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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
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Expert-Led Private Nishiki Market Food 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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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US$97.00
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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
  • Duration: 3 hours
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US$187.00
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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
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Kyoto Night Foodie Tour

Get a deeper experience of Kyoto food culture than would be possible on your own by joining this guided tour. Stroll through the districts of Gion and Pontocho, stopping in to small bars and restaurants to sample traditional drinks and food, as you explore.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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US$110.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Kyoto Bar Hopping Night Tour

You can try some different types of Japanese drinks and dishes recommended by the locals, all in three hours!
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • 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: a Tachinomiya standing 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Free Cancellation
  • 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 private 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
  • Duration: 2 hours
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US$46.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Kyoto Casual Evening Pontocho Food Tour

Go beyond the typical Kyoto tourist experiences and see the city from a local's perspective on this walking tour of Pontocho and Gion Shirakawa. Stroll ancient streets and pop into tea houses and restaurants to sample traditional dishes while learning about the culture and history of the area.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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