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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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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
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KYOTO

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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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
Food Tours
KYOTO

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
KYOTO

Kyoto: Nishiki Market Tour & Samurai Ninja Museum Experience

This family-friendly tour is an exploration of Kyoto’s cuisine, history, and culture! Taste Kyoto street foods at Nishiki Market, visit a local shrine, and discover Japanese history through fun, immersive activities at the Ninja Samurai Museum.
from¥16,800
Food Tours
KYOTO

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
KYOTO

Kyoto Private Vegan Walking Tour w/ Lunch or Dinner

Explore Kyoto’s vegan scene! Stroll the city’s historical streets with a guide, sample vegan foods at four different shops, interact with shopkeepers, and learn about the area’s traditional crafts. Wrap up with a decadent meal at a vegan restaurant.
from¥20,000
Private Experience
Food Tours
KYOTO

Kyoto: Explore Fushimi, Make Ozoni Soup & Pound Mochi

In this unique experience in Kyoto, you’ll taste different kinds of miso, prepare Kyoto-style ozoni mochi soup, stroll the streets of Fushimi ward with a knowledgeable guide, and pound mochi the traditional way!
from¥14,800
Private Experience
Food Tours
KYOTO

Kyoto Gion & Higashiyama Tour w/ Lunch (Halal/Vegan Options)

Explore the quintessential sights of Kyoto with a guide! Stroll the quaint streets of Gion, stopping at temples and shrines, enjoy lunch suited to your dietary needs at Nishiki Market, and cross the iconic torii gates of Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine.
from¥22,000
Private Experience
Food Tours
KYOTO

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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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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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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Brilliant experience! Taiga was a fantastic host!
Padraig O Sullivan
June 12, 2024
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Bar Hopping in Downtown Kyoto
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They have the best guide i have seen so far how you come to the tea farm because it is not in the city. Nice tasting, learning an experience. You should try this out!
LUKAS MOESSNER
June 05, 2024
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Kyoto Tea Farm Tour, Tasting, and Lunch in Scenic Wazuka
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This tour exceeded expectations. Diogo was an awesome guide with great energy and humour. We visited two great spots to eat and drink that I would not have otherwise tried on my own. We were provided a variety of drinks but also WAY more food than expected, which was awesome. He moved us through each location with a great pace and explained a great deal of culture and history which I was thrilled about. He also answered many questions me and the group had along the way, giving us candid and relatable information that would continue to help the rest of our stay in Japan. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour and Diogo if you're planning to visit Japan. Schedule this tour early in your itinerary to learn more details the guide books don't teach you.
Tony Felgueiras
June 03, 2024
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Small Group, All-Inclusive Kyoto Night Food and Culture Tour
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Kaori provided a lovely and thorough demonstration of a traditional tea ceremony, answered all of our questions, and guided us through the process on our own. The google map link provided on booking was helpful for navigation. When we got to the location, within 5 mins ahead of our reservation time as requested in the confirmation no one was at the front and there was a sign on the door instructing to meet across the alley. When we went there we were instructed to go back, so that was a little confusing but all in all, a good experience.
Gabrielle Judd
June 03, 2024
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Experience a Tea Ceremony in a 130-Year-Old Tearoom in Kyoto
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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!