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Expert-Led Nishiki Market & Food Tour

by Context Walks Duration 3h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveler Price is $121

Learn about traditional Japanese cuisine on our 3 hour Kyoto Food Tour. We’ll challenge our senses with washoku, ‘food of Japan’, and immerse ourselves in Japanese culture. We’ll start at Nishiki Market, where we may sample pickled vegetables, or Japanese tea sweets. We’ll learn about shun (ingredients that have reached their seasonal peak) and umami (savoriness) and talk about how these concepts differentiate Japanese cuisine from its neighboring countries and cuisines.

Learn about traditional Japanese cuisine on our 3 hour Kyoto Food Tour. We’ll challenge our senses with washoku, ‘food of Japan’, and immerse ourselves in Japanese culture. We’ll start at Nishiki Market, where we may sample pickled vegetables, or Japanese tea sweets. We’ll learn about shun (ingredients that have reached their seasonal peak) and umami (savoriness) and talk about how these concepts differentiate Japanese cuisine from its neighboring countries and cuisines.

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9:30 AM, Expert-Led Nishiki Market Foodie Tour in English, includes Food and Drinks

Duration 3h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per traveler
$121

Total price is $121, taxes included

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Expert-Led Nishiki Market & Food Tour

Activity Location

Nishiki Market

Umeyacho (Fuyachodori) Nakagyo Ward

Kyoto

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Tea House Lipton

    Kyoto 604-8043


Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in Washoku culture

  • Savor your way through the Nishiki Market

  • Taste-test local snacks and delicacies from vendors

  • Learn about shun and umami

  • Small-group size for intimate experience led by expert guide


Inclusions

  • Guided food tour of Kyoto

  • Lunch

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Maximum group size is 6 people.

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • Children 12 and younger are not permitted.


Expert-Led Nishiki Market & Food Tour ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

5 out of 5

5/5 Aug 12, 2018

La guide etait extraordinaire beaucoup d informations tres interessantes sur l alimentation et la culture japonaise

Oct 18, 2016

My tour was led by Judith. I ended up being the only participant, so it was extra special! She provided a very interesting tour of the market, encouraging me to try new things, explaining the different purposes of foods and various sellers. We also visited a couple shrines. We toured the nearby neighborhood on our way to a wonderful lunch, where I got to try some Kyoto cuisine. Highly recommended!

A verified traveler

United States