Daytime Kyoto -Nishiki Market and Gion District Cultural Walking Food Tour

Gain a thoroughly enjoyable introduction to Kyoto’s food culture with this small-group guided tour for the city’s best eating spots, Nishiki Market.
This local guided tour takes you to food adventure, and then, you will stroll two Geisha districts. One is Pontocho Alley known as a scenic and quaint grummet spot along the most quaint river, Kamogawa and other one is Gion District, the biggest Geisha district of Kyoto.
This Day Experience takes you to an intriguing, fun and cultural adventure with tasting unique street foods around center of Kyoto city.
In this tour, you could have a lot of tips about Kyoto, such as useful information to travel around, cultural clues which makes your stay more enjoyable, and also, of course knowledge to enjoy local foods with a local friendly guide.
Let’s enjoy one step deeper and get into the local.
* Duration: 3 hours
* Starts: Kyoto, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Gain a thoroughly enjoyable introduction to Kyoto’s food culture with this small-group guided tour for the city’s best eating spots, Nishiki Market.
This local guided tour takes you to food adventure, and then, you will stroll two Geisha districts. One is Pontocho Alley known as a scenic and quaint grummet spot along the most quaint river, Kamogawa and other one is Gion District, the biggest Geisha district of Kyoto.
This Day Experience takes you to an intriguing, fun and cultural adventure with tasting unique street foods around center of Kyoto city.
In this tour, you could have a lot of tips about Kyoto, such as useful information to travel around, cultural clues which makes your stay more enjoyable, and also, of course knowledge to enjoy local foods with a local friendly guide.
Let’s enjoy one step deeper and get into the local.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Nishiki Market Shopping District, Nakauoyacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto 604-8054 Kyoto Prefecture

Visit 130 local shops in Nishiki Market and learn the local food culture!!

You can have several traditional foods such as Yuba (Tofu Skin), Rice Ball, Freid Fish Cake, Hamo (Sea Eel), Japanese Omelet, and Sake.

Also, you could sample various foods such as Pickled Vegetables, Japanese Spices, Chestnuts, Beans, Seaweed snacks, Honey Drink, and so on!!

Apart from Food, there are also knife shops, soap shop, Fabric shops. You could find what you want wiz local knowledgeable guides!!

Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes

Stop At: Nishiki Tenmangu, 537 Nakanocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8042 Kyoto Prefecture

You will know how to pray in Japanese Shinto Shrine.

Also, you could know the basics about the worships among Japanese People.

If you like, you can try a fortune paper.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pontocho District, Nakagyo-Ku BetweenKamogawa and Kiyamachi-dori, Kyoto Kyoto Prefecture

After Nishiki Tenmangu, you will go through Shinkyogoku Modern Shopping Street, Kawaramachi Street, and Kiyamachi Street.

Since Kiyamachi Street is famous for Cherry Blossom (Sakura), you could view the blooming cherry in Spring.

In other season, you can enjoy the quiet atmosphere with canal.

After Kiyamachi Street, you will go through hidden alley and arrive to Pontocho Backstreet.

Since Pontocho is one of Maiko (Geisha) Districts, if you are lucky, you can see Maiko!!

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Shijo Bridge, Nakagyoku – Higashiyamaku, Kyoto Kyoto Prefecture

To visit Gion District, you will across beautiful Shijo Bridge!!

On the bridge, you could see ducks. And if you are lucky, you could see wild heron.

Stop At: The Site of Kitaza, Kawabatadori Shijo Agaru Higashigawa, Higashiyama-Ku, Kyoto 605-0079 Kyoto Prefecture

You will have original Kyoto Sweets in the beautiful building renovated from Kabuki Theater.

The sweets is traditional one, but you can enjoy it by the unique way.

You can eat it just here!!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gion Shirakawa, Higashiyama-ku along Shirakawa River Minamidori, Kyoto 605-0000 Kyoto Prefecture

After having sweets, you will head to Gion Shirakawa area where is also famous for cherry blossom

You will see the traditional well-preserved townhouse area.

There are many houses relating to Maiko.

There is also Tatsumi Shrine which is known in the movie “Memoirs of a Geisha”.

If you have an interest, the guide tell you about the details of Maiko’s life.

Duration: 15 minutes