In the center of Kyoto, there is the famous Nishiki market with more than 400 years history, the Nishiki market is called “Kyoto’s Kitchen.” You can taste Kyoto food and learn about Japanese culture as well.
What to Expect
Head to the Nishiki market where you will try many special foods. First, you will learn the characteristics of how it is different from the Dashi in Tokyo. Then you will try Yuba, tofu skin, which is an original food of Kyoto, and taste some pickled vegetables, fried fish cake, Hamo, Japanese pike conger eel, Mochi (rice cake) and Japanese omelet. Then you will try sake and octopus with egg. The foods you will try are unique to Kyoto and much different from Tokyo.
At the end of visiting the Nishiki market, you will go to visit a small shrine which is dedicated to the God of Education. Many students visit this shrine to pray for success in their studies and therefore can become especially crowded with students during exam times and school trip seasons.
Afterwards, you will move to Gion and taste Matcha, Japanese green tea, and some Wagashi, Japanese sweets. During this foodie tour, you'll get a taste of Japanese culture through food. You will learn about Geisha and Maiko!!
- English guide
- Food on the menu
What's Not Included
- Hotel pick up
- Other personal expenses