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

Make a food-lover’s journey through Kyoto, stopping at its best food shops, famous Nishiki Food Market and a sake brewery before finishing with a cooking class during this small-group, 3.5-hour excursion limited to 7 participants. Learn about Japanese ingredients at Kyoto’s top market, check out the city’s lesser known food shops and stop by a sake brewery for a tasting. End your food experience with a 1.5-hour cooking class making sushi, soup and salad. This small-group excursion also includes admission and tasting at the sake brewery.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$126.00 USD
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Arashiyama and Sagano Walking Food Tour

Spend some time getting acquainted with the food and culture of two historically important and beautiful districts of Kyoto on this guided walking tour. Stroll over the ninth-century Togetsukyo bridge and make stops to sample Yuba soup, rice crackers, fried Yuba cake and leek pancakes. After a visit to the 14th-century Tenryu-ji temple, head to a beautiful bamboo garden and indulge in some traditional Japanese sweets. This tour of Arashiyama and Segano is a great way to get to know Kyoto.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Nighttime Local Eats and Streets in Old Kyoto

Get an insiders' eye perspective on Kyoto on this walking tour that combines a food tour with anthropological insight. Wander through the city's streets and understand the nighttime entertainment scene, from geiko (geisha) to hostesses. Afterward sample regional specialties accompanied by included drinks at two standing bars/restaurants.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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1.5 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

Sake—traditional rice wine—is Japan’s most famous drink and Kyoto’s Fushimi District is renowned for its sake production, home to over 30 breweries. On this tour, find out how sake is made, discover the many varieties, and learn which sake suits each occasion. Sample seven different sakes, accompanied by tasty Japanese snacks, and leave with a cheat sheet to help you order your favorite sakes while in Japan.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Nishiki Market and Gion District Cultural Walking Food Tour

Get an excellent introduction to the cuisine of Kyoto with this small-group guided tour of the city's best food spots. Start at the deliciously vast 400-year-old Nishiki Market, nicknamed 'Kyoto's Kitchen,' where over 130 food shops and stalls beckon your taste buds. Stroll through the market with the guide, learning about the history of food in the city and taste many dishes unique to Kyoto, including pickled vegetables, fried fish cakes, Japanese pike conger eel, mochi and Japanese omelet. After the market, visit a shrine dedicated to the god of education.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master at Wakwak-kan

Experience the traditions of Japan with a 1- or 1.5-hour tea ceremony in Kyoto and learn the origins of this ancient practice. Choose from one of two different tea ceremony options, including a 1-hour session hosted in a machiya (typical wooden house) and a 1.5-hour ceremony complete with kimono dress. Your ceremony includes a guide, who will provide translation.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Kyoto Nightlife and Local Bar Scene Tour

Learn to eat and drink like a local on this evening insider’s crawl through Kyoto’s most in-the-know hotspots. Escape the tourist track and head to three establishments that only come alive at night: an Izakaya bar, Machiya restaurant, and a sake bar. Come hungry: tours include anywhere from four to six food dishes, plus three alcoholic drinks.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Learn How to Make Sushi! - Kyoto School

Sushi is a staple of Japanese cuisine and enjoyed all around the world, but there’s nowhere better to try it than Japan. On this tour, learn the secrets of making sushi with a class at the Umemori Sushi School in Kyoto and get hands-on as you cook the shari (rice), grill the seaweed, and practice rolling maki (sushi rolls). Create an array of delicious sushi, which you can enjoy with traditional udon noodles, or upgrade and learn to make dashi rolls and tempura too.
  • Duration: 1.5 to 4 hrs
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  • Duration: 1.5 to 4 hrs
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Gion and Kamogawa Evening Food Tour in Kyoto

Immerse yourself in the Japanese culinary tradition of Kaiseki Ryouri during this 3-hour evening food tour in Kyoto. Follow your guide through the Kamogawa and Gion areas, eating your way through a 10-course meal with beverages included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

Gain a better understanding of sake during this tour that explores the Fushimi Sake District of Kyoto. During this tour, visit Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, one of the largest sake breweries in Fushimi, and end your visit with a sake-tasting session. Not only will your guide be able to explain the basics of sake and introduce you to new kinds you may have never tried, but your tastings will also be paired with Japanese snacks that enhance the tasting experience. 
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$77.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto

If you’re visiting Japan for the first time, receive a cultural introduction to the country during a tea ceremony in traditional kimonos. During the ceremony, you’ll learn about Japanese history and sample matcha green tea, a local speciality. Plus, wearing a traditional kimono means you’ll return from the experience with fantastic photographs to commemorate your time in Kyoto.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Scholar-led Private Nishiki Market Walking Tour

Spend three hours tasting your way through the famous Nishiki Market, accompanied by a private guide who shares expertise on Kyoto's renowned culinary arts. Your walking tour takes you into the heart of Kyoto's multi-faceted cuisine, where you sample Kyoto specialties and a range of Japanese cuisine with a food specialist guide. In addition to prepared foods, the vendors at Nishiki Market carry cookware, fresh produce and other goods. Nibble many samples before eating a full lunch during your tour, an ideal excursion for exploring food and culture.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Ramen Cooking Class at Ramen Factory in Kyoto with Japanese Souvenir

Ramen is one of Japan’s most popular dishes—a noodle and broth soup, topped with various meat or vegetable combinations. On this tour, learn how to make ramen from scratch at a local ramen factory, including making the noodles, mixing the soup, and adding the toppings. Finish by enjoying your delicious bowl of home-cooked ramen. The factory is also Halal-certified and vegetarian and vegan options are available on request.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$66.00 USD
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Kyoto Sushi-Making Class

Become a sushi chef for the day, and then enjoy your creations for dinner, during this small-group, 90 minute sushi-making lesson with instructor in Kyoto. Join your professional instructor inside a traditional Japanese townhouse as you immerse yourself in the techniques for 'makizushi,' a rolled form of sushi made with dried seaweed. After a short demo, try your hand at making this uniquely Japanese cuisine, using your choice of ingredients. This small group class, limited to no more than 7 guests, also includes an English-speaking guide to help with translation.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Small-Group Nishiki Market: The Heart of Kyoto Cuisine

Discover Kyoto's renowned cuisine on a walking tour of Nishiki Market with a food specialist guide. Nishiki Market has been at the heart of Kyoto’s culinary world for centuries, and it features a range of Japanese cuisine and Kyoto specialties, in addition to cookware, fresh produce and other goods. Spend three hours in the famous market, tasting different food items as your guide provides a deeper understanding of Kyoto’s culinary offerings. Your tour includes a full lunch along with many samples — bring your curiosity and appetite!
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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The Art of the Geisha: Private Dinner in Kyoto

Uncover the secrets of Japan's elegant geishas during an evening dining experience in a private Kyoto restaurant. Stroll through the Gion district to delve into the fascinating history of geishas, beautiful performers trained in entertaining exclusive clientele. Then, pleasure your palate with a Japanese kaiseki meal and a selection of specialty drinks; sip sake as your expert guide translates the questions you have for your ‘maiko,’ or apprentice geisha. Gain insight into her profession and enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small group tour, where numbers are limited to eight.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Izakaya Style Cooking Class

Discover the culture behind ‘Izakaya’ Japanese dining which is similar to pub food in the other countries during a 3 to 3.5-hour cooking class with dinner in Kyoto. Learn five or six of the popular home dishes during a session with a master chef before preparing and eating your own izakaya-style creations. It’s the perfect chance to explore the country’s cuisine beyond the typical sushi and teriyaki offerings. Your izakaya cooking session also includes all ingredients, an instructor and an apron.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Kyoto sake tasting near Fushimi Inari

Sip sake near the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto during this afternoon tasting tour. You’ll learn about the different grades of sake, visit breweries and liquor stores, and discover why the area around the shrine is known for its production of high quality, sweet-tasting sake. More more than 30 types of sake are available for you to try, so you’ll be sure to leave the tour with a favorite in mind.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Kyoto Ramen Cooking Experience

Learn to prepare delicious and healthy miso ramen in the heart of Japan's ancient capital! Under the expert guidance of a multilingual Japanese chef, you will use hand forged Japanese knives and traditional tools to create hand-made noodles in a miso ramen soup with pork, egg, green onion and local vegetables. You will pair the main dish with juicy ginger chicken and a spicy cucumber salad and enjoy your creations together with a handmade cocktail (included). This class is hands on, fun and completely delicious!
  • Duration: 2.5 to 3 hrs
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$59.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2.5 to 3 hrs
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Bento Box Cooking Class

Learn to create your own bento box, the iconic (and tasty) convenience meal enjoyed daily by millions of Japanese, during this 3- to 3.5-hour cooking class in Kyoto. Uncover the origins of this uniquely-Japanese foodstuff, and watch master chefs as they demonstrate key cooking techniques, before learning to make your own. Finish your course by enjoying your handmade bento box which may includes items like an egg roll, pickled vegetables, rice, breaded chicken and miso soup. Your course also includes use of an apron, an instructor and all ingredients.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Food Walking Tour in Nishiki Market and Gion District with Fushimi Inari shrine

It can be hard to know where to go to get the best local food in a city as full of delicacies as Kyoto. Join a professional guide for a 3-hour tour of the Nishiki Market, Gion district and beautiful Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine. Visit ‘Kyoto’s kitchen, learning about the history of food and tasting unique dishes such as tofu skin, pickled vegetables, and sake. Your guide takes you through Gion to see historic landmarks, spot Geisha, and give you a glimpse of Japanese spirituality.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Dinner with a Geisha

Immerse yourself in quintessential Japanese culture during a private 3-hour tour and dining experience with a geisha. In Kyoto, considered the birthplace of geisha culture, you’ll explore the historic Gion area and dine on a multi-course meal at either a Japanese restaurant or tea house, accompanied by a ‘maiko’ (apprentice geisha) or ‘geiko’ (fully-trained geisha).
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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Kyoto Sake Brewery Tour with Lunch

For those new to the Japanese rice wine, sake can be something of a mystery. Unravel those mysteries on this tour to Kyoto's Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, which has been making sake since 1637. See how producers have made sake throughout the past few hundred years, and understand the techniques they use. Enjoy sampling some of the sake and then have lunch (included) in the restaurant.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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