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      Kyoto Food Tours
      Kyoto Food Tours

      The best private food tours in Kyoto

      Kyoto’s 1000-year status as a culinary capital in Japan has earned it the nickname “Kitchen of the Imperial Court” – and if the city’s food is good enough for Japanese royalty, you’re bound to be impressed! Join a local guide on Kyoto food tours of this culinary haven adored across Japan for its focus on traditional flavors and fine dining. But don’t be fooled by the famously opulent food scene because Kyoto cuisine is tremendously varied, with something to suit every palate (and pocket). The best food in Kyoto is found at restaurants, markets, tea rooms, izakayas, cafés, and even convenience stores – and you can discover it all and more on one of our unforgettable Kyoto food tours.

      Kyoto Food Tours
      Try local delicacies

      From seafood-stuffed balls under a bed of unfurling bonito flakes to Tako Tamago – a quail egg-stuffed octopus that simultaneously looks exactly how you’d expect and nothing like you’d expect – the food scene you’ll uncover on Kyoto food tours can’t be experienced anywhere else. Our food tours in Kyoto give you the ultimate GPS, guidebook, and menu decipherer: a local guide! You’ll be able to find all the flavors and food experiences that locals love, like slurping up fragrant green tea noodles at a humble eatery and snacking on Gyoza dumplings as the sun sets over Kamo River.

      Kyoto Food Tours
      Modest, modern and Michelin-starred

      From traditional Kaiseki fit for a king to all-you-can-eat sushi at a 100-yen restaurant, Kyoto’s food scene may be famous, but it’s certainly not pretentious. The city is home to some of the best restaurants in Japan, so it comes as a surprise that the most memorable food tours in Kyoto will take you to places you’d never expect. On our Kyoto food tours, follow your local guide to foodie hubs adored by locals, like 400-year-old Nishiki Market (a street food paradise), or sit down for a traditional tea ceremony with sweet wagashi confections and Kyoto’s high-quality uji matcha tea.

      Kyoto Food Tours
      Satisfy your sweet tooth

      Kyoto has perfected the art of dessert, and you’ll find sugar in every conceivable form on food tours of Kyoto. This is the place to be if you have an insatiable sweet tooth. With your local host leading your ultimate Kyoto food tour, you’ll taste all the unique treats that can only be found here. Book our “Traditional Japanese sweet tasting experience” to sample fascinating foods that Kyoto has been crafting for hundreds of years. Try Wagashi (bite-sized, pastel-colored confections), chewy Mochi, and earthy matcha in the form of ice-cream, cakes, cookies, and more!

      Latest reviews from our guests

        The local Tour was amazing! Really made me feel like a local. An impossible task but one he really tried to accomplish. Helped me understand how Kyoto works from the ground up. Great experience and a great visit!!

        April 2022

        Chance C

        I had a most memorable day with Taibi! It didn't feel as if I was with a guide. I felt like I had known him all my life. He's Moroccan, but has lived in Japan for over 20 years so had extensive knowledge of Kyoto. He took me to the places where the locals hang out and made sure that I didn't feel like a tourist. Hands down the best experience I've had and I travel quite frequently. I legit didn't want to leave. Saw so much of Kyoto in 8 hours and now I'm planning my next trip back!

        April 2022

        Kadian W

        I had a great day! The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about the places we visited. I totally recommend it!

        March 2022

        Vola A

        Excellent walking and public transport tour Helped us find spots we didn’t even know existed. Our guide was most informative about history and also everyday life in Japan.

        March 2020

        Peter E

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