Kyoto Gourmet Tour

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This is a tour for food lovers or culinary enthusiasts who would like to experience authentic and first-class products in Kyoto, escorted by gourmet-savvy local guide. Please be ready for a variety of food tastings.


Sample Itinerary (8 hour tour)

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Start at Nishiki Market, a market place known as "Kyoto's kitchen." Over 100 stores sell various foods unique in Kyoto, such as Kyoto-brand vegetables, pickles, Japanese sweets, yakitori, "ofu" gluten, fresh seafood and more. Japanese knives and kitchen utensils can also be purchased. Your gourmet guide will support in communicating with the shop staff.

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Experience either Japanese sweets making or a traditional tea ceremony.

Learn how to make Japanese sweets "wagashi" at an established sweets shop. The pastry chef will lead you in making a few pieces of wagashi. At the end of the class, taste your wagashi with green tea .

Tea ceremony will be conducted at a historical townhouse in Kyoto. Learn the history, manners, and the way to serve matcha tea.

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Visit Kiyomizudera, one of the most celebrated temples in Kyoto, registered as the UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk through the stone-paved paths with a variety of local gourmet such as matcha ice cream, "Yatsuhashi" crepes, Japanese seven spices, green tea, as well as Japanese porcelains, chopsticks, and wooden trays.

*As for lunch, the guide will recommend a Michelin-star restaurant or established restaurantwhich serve Kyoto's specialties such as Tofu, Kyoto-style kaiseki cuisine, Shojin cuisine(monk's vegetarian dishes), etc. Lunch fee is not included in the tour price.


Price for this sample itinerary

(price per group)

2 persons3 persons4 persons
8 hours 78,000 yen 86,000 yen 93,000 yen

(8% consumption tax included)

Including: English speaking tour guide, entrance fees, public transportation, some tastings
Not Including: Lunch fee
Note:

  1. The price is for the above sample itinerary. Day trips to Kyoto from other cities can be arranged upon request. (ex. From Osaka, additional 10,000 yen per group will be charged as it takes 2 hours for round trip, which makes 10 hour tour. For other cities, please contact us.)
  2. We will customize your own tour depending on your interests and time. Include any site you wish. The duration of your tour can be arranged from 4 hours.
  3. Private car can be arranged for extra fee
  4. Please contact for more than 5 persons

Gourmet activities we can arrange in your tour

Gourmet Experiences

  • Tea Ceremony
  • Visit Sake Brewery
  • Visit Local Markets
  • Luxury (Ryoutei) /Local Restaurants
  • Kaiseki Dinner with Geisha

Culinary Classes

  • "Obanzai" Cooking Class (Kyoto's daily dishes)
  • Mackerel Sushi Making Class
  • Tea making class
  • Japanese Sweets Making class
*Extra fees may be added to your tour price for certain activities.


Request for a Private Tour

To request for a private tour, contact us by E-mail (commentsmtj@michitravel.com) or call us (03-5213-5040). Please tell us the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. Number of persons in the group
  3. Date of the tour
  4. Starting time and length of tour
  5. Meeting place
  6. Places you would like to visit (or write "recommended travel" if you would like us to plan your day)
  7. Interests
  8. Lunch requests

Private Tours in other destinations

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We can also arrange privately-guided tours in other destinations throughout Japan. Your tours can be tailored to your specific interests such as culture, food, and nature.

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