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JD Kai - Food / Sake Tasting

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Kyoto, Japan
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About JD Kai - Food / Sake Tasting
Welcome to the JD Kai. In Japanese, it means to "discover" Japan. We specialize in unique, off-the-beaten-path food and sake tasting tours. We eat and drink our way through the charming Fushimi neighborhood of Kyoto. We visit small, specialty shops all family owned and operated. At each location, we taste something different, giving you a good variety of Japanese flavors. Do you know what "dashi" is? How about obanzai? Junmaishu? We will learn about these important food and sake words and more while interacting with the families of each shop. Whether you are a seasoned foodie or just want to have fun discovering Japanese culture through food and sake, this might be for you!
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

First of all communication with Jason for booking, email responses, reminders as our tour date approached was timely & excellent. This tour was highly recommended to me by a family in Honolulu that had 2 teenagers who said that this was one the highlights of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ms T F
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

It's basically a walk around an arcade (Japanese food market). But all the palces we went to we're so authentic and wonderful! We met awesome people and all the food was delicious!!! We even got to see matcha being made. I came back a year...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

After contacting JD Kai through the email I found on their website, I made a booking for our morning food tour in Kyoto. I don't want to spoil the location that we went to but it was an area I would not have found on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Luke S
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Do yourself a favor and book yourself a food tasting tour with Jason! It was my family's absolute highlight during our visit to Kyoto. After finding JD Kai on TripAdvisor, I was able to book a tour for my family of four only five days...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tamara S
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We were recommended by a friend to do Jason's food tour. As first timers to Japan it was a fabulous way to introduce us to some foods we were unfamiliar with or had tasted but not understood their origins or significance to a menu. There...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

Hi Jason, I can’t seem to find your availability or how to book? Do you have any vacancy for a food tour tonight? Many thanks, Alice

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

It was an excellent walking tour and refreshing to hear how Jason lives in Japan and the lifestyle of the local. Excellent for people new to Japan culture , while those who are already familiar, be sure to ask more questions and Jason can answer...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

Jason gives an excellent tour. In addition to getting to taste a variety of Japanese food, he provides the history and background information of what you are tasting. The merchants and restaurants were all very friendly and welcoming. We loved that he visits small family...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank SFbySail
Reviewed November 9, 2017

We enjoyed our food tasting tour with Jason. He was so friendly and knowledgeable about Japanese food specialities, languages and culture. We learned so much and the time went by very quickly. The tour was well worth the money and time.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Europetravels01
Reviewed October 4, 2017

We had an excellent time with Jason on this food tour. A friendly host that knows a lot and cooperates with local people. Not a single dead moment or second. A little bit out of the city centre but a really nice neighbourhood. I'd recommend...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Response from JDKai | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for contacting me about the tasting tours here in Kyoto. I am looking at the calendar and it looks like March 5th is on a Sunday. I run tours on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. I would be available Monday... More
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Hi, Thanks for contacting me about the food tasting tour. Please take a look at my site for for more information. jdkai
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