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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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  • Duration: 3 hours
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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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  • Duration: 3 hours
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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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  • Duration: 3 hours
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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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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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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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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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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Kyoto for foodies: Traditional Sweets Tasting

Go on a culinary adventure in Kyoto with a guide to show you where to find the best wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets), and other traditional treats. Take the stress out of language barrier obstacles by exploring Nishiki Market with a guide to translate. Your guide will teach you about staple ingredients in Japanese cuisine, and you’ll enjoy tastings too. A highlight is visiting a tea house for matcha tea and sweets. It’s a great way to discover top foodie spots in the city, and get local tips too.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Explore the Kyoto Food Scene: Izakaya with a City Host

Explore the amazing food scene in Kyoto on this action-packed tour. It’ll save you time researching where to eat in the city, as a local guide will take you to hidden spots that locals love. You’ll visit Izakaya (Japanese pubs) and Tachinomiya (standing bars) for drinks and snacks. The tour is a great way to get your bearings of Kyoto, learn about Japanese traditions, and taste delicious food too. Conveniently, select drinks and snacks are included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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USD115.79
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Kyoto Night Bar hopping tour in Nishiki and Pontocho

Enjoy an action-packed evening in Kyoto learning about Japanese food and drink. You won’t have to worry about navigating or getting lost as a guide will lead the way. By traveling in a small group, you’ll have better access to your guide for questions. Explore Nishiki Market together, visit a secret bar, restaurants, and learn about Kyoto’s Geisha culture in Pontocho. You’ll enjoy food and drink tastings along the way, making it a fun and interactive experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Enjoy Homemade Sushi or Obanzai Cuisine and Matcha in a Kyoto Home with a Native

When traveling abroad, there is no other experience like sitting down for a meal with a local. Emika opens her Kyoto home to visitors to share a meal and conversation. Enjoy an authentic Japanese meal of sushi, miso soup, matcha green tea, and sweets with your Kyoto native host.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Nishiki Market Food Tour in Kyoto

Explore Kyoto's Nishiki Market with a local guide. Your shared small-group tour (maximum of 10 people) will begin at a cooking studio near the market, where your guide will give a short talk about the tour and what it entails. Afterwards you'll exploring Nishiki market with the guide.While walking through the market, you'll learn about Japanese traditional foods in great detail, with many being mostly unknown outside of Japan. Your guides will help facilitate communication between you and the shopkeepers to provide a rare and genuine experience. After touring the market, you will return to the cooking studio and try cooking donburi (rice bowl dish with seafood, tempura or chicken & egg) with fresh ingredients you bought at Nishiki. If you bought something for yourself in the market, the friendly guide will gladly help you cut or warm up the food for you.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Sushi or Obanzai Cooking and Matcha with a Kyoto Native in her Home

When traveling abroad, there is no other experience like cooking and eating a meal with a local. Emika opens her Kyoto home to visitors to cook a meal and share conversation. Enjoy learning to make traditional Obanzai cuisine, like marinated mushrooms, slow-cooked vegetables, miso soup and tofu dishes with your Kyoto native host. Chat over the meal you prepared, and get recommendations on the city.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Open Mic Night in Kyoto

Thursday - Open Mic Night The open mic night at Kyoto's SAKURA is one of Kyoto's most well-known and long-lasting open mic events. With a great mix of local and foreign acts, acoustic, you never know who might get up on stage. A great opportunity to meet other artists and have fun. Check it out!Thursday OPEN MIC performers may register to play by filling out to format seat in front desk on the day.Even listening only is OK!If you need to support by some guitar or piano,please inform us before you entry.Our group company、ROXCY MUSIC SCHOOL teachers  can support you!WHEN:Every Thursday Night TIME:Open 19:00, Close around 22:00 (playing is from 19:00 to 21:00) CHARGE:1.000yen with 1 Drink
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tasting Tour, Soy sauce and Tofu in Gose

Soy sauce & Tofu are essential ingredients for Japanese cuisine. You will visit the site where Soy sauce and Tofu are being made, and enjoy tasting them there.(Private Tour, Guided in English)You will visit Nagara town in Gose city where is a tranquil submontane old town in the central area of Nara. At there, you will learn how Soy sauce and Tofu are being made, and enjoy strolling through an old town where you can still feel the atmosphere from the Edo period (16-19th century). This tour will be guided in English.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Tofu making and eating tour in a local hand-made store

Tofu appears to have gained a citizenship world wide as a healthy food but it's true potential will still not be known until you take part in this tour. Join this ultimate tofu experience, especially if you are a tofu lover, where you'll likely to have the best tofu ever. In this 90 minute tour hosted by a passionate tofu artisan at his own store, you'll learn how tofu is hand made from scratch, eat bite sized pieces of tofu straight up from kitchen assorted with many different condiments, experience a coagulating process of tofu to eat eventually, and more. Be amazed to discover how good tofu can actually be when it is made at the hands of an artisan. Mouthwatering experience and an enthusiastic tofu professional await you. An empty stomach is all you need.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Restaurant - Yutofu Junsei

Tofu came from China during the Nara Period (710 - 794) and was used in vegetarian dishes served at the temple. It became a common food for the general public during the Muromachi Period (1336 - 1573), and a writing from that time shows that yudofu had become a Nanzenji specialty by Edo Period (1603 - 1868) to a point where all travelers would try yudofu.Junsei serves tofu that has rich flavors which come from being made using soybeans produced in Japan with a special sauce. Please savor the natural sweetness of the tofu itself and the hint of bitterness of soybeans in its aftertaste.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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USD33.00
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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