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Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch

  • 3-hour culinary tour of Nishi Market in Kyoto
  • Explore the flavors that make Kyoto cuisine special
  • Sample and taste your way around by visiting 12 family-owned shops, some dating back hundreds of years
Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch
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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.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and your group in central Kyoto prior to the 10:00am departure time. Come with an empty stomach and good walking shoes for your 3-hour culinary tour of the Nishiki Food Market, a vast expanse of food vendors selling fresh and prepared wares.

Sample regional specialties like tsukemono, a dish of pickled vegetables from the surrounding mountains; yuuba, or shashimi tofu made from mountain water; and sparkling sake straight from the tap. Visit a total of 12 family-owned shops throughout the tour to get a broader sense of Japanese cuisine from local favorites to national classics.

Your guide will provide detailed information about each dish from farm to plate, giving you not only a literal taste of Japanese food, but also a taste of Japanese culture.
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Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile
Tour of Excellence

I am very much pleased and satisfied with Arigato Japan Food Tours. The Tour Guides are very friendly and professional. Everything was smooth until we finished the tour. I will recommend Arigato Japan Food Tours to all my friends and family. Thank you so much.

Thank Francis C
Reviewed June 5, 2018
Amazing Food Tour and Lunch!

We felt so lucky to go on this food tour. Our host Rosalia was extremely knowledgeable about the market, vendors and all things unique to Kyoto. We even learned the way to say "Thank you!" for the regional dialect. This market is seasonal so there...More

1  Thank allison b
Reviewed May 23, 2018
Perfect foodie and culture trip in Kyoto (Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch)

We had the privilege of touring the Nishiki Market and indulging in a wonderful traditional Japanese lunch in Kyoto with our fabulous host, Rosalia. The tour was very well planned, paced, and executed. Rosalia gives a personal touch to the tour as a Kyoto native...More

2  Thank Claire K
Reviewed April 27, 2018
Lovely Nishiki Tour

We enjoyed our tour through Nishiki Market with our guide Chie. Chie was knowledgeable and sweet. We stopped at many shops in the market, trying a number of delicious dishes including fish cakes, octopus, sea urchin and clams. The final multi-course meal was also tasty....More

1  Thank Alexandra G
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile
If you haven't tried tofu, or if you love it, you need to go on this tour

I went on this tour with Jennifer as our guide. She knew the vendors and answered all questions when I random pointed to something to say "what is that" The market tour is about 40 minutes, stopping at a few vendors to try small food...More

1  Thank Alyse M
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