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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
(25)
With 2 drinks
Food Tours
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Private 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¥11,000
(15)
With dessert
Private Experience
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
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
(3)
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
Food Tours
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Private 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¥14,500
(14)
With sake
Private Experience
Food Tours
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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
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
Food Tours
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Nishiki Market and Culture Walking Tour in Kyoto

This tour combines the cultural hotspots of Kyoto with its famous Nishiki Market, home to hundreds of shops selling everything from premium sake, to crunchy pickles, to savory rice crackers. Sightsee and snack your way through the area with a guide!
from¥14,500
(5)
Regional food
Food Tours
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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
Food Tours
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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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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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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
Food Tours
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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
Food Tours
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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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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)
Food Tours
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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
Food Tours
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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
(5)
With lunch
Food Tours
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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¥20,000
(1)
Food Tours
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Kyoto Premium Tea Farm Tour & Gourmet Experience in Wazuka

Travel to the tea fields of Wazuka in Southern Kyoto for an ultimate tea experience that includes leaf picking, traditional cooking, and matcha making, as you learn about the area’s fascinating tea history, heritage and culture from the locals.
from¥130,000
Regional food
Private Experience
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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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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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)
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
(2)
Learn etiquette
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¥16,700
Private Experience
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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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
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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!