Gain a riveting introduction to Kyoto’s food culture with this small-group guided tour. Begin with the vast 400-year-old Nishiki Market, nicknamed 'Kyoto's Kitchen,' where over 130 food shops and stalls will beckon your taste buds. Learn about its learn history and taste the unique dishes including Tofu Skin, rice ball, fried fish cakes, Japanese pike conger eel, omelet and Sake.
Rest your appetite by a nearby shrine dedicated to the God of Education (Nishiki Shrine). Follow this up by sauntering through the famous Pontocho Alley- a narrow Geisha street. It’s lined with enduring shops and traditional restaurants waiting to be explored, and the complete dismal of cars and modern buildings invites you further to be engrossed by the mesmeric surroundings.
Here, alongside our final destination, Gion district, is renowned for Geisha(female Japanese entertainer) spotting. Not only will you be educated about this classical tradition, you may have the chance to even meet one but if you are lucky!
*Menu might be changed depending on the season or condition of the stores.
*If you have severe dietary restrictions, it may not be possible to arrange food for you.
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50% cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100% cancellation fee.
Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
10:45 am in front of the South Main gate of Daimaru Kyoto department (http://blog.japanwondertravel.com/Nishiki-map.pdf) *It's in front of the "Shijo Takakura bus stop" along main big Shijo-Dori street.
*There's two Daimaru department. This is NOT FUJI Daimaru, please be careful if you come by taxi.