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

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Kyoto, Japan

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

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.
  • 3.5-hour Kyoto culinary experience
  • Take a 2-hour walking tour with a guide
  • Visit the Nishiki Food Market to learn about native produce and other foods used in Japanese cooking
  • Enjoy a sake tasting at a sake brewery museum
  • Make your own rolled sushi, miso soup and cooked salad at a 1.5-hour cooking class
  • Tour the back streets of Kyoto to admire shops and architecture you might otherwise miss
  • Small-group tour limited to seven people provides a more personalized experience
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Cooking class and dinner
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities

Departure Point

Kyoto, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

Departure Time

2:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Take a hands-on journey into Japan’s food culture during this exploration of Kyoto’s top food markets and a sake brewery, finishing with a 1.5-hour cooking class where you get to bring your day’s food experience to life. It’s the perfect excursion for anyone looking to take a deeper dive into the culinary ingredients and traditions of Japanese cuisine.

Start your food experience with a meet-up at the city’s Daimaru Kyoto Department Store in the afternoon, where you’ll meet your guide. Follow your guide out into the city for a 2-hour walking exploration of some of Kyoto’s food hotspots.

Visit the famous Nishiki Food Market, where you’ll explore the wide variety of Japanese foodstuffs for use in your cooking class later that day. Explore the market’s collection of spices and produce as you sit back and observe the blur of activity at the city’s main food center.

Then head to a former sake brewery and museum, where you can taste a few of the country’s wide variety of sakes. You’ll also learn about how this celebrated beverage is created (Please note, if the museum is not open on the day of your trip, an admission ticket will be provided for later use).

Continue after your tasting to the machiya, a typical Kyoto-style wooden home, which will host your cooking lesson. Your 1.5-hour session teaches you to prepare a classic Japanese dinner, including items such as miso soup, cooked salad, sushi and seasonal fruit. 

Enjoy your meal with the other guests before spending the rest of the evening exploring Kyoto at your own leisure. For those who wish to return to their hotel after the tour, your guide will help coordinate transportation.

Note: Click the ‘View additional info’ link below to see a map of the meeting location.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Nishiki Market Shopping District
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
WAK Japan
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Nishiki Tenmangu
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 7 people per booking
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Note: In unforeseen circumstances, the brewery museum may be closed; if this occurs, you will be offered an admission ticket so you can visit this attraction at another time
  • This tour requires 2 hours of flat walking; we recommend that you wear comfortable shoes
  • OPERATED BY WAK Japan Co.

If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour.

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  • "This tour is suitable for any age as the markets are fascinating and the cooking class a lot of fun." See review

Reviews

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Great Tour Guide and Cooking Experience
Safari01094163805
, Jun 2019
Our tour of the Nishiki market was fantastic. Our guide did a great job of incorporating a lot of Japanese culture into her explanation of the market. The cooking class was also very fun!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thank you for joining the Nishiki market tour and nice comment. We're glad to hear you were satisfied with that. Hope you keep a good memory of this time trip to Japan.
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Fascinating and Enriching Experience
Liz031688
, Jul 2018
We truly enjoyed our time with our Guide. She was extremely gracious and knowledgeable. We walked through the Market and she guided us to make purchases and explained the background of the culture and how it connected to the food. The sake tasting was at a local place and it was enjoyable to learn about the different kinds of sake. Our cooking class was our favorite part. We had a lovely teacher who identified herself as a housewife, but was also an excellent teacher and host. We made miso soup, a seaweed salad and a simple sushi roll. It was a class with only two couples so we all were able to experience and learn. The food was enough for a light dinner or heavy snack. We would highly recommend this tour.
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Great tour
wmtaggart4
, Jun 2018
Walking through Nishiki was great, but the sake tasting and the cooking class was a even better time.
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Fantastic evening, Yoshi was a...
Dennise T
, Feb 2018
Fantastic evening, Yoshi was a generous and informative guide who gave us much more than just a market tour, she shared a lot of local habits and hints, language and traditions. The cooking class was wonderful, it felt like we were in the ladys home and were made to feel very welcome. This tour is suitable for any age as the markets are fascinating and the cooking class a lot of fun.
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Too rushed through food market and...
Lorraine C
, Oct 2017
Too rushed through food market and cooking course was not interactive enough.
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We had a wonderful time. We visited...
Giuseppe V
, Sep 2017
We had a wonderful time. We visited the Nishiki Food Market. It was jam packed , but we had a chance to purchase some ingredients for our cooking class. We then visited the Sake museum and had the chance to sample some local sake and beer. Both were delicious and our hosts were gracious and charming. Our guide was lovely and so pleasant, we were a little sad when she handed us over to our cooking instructor. Our cooking class was great fun and our teacher was a delight. We got to enjoy our items we prepared in a lovely dinner. This is a fun tour and good value.
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Good for first timers to Kyoto...
Malia F
, May 2017
Good for first timers to Kyoto. Recommended for those who like to meet people and interested in cooking and sake tasting.
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Yoshie, our guide for the Market...
Jenny L
, Oct 2016
Yoshie, our guide for the Market tour and Sake tasting was excellent. At the market, we purchased the ingredients for our cooking class and learned about the various foods on sale. She also taught us some small Japanese phrases to use. Mieko, our teacher for the cooking class also was outstanding - we made dashi, miso soup, rolled egg omelette and Sushi for dinner. The whole experience was fun and informative and our groups was only 4 people. Highly recommend the experience.
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Good personal...
Nicolas M
, Sep 2016
Good personal approach. Guide seemed a little shy during the introduction but I think it was due to waiting on some no shows. Tour at the market very good with lots of specific and interesting information on the food that would be impossible to know without the inside information. Sake tasting OK but somewhat basic an quick. Cooking class very hands an by nice lady. We wouldn't have minded that it would be longer with more dishes.
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Great experience our guide was very...
Anne T
, Sep 2016
Great experience our guide was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. The cooking class was first rate . I would highly recommend this to anyone traveling to Kyoto

Product code: 5163KYO_COOK

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