Running through the heart of Kyoto’s bustling downtown area, Nishiki Market has long been known as “Kyoto’s Kitchen,” with hundreds of stalls running down a packed undercover arcade. Spanning multiple blocks, it’s a popular spot for locals to grab street food and local produce, with lots of fresh ingredients and delicious foods to taste. A feast for the senses with over 1200 years of history, Nishiki Market has been serving the beautiful cultural capital of Kyoto the tastiest local offerings for centuries. Join this Nishiki Market Tour and Donburi Cooking Class for an awesome combination experience
During this Nishiki Market Tour and Donburi Cooking Class, it’s the perfect opportunity to be able to explore the best of Nishiki Market with the help of a local guide. Your guide will explain different local ingredients and traditional preparation methods, and you’ll be able to taste various types of unique Japanese foods along the way. In this combined food tour and cooking class, after the Nishiki Market tour, you’ll head back to the cooking studio to make your very own delicious donburi, using ingredients that you bought at Nishiki Market!
But what is a donburi? A donburi is a classic rice bowl dish that’s commonly eaten in Japan, a comforting and simple meal usually with meat or vegetables served over a fluffy bed of rice. You’ll find donburi served at restaurants, though it’s often made at home, too. There are several different types of donburi. When seafood is served over a rice bowl, it’s called “kaisendon;” when the topping is deep-fried tempura, it’s a “tendon;” while beef over rice is known as a “gyudon.” During this Nishiki Market Tour and Donburi Cooking Class, you’ll be make a tendon, oyakodon (chicken and egg donburi) or a kaisendon.
Japanese food samples during the Nishiki Market tour
Cost of ingredients purchased to make a donburi bowl during the food tour
Utensils, tools, and equipment to make various donburi
Recipes in English
Complimentary green tea
Additional food or drink purchases during the Nishiki Market tour
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The cooking studio is located in Downtown Kyoto. The exact location and a guide for accessing the cooking class location will be provided upon booking.
For vegetarian customers, fish and meat can be replaced with vegetables and other ingredients.
Other dietary requirements can be accommodated for, please let us know.
Children under 5 are free of charge.
Upon booking, you can expect a confirmation within 24 hours. Once confirmed, present your booking information at the experience.