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Kyoto Nishiki Market and Gion Cultural Walking Food Tour

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    Stop At: Nishiki Market Shopping District, 609 Nishidaimonjicho Tominokoji Dori Shijoagaru, Nakagyo, Kyoto 604-8054 Kyoto Prefecture

    Visit 130 local shops in Nishiki Market and learn the local food culture!!
    You can have several traditional foods such as Yuba (Tofu Skin), Rice Ball, Freid Fish Cake, Hamo (Sea Eel), Japanese Omelet, and Sake.
    Also, you could sample various foods such as Pickled Vegetables, Japanese Spices, Chestnuts, Beans, Seaweed snacks, Honey Drink, and so on!!
    Apart from Food, there are also knife shops, soap shop, Fabric shops. You could find what you want wiz local knowledgeable guides!!

    Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes

    Stop At: Nishiki Tenmangu, 537 Nakanocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8042 Kyoto Prefecture

    You will know how to pray in Japanese Shinto Shrine.
    Also, you could know the basics about the worships among Japanese People.
    If you like, you can try a fortune paper.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Pontocho, BetweenKamogawa and Kiyamachi-dori, Nakagyo, Kyoto Kyoto Prefecture

    After Nishiki Tenmangu, you will go through Shinkyogoku Modern Shopping Street, Kawaramachi Street, and Kiyamachi Street.
    Since Kiyamachi Street is famous for Cherry Blossom (Sakura), you could view the blooming cherry in Spring.
    In other season, you can enjoy the quiet atmosphere with canal.
    After Kiyamachi Street, you will go through hidden alley and arrive to Pontocho Backstreet.
    Since Pontocho is one of Maiko (Geisha) Districts, if you are lucky, you can see Maiko!!

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Shijo Bridge, Nakagyoku - Higashiyamaku, Kyoto Kyoto Prefecture

    To visit Gion District, you will across beautiful Shijo Bridge!!
    On the bridge, you could see ducks. And if you are lucky, you could see wild heron.

    Stop At: The Site of Kitaza, Kawabatadori Shijo Agaru Higashigawa, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-0079 Kyoto Prefecture

    You will have original Kyoto Sweets in the beautiful building renovated from Kabuki Theater.
    The sweets is traditional one, but you can enjoy it by the unique way.
    You can eat it just here!!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gion Shirakawa, Higashiyama-ku along Shirakawa River Minamidori, Kyoto 605-0000 Kyoto Prefecture

    After having sweets, you will head to Gion Shirakawa area where is also famous for cherry blossom
    You will see the traditional well-preserved townhouse area.
    There are many houses relating to Maiko.
    There is also Tatsumi Shrine which is known in the movie "Memoirs of a Geisha".
    If you have an interest, the guide tell you about the details of Maiko's life.

    Duration: 15 minutes
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    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    Food tour of Nishiki market was one of the best food tours i have ever had. Tatsuya our guide was incredible. Got to try a variety of small bites from the market , every single one being delicious. The little walking tour of Gion was...More

    Thank cosmiclight91
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We'd done a tour of the fish market in Tokyo with the same company. We had enjoyed it, and that was how we signed up for the one in Kyoto. The tour turned out to be most enjoyable. We were a small group, only 3...More

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    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Luba77
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This was a wonderful tour. You get a lot more food than is advertised, so great value for money. Would recommend not eating before hand! The guides were so friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank k-mcd-30319
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We decided to book this tour at the last minute, not knowing much about the tour. But I am so glad we booked it! We had the most wonderful guide, she was a current Kyoto University student, who was knowledgeable about the city, culture, and...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank 21gracebk
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The Kyoto Nishiki Market and Gion Walking Food tour was a highlight of Kyoto. It nicely breaks up visits to shrines and other historical sites in Kyoto, which we would visit in the morning and late afternoon.. Jumko was a wonderful tour guide, leading us...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank mcalegari
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    Response from Neil S | Reviewed this property |
    Obviously options will be limited as a vegetarian, but there's tofu, sweet potato etc. often available. Vegans, gluten-free, or those with allergies would have issues, as the tour tries foods from many different stall... More
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