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Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch

  • 3-hour culinary tour of Nishi Market in Kyoto
  • Explore the flavors that make Kyoto cuisine special
  • Sample and taste your way around by visiting 12 family-owned shops, some dating back hundreds of years
Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch
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Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch
From USD 129.00
The Nishiki Food Market, known to locals as the “Kitchen of Kyoto,” is a huge 400-year-old market sprawling with food vendors. Navigate what can be an overwhelming space with the help of your guide, whose insight into the local food scene will give you a taste of Japanese culture — and plenty of food. All food tastings are included as per itinerary.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and your group in central Kyoto prior to the 10:00am departure time. Come with an empty stomach and good walking shoes for your 3-hour culinary tour of the Nishiki Food Market, a vast expanse of food vendors selling fresh and prepared wares.
Sample regional specialties like tsukemono, a dish of pickled vegetables from the surrounding mountains; yuuba, or shashimi tofu made from mountain water; and sparkling sake straight from the tap. Visit a total of 12 family-owned shops throughout the tour to get a broader sense of Japanese cuisine from local favorites to national classics.
Your guide will provide detailed information about each dish from farm to plate, giving you not only a literal taste of Japanese food, but also a taste of Japanese culture.
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Reviews (16)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great experience for both locals & tourists

Though I've staying in Kyoto for couple of months, I found this gastronomical tour really refreshing and educational! Personally I would highly recommend it to tourists who loves food and would like to learn more about Kyoto's culture without any language barrier. Despite the morning...More

1  Thank Arisa_93
ArigatoJapan, General Manager at Arigato Japan Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So happy you enjoyed the tour! Sorry for the little glitch in the start time we are thrilled that it did not cause too much trouble for you. Nishiki is really wonderful and though people often go with out a guide we feel a local...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Great Experience!!!

We had a great time with Rinrin, it is a fun and exciting tour with lots of great tasting opportunities! A wonderful and delicious experience!More

Thank AN438
ArigatoJapan, Guest Relations Manager at Arigato Japan Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hello AN438, Thank you for booking our tour, and for taking the time to write us a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour and that you had a great time with our guide, Rinrin. Our tours aim to provide...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Great time with the best guide!

We did this tour this morning with our guide Rinrin and we couldn't recommend it more! Rinrin was knowledgeable, experienced, pleasant, lovely and hilarious! The tour was delicious, informative and most of all- a lot of fun. Really a great way to get to know...More

2  Thank Itai N
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile
Tour of Excellence

I am very much pleased and satisfied with Arigato Japan Food Tours. The Tour Guides are very friendly and professional. Everything was smooth until we finished the tour. I will recommend Arigato Japan Food Tours to all my friends and family. Thank you so much.

Thank FrancisC1409
Reviewed 6 June 2018
Amazing Food Tour and Lunch!

We felt so lucky to go on this food tour. Our host Rosalia was extremely knowledgeable about the market, vendors and all things unique to Kyoto. We even learned the way to say "Thank you!" for the regional dialect. This market is seasonal so there...More

1  Thank allison b
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