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Kyoto Nishiki Market Food Tour

Food and drinks
Art & Tradition
Fun with Kids
City walk
Girls' Favorites
Nature & Sports
Anime & Pop Culture
3 hours

What we will do

Guest will enjoy a walking food tour through the historic Nishiki Food Market, an area known to locals as the Kitchen of Kyoto as it plays a huge part in supporting the Kyoto food industry. Business has been conducted here for the past 400 years and with one of the richest culinary atmospheres in the world, you will have a chance to sample some of the freshest food of your life. Learn about what makes Kyoto cuisine unique and meet some of the cities oldest family produce and ingredients merchants.

Tour Highlights:

  • 3-hour walking food tour in the world-famous Nishiki Market.
  • Visit family-owned shops and stalls to sample local and seasonal food.
  • Fresh seafood, local snacks, preserved fruits, and other specialty items are just a few things you will taste and learn about from your local guide.
  • Explore the building blocks of what makes Japanese food special and why this historic cuisine has been given UNESCO World Heritage Status.


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We are Arigato Travel KK. Our goal is to help you make delicious memories of Japan during your travels to Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Hiroshima! On our tours, you’ll taste local and regional specialties and we will show you places locals cherish for an off-the-beaten-path, foodie experience of daily life in Japan that you won’t soon forget.

Where we will meet

Meet up point:

In front of Lacoste Kawaramachi

ラコステ 京都店


Naramonochi 375, Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Shimogyō-ku, 〒600-8004


Hankyu train Line - Kawaramachi Station Exit 9

What I will provide

  • 7-course lunch and food tastings at the market included
  • Visit 10-12 market vendors and taste the flavors of Kyoto
  • Japanese tea included
  • Shopping time


  • A strict policy on tour start time - Starts promptly at 10:00 am and ends at 1:00 pm. Guests who are late will be left behind and we are unable to re-connect them to the ongoing tour.
  • At least 2 people are required, a maximum of 10 for this activity to take place.
  • Dietary Restriction flexibility: Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Gluten-Free friendly. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary restrictions, and if these restrictions are allergies or preferences.
  • The operator reserves the right to expel any participant from any service who is intoxicated, acting belligerently, endangering others, or behaving in a way that may tarnish or act upon the operator’s reputation or cause distress to third parties, participants, and/or individuals.
  • The operator and its guides reserve the right to refuse or withdraw guests that are unfit to take the tour for any reason or act in a dangerous manner. A guest's participation in any service will be terminated if the guest breaks any local laws or regulations put in place by Japanese authorities.
  • You must be 20 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.

2 Reviews

I must say I wasn't sure about joining a tour but this one worth it! I've learned a lot from Me Russ who has rich knowledge about the local cuisine and the Japanese culture. This tour would suit the most travelers who seek some local experience. Very recommended
Dec 2, 2019
One of the most beneficial tours I've taken! Mr Russ is a highly skilled guide, fluent in English and knows some great hidden spots in the area. Even tough the Japanese cuisine isn't my favorite, Russ gave us deep explanations about the origin of the ingredients and its daily use, what made everything enjoyable and meaningful. Highly recommended!
Nov 28, 2019

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