[Not operating now] Kyoto Nishiki Market Explore + Cooking Experience Tour

  • ¥ 13,000
  • 3.5 hour
  • Max 32, Min 2 Guests


We will have two different guides on this tour.

One guide is very familiar with Nishiki Market. They know the history of this market and local stores. They will show you which stores are the best to buy your souvenirs and let you try some samples. (Japanese honey juice, Spicy sesame topping, rice cracker, black soy tea...) Normally most people spend around 30 minutes in this market, however we will take about 1.5 hours to see and learn more about the history and culture of the market. (About seasonal vegetables, fruits, our kitchen tools, what is Sake, etc..)

At the beginning of this tour, you will have the opportunity to learn what are the differences between shrine and temples.

After the market exploring, the guide will be changed out to a second guide who is a teacher of Japanese cooking. The tour will then progress to a cooking class at a clean and neat cooking studio, where you’ll learn traditional Washoku recipes. In this lesson, you will learn how to cook authentic Japanese "Teriyaki" sauce from scratch to flavor grilled chicken. You will also learn how to make Onigiri or a rice ball which is a very fundamental lunch for Japanese people. Also making a Bento box, the color coordination is very important, so let's add some color to your bento box with a Kyoto style egg omelette and some marinated vegetables. The instructor will not only teach you how to cook, but also introduce you to Japanese culture and history in which the two are inseparable from Japanese dishes.

Finish your culinary tour by enjoying your creation which comes with 5 different kinds of Japanese distilled spirits or "Shochu". The lesson will be around 60 minutes and lunchtime will be about 30 minutes.

This is the best way to learn about the local food culture of Kyoto!!

  • ・Explore the Kyoto Nishiki Market to learn local food culture and lifestyle.
  • ・Taste some sample snacks at the Nishiki Market.
  • ・Learn about the foundation of the Japanese food culture at the market.
  • ・Cooking Local Kyoto Food with a friendly local instructor.
・Tasting Shochu alcohol at the end of cooking.
 10:00 am – 1:30 pm (Approx. 3 hours 30 minutes)
 *Mainly (Mon. Wed. Thu. Fri.)

  • – 10:00 AM Meetup at the main entrance of the Super Hotel Shijyo Kawaramachi.
  • – Explore NIshiki Shrine and Nishiki Market.
  • – Head to the cooking studio and learn how to make local Kyoto food.
  • – Eat your own handmade Japanese meal.
  • – 1:30 PM The tour will finish at the Shijo Karauma Area.
Kyoto Super Hotel Shijo Kawaramachi / Shijo Karasuma Area
For a prompt departure at 10:00 AM.
Please arrive by 9:45 AM at the main entrance of Super Hotel Shijyo Kawaramachi.
MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/TYw9x7w3tTA2
13,000 JPY *(The minimum number of people for this tour is 2 people)
Approximately 13:30 PM
・Your own handmade meal
・Teriyaki chicken
・Rice ball (onigiri)
・Kyoto style egg omelet
・Marinated vegetable
・You can try some free samples in the Nishiki market
・English Guide
・Food (Menu Above)
・Hotel Pick-up
・Infant meals
・Extra foods and drinks
  • ・This is a group tour.
  • ・We will leave at 10:00 am sharp, so please make sure to be there on time!
  • ・There could be a delay at when the tour ends, if you have an appointment or plan
       right after this tour, please let us know in advance.

    【Pricing & Payment】
  • ・All payment is expected before the tour.
  • ・We do not have a price for children. If the child doesn’t eat, it's free.
  • ・If the group is over the maximum group size, then the group will be separated.
  • Cancellation Policy

  • 【Private Tour Option】
  • ・If you would like to do a PRIVATE tour, please send an inquiry to us.
     – (TOTAL PRICE = 12,000 JPY [Basic fee] + 10,000 JPY/person)
     – (If your group is equal or less than 4. Over 4 it's 13,000/ person)

    【Notes About This Tour】
    *(Before the Tour)
    ・If you have any food allergies or you could not eat anything, please let us know.

  • *(When You Arrive)
  • ・At the meeting point (Kyoto Super Hotel Shijo Karawamachi)
     – (Please find your guide who will be holding a "Kyoto FooDrink Tour" sign.)

  • *(In Case You're Late)
  • ・The walking tour will start exactly on time (10:00 AM for the morning tour).
  • ・Please send us a message or call us (+81 80 8530 3508) in advance.

    Customer's Voice (1)

    Really great authentic experience! This tour is really a great thing to do in Kyoto! To have a guided tour on a market is amazing, since You get to know a lot of things that you would not know if you would go by yourself. Tatsuya (our guide and owner of the company) explained us about different spices, fishes and other ingredients. We tried of lot of different food. We then walked to he cooking studio which is a very famous one, almost all young Japanese women take classes there. Therefore the experience is really authentic. We learned how to make miso soup, different kinds of sushi and the famous omelette. We were a group of four friends from Switzerland and can only recommend this tour.
    by Anni (09/28/18)