Kyoto was christened “the kitchen of the Imperial Court” - in 4 hours, you’ll soon know exactly why
From $82.50 USD pp (based on 8 adults)
Private & 100% personalized tour
Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish)
In Kyoto, the number of foods you’ll try is only restricted by the size of your appetite, so come hungry! Jostle your way through the 400-year-old Nishiki Market in downtown Nakagyo - a large, central district - where you’ll find all of Kyoto’s popular street foods in one mouth-watering place. Keep things moving with a quick trip to a 100-yen sushi bar and have a draft beer in an intimate izakaya, a small local bar where you’ll share small plates of crispy kushikatsu, or take your time at a traditional kaiseki (a traditional, multi-course meal) restaurant in Gion, Kyoto’s central geisha district. For a uniquely Kyoto experience shared with your local insider, enjoy steaming gyoza dumplings and a cold drink as the sun sets over Kamo River.
Kyoto has retained its 1000-year status as a culinary capital in Japan. With your host playing the dual role of ingredient explainer and menu decipherer, let the smells of street food guide you down a five-block marketplace filled with spectacular snacks – from seafood-stuffed dough balls under a blanket of unfurling bonito flakes, karikari takoyaki, to fresh beef sushi (yes, beef!) The epitome of Japanese haute cuisine, kaiseki, is a must-try for any foodie. And if you’re feeling adventurous? Try tako tamago, a quail egg-stuffed octopus, or slurp up fragrant green tea noodles in a city known for its uji matcha. Veggie-lovers can dig into ultra-umami Issenyoushoku.
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