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Kyoto Food Tours
The enchanting city of Kyoto is a tapestry of ancient traditions, stunning temples, and exquisite cuisine. Embark on a Kyoto food tour and tantalize your taste buds with the sights, smells, tastes, and sounds of this gastronomic paradise!
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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
(16)
With 2 drinks
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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¥8,800
(10)
With dessert
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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
(6)
With sake
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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
(5)
Regional food
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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
(8)
Shopping time
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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¥10,125
(3)
With sake
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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¥1,000
(1)
Private Experience
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Experience a tea ceremony in an authentic tearoom, in Kyoto!

The art of tea ceremony is a wonderful way to experience traditional Japanese culture. Combining zen and Japanese tea, attending a tea ceremony is a must when visiting Japan, especially in Kyoto!
from¥4,000
Learn etiquette
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Nishiki Market and Gion Tour in Kyoto

This tour combines the geisha district of Gion with Kyoto’s famous Nishiki Market, home to hundreds of shops selling everything from premium sakes to crunchy pickles to savory rice crackers. Sightsee and snack your way through the area with a guide!
from¥13,000
(4)
With sake
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Kyoto Izakaya & Street Food Adventure

Join Hiroshi–your spirited guide–for an izakaya, street food, & nightlife adventure in Kyoto! Explore key areas like the downtown district & Gion, visit local izakayas & drinking dens, & make lifelong memories along the way. Flexible itinerary!
from¥10,000
(3)
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Dinner With A Geisha In Kyoto Including Traditional Show

Dinner with a geisha & a traditional geisha show in Kyoto? Look no further. Take a walking tour of Kyoto’s historic Gion district with an expert guide, visit key landmarks, then enjoy a delectable Japanese dinner with a geisha & a traditional show.
from¥25,500
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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¥17,350
(2)
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Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Nishiki Market, Kyoto’s 400-year-old culinary hub, stopping at several shops offering fresh seafood, local products and intricate sweets. Get deep insights into Kyoto’s cuisine from a local guide.
from¥24,300
(3)
With lunch
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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
(5)
With sake
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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
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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
(1)
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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)
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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
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Kyoto Tea Town Tour for Matcha Lovers

Come to Uji, Kyoto–the birthplace of tea in Japan–for a hands-on tea experience. Grind tea leaves, whisk your own bowl of matcha, attend an authentic tea ceremony at a beautiful tea house, and indulge in a meal of tea soba and matcha rice cakes.
from¥14,000
(1)
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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¥9,450
(1)
Tea experience
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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
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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
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Arashiyama Food Tour in Kyoto

Known for picturesque bamboo groves, Arashimaya is a must-visit place in Kyoto. With a local tour guide, come taste regional specialties like matcha tea and yuba (a soybean product like tofu) and visit a number of significant monuments and temples!
from¥15,000
(3)
Regional food
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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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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
(2)
With sake
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Kyoto’s Kitchen: Nishiki Market Food Tour With Hiroshi

Join Hiroshi–your adventurous guide–for an private tour of Nishiki Market in Kyoto! You’ll learn about the market’s history, tour the stalls, sample foods, learn how the famed tsukemono (pickles) are made, then toast with a shot of sake.
from¥8,000
Private Experience
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Private Nishiki Market Food Tour in Kyoto

Join a private Nishiki Market food tour in Kyoto! With Takeshi as your guide, you’ll visit two special vendors for a tasting experience (plus a drink at each location), plus learn about the history, culture, and food of Nishiki Market.
from¥8,000
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
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The tour took us to very cosy Izakayas with delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere. Hiroshi went the extra mile to make sure the tour was enjoyable by sending out messages with the location and helping me to find the right bus stop to get back to the hotel. His easy manners and the fact that he's quite knowledgeable about food, cultural differences and languages made him the perfect guide
Sommer Romina
February 14, 2024
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Kyoto Izakaya & Street Food Adventure
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What I really enjoyed was the relaxed atmosphere. It was informative, the instructions and explanations really clear and the tea was delicious ♥️ thanks!
Sommer Romina
February 14, 2024
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Sublime Sencha: Tea Ceremony & Making Experience in Kyoto
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We had a great night on our tour here in Kyoto. Our tour guide, Damian was exceptional with his enthusiasm for Japanese food and culture. Loved the feel of walking through the alley ways of Kyoto and finding great spots that we would never have found ourselves.
David Van Eldik
February 09, 2024
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Small Group, All-Inclusive Kyoto Night Food and Culture Tour
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The whiskey and sake tasting tour led by Thomas was incredible! Thomas was a very knowledgable host and was a great guide who explained everything given to us from proper etiquette, to history in great detail. The places he took us to for the whiskey and sake tasting and also the restaurant for dinner were absolutely incredible in terms of quality of food and atmosphere. Some of which were some of the best foods and drinks I’ve had so far! Absolutely must try and would gladly book again!
Trung
January 25, 2024
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Kyoto Whisky and Sake Tasting Tour
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We had a blast diving into Kyoto's food scene on this tour! Shoutout to Angelito, our awesome guide – super friendly, knew his stuff, and kept us moving and kept things lively. We felt like local foodies for a few hours, trying all sorts of tasty treats. Seriously, don't miss out – highly recommend!
Stuart Shook
December 12, 2023
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Small Group, All-Inclusive Kyoto Night Food and Culture Tour
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Kyoto food tour?

A Kyoto food tour is an immersive experience where you can explore the culinary delights of Kyoto. It involves visiting various local food spots, trying traditional dishes, and learning about the history and culture behind the food. It's like a mouthwatering adventure that takes you through the heart and soul of Kyoto's gastronomy.

What Can I Expect From a Kyoto Food Tour?

Expect an engaging journey filled with flavors and aromas to enchant your taste buds. A Kyoto Food Tour will allow you to try authentic dishes like kaiseki (traditional multi-course meal), sushi, tempura, matcha desserts, and more. You'll also learn about the ingredients, cooking techniques, and cultural significance of each dish from knowledgeable local guides.

How Long Does a Kyoto Food Tour Last?

It varies depending on the type of experience; however, typically you can expect a Kyoto Food Tour to last anywhere from 1 hour to 3 or 4 (if visiting multiple locations). This timeframe allows you to savor a variety of dishes, visit different food spots, and also learn about the cultural significance of the food.

Are Kyoto Food Tours suitable for Vegetarians or People With Dietary restrictions?

Yes! There are plenty of Kyoto Food Tours that cater to dietary restrictions, including vegetarian and vegan. On the listing page, you can filter experiences by selecting your dietary restriction and applying the filter to see all the experiences that fit your needs. It’s also advised to inform the tour operator (host) in advance, and they will usually do their best to accommodate your preferences–keep an eye out for this information in the ‘Remarks’ section on the experience page.

Can I Customize a Kyoto Food Tour to My Preferences?

Yes, you can fully customize your Kyoto Food Tour experience based on your preferences. Using the search bar and filters, you can select from a range of options to narrow down an Osaka Food Tour experience that’s perfect for you.

How Do I Book a Kyoto Food Tour?

First, use the search bar and filters to find a specific experience. Then, select the date for the experience and the number of participants. Add extra information–such as dietary restrictions–in the additional notes section. Then, make the payment. If the host has set the experience to ‘Instant Confirmation,’ the booking will be confirmed automatically. If the host has set the experience to ‘Manual Confirmation,’ the host will either confirm or reject your booking. You’ll likely receive a reply within one business day. After confirmation, you will receive detailed meeting instructions and access info.

What Should I Wear and Bring for a Kyoto Food Tour?

This will vary depending on the type of experience. However, good walking shoes and comfortable clothing are usually a safe bet.

Food Tours in Kyoto

Kyoto is a city where the past and present intertwine like the flavors in a perfectly crafted dish. Kyoto is home to breathtaking temples, serene gardens, captivating traditions, and a culinary wonderland that will leave your taste buds dancing with delight. From delectable street food to exquisite kaiseki dining experiences, Kyoto offers a gastronomic journey that is as rich in flavor as it is in history. And what better way to explore the city's culinary treasures than by joining a Kyoto food tour? Grab your chopsticks, loosen your belt, and embark on a mouthwatering adventure to hunt down the best food in Kyoto!

Kyoto Cuisine

Kyoto is a city that wears its history proudly, and its food is no exception. Traditional Kyoto cuisine–known as Kyo-ryori–is deeply rooted in centuries-old traditions and reflects the delicate artistry and attention to detail that define the city. Each dish is a harmonious blend of seasonal ingredients, meticulously prepared and presented to showcase the essence of Kyoto's culinary heritage. Tantalize your taste buds with flavors that have been perfected over generations with a food tour in Kyoto. “What makes a Kyoto food tour so special?" Besides indulging in various delicious dishes, these tours offer a captivating journey through Kyoto's history, culture, and culinary traditions. As you wander through the narrow streets, accompanied by knowledgeable guides, you'll sample mouthwatering food and gain insight into the stories and legends that have shaped Kyoto's culinary identity. It's like a delicious crash course in Kyoto's past, served one bite at a time!

Kyoto Street Food

In a city with so many bites to offer, where to start? Some of the best food in the city can be found after dark with a Kyoto night food tour to sample some street food–one of the highlights of Kyoto's food scene. As you explore the city, you'll encounter lively food stalls and markets, offering a wonderland of flavors and aromas that will have you salivating. From savoring piping hot takoyaki (doughy octopus balls), to biting into a crispy yuba (tofu skin) tempura, Kyoto's street food is a feast for all your senses. And on a food tour, you'll have the opportunity to navigate this culinary wonderland with a provincial guide who knows all the hidden gems and best-kept secrets of the street food scene.

Kaiseki in Kyoto

If we’re talking Kyoto-famous food, we have to start with the refined elegance of kaiseki–the pinnacle of Kyoto dining experiences. Kaiseki is a multi-course meal that takes you on a gastronomic journey, presenting a carefully curated selection of seasonal ingredients and flavors. Each dish is a work of art, meticulously crafted to please both the eye and the palate. During a Kyoto food tour, you might have the chance to experience kaiseki at a traditional ryokan or a modern restaurant, where you'll witness the masterful skills of the chefs and the exquisite beauty of the dishes. It's a culinary experience that will transport you to a world of refinement and perfection.

Nishiki Market

Kyoto's food tours also provide an excellent opportunity to explore the city's vibrant markets and discover local ingredients. The Nishiki Market, also known as "Kyoto's Kitchen," is a bustling hub of activity where you can wander through narrow aisles filled with fresh produce, regional specialties, and unique ingredients. Your guide will introduce you to the local vendors, share stories about the ingredients, and even teach you how to select the best ingredients for your culinary creations. It's a food lover's paradise and a chance to dive deep into the heart of Kyoto's culinary culture.

When choosing a Kyoto food tour, you're spoiled for choice. A variety of tour operators cater to different tastes and preferences. Some tours focus on specific neighborhoods or food themes, while others offer a broader exploration of Kyoto's culinary delights. So whether you're a street food enthusiast, a history buff, or a curious epicurean, there's a food tour in Kyoto that will cater to your every craving.

If you’re looking for the best food tour in Kyoto, look no further. Kyoto is a city that will capture your heart through its history, beauty, and its incredible food. A food tour in Kyoto is not just a chance to indulge in mouthwatering dishes, but also an opportunity to delve into the city's captivating past and immerse yourself in its cultural tapestry. So pack your appetite, bring your sense of adventure, and let one of our Kyoto food tours take you on the journey of a lifetime. Itadakimasu!