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Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch

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Kyoto, Japan

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
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
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
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

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.
  • Culinary tour of Nishi Market in Kyoto
  • Explore the flavors that make Kyoto cuisine special
  • Sample and taste your way around by visiting 12 family-owned shops, some dating back hundreds of years
  • Try some of the world's smoothest sashimi, tofu, macha, dashi, tamagoyaki, and fresh seafood
  • Learn about the process of production from harvest to sale, at the market to preservation
  • Your guide can answer all your questions about Nishiki, Kyoto, and special Kyoto foods
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7 Course Lunch included
Visit 10-12 Market Vendors and Taste the Flavors of Kyoto
Japanese Tea Included
Shopping time
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Transportation costs

Departure Point

Japan, 〒600-8004 Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, 四条通寺町西入奈良物町376

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Karasuma Station, Naginatabokocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8008, Japan
Meet your guide and your group in central Kyoto prior to the departure time. Come with an empty stomach and good walking shoes for your culinary tour of the Nishiki Food Market, a vast expanse of food vendors selling fresh and prepared wares.

Sample regional specialties like tsukemono, a dish of pickled vegetables from the surrounding mountains; yuuba, or shashimi tofu made from mountain water; and sparkling sake straight from the tap. Visit family-owned shops throughout the tour to get a broader sense of Japanese cuisine from local favorites to national classics.

Your guide provides detailed information about each dish from farm to plate, giving you not only a literal taste of Japanese food, but also a taste of Japanese culture.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
LACOSTE Kyoto Store
Let's meet here and then start our 3-hour walking food tour in the world-famous Nishiki Market
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Nishiki Market Shopping District
Learn more about the Nishiki Market area thanks to a local foodie guide, Explore the flavors that make Kyoto's cuisine so special, Visit family-owned shops to sample local and seasonal food, Enjoy a delicious 7-course meal, and try local specialties.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Nishiki Market
Nishiki Market Kyoto
Pass By:  
Umenohana
Umenohana - Ending Point
Pass By:  
Nishiki-Tenmangu Shrine
Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine
Pass By:  
Chohoji
Rokkakudo Temple
Pass By:  
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Fushimi Inari Taisha
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Passport information copy is required for kids 10 and above.
  • Family-friendly
  • Same-day Booking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • For solo travelers, please email us
  • Equal quality substitute for unavailable regular restaurants
  • Changes to tours and spots we visit may occur due to schedules of restaurants, public holidays, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Applicable substitutions will be made in this case.
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Pescatarian.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Arigato Japan KK

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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 Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch?
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
See all safety measures taken by Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch?
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 Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch.

Traveler Tips


  • "I would recommend taking it early in your visit rather than just before you leave as we did."
  • "This tour is a great way to explore one of the most famous parts of Kyoto." See review

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Really enjoyed this tour! We were...
William A
, May 2018
Really enjoyed this tour! We were lucky enough to be in a small group of four people. Our tour guide, Chie, took us through the market, introduced us to the owners of several stands and described the different foods we were sampling. She answered our questions, even taking the time to explain the proper etiquette for visiting a Shinto shrine there's one right next to Nishiki Market. After the market tour, we ate a delicious seven-course kaiseki meal in a traditional tatami room at a nearby Japanese restaurant. Chie explained how a kaiseki meal works, described each course in detail and translated for the waitress. This tour is a great way to explore one of the most famous parts of Kyoto. I'm glad we took a tour - we would have missed out on a lot if we'd just strolled through on our own. We learned a lot about Japanese cuisine. Since we took this tour as the first thing on our trip, it was very helpful to have this experience behind us at other meals and markets later in our trip.
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Loved! Our tour guide was so...
sdean
, Jan 2018
Loved! Our tour guide was so great-- really knowledgable and sweet! She answered all of our billion questions and also was able to pace the group so that my 66 year old parents could keep up which was an added bonus!
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The food was all delicious, and our...
Riki H
, Aug 2017
The food was all delicious, and our guide was very informative. The only trouble is Nishiki is so crowded and loud, it was sometimes difficult to hear, and often impossible to gather around an area without blocking traffic in the narrow street. Still, it was a very enjoyable tour, and my wife and I are glad we did it.
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We got the same tour guide as our...
Dennis
, Jun 2017
We got the same tour guide as our Gion and Kamogawa Evening Food Tour in Kyoto, which is great. Nishiki Market is a wonderful place. Make sure you go there with an empty stomach, cuz you will try lots of different food there.
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This tour was worth every dime! Our...
Grant S
, Jun 2017
This tour was worth every dime! Our tour guide spoke very good English and communication with the tour company was efficient. While we did have our tour date changed, it went very well despite the small road bump. The Nishiki market is VAST oasis for foodies and more! Our guide was able to show us a multitude of specialities shops in a very compact time frame. We had a lunch to finish off the tour and it was fantastic! Recommend this for ages 16 and up. A super great experience in Kyoto.
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Lovely tour of the market with our...
Grace S
, May 2017
Lovely tour of the market with our guide, Rosali. My mom and I got lucky since we were the only people in the tour! I like to check out markets, and this did not disappoint. The Lunch was great: good japanese eating with good beef. My mom specially enjoyed the rice crackers and bought some for souvenirs. I highly recommend this tour.
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