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  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
Take a guided walk through Nishiki food markets and enjoy a Japanese cooking class on this small-group walking tour from Kyoto. You'll explore the back streets of Kyoto with their many interesting shops, and learn how to make Japanese home-cooked food from ingredients bought at the Nishiki food markets in an afternoon Kyoto cooking class.

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What You Can Expect

Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour

Kyoto Cooking Class and Nishiki Market Walking Tour

You'll meet your local English-speaking guide at a central meeting spot at 2:30pm to embark on a small-group Kyoto walking tour that will delight your senses.

During a one-hour guided walk of the mile-long Nishiki covered food markets, there are many interesting food stores to explore as you help your guide buy the ingredients for your Japanese cooking class. This is a great opportunity to learn about local Japanese produce.

After visiting the markets, you'll travel through the back streets and lanes of Kyoto, to a sake brewery museum. Enjoy sake tasting as you learn how this popular Japanese alcoholic beverage is produced.

Continue to a traditional 'machiya' wooden townhouse for your Japanese cooking class. At approximately 5pm you can start cooking your own Japanese dinner, you'll learn how to make rolled sushi, miso soup and cooked salad with seasonal fruit for dessert.

After dinner the afternoon is free for you to explore Kyoto, or your local guide can assist you in returning to your hotel.

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Itinerary

2:30pm: Meet your guide at the central meeting point and start your one-hour guided walking tour of the food markets
3:30pm: Continue through the back streets of Kyoto to the sake brewery museum for sake tasting
5pm: Your cooking class begins
6:30pm Tour concludes

Please note: The above timings are approximate and subject to change without notice

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Wonderful. Small group of 5, 3 of us. Nishiki Market was amazing. Bought items for our cooking class. The WAK, Womens Association of Kyoto are tremendous. So knowledged, gracious and great command of English. Thoroughly enjoyed learning how to make Dashi, Miso, Spinach sakad and course sushi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

My daughter and I absolutely loved this tour from the word GO! The Nishiki Market was interesting and fun as our guide shared delicacies from Japan . The walk through town was interesting, and the cooking class was fantastic. We enjoyed making miso soup, Japanese spinach salad, and sushi!! The sake tasting was also a hit. I highly recommend this tour as our guides were informative and fun!

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