Kyoto FooDrink Tour @Nishiki street & Gion & Fushimi Inari shrine

  • ¥ 11,500
  • 4.0 hours
  • Max 8 Guests


Gain a thoroughly enjoyable introduction to Kyoto’s food culture with this small-group guided tour for the city’s best eating spots. Start at the deliciously vast 400-year-old Nishiki Market, nicknamed 'Kyoto's Kitchen,' where over 130 food shops and stalls will beckon your taste buds. Stroll through the Market and learn about its history and taste the various dishes unique to Kyoto including: Tofu Skin, rice ball, fried fish cakes, Japanese pike conger eel, Japanese omelet and Sake.
Then rest your appetite by visiting a nearby shrine dedicated to the God of Education.

Then head for Pontocho Street; To arrive here, we must cross through Teramachi Street, Shijo Street and Kiyamachi Street- all of which will enable you to immerse in modern Japanese culture. Pontocho street is very special, even for natives, because it is one out of the five Geisha districts in Kyoto. From here, you will walk across the majestic Kamo river and taste local sweets.

Then we will lead you to Gion district (which is also another Geisha area). The guide will take you out of mainstream hustle and bustle of crowded streets and into photogenic and hidden soft spots. Not only will be educated about the Geisha tradition (we call them Maiko or Geiko), you may even meet one, if you're lucky enough.
As a final stop we will take a local train and head to Famous Fushimi Inari shrine (Thousand of red Torii gate). During the tour you can talk and discuss about your trip with your local guide.

11:00 - 15:00 (4.0 hours)
Daimaru(Karasuma) / Fushimi Inari Shrine
Please arrive by 10:45 am @in front of Kyoto Daimaru department for a prompt departure at 11:00 AM.
*It's in front of the "Shijo Takakura bus stop" along main big Shijo-dori street.
*We have two Daimaru department. This is NOT FUJI Daimaru.
*Please be careful, if you come by taxi.
PRICE (1 person)
11,500 JPY
Approximately 3:00 PM.
1.Rice Cracker
2. Yuba(Tofu skin)
3. Fried fish cake
4. Hamo (Daggertooth pike conger)
5. Japanese omelet
6. Sake
7. Japanese sweets
*Menu would be changed depending on the season or condition of the stores
English guide
Food (menu above)
Train ticket fee to the Fushimi inari shrine
Hotel pick-up
  • ・If you have any food allergy or you couldn’t eat anything, please let us know
  • ・This is a group tour
  • ・We will leave at 11:00am sharp, so please make sure to be there on time!
  • ・Please come with comfortable walking shoes as this tour is mainly a walking tour.
  • ・There could be a delay at when tour ends, if you have an appointment or plan right after this tour, please let us know in advance.
  • ・We defined over 12 years old as adult, 4-12 years old as child.
    Children price is 70% as adults. After booking for adults, we send link to pay for children.
    under 3 years old are free(w/o food).
  • ・If you would like to do PRIVATE tour, please send inquiry to us.
    TOTAL PRICE= 18,000 JPY [Basic fee] + 7,000 JPY/person (If your group is equal or less than 4. Over 4 it's 11,500/ person)
  • ・All payment is expected before tour.


Customer's Voice (3)

Excellent tour.with Yasuna.
by Lee (04/14/19)
COME HUNGRY! This is a real food tour. Going to a market like this can be so overwhelming what to try, what exactly are you eating, and this tour goes to so many store fronts to learn about the local food. We try Japanese omelet (which is different than in Tokyo), Sake, sweet, rice ball, fish cake, and soy milk donuts (which were my favorite) and tofu skin. Going through this tour helped me throughout the rest of the my stay in Kyoto. From there, we went to Fushimi Inari. I enjoyed going there with a guide just to learn the history of the shrines and some of the local customs. Thank you so much for an amazing tour!!!
by CROW (04/03/19)
Naomi was an excellent guide for our tour. She was informative and we tried many types of Japanese food as well as learning about the was a wonderful experience, thanks Naomi!
by BethLuke (09/30/18)