Delicate jellies, beautifully crafted sugars and flavorsome creations sum up the art of wagashi.
From 64.38 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)
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.
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.
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