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⭐Yummy Food Tour@Nishiki Market & Gion

Kyōto-shi, Japan

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Experience hosted by Fumi,Yu,Tatsuya,Yukiko,Kazu,Mamiko

3 hours
Includes food
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Japanese

What you'll do

Gain a thoroughly enjoyable introduction to Kyoto’s food culture with this small-group guided tour for the city’s best eating spots. Start at the deliciously vast 400-year-old Nishiki Market, nicknamed 'Kyoto's Kitchen,' where over 130 food shops and stalls will beckon your taste buds. Stroll through the Market and learn about its history and taste the various dishes unique to Kyoto including: Tofu Skin, rice ball, fried fish cakes, Japanese Pike Conger Eel, Japanese omelet, and Sake.

Then rest your appetite by visiting a nearby shrine dedicated to the God of Education.

Then head for Pontocho Street; to arrive here, we must cross through Teramachi Street, Shijo Street, and Kiyamachi Street- all of which will enable you to immerse yourself in modern Japanese culture.
Pontocho street is very special, even for natives, because it is one out of the five Geisha districts in Kyoto. From here, you will walk across the majestic Kamo river and taste local sweets.

The final section of this tour will lead you to Gion district (which is also another Geisha area). The guide will take you out of mainstream hustle and bustle of the crowded streets and into the more photogenic and hidden soft spots. Not only will you be educated about the Geisha tradition (we call them Maiko or Geiko), you may even meet one if you're lucky.

We will finish the tour around 2 pm in the Gion area!!!
Other things to note
*Only cash is accepted at this market if you wanna buy some.
*We're sorry but you can not choose the guide.
*We have a strict policy about starting tours on time. No arrive on time, no refund.
Gain a thoroughly enjoyable introduction to Kyoto’s food culture with this small-group guided tour for the city’s best eating spots. Start at the deliciously vast 400-year-old Nishiki Market, nicknamed 'Kyoto's Kitchen,' where over 130 food shops and stalls will beckon your taste buds. Stroll through the Market and learn about its history and taste the various dishes unique to Kyoto including: Tofu Skin, rice ball, fried fish cakes, Japanese Pike…

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What's included

  • Food
    1. Yuba (Tofu Skin)
    2. Sesame Cracker
    3. Hamo (Pike conger eel fi...
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Sat, Feb 27
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$90 per person
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Sun, Feb 28
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$90 per person
$90 per person
Mon, Mar 1
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$90 per person
$90 per person

Meet your host, Fumi,Yu,Tatsuya,Yukiko,Kazu,Mamiko

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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I was born in Kobe, and I have lived in Kyoto more than six years after traveling around the world for two years. I have visited 55 countries. I love and enjoyed to see the local life in the world.
I used to work as an architecture designer, but now I work in travel agency as a Kyoto office manager because I want to give back to the traveler. I wanna show you our local lifestyle and culture. -check my Instagram @kyoto_foodink_tour. You can see some photo!
*In this tour I or my guides (Kazu, Naomi, Keiko, Akiko, Mika, Hiromi, Gummy) who love Kyoto more than me, guide you to the hidden spots!!
I was born in Kobe, and I have lived in Kyoto more than six years after traveling around the world for two years. I have visited 55 countries. I love and enjoyed to see the local life in the world.
I used to work as an architecture designer, but now I work in travel agency as a Kyoto office manager because I want to give back to the traveler. I wanna show you our local lifestyle and culture. -check my Instagram @kyoto_foodink_tour. You can see some photo!
*In this tour I or my guides (…
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Where you'll be

Nishiki Market is a narrow street lined by 130 shops and restaurants. Known as "Kyoto's Kitchen"
-10:45 Meetup in front of the main entrance of Kyoto Daimaru
-Explore food floor on 1st basement floor of Daimaru
-Nishiki Market (Eat and Exploring)
-Nishiki Shrine (Let's make a wish to the Shinto god)
-Local street
-Pontocho district (Geisha area)
-Kamo river
-Gion district Walking and take a sweets
-To see the Geisha House
-14~14:30 pm Finish

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 151 reviews.

Luke
November 2020
We loved this tour of Kyoto market food and surrounding areas. Everything was tasty and informative, lots of fun exploring small shops and merchants. Thank you for a great tour!
Jesse
March 2020
Ki was an unfailing upbeat and helpful guide for navigating the Nishiki market and also a fast friend. We asked her lots of questions about life in Japan and she offered honest and insightful answers. We ate lots of delicious foods that we otherwise would not have thought to try on our own! We also started late (our fault) and she went out of her way to make sure we got the full experience.
Ki was an unfailing upbeat and helpful guide for navigating the Nishiki market and also a fast friend. We asked her lots of questions about life in Japan and she offered honest an…
Kim
March 2020
The food tour was wonderful!! And our hosts were out of this world ☺️ they were so friendly and knowledgeable about the Kyoto business and I felt so warm and at home with them! Such a great tour!! I high recommend.
Simon
February 2020
Kiome was a lovely tour guide for us. She kept us entertained and comfortable (hand warmers at the ready). The tour introduced us to interesting foods early in our trip which broadened our horizons for later. Great tour in an incredible market.
Kiome was a lovely tour guide for us. She kept us entertained and comfortable (hand warmers at the ready). The tour introduced us to interesting foods early in our trip which broad…
Lydia
January 2020
Really fun experience and great guide! We did it on our first day in Kyoto and it’s a great way to orient yourself in the city as well as learn about local foods and tips.
Maggie
January 2020
We had two days in Kyoto, and I am so glad we decided to book this tour! It was worth every penny. We tasted delicious food while learning a ton about the market and Kyoto’s local delicacies. After we were thoroughly stuffed, Yuri guided us through the Nishiki Shrine and the nearby Geisha districts. It was an entertaining and jammed-packed tour. Besides the tasty sesame crackers and truly unforgettable pork buns at Kyoto Diamaru (a bonus snack our guide pointed out), Yuri was the best part of the tour. She was friendly, energetic, and well-informed. One of my favorite parts of any local tour is getting to ask a guide about local culture and her everyday life—Yuri was kind enough to answer all our food and non-food related questions. The long of the short—I would highly recommend this tour.
We had two days in Kyoto, and I am so glad we decided to book this tour! It was worth every penny. We tasted delicious food while learning a ton about the market and Kyoto’s local…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 4 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

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