Private Kyoto Tour: Coffee & Shopping with a Local Foodie

Organized by Midori
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Experience Details
Experience Location
3 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 6 guests
Wheelchair Accessible, Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly, Pet-friendly
Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Private Experience
Enjoy a private tour of Kyoto with a friendly foodie! Visit two coffee shops and explore other attractions in the city in your own way with Midori, a local food connoisseur.


Navigate Kyoto’s coffee scene with a local! Meet Midori (your tour guide) at a cafe, then explore the city together.
Great for traveling families or groups who want to sightsee at their own pace (guests of all ages are welcome to participate).
This is a flexible and private tour, so Midori will adapt to your preferences and will pick from her knowledge of living in Kyoto for almost 50 years to find the best places for you!
This experience can be adapted for vegan, vegetarian, halal and gluten-free diets: please let Midori know if you have any dietary restrictions.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Kyoto is not just the capital of matcha tea but also one of Japan’s most original coffee destinations, home to anything from quirky retro kissaten coffee salons to modern and sleek indie brewers. The choices are endless, but time is limited, and English menus are difficult to come by. Enter Midori, your friendly guide, who will take you to the coffee places locals swear by, help you navigate the city, and find you a cafe you’ll happily trade your go-to coffee chain for in this custom private tour! First, you'll meet for coffee with Midori to get to know each other. Tell her your interests and what you want to see in the city, and she'll come up with places to visit based on your input. Even if you’re not sure what you want to see, don’t fret! Having lived in Kyoto for almost 50 years, Midori has plenty of ideas. She'll take you to explore the city, venturing into places only locals know and tourists often overlook. After sightseeing, Midori and you will enjoy one last cup together at a coffee shop handpicked for you before parting ways! Midori is a friendly guide and Kyoto foodie who has taught Japanese cooking to international travelers for over 30 years. She provides tailored tours adapted to your needs and is eager to share her knowledge and experience about Kyoto's culinary scene. Get ready to soak in all her insights about the city to make your visit even more memorable!


Two cups of coffee (one at each coffee shop you visit)
Guide fee


Additional food and desserts (please pay directly at the cafe if you want to eat something!)
Food and drinks for children under 12 years of age

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

Meet Midori at the Information Counter on the 1st floor of the Takashimaya Department Store (Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City). A Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.


Same-day bookings are accepted for this experience.
Food and additional drinks are not included, but feel free to order anything you’d like and pay directly at the counter.

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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(7 - 99)
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Earliest available date: July 24, 2024
¥ 7,000
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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