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Nishiki Market Crash Course and Sushi Making Tour in Kyoto

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Get hands-on experience with Japanese cuisine, and explore the shops of the local market to find all the ingredients you need for a delicious lunch. Learn to make sushi and sample sake at a brewery!

Description

The tour starts at Nishiki Market (known as "Kyoto's Kitchen"), the most lively market in the city. Here you will purchase the ingredients for your sushi-making lesson later that day, assisted by your local guide.

After walking through the market, head to an old sake brewery, where the sake-making process is explained and guests can sample several types of sake. Next stop is a machiya, a traditional townhouse, where a professional chef will teach you how to make sushi rolls.

Includes

  • Nishiki Market tour

  • Sake brewery tour and tasting

  • Sushi Making lesson

  • Tea

  • Dinner

  • Admission

  • English-speaking guide
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Nishiki Market Crash Course and Sushi Making Tour in Kyoto

Duration: 4 hour(s)
Available: Thu, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Nishiki Market tour / Sake brewery tour and tasting / Sushi Making lesson / Tea / Dinner / Admission / English-speaking guide
Add-ons:
  • Upgrade to Private Tour + per person
  • Upgrade to Private Tour (for more than 7 participants) + per person

It was an interesting and fun crash-course through the market. We learned a lot of fun little facts along the route while we were picking up done ingredients for the sushi making part of the tour. It was nice to know what the various shops had along the way instead of just guessing.

The sake museum was a fun little experience and crash course about the history and making of sake. We got to taste some different sakes and rice beers, and my fiancé and I purchased their best bottle of sake and some yuzu as well from the museum.

Finally the sushi making was very fun and entertaining. We got to put together the ingredients for our sushi meal and it all came out very nicely. We even got a little cookbook to keep as well.

Heather

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Schedule

  • 14:25

    Tour Starts at Nishiki Entrance of Daimaru Department Store

  • 14:30

    Nishiki Market

    Your English-speaking guide will take you through Nishiki Market, giving you information on the vibrant displays of food along its lanes.

  • Former Sake Brewery

    Visit a former sake brewery and learn about the process of making the popular Japanese liquor. While there, sample several different varieties of sake, or "nihonshu".

  • 16:30

    Cooking Lesson and Dinner

    Arrive at the machiya for your cooking lesson! Learn how to make rolled sushi or a Kyoto obanzai with ingredients bought at Nishiki Market earlier that day. The dishes you will make comes with soup, a vegetable dish and fruit. After the lesson, you may go ahead and indulge in your creations.

  • 18:00

    Activity Ends at Wak Japan Machiya

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Notes

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Walking shoes

Additional Note(s)
  • You must be at least 20 years old to consume alcoholic beverages.

  • The scheduled start time is fixed and may not be adjusted to accommodate late participants. Please note that the tour will proceed without you if you are late for more than 5 minutes.

  • Guests may have a private tour arranged for free if more than 7 participants are booked. An additional fee per person applies for bookings with 1-7 participants. Please select the add-on upon booking.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 9.

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Reviews

It was an interesting and fun crash-course through the market. We learned a lot of fun little facts along the route while we were ...picking up done ingredients for the sushi making part of the tour. It was nice to know what the various shops had along the way instead of just guessing.

The sake museum was a fun little experience and crash course about the history and making of sake. We got to taste some different sakes and rice beers, and my fiancé and I purchased their best bottle of sake and some yuzu as well from the museum.

Finally the sushi making was very fun and entertaining. We got to put together the ingredients for our sushi meal and it all came out very nicely. We even got a little cookbook to keep as well.
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Heather

We went as a couple to the market and sushi tour in Kyoto. To begin with the class takes you across the Kyoto Market area in wich ...you can taste, learn and see a lot of different stores, products, food, arts and crafts of culinary style. Along the way we tasted different things and had a quiz about the market at the end after learning a lot of the history. Afterwards we went to an old sake brewery where we tasted water from the well, 2 different types of sake and 2 types of homebrew beers, all of them delicious! And to finish off the day, we got to the cooking lessons where a couple of very friendly ladies took us tru the basics of some of the typical dishes in Japanese cooking like miso and cucumber salad, as well as making a sushi roll from scratch. It was a fun experiencie, the guide was very fun and friendly, all around a very pleasing tour, worth it if you are in Kyoto and are eager to see the market and understand some of the things that are not so easy to understand without a Japanese person explaining along the way! more

Patrick

It's a good tour to get to know the central area of Kyoto.
Our guide did a good job guiding us through the market to t...
he Sake tasting and then the Sushi making.

We did the afternoon tour and it can be crowded in the Nishiki market at that time.
We went back on a morning and it's much nicer then.

The highlight of the tour was the Sushi making.
2 lovely ladies explained and taught us how to make sushi.
After making the sushi we had a nice meal.
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