Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch

Location: Kyoto
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size: 10
Currency: JPY
Language: English
TimeZone: Asia/Tokyo
Highlights 3-hour walking food tour in the world famous Nishiki Market.
Visit family-owned shops and stalls to sample local and seasonal food.
Fresh seafood, local snacks, preserved fruits, and other specialty items are just a few things you will taste and learn about from your local guide.
Explore the building blocks of what makes Japanese food special and why this historic cuisine has been given UNESCO World Heritage Status.
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. 

Commentary English: Audio
Included 7 Course Lunch included
Visit 10-12 Market Vendors and Taste the Flavors of Kyoto
Japanese Tea Included
Shopping time
Excluded Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Transportation costs
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Additional Information
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, Not 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., Vegetarian Friendly, Pescatarian.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything. 
Health Items Face masks required for travelers in public areas, Face masks required for guides in public areas, Face masks provided for travelers, Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands, Regular temperature checks for staff, Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival, Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 1 days
Minimum 2 guests per booking
Maximum 10 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation


Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 35.0039172, 135.7664327
Address: 375 Naramonochi, Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8004, JP
Notes: Meet up point: In front of Lacoste Kawaramachi ラコステ 京都店 Access: Hankyu train Line - Kawaramachi Station Exit 9.
Start Location Notes 375 Naramonochi, Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8004, JP
End Location Address Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8008
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 35.0036744, 135.7605895
Address: Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8008
Start Location Notes 375 Naramonochi, Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8004, JP
End Location Address Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8008


Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 7 days
Cancellation Notes: 7+ days before tour’s date: full refund of tour fees minus any processing fees. 4 to 6 days before original tour date: 50% refund of tour fees minus any processing fees. 72 hours or less prior to tour: non-refundable Arigato Japan is not responsible for cancellation conditions or fees imposed by third party tour agency or any other company through which a service was booked.


Adult 13-80 years ¥19,200 Available on request
Child 3-12 years ¥9,600 Available on request


Option Name Group Tour
Option Description Time/Days offered: 6 Days a Week, Starting at 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday, unavailable on national holidays

Other Information

Voucher Info

• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
• Minimum drinking age is 21 years
• Please be there 10-15 minutes before the scheduled departure time. We have a strict policy about starting our tours on the scheduled time. If you are not able to arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will start regardless and no refund will be provided. We are also unable to accommodate meeting up in any of the food stops once you've missed the start of the tour.

Confirmation necessary? No