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Nishiki Market Food Tour with Cooking Class

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Activity provider: Cooking Sun

Nishiki Market Food Tour with Cooking Class

Activity provider: Cooking Sun

From US$ 221.40 per group up to 4

Explore Nishiki Market with English fluent local guide and learn about its unique foods and history. Followed by a cooking demonstration of a donburi dish, made with fresh ingredients you buy at the market.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Tour Nishiki Market with a fluent English local Japanese guide
  • Cook of donburi (bowl) meal with fresh ingredients from the market
  • Taste of 3 different types of sake as optional
  • Try free Japanese pickles tastings in the tour
Full description

Explore Nishiki Market with your local Japanese guide, followed by a cooking class. It only takes 15 minutes to walk through this historical food market if you do not have anyone to explain about its history, custom and foods, but if you have someone who is knowledgeable about the market, you can easily spend hours. You can ask question about the foods you may not have seen before to your guides, and even to some shop staff to who your guide will help translate.  What is more unique about this private tour is that you can cook your own donburi (bowl) meal by the ingredients you just bought in the tour. Ingredients cost is included in the tour. You can choose from three options; Kaisen-don (seafood), Ten-don (tempura) or Oyako-don (chicken & egg).  The tour starts from the Nishiki Market Western entrance. You will be briefed about the tour then you will start the tour. Typically you should spend about 1 hour in the Nishiki Market and later you cook and eat your own donburi in 1 hour.  Tour tour is private so you can ask as many questions as you may have, and the tour moves at your pace.

  • Tour fee
  • Ingredients of donburi cooking
  • Recipe
  • Sample food tasting in the tour
  • Taxi cost from market to studio
  • Foods you may want to eat on own
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The local partner is located near the Derbe cosmetic shop, on the 3rd floor of that building. Cooking Sun Kawaramachi Studio (Address: Sakaicho 473, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto / Building: Meiji 1010 3F)

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4.7 /5

based on 12 reviews

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Excellent experience for families.

One of our most treasured experiences in Kyoto. Our cooking teachers were very attentive and really personalised the experience (by buying little extras for our meals based on our tastes). They were very engaging with the children, and we cooked food that we will absolutely cook at home with confidence.

October 9, 2019

Great experience, would repeat

Thank you so much for Mio, our teacher. For this wonderful experience. We had a lovely time strolling though the market with her as she explained us history and details of the locql culinary culture. After market we headed down to the Kitchen Studio for the cooking class. Result was delicious

November 14, 2018

November 27, 2019

Product ID: 134850