Kyoto Private Vegan Walking Tour w/ Lunch or Dinner

Organized by Nozomi Ito
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Experience Details
Experience Location
3 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 5 guests
Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Japanese, English
Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Private Experience
Explore Kyoto with a local guide, and sample its traditional crafts and vegan food offerings in this private walking tour that includes four vegan food tastings and a meal at a vegan restaurant.
Explore Kyoto with an English-speaking guide and sample some of the city’s vegan offerings! Visit local shops and interact with local business owners, and wrap up with a decadent vegan meal
Taste four vegan offerings in shops in Kyoto, ranging from tempura and arare crackers to traditional wagashi sweets and ice cream (exact contents vary as per availability)
Visit shops selling recycled kimono, washi Japanese paper, and pottery, and get to know the shopkeepers. Learn about the area’s lifestyle at a traditional townhouse.
Gain insight into the traditions and inventions that make Kyoto vegan-friendly from your knowledgeable guide as you stroll along the old capital’s historical streets
Indulge in a decadent lunch or dinner at an ambitious local restaurant that offers healthy, organic and additive-free spins on junk foods (like hamburgers and pizza), all 100% vegan.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Vegan and vegetarian travelers are spoiled for choice in Kyoto. Traditional Buddhist meals free of animal products are widely available due to the city’s spiritual heritage, and Kyoto’s local produce is hailed as some of the freshest in Japan, packed with flavor and nutrients. But navigating Kyoto's gastronomic landscape alone can be daunting, especially with limited time and a language barrier. Your guide understands that and is here to help you make the most of your time in Japan’s old capital while enjoying many vegan foods while you’re at it. In this experience, you’ll explore central Kyoto with an English-speaking guide, stopping at several shops to learn about traditional arts and crafts — and, of course, try lots of vegan food. From savory to sweet, you’ll sample snacks, walk around historical streets, visit a traditional townhouse, and wrap up your two-hour walk enjoying a decadent meal at a unique vegan restaurant that makes healthy versions of junk foods. Flow of the experience: - Meet your guide at Shinsen-en Garden near Nijo Castle in central Kyoto, and begin the walking tour! - Stroll the streets with your guide, visiting a traditional townhouse and local businesses, like shops selling traditional Japanese paper (washi), recycled kimono, and pottery. Experience vegan food tastings at four shops (exact stops vary depending on availability, but may include sampling arare crackers, vegetable tempura, apple candy, traditional wagashi sweets, ice cream, or other foods.) - After you’ve walked for about 2 hours, relax at a chic local vegan restaurant that serves healthy spins on junk foods we all know and love (think hamburgers and pizza), made with organic, fair-trade ingredients and no artificial additives. A perfect way to end the day! Explore Kyoto’s gourmet and unique traditions in this comprehensive walking tour, and eat your way through the ancient capital’s robust vegan offerings!
Tastings at 4 different shops
Stroll with an English-speaking guide, visiting kimono, pottery, and washi paper shops, and exploring a traditional townhouse
Vegan meal
Transportation to and from the meeting point
Personal expenses, such as souvenirs, additional purchases and additional meals outside of the itinerary
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meet your guide directly at Shinsen-en Garden in Kyoto, about 8 min walk from Nijo Station, or 15 minutes from Kyoto Station by train. More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.
This tour includes visiting several businesses, and their hours of operation may fluctuate. For this reason, the exact contents of the tour are subject to change.
Families are welcome. Underage participants must be accompanied by someone over 18 years of age.
This tour is not gluten free. Please note that, on some days, vegetable tempura may be fried in the same cooking oil as seafood at the tempura shop.
If you are late, you might not be able to participate in the tour. The tour duration cannot be extended if you are late or join midway.
This tour involves a lot of walking, so please wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing to be outdoors.
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Featuring beautiful landscapes from mountain to sea, Kyoto Prefecture conveys traditional Japanese culture through its architecture and gardens, art and artisanal crafts, and delicious local cuisine made from regional produce.
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Earliest available date: May 25, 2024
¥ 20,000
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals