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Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour

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Stop At: Nishiki Market Shopping District, 609 Nishidaimonjicho Tominokoji Dori Shijoagaru, Nakagyo, Kyoto 604-8054 Kyoto Prefecture

Take a hands-on journey into Japan’s food culture during this exploration of Kyoto’s top food markets and a sake brewery, finishing with a 1.5-hour cooking class where you get to bring your day’s food experience to life. It’s the perfect excursion for anyone looking to take a deeper dive into the culinary ingredients and traditions of Japanese cuisine.

Start your food experience with a meet-up at the city’s Daimaru Kyoto Department Store in the afternoon, where you’ll meet your guide. Follow your guide out into the city for a 2-hour walking exploration of some of Kyoto’s food hotspots.

Visit the famous Nishiki Food Market, where you’ll explore the wide variety of Japanese foodstuffs for use in your cooking class later that day. Explore the market’s collection of spices and produce as you sit back and observe the blur of activity at the city’s main food center.

Then head to a former sake brewery and museum, where you can taste a few of the country’s wide variety of sakes. You’ll also learn about how this celebrated beverage is created (Please note, if the museum is not open on the day of your trip, an admission ticket will be provided for later use).

Continue after your tasting to the machiya, a typical Kyoto-style wooden home, which will host your cooking lesson. Your 1.5-hour session teaches you to prepare a classic Japanese dinner, including items such as miso soup, cooked salad, sushi and seasonal fruit.

Enjoy your meal with the other guests before spending the rest of the evening exploring Kyoto at your own leisure. For those who wish to return to their hotel after the tour, your guide will help coordinate transportation.

Note: Click the ‘View additional info’ link below to see a map of the meeting location.

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Horino Memorial Museum, 172 Kameyacho, Sakaimachidori Nijo-agaru, Kyoto 604-0811 Kyoto Prefecture

Sake Tasting

Duration: 20 minutes
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Departure Point
Daimaru Kyoto, 79番地 Tachiuri Nishimachi, 下京区 Kyoto, 600-8511, Japan
Departure Time
2:30 PM
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Wak Japan 「Wakwak-kan」, 761 Tenshuchō, Nakagyō-ku, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto Kyoto 604-0812, Japan
Inclusions
  • ・Local guide ・Cooking class and dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Dinner
  • Entry/Admission - Horino Memorial Museum
Exclusions
  • ・Hotel pickup and drop-off  ・Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please let us know your food allergy just in case.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed June 21, 2019 via mobile

Mieko Nomura is a gem. TAKE THIS CLASS YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED. We took the time to do the shopping and sake tasting but real star of the show was Mieko and her subtle and charming humor. She is an elderly lady that is kinda...More

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WAK_Chikako, Public Relations Manager at WAK Japan, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2019

Wao! Thank you for your good comment to Mieko. She is one of our best cooking instructor and of course, charming attendant! Hope you had a good memory of this time trip to Japan.

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