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KYOTO NISHIKI MARKET FOOD TOUR

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Sample local and seasonal foods as you visit family-owned shops and stalls at Kyoto’s famed Nishiki Market!

Highlights

  • This tour combines sightseeing with food sampling in a perfect blend
  • Walk through the renowned Nishiki Food Market, locally known as Kitchen of Kyoto
  • With one of the richest culinary atmospheres in the world, you’ll have plenty to see (and taste)
  • All the while, learn about this food market’s captivating history from your English-speaking local guide
  • Sample fresh seafood, local snacks, preserved fruits, and other specialties
  • First-timers must taste Tsukemono, Yuuba, Kamaboko, Tako, and Macha Warabi Mochi
  • Get a sense of how the much-adored Kyoto cuisine has survived for centuries
  • After your walking tour, brace yourself for a 7-course luncheon including delectable local dishes

Inclusions

  • 3-hour walking tour
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Visit 10-12 market vendors
  • Japanese tea
  • 7-course lunch

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers

Ages 0-2yrs go free. Ages 3-12yrs enjoy reduced priced tickets (carry valid photo ID)

Tour Timings

This tour operates from 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 8 days before the schedule

Your Experience

A trip to the renowned Nishiki Market is a must when in Kyoto. After arriving at the designated meeting point on time, your local guide will navigate you through the busy streets of Kyoto’s Nishiki Market. The family-owned stalls and shops have stood the test of time for centuries, making for quite a culturally-enriching experience! Sample local dishes like tsukemono (vegetables preserved in vinegar), Yuuba (the world’s smoothest sashimi tofu), Kamaboko (seafood preserved in fish paste), Tako (Octopus with quail egg) and Macha Warabi Mochi (a special traditional sweet covered in ground tea leaves).

After your stall-hopping expedition at Nishiki Market, head to a local restaurant nearby for a delicious 7-course lunch made from local ingredients. This tour will give you a sense of the history of the Nishiki Market over multiple generations.

Know Before You Go

Important Information

  • A minimum of 2 people booking is required for this tour to operate
  • The tour is subject to changes due to schedules of restaurants, public holidays, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Applicable substitutions will be made in such cases
  • Non-veg food and food items with shellfish and meat can be avoided to suit your diet
  • We cannot guarantee allergy-free or dietary restrictions as the food is prepared in local kitchens
  • It is recommended to carry along an umbrella on rainy days
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, therefore, it is recommended that you wear comfortable footwear

My Tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID to your guide
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs
  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays
  • Meet your guide in front of Lacoste (Kawaramachi, Naramonochi 375, Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Shimogyō-ku, 〒600-8004)
  • Arrive at the meeting point at least by 9:45 AM, as the tour starts exactly at 10:00 AM

    Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

  • Closest train station is Kyoto-Kawaramachi Station, a 2-minute walk to the meeting point
  • Closest subway station is Shijō Station, a 10-minute walk to the meeting point

Validity

This ticket is only valid for the date selected during checkout

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