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Kyoto: 3-Hour Food Tour with Tastings in Nishiki Market

Kyoto: 3-Hour Food Tour with Tastings in Nishiki Market

From US$ 70.08 per person

Discover the many types of unique Japanese cuisine on this 3-hour food tour. Enjoy tasting various dishes and learn how these foods are made or when they are eaten in local people's daily life.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


The experience
  • Taste a variety of Japanese snacks and dishes
  • Get to know the locals' favorite restaurants and cafes
  • Find the best culinary souvenirs for your friends and family
  • Learn how local foods are made
  • Walk through Kyoto's 3 most vibrant streets
Full description
Meet your guide at Karasuma Oike station and then walk to the local supermarket where you’ll see many types of vegetables, processed foods, and ready-made foods from all over Japan. Next, visit a local chocolate shop and find various types of chocolate ‘art’. Here you’ll get to taste a chocolate of your choosing. Your guide will then walk you to a cafe which has been loved by the locals for many years. Come back later for a cup of coffee. Stroll on to a snack shop and taste a unique snack made of buckwheat. Learn about Japanese pickles at local shop where you will taste a few different types of pickles. Your guide will explain how they are made and when the Japanese eat them in daily life. While on Teramachi Street, your guide will point out several restaurants for dishes like shabu shabu, tonkatsu, soba, tempura bowl, vegetarian food, and Japanese sweets. If you have a few more days in Kyoto after the tour, you may want to come back and try a few restaurants you get to know in this tour. On Nishiki Market Street, you will get the chance to try various types of foods. Savor the options from croquet, takoyaki (octopus ball), deep-fried vegetables, black bean, sashimi or sea food, Japanese spice, and more. The tour ends in Daimaru Department Store B1 food court. Learn why shops are so popular that people line up for long periods of time. Decide if your up for a wait to try some more delicious Japanese food!
  • Tastings of various Japanese foods
  • Additional food or drink (available for purchase)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Karasuma Oike Station (Exit 5)

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
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culinary experience. It was great.

August 3, 2019

The tour was great, I highly recommend going if you have the opportunity.

October 31, 2019

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