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Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour w/ 7 Course Lunch

Host Arigato

$141.45 per guest

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Start time

Meeting Time : 9:45 AM Start Time: 10:00 AM End Time: 1:00 PM Tuesday – Saturday off Monday


3 hours

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Class language


Meeting point

In front of Lacoste, Kawaramachi Naramonochi 375, Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Shimogyō-ku, 〒600-8004


Enjoy a walking food tour through the Nishiki Food Market, an area known to locals as the Kitchen of Kyoto as it plays a huge part in supporting the Kyoto food industry. Business has been conducted here for the past 400 years and with one of the richest culinary atmospheres in the world you will have a chance to sample some of the freshest food of your life.

Your experience will include stops at 12 family owned stalls and shops which have stood the test of time. At a few of the stops we will sample specialty products like tsukemono (vegetables from the surrounding mountains preserved in vinegar), yuuba (the world’s smoothest sashimi tofu made from the world famous Kyoto mountain water), and sparkling sake straight from the tap. At the other stops we will buy some specialty items for us to enjoy later at lunch including Saba (Mackeral), Dashimaki Tamago (specialty grilled egg dish made from specialty Kyoto fish and seaweed stock), Sansho (Japanese red pepper), Kamaboko (seafood preserved in fish paste), Tako (Octopus wtth quail egg) and Macha (ground tea leaves).


Japanese Tea included
Lunch included
Local Pickles, snacks and dried fruits tasting


Nishiki Market Tour

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I have traveled in more than 30 countries and joined so many cooking classes everywhere. As far as I




from Singapore

I had an amazing experience with my host Naoko-sensei. She was patient, sincere, and knew so much about the Japanese culture and cuisine, that I learnt so much about Tokyo in this 3 hour session than I had expected. It was my first time learning to make sushi, and Naoko-sensei made the whole experience so much fun - she saved our Maki sushi from breaking apart with her skilled fingers, while encouraging us and making us feel so accomplished at the same time. By the end of the lesson, Naoki Sensei had us feeling like we too could become sushi chefs! She told us interesting secrets about the ingredients used in the Japanese cuisine, and how they affect the final taste. At the end of the session, we sat down to enjoy the fruits of our labor - the sushi. Over lunch, Naoko-sensei told us about her childhood, her family, and we exchanged travel stories - the conversations over delicious Japanese food made us feel like we had made a friend in a new city. Many thanks to Anne from Arigato for giving us this experience - a little a piece of Tokyo which we were allowed to bring home to our family and friends! Read more here:

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