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: Jenny L, October 2016
Yoshie, our guide for the Market tour and Sake tasting was excellent. At the market, we purchased the ingredients for our cooking class and learned about the various foods on sale. She also taught us some small Japanese phrases to use.
Mieko, our teacher for the cooking class also was outstanding - we made dashi, miso soup, rolled egg omelette and Sushi for dinner.
The whole experience was fun and informative and our groups was only 4 people. Highly recommend the experience.
Reviewed by: Anne T, September 2016
Great experience our guide was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. The cooking class was first rate . I would highly recommend this to anyone traveling to Kyoto