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Nishiki Market Tours

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Nishiki Market
With more than 100 shops, stalls, and vendors selling everything from fresh-off-the-boat fish and seafood, to tasty sweets and sushi takeaway, Nishiki Food Market is a wonderland of culinary delights. Kyoto’s biggest and most popular food market is a local institution and a popular attraction for traveling foodies.

The Basics
Although you can explore the market on your own, opting for a guided walking tour is a great way to bridge the language barrier, learn more about the vast array of foods on offer, and pick up tips on what to buy and from where. Sample local delicacies including sushi and sake during a food tasting tour; capture the colorful produce and bustling atmosphere on camera on a photography tour; or get hands-on and take part in a traditional Japanese cooking class, using ingredients purchased from the market. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • There is no entrance fee to the market.
  • Opening times vary, but most shops and stalls are open from 9am to 5pm.  
  • Make sure you bring local currency—many stalls won’t accept credit cards or foreign currency. 
  • The market is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.
  • How to Get to There
  • Nishiki Market is located in downtown Kyoto, near the Daimaru department store. The closest subway stations are Shijo Station on the Karasuma line and Karasuma on the Hankyu line, both around a 5-minute walk from the market. 

When to Get There
The Nishiki Food Market is open daily, and the entire market is covered, so it’s a safe bet for a rainy day. Available produce and foods depend on the season, and some stalls may be closed on Wednesday or Sunday.

Dining at Nishiki Food Market
Among the heaps of fresh fish, pickled vegetables, and mushroom varieties, Nishiki also has plenty of options for lunch, from street food vendors to casual sit-down restaurants. Tuck into a tasty omelette or a steaming bowl of soup; order a platter of sushi, sashimi, and yakitori; or try something more adventurous such as tako tamago (quail egg embedded in octopus), candied kumquats, or pickled gourds. For snacks, pick up some roasted chestnuts, tofu donuts, mochi (rice cakes), and various wagashi (Japanese sweets). 
Address: Nishikikoji-dori, Kyoto, Kinki 460-0003, Japan
Admission: Free
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Skip the Line: Ran Theatre Kyoto Live Show of Traditional Japanese Music Ticket

Skip the Line: Ran Theatre Kyoto Live Show of Traditional Japanese Music Ticket

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Experience an unforgettable evening of traditional Japanese entertainment at Ran Theatre in Kyoto. Listen to live music performed using typical Japanese instruments and including a mix of folk songs and Japanese pop. While you’re there, perhaps order a glass of sake or enjoy a delicious dinner of Japanese cuisine (own expense) while you watch the bands.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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Daytime Kyoto -Nishiki Market and Gion District Cultural Walking Food Tour

Daytime Kyoto -Nishiki Market and Gion District Cultural Walking Food Tour

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Get an excellent introduction to the cuisine of Kyoto on this small-group guided tour of the city's best food spots. Start at the deliciously vast 400-year-old Nishiki Market, nicknamed 'Kyoto's Kitchen,' where over 130 food shops and stalls beckon your taste buds. Stroll through the market with the guide, learning about the history of food in the city and taste many dishes unique to Kyoto, including pickled vegetables, fried fish cakes, Japanese pike conger eel, mochi and Japanese omelet. After the market, visit a shrine dedicated to the god of education.
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  • 3 hours
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Short Trip in Kyoto Nishiki Market Walking Tour (Small group)

Short Trip in Kyoto Nishiki Market Walking Tour (Small group)

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Nishiki Market is a foodie’s dream and one of Kyoto’s most loved markets, but it can be tricky as an outsider to know which of the 130+ shops are the best ones to visit. This tour helps you shortlist Nishiki Market highlights by having an insider’s top tips. You’ll try local food, visit souvenir shops, and hear about the market from a local’s perspective.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour

Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour

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Make a food-lover’s journey through Kyoto, stopping at its best food shops, famous Nishiki Food Market and a sake brewery before finishing with a cooking class during this small-group, 3.5-hour excursion limited to 7 participants. Learn about Japanese ingredients at Kyoto’s top market, check out the city’s lesser known food shops and stop by a sake brewery for a tasting. End your food experience with a 1.5-hour cooking class making sushi, soup and salad. This small-group excursion also includes admission and tasting at the sake brewery.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$146.20
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Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch

Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch

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The Nishiki Food Market, known to locals as the “Kitchen of Kyoto,” is a huge 400-year-old market sprawling with food vendors. Navigate what can be an overwhelming space with the help of your guide, whose insight into the local food scene will give you a taste of Japanese culture—and plenty of food. All food tastings are included as per itinerary.
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  • 3 hours
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Kyoto Food Walking Tour in Nishiki Market and Gion with Fushimi Inari shrine

Kyoto Food Walking Tour in Nishiki Market and Gion with Fushimi Inari shrine

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It can be hard to know where to go to get the best local food in a city as full of delicacies as Kyoto. Join a professional guide for a 3-hour tour of the Nishiki Market, Gion district and beautiful Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine. Visit "Kyoto’s kitchen," learning about the history of food and tasting unique dishes such as tofu skin, pickled vegetables, and sake. Your guide takes you through Gion to see historic landmarks, spot Geisha, and give you a glimpse of Japanese spirituality.
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  • 4 hours
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Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing Tour

Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing Tour

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Take control of your Kyoto sightseeing and visit only the sights you wish to see on this private walking tour. Ideal for first-time visitors, this tour lets you customize a half-day or full-day itinerary. Opt to visit the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji), Fushimi Inari Shrine, and Nijo Castle, or to stray from the beaten path to see an alternative side of Kyoto. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
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Kyoto Night Bar hopping tour in Nishiki and Pontocho

Kyoto Night Bar hopping tour in Nishiki and Pontocho

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Enjoy an action-packed evening in Kyoto learning about Japanese food and drink. You won’t have to worry about navigating or getting lost as a guide will lead the way. By traveling in a small group, you’ll have better access to your guide for questions. Explore Nishiki Market together, visit a secret bar, restaurants, and learn about Kyoto’s Geisha culture in Pontocho. You’ll enjoy food and drink tastings along the way, making it a fun and interactive experience.
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  • 3 hours
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Nishiki Market Breakfast Walking Food Tour

Nishiki Market Breakfast Walking Food Tour

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-Stroll around Kyoto's classic district, Gion, before enjoying breakfast Start out the tour by enjoying morning air while walking through Gion. A local tour guide will take you around the serene and quaint morning town of Kyoto. -Experience Kyoto's "one-of-a-kind" breakfast at Nishiki Market known as the "Kitchen of Kyoto." Nishiki market has over 400 years worth of history which has been loved and recognized by locals as the "Kitchen of Kyoto" for a long time. According to the name, "Kitchen of Kyoto," it implies that Nishiki Market is rich with famous gourmet cuisine of Kyoto. -A passionate guide will teach you fun facts about Kyoto A local and knowledgeable guide will provide you with valuable information that you cannot gain from an ordinary sightseeing tour. Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!
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  • 2 hours
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Nishiki Market Food Tour in Kyoto

Nishiki Market Food Tour in Kyoto

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Plenty of people enjoy Japanese cuisine, but few understand the ingredients that are involved in making classic dishes. During this insider’s tour of Nishiki Market, you’ll meet local shopkeepers and pick up fresh produce in the 400-year-old food stalls. Then, put your ingredients to use with a hands-on cooking lesson, and prepare a market-to-plate dish of donburi, a bowl of Japanese rice, and meat specialty.
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  • 3 hours
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Nishiki Market tour and Ramen Making

Nishiki Market tour and Ramen Making

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In this tour, we will take you to the “Kitchen of Kyoto”; Nishiki Market (錦市場). We will buy a lot of ingredients for you to make ramen! The reservation can be made from group of 2 to 8. The price includes round trip taxi fares, ingredients bought in the market and guiding fee.
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  • 3 hours
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Tea Ceremony Experience & Nishiki Market Walking Tour

Tea Ceremony Experience & Nishiki Market Walking Tour

Visit Kennin-ji Temple, the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto which was founded by the priest Yousai, who was known for introducing the tradition of drinking tea from China. Walk around Gion, where the bustling atmosphere of Kyoto can be felt. Experience first-hand Japanese culture at its most elegant with an authentic tea ceremony at Fukujuen, a long-established tea shop. Walk around Nishiki Market, said to be Kyoto's kitchen, for the last leg of the tour.
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  • 3 hours 20 minutes
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Explore The Diversity & Culture Of Kyoto With A Local: Private & Personalised

Explore The Diversity & Culture Of Kyoto With A Local: Private & Personalised

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Exploring the historic city of Kyoto with a local guide gives you an experience you won’t get by following a guidebook itinerary. Discover local neighborhoods, see iconic attractions, and get recommendations from a guide who creates a personalized route based on your interests and needs.
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Kyoto Golden Early Morning Tour

Kyoto Golden Early Morning Tour

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Kyoto is the most famous tourist destination in Japan with plenty of wonderful sights to see. Here we offer a luxurious tour early in the morning that enables you to visit five of the most iconic tourist attractions in Kyoto comfortably and efficiently while avoiding the crowds.
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  • 8 hours
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Kyoto Platinum Early Morning Tour

Kyoto Platinum Early Morning Tour

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Kyoto is the most famous tourist destination in Japan with plenty of wonderful sights to see. Here we offer a luxurious tour early in the morning that enables you to visit six of the most iconic tourist attractions in Kyoto comfortably and efficiently while avoiding the crowds.
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  • 8 hours
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Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle Walking Tour

Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle Walking Tour

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This luxurious tour introduces all the important spots in Kyoto in one day: you can get to know the faith of the commoners of Japan, the characteristic food of Kyoto, the residence of the shogun, the palace of the Emperor, and also take a stroll through the geisha street. With this tour, you can deeply understand the lives and thoughts of the people of Kyoto and Japan.
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  • 7 hours
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$139.72
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Kyoto Traditional Heritage One Day Walking Tour

Kyoto Traditional Heritage One Day Walking Tour

Kyoto prospered as the capital of Japan for over 1,000 years. During that time, the emperor, the aristocrats and generals all lived here, and a rich culture developed. Even today, these traditions remain alive. In this tour we will explore the local traditional food, a venerated shrine, temples and a geisha quarter. In Kyoto the public transport network is not well developed because of the need to preserve the cultural assets. Though this tour involves quite a bit of walking, it provides the opportunity to get to know the traditions of Kyoto and to feel its charm and beauty.
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  • 7 hours
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$132.91
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Kyoto Splendid Early-Morning Tour

Kyoto Splendid Early-Morning Tour

Kyoto once flourished as a capital of Japan for over a thousand years until Tokyo became the capital of japan and the emperor moved there in 1868. There are plenty of worth visiting places such as world-famous Fushimi Inari with a tunnel of thousands of vermilion torii gates, Arashiyama which used to be nobles’ summer resort, magnificent temples with shiny hall and delicate gardens, the luxurious and solemn place where royal family used to live and the market loved by locals. Kyoto receives so many tourists so we recommend to start a little bit earlier to avoid the crowds. In this tour, you can greatly enjoy the representing attractions of Kyoto in a day.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$147.67
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$147.67
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Exploring Kyoto - (Rakutou) East

Exploring Kyoto - (Rakutou) East

This tour is a tour using public transportation. Kyoto is known as exotic sightseeing places and numerous historic, quaint old monuments are seen all over the town. This tour covers part of Rakutou (East district) and Central district. Visiting Rakutou, Gion, Yasaka-jinja shrine, Kodai-ji temple, Kiyomizu-dera temple are the most famous sightseeing spots in Kyoto. Particularly well known for the deity of love and marriage and consequently are often full of young couples around the year. Include Nishiki market, well known as “Kyoto’s Kitchen” that celebrates 300 years anniversary. See inclusions and excursions for what is included in the price of this tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$278.08
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Private Nijo Castle Sightseeing and Nishiki Food Tour

Private Nijo Castle Sightseeing and Nishiki Food Tour

This is a Nishiki market private tour using public transportation. The destinations of the tour includes Nishiki market, Nijyo castle and Kyoto imperial palace. Let's try many kinds of seafood and traditional Japanese food while learning from the professional guide about the history of Nishiki market! Take a tour to eat and drink like locals! As an example, there are shops such as Hedgehog wharf, sea urchin, fried fish cake, hamo(pike conger) , Japanese-style egg omelet and more. Meal charges are not included in this tour fee. The average food and drink price per person at Nishiki market is 3,000 yen to 4,000 yen.Depending on the menu you choose, these charges will change. Choose what you like and eat a lot at Nishiki market! After eating, enjoy the ancient buildings and the history about them. For details of the destination, you can look at the what to expect, inclusions and excursions section of this web page.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$173.80
Price varies by group size
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$173.80
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Private Fushimi Inari sightseeing and Nishiki Food Tour

Private Fushimi Inari sightseeing and Nishiki Food Tour

This is a Nishiki market private tour using public transportation. The destinations of the tour includes Nishiki market, Sanjusangendo and Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. Let's try many kinds of seafood and traditional Japanese food while learning from the professional guide about the history of Nishiki market! Take a tour to eat and drink like locals! As an example, there are shops such as Hedgehog wharf, sea urchin, fried fish cake, hamo(pike conger) , Japanese-style egg omelet and more. Meal charges are not included in this tour fee. The average food and drink price per person at Nishiki market is 3,000 yen to 4,000 yen.Depending on the menu you choose, these charges will change. Choose what you like and eat a lot at Nishiki market! After eating, enjoy the ancient buildings in Kyoto and the history about them. For details of the destination, you can look at the what to expect, inclusions and excursions section of this web page.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$173.80
Price varies by group size
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$173.80
Price varies by group size

Authentic Kyoto foodie night with super host .Best for Day1

Authentic Kyoto foodie night with super host .Best for Day1

we will take you to local hidden places. you could try some local food that very common for local Japanese or Local Kyoto people but not well known for tourists. We won't try Okonomiyaki, Takoyaki, Tempura, Sushi, Ramen things but more interesting food at local store.  
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  • 3 hours
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$82.80
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KYOTO Walking Tour [Customize Your Itinerary]

KYOTO Walking Tour [Customize Your Itinerary]

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Private VIP Tour in KYOTO allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private tour guide for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO >>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling with the tour guide. Please feel free to reach our team and tour guide for recommendation at any time. ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$429.14
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$429.14
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KYOTO by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 Customize Your Itinerary

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Private VIP Tour in KYOTO allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Land Rover Discovery 2018 and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the car. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$827.99
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Kyoto Night Bar Hopping with Expert Guide

Kyoto Night Bar Hopping with Expert Guide

You'll discover Japanese style bars in hidden alleys of Kyoto where usually only locals enjoy food and drinks. Expert guide will have a brief consulting before you start the program. Then, the guide will lead you to appropriate bars according to your taste. Discover small streets flooded with small bars and shops like Japanese confectionery stand, small bars and local food-markets in Kawaramachi area, Kyoto. For those who are interested, there are chances to try local food while walking. At the bar, guide is willing to help you to find out good paring of Sake and local-side-dishes. There're several types of bars and each bar has unique home-made Kyoto-style food. We also offer opportunities to taste local Kyoto food which are not normally on tourist menu. You also get a chance to visit a small shrine in a hidden area, you'll hear interesting history behind it. Walking around Kyoto alone is joyful, but we assure you'll see different sides of Kyoto.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$203.84
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$203.84
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Should I book Nishiki Market tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Nishiki Market can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 41 Nishiki Market tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Nishiki Market 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Nishiki Market costs USD 42.53. Guided Nishiki Market tours start around USD 42.53 per person. See all 41 Nishiki Market tickets and tours on Viator.
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