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Morning Nishiki Market Food Tour

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Experience Details
Experience Location
2.5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 10 guests
Japanese, English
Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian
Explore the quiet streets of Gion and the “Kitchen of Kyoto,” featuring a breakfast of local Nishiki Market food during this morning food tour in Kyoto.
Rise and shine! Explore the streets of Gion in the morning, strolling along as you enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the quiet alleyways that are completely different to Gion at twilight
Explore the best of Nishiki Market with your friendly tour guide, who will teach you about the history of Kyoto and the best local food in the city
Enjoy a unique Japanese breakfast of local food from Nishiki Market
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Host will donate 7 meals
Experience Details
Known as the iconic “Kitchen of Kyoto,” the classic backstreets of Nishiki Markets have been serving the best in local food for over 400 years. Hundreds of specialty stores stretch along a narrow undercovered market, making a feast for all of the senses, selling plenty of street food and seafood, locally-made sake and pickles, just about everything even all the way down through to homewares. You never know what you’ll discover, because it’s here that you’ll find all kinds of Nishiki Market food that will feed your curiosity in this overwhelming but exciting market. Get up early and get the most out of a visit to Nishiki Markets and learn about local Kyoto food in-depth with a local guide during a Nishiki Market Food Tour in Kyoto! During this Morning Nishiki Market Food Tour, your first destination will be in the traditional old town streets of Gion, one of the most picturesque spots in Kyoto. Enjoy the fresh morning air as you wander through the quiet streets to visit a local temple, completely different to the evening scene of Gion, alive with restaurants, bars, and busily entertaining geisha. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, it’s time to visit the gourmet Nishiki Market, full of some of Kyoto’s best cuisine loved by locals and visitors alike. This is your opportunity to have a one-of-a-kind Japanese breakfast of Nishiki Market food, tasting a number of exquisite local dishes carefully selected from the best food available by your friendly guide. Armed with plenty of knowledge about local cuisine and the history of Kyoto, your local guide will teach you about the culture of Kyoto and the best food on offer during this Morning Nishiki Market Tour.
A 2.5-hour Morning Nishiki Market Food Tour with a visit to Gion
An English-speaking local guide
A full breakfast of 4 or 5 tasters sourced from Nishiki Market
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Transportation fees to and from the event
Additional food, drink, or souvenir purchases
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The meeting point of this Morning Nishiki Market Food Tour is in front of the Izumo no Okuni Statue, access via Gion Shijo Station, Exit #5.
Do remember that you don’t need to pay for the guide’s foods and drinks
Please bring some extra cash for any additional orders
Please be reminded to wear comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking
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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Experience Location

Nishiki Market is made up by over 130 shopfronts and restaurants spread across 5 blocks. Known as the “Kitchen of Kyoto” for over 400 years, the market sells all kinds of regional produce and locally-made goods. Visiting Nishiki Market makes for a wonderful sensory overload: feeding the eyes with colorful produce, stimulating the nose with the aroma of street food, and tantalizing the taste buds with fresh seafood and delicious local sake. Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine lies at the eastern end of Nishiki Market, intersecting the equally-as-long Teramachi Shopping Arcade.
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Earliest available date: June 2, 2024
¥ 6,800
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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
Host will donate 7 meals