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Traditional Japanese sweet tasting
Traditional Japanese sweet tasting
Traditional Japanese sweet tasting
Traditional Japanese sweet tasting
Traditional Japanese sweet tasting
Traditional Japanese sweet tasting
Traditional Japanese sweet tasting
Traditional Japanese sweet tasting

Kyoto Traditional Japanese Confectionery Tour

3 hours

Traditional Japanese sweet tasting

Delicate jellies, beautifully crafted sugars and flavorsome creations sum up the art of wagashi.

  • From 68.19 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 3 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish)

What you'll do

Satisfy your sweet tooth on a sugar rush through Japan’s history, where each region (and season) has a different style of intricately designed wagashi – bite-sized, pastel-colored confections usually served at teahouses along with uji matcha, Kyoto’s quality green tea. Chew through sticky, satisfying mochi, a traditional pounded rice cake often filled with sweet red bean paste. At Nishiki Market, crunch into a variety of sugar-coated adzuki beans, amanattō, or snack on senbei – fresh, crispy rice crackers that can be savory or sweet. Matcha fans will be spoilt for choice: ice-cream, cake, cookies… you name it, Kyoto’s got it. Over a glass of cold plum juice, ask your host for the perfect place to grab takeaway treats to tuck into later. 

 

 

Traditional Japanese sweet tasting
Traditional Japanese sweet tasting
Traditional Japanese sweet tasting
Traditional Japanese sweet tasting
Traditional Japanese sweet tasting
Traditional Japanese sweet tasting
Traditional Japanese sweet tasting
Traditional Japanese sweet tasting

Where you'll go

Let your host lead you down the bustling arcade of Sanjo-dori, a central artery of Kyoto that’s just a little further west of Gion. Watch a lightning-speed mochi pounding demonstration at famous mochi shop, Nakatanido. A mile east, you’ll find 400-year-old Nishiki Market, where you’ll jostle your way down five blocks of crowded marketplace for the sweetest of treats, from sugar-coated beans to crispy, syrupy rice crackers. You might amble further east across Kamo River to Kyoto’s historical, wood-built district, Higashiyama – a labyrinth of narrow streets and traditional shops, or wind down from your sugar buzz with a tea ceremony at Rakusho teahouse, where intricate wagashi confections are served in an equally beautiful setting.

 

    • Explore a super-sweet area of Kyoto hand-picked by your host, and taste a selection of Japan’s most well-known confections
    • Walk through 400-year-old Nishiki Market and sample a variety of popular local snacks
    • Taste wagashi at a traditional teahouse ceremony set in a tranquil garden
    • See some of Kyoto’s most famous locations in just a few hours – from the Sanjo-dori shopping hub to historical Higashiyama
    • Have a helpful host on hand to give you tips on where else to indulge your sweet tooth in Kyoto
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • Private and personalized experience
    • 3 hours with a host
    • Traditional sweets tasting at Nishiki market
    • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
    • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drinks other than the tastings listed above
    • Tea house drinks and sweets (prices vary between teahouses)
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.

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