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Nishiki Market Adventure: Food, Sake, and History

Organized by Dai Miyamoto
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Duration
2 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 6 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
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Rain or shine, Regional food
Discover Nishiki Market–Kyoto’s kitchen–with a food, culture, and history tour with an English-speaking guide. Sample regional specialties, sip on sake, enjoy lunch, and visit Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine.

Highlights

Learn the history of Nishiki Market
Sample Kyoto specialties including regional vegetables, hamo (sea eel), pickles, and sake
Visit Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine
Take part in a guided tour alongside an English-speaking host
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Discover why Nishiki Market is called ‘Kyoto’s Kitchen’ with this guided tour alongside an English-speaking host. You’ll visit Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine and tour Nishiki Market, feasting on regional specialties and engaging with the local culture along the way. Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine is significant in Kyoto's cultural and religious landscape. The shrine was established in 947 AD (making it over a thousand years old) and is renowned as a sacred site for students and scholars. Nishiki Market has been a beloved fixture of Kyoto for over seven centuries. Its roots can be traced back to the year 1310 when it started as a humble fish market. Located in the city center, the market adapted to the changing times, incorporating new products and specialties while maintaining its rich cultural heritage. The market has numerous stalls and shops, each specializing in unique culinary treasures. This tour will deliver the best of everything from fresh seafood and Kyoto vegetables to savory street food and artisanal sake. Feast on the food of Kyoto, uncover the city’s culture and history, engage with passionate vendors, and visit a shrine over 1000 years old (alongside your expert, English-speaking host, of course).

Inclusions

Food and drinks included in the experience
Transport within the experience

Exclusions

Transport to and from the experience
Additional purchases

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

In front of Nishiki-Tenmangu Shrine.

Remarks

Please be on time
Wear comfortable attire
The tour will take approximately 2 hours

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

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