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Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour

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    Take a hands-on journey into Japan’s food culture during this exploration of Kyoto’s top food markets and a sake brewery, finishing with a 1.5-hour cooking class where you get to bring your day’s food experience to life. It’s the perfect excursion for anyone looking to take a deeper dive into the culinary ingredients and traditions of Japanese cuisine.

    Start your food experience with a meet-up at the city’s Daimaru Kyoto Department Store in the afternoon, where you’ll meet your guide. Follow your guide out into the city for a 2-hour walking exploration of some of Kyoto’s food hotspots.

    Visit the famous Nishiki Food Market, where you’ll explore the wide variety of Japanese foodstuffs for use in your cooking class later that day. Explore the market’s collection of spices and produce as you sit back and observe the blur of activity at the city’s main food center.

    Then head to a former sake brewery and museum, where you can taste a few of the country’s wide variety of sakes. You’ll also learn about how this celebrated beverage is created (Please note, if the museum is not open on the day of your trip, an admission ticket will be provided for later use).

    Continue after your tasting to the machiya, a typical Kyoto-style wooden home, which will host your cooking lesson. Your 1.5-hour session teaches you to prepare a classic Japanese dinner, including items such as miso soup, cooked salad, sushi and seasonal fruit. 

    Enjoy your meal with the other guests before spending the rest of the evening exploring Kyoto at your own leisure. For those who wish to return to their hotel after the tour, your guide will help coordinate transportation.

    Note: Click the ‘View additional info’ link below to see a map of the meeting location.
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    Departure Point
    Daimaru Kyoto department store (exact meeting spot will appear on your voucher); see a map of the area by clicking 'View additional info' on the Overview tab
    Departure Time
    2:30 PM
    Duration
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Concludes at the cooking class location
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Cooking class and dinner
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • A maximum of 7 people per booking
    • Minimum age is 4 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Note: In unforeseen circumstances, the brewery museum may be closed; if this occurs, you will be offered an admission ticket so you can visit this attraction at another time
    • This tour requires 2 hours of flat walking; we recommend that you wear comfortable shoes
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    We were met at the entrance to the Nishiki Market by our very friendly and knowledgeable guide Yumiko. Yumiko spoke outstanding English and gave us a lot of insights to the history of the market and explained all of the traditional foods. During our market visit we bought 3
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    My wife and I was on this course as part of a package holiday. It was amazing, we were joined by another really friendly couple. We walked through the market and learn’t so much about this history behind the food and the market and the local delicacies. Then at both the sake
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    Response from WAK_Chikako, Public Relations Manager at Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour
    Responded 19 Sep 2019
    Thank you for your reviews. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed our market tour and cooking class. We'll make an effort to keep our hospitality to each guest.
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    We had such a great time!! It was fast paced but still casual. The tour was informative and energetic with the hustle and bustle of the market. The cooking class was so much fun and the hands on experience was just what we wanted. And to top it all off, the food was DELICIOUS!
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    Response from WAK_Chikako, Public Relations Manager at Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour
    Responded 19 Sep 2019
    We're very glad to hear you satisfied with WAK JAPAN's market tour as well as like food we cooked together! Did you try to make sushi dishes again in your home? Hope to see you again some time..
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    Very casual yet informative tour with cooking class. The guide was very friendly and our cooking teacher taught us easy everyday Japanese dishes. Highly recommend.
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    Response from WAK_Chikako, Public Relations Manager at Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour
    Responded 19 Sep 2019
    Thank you for joining WAK JAPAN's cooking class. It was great to see you this time for all of our attendants, instructors. We hope you keep this memory and love Kyoto forever!
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    This is such a well run, and interesting tour! I'd highly recommend to anyone interested in Japanese food culture and cooking. The tour of Nishiki market was interesting and we got to learn about all sorts of interesting foods and but some ingredients for the cooking class.
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    Response from Michi075, マネージャー at Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour
    Responded 25 Jul 2019
    Thank you for joining our tour and cooking program. We're glad to hear you were satisfied with our offerings especially from our attendant and cooking instructor. Please try cooking it again in your home!
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