Kyoto’s Kitchen: Nishiki Market Food Tour With Hiroshi
Hosted by Hiroshi
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Number of Guests
1 - 10 guests
Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Private Experience
Join Hiroshi for this private tour of Kyoto’s beloved Nishiki Market. Tour the stalls, learn about the market’s history, sample foods, see how tsukemono (pickles) are made, & take a shot of sake.
This is a private experience
Discover the history, culture, and food of Nishiki Market (Kyoto’s Kitchen)
Embark on an immersive tour alongside Hiroshi; a multi-skilled, expert guide
Learn how Nishiki’s famed tsukemono (pickles) and nukazuke (fermented vegetables) are made
Sample a variety of street foods and a shot of sake
Join Hiroshi, a multi-skilled explorer, for an interactive tour of Nishiki Market in Kyoto! During this private tour, you'll visit various market stalls, stuff yourself silly with street foods, skewers, seafood, and a shot of sake, then stuff your head with knowledge courtesy of your trusty host. Curiosity activated, your learning will continue! A pickle (tsukemono) tasting and info session awaits. Nishiki Market (Kyoto’s Kitchen) boasts a rich history that dates back centuries. Its origins as a fish wholesale district have evolved into a gastronomic paradise showcasing a diverse array of culinary treasures–it’s been serving customers for over 400 years, and there are no signs of slowing down! From fresh seafood and local produce to traditional sweets and snacks, the market is a microcosm of Kyoto's culinary heritage spanning five blocks in the city center. And who better to guide you through this sensory tunnel than Hiroshi, a spirited explorer with roots in Shiga Prefecture (neighboring Kyoto). From his childhood, where sports like volleyball, rugby, swimming, and diving were his playground, to his global escapades spanning over 20 countries, Hiroshi's love for adventure is undeniable. Unexpectedly, Hiroshi's journey turned culinary. As a sushi chef overseas, he honed his craft. But a new calling led him to the world of marine biology, pursuing a Ph.D. at Kyoto University to champion ocean protection. Today, Hiroshi wears another hat–your travel guide! Experience flow: Introduction to the history, culture, and food of Nishiki Market Nishiki Market tour of approximately 15 stalls Learn how the areas famed tsukemono (pickles) and nukazuke (fermented vegetables) are made Sample various street foods like seafood skewered (shrimp, oyster, scallops), takoyaki, sashimi, and a shot of sake
Host fee and walking tour
Street food: Seafood skewers, takoyaki, sashimi, and a shot of sake
Additional food, drinks, or purchases made outside of those included in the tour
Transportation to and from the meeting point
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Ground side of Exit 6 at Kyoto Kawaramachi station.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes and come with an appetite for food and knowledge!
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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(13 - 90)
(1 - 12)
Earliest available date: September 30, 2023
Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.