Air New Zealand Activities

Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour

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  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5163KYO_COOK
Explore the Nishiki Food Market and learn how to make a home-cooked Japanese meal on this Kyoto culinary walking tour. With a knowledgeable guide, learn about typical Japanese ingredients at the food market, and go off the beaten path with a walk through the city's back streets, filled with interesting shops. Visit an old sake brewery for a tasting, and then prepare your own sushi, soup and salad at a 1.5-hour cooking class. This tour is limited to seven people, ensuring you enjoy a small-group experience.
Your Kyoto afternoon adventure begins at Daimaru Kyoto department store, where you’ll meet your guide and head out on a 2-hour walking tour.

At the famous Nishiki Food Market, your guide will introduce you to the many ingredients that may be used in your Japanese cooking class later in the day. Learn about local produce and spices, and enjoy being part of Kyoto’s bustling food scene.

Next, travel through the back streets and shop-lined lanes of Kyoto to a former sake brewery, now a museum, where you can enjoy a sake tasting as you learn how this iconic Japanese beverage is produced (if the museum is closed on the day you visit, you will receive an admission ticket to use at a later date). Then make your way to a machiya, a traditional wooden townhouse typical of Kyoto, for your cooking class.

Your cooking class lasts approximately 1.5 hours; when it’s over, you’ll know how to prepare a classic Japanese dinner to wow your friends back home. Learn how to roll your own sushi, make miso soup, put together a cooked salad and pick out seasonal fruit for dessert.

After sitting down to enjoy your meal, you have the rest of the evening free to explore Kyoto on your own. If you want to return to your hotel after the class, your guide can help you find transportation.

Note: Click the ‘View additional info’ link below to see a map of the meeting location.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Daimaru Kyoto department store (exact meeting spot will appear on your voucher); see a map of the area by clicking 'View additional info' on the Overview tab
Departure Time:
2:30pm
Return Details:
Concludes at the cooking class location

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Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour

Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour

Inclusions:
  • Local guide
  • Admission to the sake brewery museum and sake tasting
  • Cooking class and dinner
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 7 people per booking
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Note: In unforeseen circumstances, the brewery museum may be closed; if this occurs, you will be offered an admission ticket so you can visit this attraction at another time
  • This tour requires 2 hours of flat walking; we recommend that you wear comfortable shoes
Voucher Info:
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: hannah.mccarthy, December 2014

THIS WAS A GREAT ADVENTURE. THE ONLY ISUE WE HAD WAS LOCATING THE TOUR GUIDE IN THE BEGINNING. WE HAD A BLAST IN THE MARKET AND THE COOKING CLASS WAS FUN TOO. THE COOK BOOK WAS AN EXTRA BONUS. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TO OTHERS!

Reviewed by: Georgios D, December 2014

Good English speaking guide for the walk throufh market with many intresting facts about the market and foods, very nice tradiational home and setup for cooking class, a very good experience

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Tour code: 5163KYO_COOK