Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch

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Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch
from USD $192.50
Explore the famous Nishiki Market visiting generations-old food stalls and then enjoy a traditional course lunch.

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), Kamaboko (seafood preserved in fish paste), Tako (Octopus with quail egg) and Macha Warabi Mochi (a special traditional sweet covered in ground tea leaves). During the tour, you will learn detailed information about the ingredients of different Japanese dishes, how their food is prepared and what is used to eat it.

You won't just taste Kyoto’s delicious food but will also have a sense of the history and atmosphere of the Nishiki Market experienced by the Japanese for generations. After your market exploration, you will walk to a nearby restaurant and have a course lunch featuring beautiful and delicious local dishes.
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In Brief

Kyoto, Japan
3 hours
Important InfoInfo
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Stop At: LACOSTE Kyoto Store, 375 Naramonochō, Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto, 600-8004, Japan

Let's meet here and then start our 3-hour walking food tour in the world-famous Nishiki Market

Duration: 5 minutes

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

Learn more about the Nishiki Market area thanks to a local foodie guide, Explore the flavors that make Kyoto's cuisine so special, Visit family-owned shops to sample local and seasonal food, Enjoy a delicious 7-course meal, and try local specialties.

Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Nishiki Market, 609番地 Nishidaimonjicho, Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto, 604-8054, Japan

Nishiki Market Kyoto

Pass By: Umenohana, Japan, 〒604-8134 Kyoto, Nakagyō-ku, Dōnomaechō, 六角北東角 ウエスト18ビル B1F

Umenohana - Ending Point

Pass By: Nishiki-Tenmangu Shrine, Japan, 〒604-8042 Kyoto, Nakagyō-ku, Nakanochō, 新 四条上る中之町537番地

Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine

Pass By: 紫雲山 頂法寺(六角堂), 248 Dōnomaechō, Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto, 604-8134, Japan

Rokkakudo Temple

Pass By: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi, Kyoto 612-0882 Kyoto Prefecture

Fushimi Inari Taisha


  • 7 Course Lunch included
  • Visit 10-12 Market Vendors and Taste the Flavors of Kyoto
  • Japanese Tea Included
  • Shopping time


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Transportation costs

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Departure Point

Japan, 〒600-8004 Kyoto, Shimogyō-ku, 四条通寺町西入奈良物町376

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Passport information copy is required for kids 10 and above.
  • Family-friendly
  • Same-day Booking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • For solo travelers, please email us
  • Equal quality substitute for unavailable regular restaurants
  • Changes to tours and spots we visit may occur due to schedules of restaurants, public holidays, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Applicable substitutions will be made in this case.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Pescatarian.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.86 out of 5 based on the last 7 recent reviews

We booked this tour in advance to get an idea of the local food in Kyoto. It began at 10 a.m. with a walk through the Nishiki Market. Our guide was fantastic. Kohei was knowledgable about the customs, culture, and food. He initially provided us with an overview of Shinto customs and rituals at a shrine inside the market, and then arranged for food sampling along the walk through the covered market: from wasabi-coated nuts to hand soap to sake. We tried scallops a la blow torch, and my wife even ate an octopus with a quail egg stuffed in its head. The tour ended in a local restaurant with a 7-course meal. Kohei provided visual prompts, including chopstick etiquette and explanations of the various food we ate. It was an outstanding tour. I would recommend taking it early in your visit rather than just before you leave as we did.
• Submitted 16 Jun 2018
Really enjoyed this tour! We were lucky enough to be in a small group of four people. Our tour guide, Chie, took us through the market, introduced us to the owners of several stands and described the different foods we were sampling. She answered our questions, even taking the time to explain the proper etiquette for visiting a Shinto shrine there's one right next to Nishiki Market. After the market tour, we ate a delicious seven-course kaiseki meal in a traditional tatami room at a nearby Japanese restaurant. Chie explained how a kaiseki meal works, described each course in detail and translated for the waitress. This tour is a great way to explore one of the most famous parts of Kyoto. I'm glad we took a tour - we would have missed out on a lot if we'd just strolled through on our own. We learned a lot about Japanese cuisine. Since we took this tour as the first thing on our trip, it was very helpful to have this experience behind us at other meals and markets later in our trip.
• Submitted 20 May 2018
Loved! Our tour guide was so great-- really knowledgable and sweet! She answered all of our billion questions and also was able to pace the group so that my 66 year old parents could keep up which was an added bonus!
• Submitted 02 Jan 2018
We got the same tour guide as our Gion and Kamogawa Evening Food Tour in Kyoto, which is great. Nishiki Market is a wonderful place. Make sure you go there with an empty stomach, cuz you will try lots of different food there.
• Submitted 24 Jun 2017
This tour was worth every dime! Our tour guide spoke very good English and communication with the tour company was efficient. While we did have our tour date changed, it went very well despite the small road bump. The Nishiki market is VAST oasis for foodies and more! Our guide was able to show us a multitude of specialities shops in a very compact time frame. We had a lunch to finish off the tour and it was fantastic! Recommend this for ages 16 and up. A super great experience in Kyoto.
• Submitted 12 Jun 2017
Lovely tour of the market with our guide, Rosali. My mom and I got lucky since we were the only people in the tour! I like to check out markets, and this did not disappoint. The Lunch was great: good japanese eating with good beef. My mom specially enjoyed the rice crackers and bought some for souvenirs. I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 01 May 2017
The food was all delicious, and our guide was very informative. The only trouble is Nishiki is so crowded and loud, it was sometimes difficult to hear, and often impossible to gather around an area without blocking traffic in the narrow street. Still, it was a very enjoyable tour, and my wife and I are glad we did it.
• Submitted 09 Aug 2017

In Brief

Kyoto, Japan
3 hours

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