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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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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)
byFood Original
Food Tours
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Experience a Tea Ceremony in a 130-Year-Old Tearoom in Kyoto

Experience a Japanese tea ceremony in a 130-year-old townhouse in Kyoto! Learn about the history, culture, and etiquette of this ancient ritual, enjoy matcha with traditional Japanese sweets, and learn how to make matcha the traditional way.
from ¥4,000
(1)
Learn etiquette
Food Tours
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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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Private Sushi Masterclass: Nigiri, Gunkan, & Maki (Kyoto)

Become a sushi samurai in Kyoto! Learn the art of crafting perfect nigiri, gunkan, and hosomaki sushi in an intimate, 2-hour class led by sushi masters with over 10 years of experience. This experience includes premium seafood and ingredients!
from ¥15,000
(1)
Private Experience
Tastings
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Fushimi Sake Tour in Kyoto with Sake Tasting

In one of Japan’s most beloved sake brewing areas, join your host Yoko for an educational and fun-filled day! Visit a sake museum, taste several types of Japanese rice wine, enjoy a local lunch, and check out a shopping street in the area!
from ¥18,000
(3)
Regional food
Tastings
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Kyoto: Sake Tasting at Local Breweries near Fushimi Inari

Taste the heart of Kyoto's sake culture and explore Fushimi's sake legacy. Guided by sake-loving expert, visit historic breweries, shops, and a food hall to savor diverse flavors. Uncover the secrets of sake making, and enjoy sweet sake.
from ¥15,000
(3)
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)
Food Tours
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Kyoto Soy Sauce, Miso, and Ponzu Tasting Tour w/ Cocktails

Dive into the history and production of three core Japanese ingredients – soy sauce, miso, and ponzu – on this immersive Kyoto brewery and shop tour that ends with drinking signature cocktails made from all three ingredients.
from ¥20,875
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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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)
Dining Experiences
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Gion Tour with Kaiseki Meal in Kyoto at Night

Join a local guide as you stroll the cobbled streets of Gion and the Pontocho alley, and take in the atmosphere and local culture and history. After exploring, sit down to an elegant, multi-course kaiseki dinner.
from ¥30,500
(7)
With dessert
Food Tours
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Totally Tea: Ceremony, Tasting, & Making Experience in Kyoto

Observe, savor, and brew at this tea ceremony experience in Kyoto! Guided by a professional tea ceremony instructor, you’ll witness a tea ceremony, taste premium tea from Kyoto, then try your hand at brewing some of your own.
from ¥3,000
Food Tours
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Japanese Tea & Zen: Private Ceremony & Tasting in Kyoto

Travel to the samurai era and experience the elegance of a private Japanese tea ceremony in Kyoto! Enjoy two kinds of powdered green tea and traditional sweets, then participate in a private tea ceremony before learning how to make tea yourself.
from ¥6,600
Wear kimono
Private Experience
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Gion Night Walk and Japanese Whisky Tour

The atmospheric Gion district of Kyoto is home to traditional “machiya” houses and geisha culture. Avoiding the tourist crowds, your tour guide will take you through the quiet alleys to experience a calmer atmosphere, before checking out a local bar.
from ¥8,000
Food Tours
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Uncovering Uji: Premium Tea, Shrines & Spirituality in Kyoto

Uncover the intricacies of Japanese tea via a road less traveled in Uji–Kyoto's most famous tea-producing region. You'll learn the nuances of regional teas, soak up Uji's history, and journey to cultural landmarks alongside a knowledgeable host.
from ¥1,000
(2)
Tea experience
Private Experience
Cooking Classes
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Kyoto Cooking Class: Vegan Sushi With a Professional Chef

Learn how to make vegan sushi with a professional English-speaking sushi chef in Kyoto! Make eight types of sushi using two types of rice (germinated & white), cultivate lifelong cooking skills, & then enjoy your handmade sushi lunch.
from ¥10,000
Rain or shine
Private Experience
Food Tours
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Tea Ceremony, Matcha & Wagashi Making in a Kyoto Home

Join a tea ceremony experience in Kyoto! Learn about the history of Japanese tea, watch a ceremonial matcha demonstration, and make and enjoy matcha and traditional wagashi sweets. You’ll leave with newfound knowledge and unforgettable memories!
from ¥8,000
Dining Experiences
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Kyoto Gion Tour and Rare Fugu Banquet with Michelin Chef

Let Nadja take you on a fascinating tour of Kyoto’s historic geisha district Gion. Then end the day at an exclusive restaurant with a 7-course meal of fugu pufferfish, with a guide that works at a three Michelin-starred restaurant.
from ¥25,500
(1)
Private Experience
Cooking Classes
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Artisanal Washi Paper and Mochi Making in Kyoto

Make washi (traditional Japanese paper) and learn about the process in Kyoto’s Kurotani village, which has an 800-year history of washi making. Enjoy lunch prepared by the villagers, and tour the facilities before making mochi!
from ¥12,000
(2)
Cooking Classes
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Make Japanese Sweets (Nerikiri) & Matcha with Nariko (Kyoto)

Unleash your inner confectionary artist with a nerikiri-making class in Kyoto! Join Nariko to learn how to make 5 different nerikiri (Japanese wagashi sweets) then enjoy a matcha-making & tasting experience.
from ¥12,000
(2)
Food Tours
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Rickshaw Tour and Wagyu Cuisine in Kyoto

Explore and learn the history of Kyoto on a rickshaw tour that will teach you about various temples and shrines in the city. After the tour, you can experience authentic Japanese wagyu cuisine featuring seasonal ingredients at a luxurious restaurant.
from ¥23,500
(1)
Food Tours
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Kyoto Izakaya Hopping: Food, Drinks, & Ramen

Join Takeshi, your cheerful guide and companion for the day, as you embark on an izakaya hopping adventure in Kyoto! Visit two local izakayas, enjoy food and drinks at each location, and then end at a cozy ramen restaurant.
from ¥22,000
(1)
Private Experience
Food Tours
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Private Kyoto Tour: Coffee & Shopping with a Local Foodie

Enjoy a private tour of Kyoto with Midori, a local foodie! Get to know her over coffee, and she’ll take you out to explore the city, picking places according to your interests. Finish your tour at a coffee shop selected especially for you.
from ¥7,000
Private Experience
Cooking Classes
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Handmade Udon & Tempura Cooking Class (Kyoto)

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and dive headfirst into the world of crafting the perfect udon noodles. Master creating crispy, golden tempura delights and take your culinary skills to new heights with a delectable side dish!
from ¥14,000
Food Tours
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Tea Ceremony in a Japanese Painter's Garden – Kyoto

Enter a world of Japanese art, nature, history, culture, & tea. Join Junko Sophie Kakizaki – a respected tea ceremony master – for a small group Japanese tea ceremony at Hakusasonso Hashimoto Kansetsu Garden & Museum in Kyoto.
from ¥88,000
Food Tours
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Comfortable Japanese Tea Ceremony at a Table with Sweets

Enjoy an accessible tea ceremony without having to sit on the floor. This tea ceremony is performed sitting at a table, perfect for those who have difficulty or pain siting on the floor. Experience includes matcha and Japanese sweets.
from ¥2,900
Learn etiquette
Dining Experiences
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Evening Gion Walking Tour and Customized Kappo Dinner

Connect with the essence of Kyoto as you stroll along the machiya houses, shrines and bridges of Gion’s alleyways with a knowledgeable guide, and indulge in a multi-course kappo dinner customized to your preferences.
from ¥20,000
Tailor-Made Tours
Can’t find what you’re looking for? We can plan a custom-made food experience or itinerary just for you.
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Ken was amazing! He is so knowledgeable and fun. He taught us everything about what it means to be a Maiko and a Geisha. It was an experience that we will treasure forever.
Yoritzel Bruemmer
May 19, 2024
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Dinner With A Geisha In Kyoto Including Traditional Show
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The best night and a really enjoyable time with our wonderful guide Hiro. The tour was great, visiting interesting streets and eating stops, and the food plentiful and fabulous. Hiro was friendly, engaging, and great fun. He shared lots about life in Kyoto and Japan and answered our many questions. He communicated well and even offered to walk with us home to our accommodation. Thank you Hiro. We all highly recommend this great night out.
Marie Birch
May 19, 2024
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Kyoto Izakaya Food Adventure
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That was a bucket list experience! A must when you come to Kyoto. Ken gave us invaluable insights into Geiko and Maiko culture. Dinner was lovely as well.
Elena Lerner
May 18, 2024
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Dinner With A Geisha In Kyoto Including Traditional Show
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We had such a lovely time with Thomas! He was very knowledgeable, engaging and funny! We gained great insight into Japanese whiskey culture and discovered new favorites.
Elena Lerner
May 18, 2024
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Kyoto Whisky and Sake Tasting Tour
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We had an amazing time with Ross! He was really fun, engaging and attentive to our preferences. If you are curious about sake or love sake, highly recommend!
Elena Lerner
May 18, 2024
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Kyoto Sake Brewery Tour in Fushimi Sake District
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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!