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.
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Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour
- Local guide
- Admission to the sake brewery museum and sake tasting
- Cooking class and dinner
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- A maximum of 7 people per booking
- Minimum age is 4 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
If you cancel between 4 and 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 20 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 2 and 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 60 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 1 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Amanda F, July 2016
The tour guide was knowledgable, and the market we explored with her was fascinating. The brewery was similarly interesting, with samples of delicious beer and sake. We learned a lot about Japanese food and beverages, including the sake-brewing process. Finally, the cooking class was very fun and we produced simple, delicious food under the guidance of a patient instructor. This was a highlight of our time in Kyoto.
Reviewed by: baskalina c, May 2016
Was one of the highlights of our trip. The guide and the cooking teacher were great. Looking forward to trying out the recipes we learnt.