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Kyoto Walking Food Market Tour with Arigato Japan



Explore the famous Nishiki Market visiting generations old food stalls and then enjoy a traditional course lunch.

  • Feast on a mouth watering 7 course lunch featuring beautiful and delicious local dishes.
  • Meet and hear the stories of the families running the market stalls in Nishiki, Kyoto.
  • Taste pickles, tofu, seafood, sweets and more!
  • All Seasons

  • 3 hour total

  • English

  • Any Age

  • 2 〜 10


Anne Kyle

Anne is the founder of Arigato Japan. She was born and raised in the Philippines. Anne majored in Airline Business Administration and Tourism. She has traveled around 50 countries between 2006 and 2017. After living in Japan for almost 20 years, Anne founded Arigato Japan in February 2016 with tours in Tokyo, realizing her true calling to help make the experience of visitors to Japan the best possible.

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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).

  • Meet your guide who will take you on a tour of Kyoto's famous Nishiki Market.

  • Enjoy tasting a variety of Japanese foods and meeting the people behind the stores.

  • You will also have time to do some shopping! Handmade cups and plates make for lovely souvenirs.

  • After touring the market, sit down and enjoy a beautiful and delicious 7 course lunch.


  • Duration


    (10:00 〜 13:00)

    * Time may vary, not including transportation time

  • Access

    Kawaramachi Station

  • Participants Guests

    2 〜 10

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met. Accompanied infants participate for free.

  • Age


  • Conditions

    Available on Clear or Lightly Rainy Days

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.


  • Adults(12+)


  • Children(4~11)


  • Infants(~3)


Included in the Price

Guide, Lunch, Foods to taste


  • Things to bring

    Just bring yourself!

  • Meeting Point

    Meet in front of the Lacoste store in Kawaramachi. If coming from the Hankyu train line, get off at Kawaramachi Station and take exit 9.

  • Additional Info

    Tour is not available on Mondays.


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