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Take a guided walk through Nishiki food markets and enjoy a Japanese cooking class on this small-group walking tour from Kyoto. You'll explore the back streets of Kyoto with their many interesting shops, and learn how to make Japanese home-cooked food from ingredients bought at the Nishiki food markets in an afternoon Kyoto cooking class.
You'll meet your local English-speaking guide at a central meeting spot at 2:30pm to embark on a small-group Kyoto walking tour that will delight your senses.
During a one-hour guided walk of the mile-long Nishiki covered food markets, there are many interesting food stores to explore as you help your guide buy the ingredients for your Japanese cooking class. This is a great opportunity to learn about local Japanese produce.
After visiting the markets, you'll travel through the back streets and lanes of Kyoto, to a sake brewery museum. Enjoy sake tasting as you learn how this popular Japanese alcoholic beverage is produced.
Continue to a traditional 'machiya' wooden townhouse for your Japanese cooking class. At approximately 5pm you can start cooking your own Japanese dinner, you'll learn how to make rolled sushi, miso soup and cooked salad with seasonal fruit for dessert.
After dinner the afternoon is free for you to explore Kyoto, or your local guide can assist you in returning to your hotel.
Kyoto Cooking Class and Nishiki Market Walking Tour
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Departure Point:Tour departs from Daimaru Kyoto department store, located in the 'open air' basement of the North Entrance (Chika Nishiki Entrance).
Return Details:Concludes at the Kyoto machiya house
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Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour
- Local guide
- Admission to the sake brewery museum including sake tasting
- Japanese cooking class
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Note: In unforeseen circumstances the brewery museum may be closed. If this does occur you will be offered admission tickets to the brewery so you can visit this attraction at another time.
- This tour requires 2.5 hour flat walking. We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes
Itinerary:2:30pm: Meet your guide at the central meeting point and start your one-hour guided walking tour of the food markets
3:30pm: Continue through the back streets of Kyoto to the sake brewery museum for sake tasting
5pm: Your cooking class begins
6:30pm Tour concludes
Please note: The above timings are approximate and subject to change without notice
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