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Nishiki Market Food Tour in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Plenty of people enjoy Japanese cuisine, but few understand the ingredients that are involved in making classic dishes. During this insider’s tour of Nishiki Market, you’ll meet local shopkeepers and pick up fresh produce in the 400-year-old food stalls. Then, put your ingredients to use with a hands-on cooking lesson, and prepare a market-to-plate dish of donburi, a bowl of Japanese rice, and meat specialty.
  • A hands-on tour of Nishiki Market with specialty cooking lesson and freshly-made lunch
  • Get an insider’s perspective on the centuries-old market and learn the ins and outs of local cooking
  • Talk to local shopkeepers and visit family-run stalls, with your guide on-hand to translate
  • Whip up your very own dish of donburi, one of Japan’s most classic rice meals

What's Included

  • Ingredients for donburi cooking
  • Water and green tea at restaurant
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Taxi from market to cooking studio
  • Extra food that you may want to buy on your own
  • Sake tasting at cooking studio (500 yen)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Nishiki Market (Western entrance), 510-1 Nakauoyachō, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8125, Japan

Departure Time

11:30 AM

Return Details

  • Cooking Sun, 679 Funayachō, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8466, Japan

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Walking of about 1km in Nishiki Market will be involved
  • Nishiki Market has a roof so the tour will proceed regardless of weather, but please note there is no roof between cooking studio and Nishiki Market (about 150m walk)
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Nishiki Market Food Tour in Kyoto?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Nishiki Market Food Tour in Kyoto?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Nishiki Market Food Tour in Kyoto?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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