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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 hours
  • Duration: 2 to 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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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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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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
  • Duration: 1 hour
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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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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
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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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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3 Hours 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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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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
  • Duration: 3 hours
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Market Visit Cooking Lesson and Meal with A Kyoto Local

This one-of-a-kind cooking workshop covers the savory art of Japanese home fare. Choose from three different pre-planned menus and master the basics of meal preparation, with insider tips that you can use back home. Top off hands-on lessons with a hearty lunch, cooked from scratch during the class. Workshops end with a behind-the-scenes tour of 400-year-old Nishiki Market.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Kyoto Cooking Class

Combine Kyoto cuisine with Imperial history during this 1.5-hour cooking class. Led by a food-loving local, the class is set in one of Kyoto’s age-old wooden houses and includes the meal — after you’ve cooked it, of course. Choose to create an ‘obanzai’ vegetarian meal or a teriyaki chicken dish with soup and salad. This experience runs with just six people for an intimate and authentic experience.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Tea ceremony experience in Kyoto!

Learn the serene practice of traditional Japanese tea ceremony at a tea house near beautiful Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto. An experienced teacher leads you step by step through the ritual of preparing ceremonial tea. Experience a centuries-old practice, and enjoy matcha and sweets. Come away with a new perspective on Japanese culture.
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Duration: 45 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
  • Free Cancellation
  • 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
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Tea Ceremony Experience with Kimono Rental

Go behind the scenes to experience one of Japan’s oldest living traditions with this hands-on tea ceremony, performed in a 300-year-old samurai house. Learn the ins and outs of the age-old cultural form, including how to brew the perfect cup of Matcha. Kimonos are available on-site, so you can dress the part.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
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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
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Japanese sweets making

Discover the colorful world of Japanese sweets on this sweets making experience in Osaka.  You won’t have to worry about searching for specific ingredients in Japanese shops, as all ingredients are provided for you when you arrive. Feel like a chef for the day by wearing a Kimono style chef jacket, in a Japanese kitchen. You’ll make a selection of sweets, and get to take them home as a souvenir.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Made In Kyoto Shopping Tour with a Local: Tastes of Tea, Sweets and Sake

With so many shopping choices in Kyoto, it can be overwhelming as a tourist to know which are the best places to visit. Take the stress out of shopping, by going on a shopping tour with a local. You’ll have multiple tastings, including tea, sweets, and sake. You’ll also learn about the history of the artisan products you see, meet local artisans, and wander through Fushimi Momoyama shopping area, and Gion.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Japanese tea ceremony in Kyoto (casual clothes)

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture by learning the steps to a traditional tea ceremony called the Way of Tea. During the hands-on experience, make a powered green tea known as matcha with help from an instructor in an ancient tea ceremony room. You’ll also be able to enjoy some Japanese sweets along with the tea.
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Origami paper folding class

Learn the traditional Japanese paper craft of origami in the friendly atmosphere of Kyoto! Create tiny paper cranes, seasonal flowers and more, with help from your expert instructor. You can take it away your own Origami and our original booklet with how-to-make!
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Duration: 45 minutes
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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
  • Duration: 4 hours
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