake brewery, we enjoy 20 minutes tour of the brewery and learn about sake-brewrey process as well as enjoy sake-tasting. (The former sake brewery is normally closed on Mondays or Tuesdays if Monday falls on a National Holday. But they sometime close irregularly. In these cases we give you a free-entry ticket to be used on the next day.)

Then 2 minute walk will take you to our traditional house for your Japanese Home Cooking experience. Here you will learn how to make rolled-sushi, miso-soup and cooked salad with seasonal fruite for your dessert. You can see how the ingredients we bought at the market will be used for cooking.

Cooking and eating is finised at 18:30 hours.

After the dinner, you can explore the night time of Kyoto or simply go back to your hotel on your own. Our Cooking teacher can assist you in making your way back to the hotel or next destination!

Note: The sake brewery is normally closed on Mondays, but closed irregularly. If your tour falls on their closure, we will give you a ticket allowing you to enter on the next day.

This is an open program. You may share this program with other people, which can be more fun!

  • Guided Walk from start till arrive at Cooking lesson place (WAKJAPAN house) Admission to a former sake brewery Sake tasting Cooking experience (teacher, ingredients) & Dinner (eating)
What’s Not Included
  • Travel costs to the meeting point and from the place where the tour disbands (WAKJAPAN house)

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Meeting point

The Tour starts at Nishiki Entrance of Daimaru department store (Address: Shijo-takakura, Shimogyo-ku) and it is completed at WAK JAPAN House (Address: 761 Tenshu-cho, Takakura Nijo Agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0812 ). WAKJAPAN house is a few minute south of Old Imperial Palace. Very centrally located and no problem going back home from there.

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If you have any dietary requirement due to health reason, please let us know when you call us to reconfirm your booking. We will try to honor the request but please note that we may not be able to completely meet your request. As for the ingredients, we normally use seafood (dried bonito for soup stock), sea kelp, tofu (soy beans), vegetables, eggs, some fruits, miso (salted soy bean paste). No meat will be used.

Children younger than the age of 4 may accompany their parents on this activity at no extra charge, though no meals will be served for them. Only children whose activity admissions have been booked and paid for in full may receive meal.

From US$ 142.16 per person

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