Nishiki Market and Culture Walking Tour in Kyoto

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Duration
3 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 6 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
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Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Rain or shine, Regional food
Sample the fresh food offerings of Nishiki Market, and explore shrines, temples and gardens in this Nishiki Market and Culture Walking Tour in Kyoto.
Highlights
Discover the best of food in Kyoto, exploring the Nishiki Market and the neighboring area
Enjoy learning about the local food at Nishiki Market and Kyoto’s rich history of the central shopping district with insights from your English-speaking guide
Taste 5 different types of local Kyoto food at and around Nishiki Market (Food tasting Lunch: tofu skin, local home cooking, hamo tempura, minced beef cutlet, probiotic drink)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Kyoto is full of beautiful temples and shrines, galleries and gardens, and wonderful Japanese food. This tour takes you to several spots in Kyoto where you can see tradition and modernity converge, learn about Kyoto from an expert guide, and taste its unique street foods. The famous Nishiki Market in the city center is one of the best places to try locally-made produce and local Kyoto foods. In a narrow, undercover market, you’ll find hundreds of shops selling all kinds of fascinating pickles and high-grade sake, as well as seafood and street food galore. You’ll also explore the city's centuries-old history by visiting shrines, temples, and a cafe where you can get a glimpse of the current trends in the old capital. You’ll reward your taste buds at Nishiki Market, where you’ll try several local Kyoto foods while sightseeing along the way with expert insights from a local guide. After you relish in the many flavors of Kyoto in Nishiki Market, you’ll get a healthy kick of nostalgia exploring its traditional sights as you learn about the fascinating history behind the city’s landmarks. This Nishiki Market and Culture Walking Tour in Kyoto makes for a great day out sightseeing and snacking on some of Kyoto’s best foods.
Inclusions
A 3-hour Nishiki Market and Cultural Walking Tour in Kyoto, covering the Nishiki Market and its neighboring areas
An English-speaking guide to shed knowledge on local food in Kyoto and the history of the city
Tastings of 5 different dishes along the way: Yuba sashimi, Obanzai (Kyoto-style home cooking side dish), hamo tempura, and more!
Exclusions
Additional food, drink, or souvenir purchases
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The meeting point is in front of the Daimaru Karasuma Department Store on Shijo-dori Street, located in front of the Shijo Takakura Bus Stop. Please keep in mind that there are two Daimaru department stores, and that this meeting point is NOT at the Fuji Daimaru department store.
Remarks
This food tour starts strictly on time. Please be respectful of the other guests. If guests do not arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will begin regardless.
Please notify the host in advance if there are any food restrictions, preferences, and allergies (e.g. gluten allergy, vegetarian, vegan).
Minimum drinking age is strictly 20 years and above in Japan, so participants must be 20 years or older to join this tour.
Please be reminded to wear comfortable shoes because 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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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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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals