- 3.5-hour Kyoto culinary experience
- Take a 2-hour walking tour with a guide
- Visit the Nishiki Food Market to learn about native produce and other foods used in Japanese cooking
- Enjoy a sake tasting at a sake brewery museum
- Make your own rolled sushi, miso soup and cooked salad at a 1.5-hour cooking class
- Tour the back streets of Kyoto to admire shops and architecture you might otherwise miss
- Small-group tour limited to seven people provides a more personalized experience
Recent Photos of This Tour
- KyotoPhoto by: Anonymous
- Sake breweryPhoto by: Anonymous
- Sake breweryPhoto by: Anonymous
- Cooking ClassPhoto by: Anonymous
- Kyoto Food marketPhoto by: Anonymous
- Kyoto Food MarketPhoto by: Anonymous
- Making rolled omlettesPhoto by: Allison B
- Cooking classPhoto by: Nita
- Cooking ClassPhoto by: Nita
- Kyoto Nishiki MarketPhoto by: Nita
- The finished product...Photo by: Ronald M
- Learning to make Japanese ...Photo by: Ronald M
- The Nishiki Market Biscuit ...Photo by: Ronald M
- Kyoto Market PeoplePhoto by: Ronald M
- Kyoto Tempura at Nishiki ...Photo by: Ronald M
- Japanese Pickles at Nishiki ...Photo by: Ronald M
- Dinner!Photo by: Rudy F. G
What You Can Expect
Was one of the highlights of our trip. The guide and the cooking teacher were great. Looking forward to trying out the recipes we learnt.
Guides were great. Very enjoyable overall. A great way to see local Kyoto plus sake tasting plus learning to make sushi!
We travelled as a group of 6 adults aged between 19-53 on this wonderfully engaging and interactive tour. Although it went for several hours we were sad to say goodbye. We had knowledgeable women walk us around the back blocks of Kyoto proudly showing us their markets, their special foods, their magnificient department store produce, then a very interesting insight and educational session on the making of sake and finally a delicious dinner partly prepared by our group pf 12 but under the expert guidance and care of the most beautiful ,humble and gentle Kyoto women. Sensational!
Julie W Vietnam
This tour was great, we really enjoyed it as it was quite educational, the food was delicious, everyone involved were lovely and they also spoke fluent English!!
We really enjoyed this. With just 4 people it was nice and intimate. We were taken through streets we hadn and #39;t seen and learnt a lot about Japanese food and cuisine. A few samples of different items down the markets was also a plus. Great guide, great cooking teacher. Overall a fun experience
Although there was a mistake at the start of the tour and we were left behind, when I phoned the tour operator they were very apologetic and searched through the busy Nishiki markets to find us only knowing what colour clothing we were wearing. We were reunited with the tour group and went to the Sake Museum and the Cooking Class. We were generously refunded for the part of the tour we missed.
I highly recommend this tour operator. Although there was a mistake with the booking they did all that they could to reunite us with the tour group. The Cooking Class was a great experience.
We were looking for a tour that offered a cultural experience of Japan and felt this tour experience looked to meet what we were seeking. We began with a tour of the Nishiki Market. Our tour guide Yosie, was excellent and knowledgeable about the foods and products available at the market. She taught us how to ask in Japanese for items to be used in our cooking class. Thie tour enabled us to see products and vendors we wanted to spend more time visiting. We were able to return to the market for shopping the next day to visit some of the vendors we wanted to spend more time shopping.
We then walked to the sake tasting. Since Yosie had been educated on sake brewing, she was able to share interesting insights about the sake and brewing process.The highlight was to taste the sakes and beer .
Our next stop was the machiya, where the cooking class would take place. Mieko was our teaching chef, who walked us through preparing miso soup, spinach salad with roasted sesame seed dressing, and maki sushi. We watched demonstrations and took part in some of the cutting and assembly. The result was a delicious dinner.
A couple notes for the experience. The directions to meet our guide were not provided and required calling the listed number for questions. Second, there is a bit of walking through out the tour sidewalk walking that might be difficult for some.
The entire experience was excellent and we recommend it for anyone.
This tour was amazing! The women were so sweet and knowledgeable and spoke English well. It was very interactive. I would 100% recommend this tour and the company.
Very interesting tour, even for men. The guide takes you to the market to get the components for making sushi. Then, you go to this house where the teach you how to make a perfect sushi. After that you eat your own masterpiece. It was great!