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Small Group, All-Inclusive Kyoto Night Food and Culture Tour

Experience the vibrant nightlife of Kyoto! This intimate tour takes you along the cobbled walkways of the geisha district of Gion, and along the historic streets of Pontocho, stopping for dinner and drinks at cool local restaurants and niche bars.
from¥12,725
(25)
With 2 drinks
Cooking Classes
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Sushi Making Class Near Nishiki Market (Kyoto)

In this sushi making class near Gion and Nishiki Market, less than 10 minutes by train from Kyoto Station, savor the quintessential flavors of Kyoto. Learn to make three kinds of sushi, taste local seasonings, and indulge in dessert.
from¥12,000
Cooking Classes
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Bento Making Class in Kyoto

Learn about the essential components of washoku (Japanese cuisine) during this bento making class in Kyoto. Make a balanced meal of six different dishes including tempura, teriyaki chicken, and miso soup, with your friendly cooking teacher.
from¥10,200
(12)
With green tea
Food Tours
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Kyoto Tea Farm Tour, Tasting, and Lunch in Scenic Wazuka

Visit the town of Wazuka-cho, recognized as a Scenic Property of Kyoto Prefecture. Producing nearly half Kyoto’s tea, at Wazuka-cho, you can tour the farm and factory, have a tasty lunch featuring tea soba, and join a tasting with 9 types of tea.
from¥15,400
(11)
Regional food
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Bar Hopping in Downtown Kyoto

Kansai region residents will guide you through the streets of Kyoto, sharing the city's rich and beautiful history and culture. Drinking alongside the locals, you can experience Japan in a way most tourists can only dream of.
from¥6,000
(13)
With sake
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Kyoto Tea Ceremony and Sweets Experience

A Japanese cultural practice that originated in Kyoto, take part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony with a licensed tea ceremony instructor. Enjoy high-quality Kyoto matcha and intricate Japanese sweets, as you learn about tea ceremony etiquette.
from¥9,900
(15)
With dessert
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Evening in Kyoto Pontocho Food Tour

Strolling through Kyoto’s Pontocho and Gion is like entering another era—all cobbled streets, amber lighting, and traditional architecture. Visit 4 stops and taste the delicate Kyoto cuisine, notable for its seasonal ingredients and presentation.
from¥24,300
(8)
With sake
Cooking Classes
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Ramen Noodle Making Experience in Kyoto

If ramen noodles aren’t accessible in your home country, how about learning how to make it from scratch? At a ramen shop in Kyoto’s historic Gion district, you’ll mix, roll, and cut your dough, and compare 3 different styles of ramen noodles.
from¥5,000
(36)
Private Experience
Cooking Classes
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Authentic Japanese Sushi Cooking Class in Kyoto

In historic Kyoto, renowned for its picturesque temples and shrines, learn how to make two types of sushi (sushi rolls and round temari-zushi) and the soup stock dashi, which forms the foundation of many Japanese dishes.
from¥9,200
(12)
Learn etiquette
Cooking Classes
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Izakaya Food Cooking Class in Kyoto

Love izakaya (Japanese pub) foods? This cooking class in Kyoto will teach you how to make a variety of dishes that pair perfectly with sake and beer! Enjoy the cozy, homey atmosphere and learn about the foundational ingredients of Japanese cuisine.
from¥10,200
(9)
Cooking Classes
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Kyoto Decorative Sushi Cooking Class

Learn how to make creative decorative sushi rolls called “kazarimaki” at your cooking teacher’s traditional Japanese-style home in Kyoto. Using plant-based ingredients, these colorful sushi rolls are vegetarian and vegan-friendly.
from¥6,600
(2)
With recipe
Food Tours
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Geisha Show & Lunch in Gion (Kyoto)

Join Ken, a professional guide, to uncover Gion's history, culture, & landmarks during this walking tour. Experience a Japanese lunch (tempura, sushi, or karaage) & a captivating geisha show on this journey through Kyoto's historic district.
from¥17,950
(2)
Cooking Classes
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Traditional Japanese Wagashi Making Class in Kyoto

Japan’s cultural capital is the perfect place to learn to make “wagashi,” the traditional Japanese confections made of sweet bean paste and mochi. Join this workshop with an experienced wagashi teacher and make your own artistic and delicious sweets!
from¥6,300
(5)
With green tea
Cooking Classes
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Kyoto Sushi class: Nigiri, Gunkan, & Maki

Become a sushi-making expert in Kyoto! Learn the art of crafting sushi in a 90-min class led by masters with over 10 years of experience. Once you’ve rolled, savor your mouthwatering creations alongside your hosts and classmates.
from¥6,600
(7)
Rain or shine
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Kyoto Sake Brewery Tour in Fushimi Sake District

For over 400 years, Kyoto’s Fushimi Sake District has been producing some of Japan’s most premium sake. During this sake brewery tour, visit a sake museum, tour a historic brewery, and taste a variety of sakes with a guide.
from¥24,200
(9)
Shopping time
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Uji Matcha Tea Picking Experience in Kyoto

Experience the beginning of the process that takes tea leaves to the vivid green cup of matcha that’s loved by Japan and across the world.
from¥5,900
(4)
With green tea
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Private Tea Ceremony Next to a UNESCO World Heritage Site

At a teahouse located next to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ryoan-ji, experience a private tea ceremony overlooking a Japanese garden. This immersive and restorative ritual will leave you feeling relaxed and zen.
from¥12,000
(1)
Private Experience
Cooking Classes
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Cooking in Kyoto: Original Recipe Ramen & Gyoza with Nariko

Join Nariko (a professional cooking instructor) for a hands-on home cooking class in Kyoto! Make shoyu (soy sauce) ramen, gyoza, & a side dish from scratch, & then enjoy your handmade meal.
from¥14,000
(7)
Cooking Classes
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Making Cha Soba with Sencha in Kyoto

Experience the process of making cha soba in the Kyoto countryside and savor the traditional Japanese dish. This area is known for its world-class sencha and noodles.
from¥5,900
(3)
With green tea
Food Tours
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Create a Handcrafted Sake Cup and Visit a Kyoto Sake Brewery

In Kyoto, the prefecture renowned for its sake production, learn about traditional methods used in sake making, then you’ll make your own sake cup out of cedar or cherry blossom wood, under the tutelage of a local craftsman.
from¥12,000
(4)
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Kyoto Matcha Green Tea Tour in Uji with Lunch

Calling all matcha lovers! Uji, Kyoto is famed for its high-quality green tea. Tour the tea-making district, enjoy a tasting of various matcha teas, enjoy tea-flavored ice cream and wagashi sweets, and have a lunch of traditional Japanese dishes.
from¥24,300
(4)
Shopping time
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Tea Ceremony in a Traditional Kyoto Machiya

Discover the warmth of Japanese omotenashi (hospitality) during this traditional Japanese tea ceremony at a renovated townhouse in Kyoto. Join tea master Randy Channell for a peaceful tea ritual featuring Kyoto matcha and local sweets.
from¥6,500
(2)
Tea experience
Cooking Classes
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Traditional Kyoto Udon Making from Scratch

Experience making Kyoto udon and savoring it in the same prefecture where the dish’s name originates. Fun, family-friendly hands-on cooking class.
from¥5,900
(1)
Regional food
Food Tours
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Kyoto Whisky and Sake Tasting Tour

During this evening tour in Kyoto, stop at an award-winning bar where the bartenders can fix you up a personalized drink, taste seasonal Kyoto delicacies alongside a sake tasting, and enjoy a whisky and chocolate pairing in Pontocho.
from¥35,200
(3)
With sake
Food Tours
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Table-Style Tea Ceremony at a 100-Year-Old Machiya in Kyoto

Pick your favorite tea bowl, experience a tea ceremony and learn how to make your own tea, then enjoy it together with traditional sweets in this unique tea ceremony experience in a machiya house in Kyoto that’s over 100 years old!
from¥6,000
(1)
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Sublime Sencha: Tea Ceremony & Making Experience in Kyoto

Join Kiyohiko-san, a renowned tea master from the Higashi Abe School of Senchado, for an immersive sencha tea ceremony experience in Kyoto. Witness the ceremony, learn to prepare & serve sencha, & savor it with delectable wagashi sweets.
from¥12,000
(3)
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Authentic Kyoto Tea Ceremony near Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Located near the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kiyomizu-dera Temple, this traditional tea ceremony is held in Kyoto, the city where tea culture first emerged in Japan. Amid all the sightseeing, take a moment to slow down with a bowl of matcha.
from¥2,500
(2)
Learn etiquette
Cooking Classes
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Dessert-Making in Kyoto: Mochi Ice, Dango, Matcha, & More

Make traditional Japanese desserts at a wagashi-making class near Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto! Spend time in a traditional home, make then enjoy 3 wagashi sweets & matcha tea.
from¥10,000
(3)
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Aki's cooking class was absolutely fantastic! I highly recommend meeting Aki and taking her class. My husband and I are real foodies, when we travel we always do a food tour and/or a cooking class. This time we had our 3 adult sons with us (also foodies) and we all had a fabulous time with Aki. Her home was lovely, Aki was very knowledgable and had a wonderful menu planned out for us. After we finished the cooking lesson, we had an absolutley wonderful time sitting down to eat our creation and a very entertaining conversation with Aki. The meal was delicious, the ingredients were fresh and it was a ton of food, so come with an appetite! Thank you again Aki! Andrea and Kevin Cushman May 2024
Kevin Cushman
June 21, 2024
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Seasonal Home Cooking Class in Kyoto
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Exceeded expectations. Look for the metal sign in front of the restaurant. Yukihide spoke excellent english and made us feel at home. Instruction was fun and informative. Our group learned new tips for making vegan sushi and enjoyed the sushi we made.
James Dexter
June 20, 2024
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Kyoto Cooking Class: Vegan Sushi With a Professional Chef
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We had the pleasure of making ramen noodles with Shin today. He was extremely kind to us despite our inexperience. He helped guide us through the process of making authentic Japanese ramen noodles while answering our questions regarding the noodle making process, giving us insight on how to replicate his techniques, so we can make similar noodles at home. At the end, when we got to try our noodles by having lunch at his popular ramen shop. Looking back, this experience is unforgettable.
Faye C Tsai
June 19, 2024
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Ramen Noodle Making Experience in Kyoto
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The Seasonal Home Cooking Class was one of the highlights of our visit to Kyoto. Aki was so warm + welcoming from the moment my friend and I were greeted at the door. It was evident she had put a lot of care into preparing the session. The table was set with cool + unique (to us!) Japanese cooking tools, ingredients and a creative hand written recipe sheet with playful hand drawn illustrations for each of us to jot notes on. The class was organized, informative - and fun! It started with an introduction to the different ingredients for the day’s dishes + how they can be used otherwise. Tasting + smelling was a great way to understand the flavor profiles. The recipes were delicious + felt well planned for introducing some common Japanese ingredients and cooking techniques. Aki effortlessly facilitated the prepping + cooking as she walked us through each of the 4 recipes, sharing useful cooking tips that elicited many aha!s. We loved the casual, homey setting as if you were at a talented, gracious friend’s house learning how to cook (laughing + sharing!) together. We left with full bellies + smiles in our hearts, inspired to turn what we learned into meals for loved ones at home... It was truly a great experience + a wonderful souvenir. We highly recommend!
Constance Chow
June 18, 2024
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Seasonal Home Cooking Class in Kyoto
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We did the Kyoto Nishiki Market tour and had a great time thanks to our local guide Micky who was very adept at navigating the crowded market. Lots of food to both look at and taste ending with a wonderful bento lunch at a tiny restaurant just off the market. We would highly recommend doing a tour over going it alone.
Holley
June 18, 2024
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Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour
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Few places in the world, if any, can claim gastronomic heritage on par with Kyoto. The historic capital of Japan is the spiritual home of washoku — the traditional Japanese cuisine which is listed as a treasure of world cultural heritage. It was also on these streets, trodden by merchants and samurai, that kaiseki dining and its cousin, the meditative Japanese tea ceremony, flourished.

This world of edible wonders has enough to discover for three lifetimes, so if you’re planning on getting involved, you might struggle to work out where to start. These Kyoto food experiences with byFood cut out all of the confusion, and take you right to the heart of the local culinary culture with the help of an expert local guide.

Whether you want to go drinking in the chic standing bars of Pontocho Alley, learn to brew tea like a true master, get the lowdown on all the street food in Nishiki Market, or add some traditional Japanese dishes to your cooking repertoire, you’ll find a food experience in Kyoto to suit your needs and budget. Itadakimasu!