Walking Food Tour Of The Nishiki Market In Kyoto

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    10:00AM  Meet up time - 9:45AM
  • Departure Details :
    Outside Lacoste Kawaramachi


This is a walking food tour through the Nishiki Food Market, an area known to locals as the Kitchen of Kyoto as it plays a huge part in supporting the Kyoto food industry.  Business has been conducted here for the past 400 years and with one of the richest culinary atmospheres in the world, you will have a chance to sample some of the freshest food of your life.


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Lunch included


  • 7-course lunch
  • Japanese Tea
  • Local Pickles
  • Local food sampling including seafood, fish cakes, tofu,etc
  • Dried fruits tasting
  • Dessert


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Know More about this tour

Your experience will include stops at 12 family owned stalls and shops which have stood the test of time.

At a few of the stops, you willsamplespecialty products like tsukemono (pickled vegetables from the surrounding mountainspreserved), yuuba (the world's smoothestsashimi tofu made from the world famous Kyoto mountain water), andsparkling sake straight from the tap.

At the other stops, you will buy some specialty items to enjoy later atlunch including Saba (Mackerel), Dashimaki Tamago (specialtygrilled egg dish made fromspecialty Kyoto fish and seaweed stock), Sansho (Japanese red pepper), Kamaboko (seafood preserved in fish paste), Tako (Octopus with quail egg) and Matcha (ground tea leaves).

During the tour, you will learn detailed information about the ingredientsof different Japanese dishes, how their food is prepared and what is used to eat it. You will learn the process, from the ground to your bowl, of how white rice is processed for consumptionand the origin of roasted tea leaves!

Your experience will do more than just give you a chance to taste Kyoto's delicious food but will also giveyou a sense the history and atmosphere of the Nishiki Marketexperienced by the Japanese forgenerations. You will enjoy stories from the past told directly from shopkeepers and families you will spend time with.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Passport information copy is required for kids 10 and above.

Minimum drinking age is 21 years.

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking.

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.

Cancellation Policy

All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.