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Nishiki Market Brunch Walking Food Tour

Nishiki Market Brunch Walking Food TourTaste Kyoto's best brunch & sampling foods at Nishiki Market

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  • 2.5 hour tour
  • Small group tour
  • English speaking guide

What makes this tour unique

  • Feel the crisp morning air and stroll around Kyoto's classic backstreets
  • Enjoy a "one-of-a-kind" brunch at Nishiki (Ichiba) Market which is also known as the "Kitchen of Kyoto"!
  • Learn Kyoto's food culture by enjoying the authentic cuisine from a local tour guide
What's included
2-4 food samplings
Japanese food or snacks sold on the shopping streets
Full brunch at a restaurant in the market
Photos during the tour
You'll get photos taken during the tour by your guide after the tour via email.
2.5 hours with a local guide
An English-speaking guide
Not included
  • Additional food and drinks (available for purchase)
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Tips and recommendations by our official guides

In ancient times, Kyoto developed into a political city that played an important role in the long history of Japan.
Currently, Kyoto is a must-see spot for many tourists due to its tremendous number of architectural sites.

However, little is known that Kyoto has a long history of their cuisine.
You will be able to explore an exciting attraction of the city that features the "one-of-a-kind" brunch experience at Kyoto Nishiki Market!

For over 400 years, Nishiki Market has been a much-loved staple for the locals.
Many still shop at this market every morning, and it's becoming popular among tourists.

Nishiki market is a must-visit place and you probably plan to visit there. But why should you join this tour?

1. Have the best brunch loved by Kyoto locals - There are tons of shops on the street and it is not easy to pick foods. On the tour, we'll walk and sample the best local foods you must try in Nishiki market. You'll never miss true local foods cooked there.
The tour includes a couple of food samplings enough to fill your stomach around lunch.

2. Learn about the place and culture from locals - We don't just visit there. You'll get insights into Kyoto food culture and find a new charm and deepen your knowledge of the old capital. Also, your guide will give you some tips about what to do in Kyoto for your rest of your Kyoto trip!

We're sure that the tour will make your Kyoto trip 10 times more memorable and enjoyable than visiting on your own!

Of course, vegans and vegetarians are also welcome. Children can join as well.

Kyoto-passionate local guides await for you to explore the beautiful market!


Official guide

Stroll through Kyoto's classic district Gion, before exploring Nishiki Market

Start out the tour by enjoying the fresh, morning air while walking through Ponto-cho. A local tour guide will take you around the serene and quaint morning town of Kyoto, which is a big contrast to the vibrant energy at night. After a healthy exercise from a little walk to stimulate your appetite, we will pay a visit to a shrine loved by locals.

Experience Kyoto's "one-of-a-kind" breakfast at Nishiki Market known as the "Kitchen of Kyoto."

Nishiki market has over 400 years worth of history which has been loved and recognized by locals as the "Kitchen of Kyoto" for a long time. According to the name, "Kitchen of Kyoto," it implies that Nishiki Market is rich with famous gourmet cuisine of Kyoto. When visiting Nishiki tenmangu shrine, our guide will tell you why Nishiki market was developed like this and how it's related to Kyoto's food traditional culture. You will have the opportunity to experience traditional Kyoto breakfast style brunch and know the depth of Kyoto's food culture.

A passionate guide will teach you local stories about Kyoto food culture

A local and knowledgeable guide will provide you with valuable information that you cannot gain from an ordinary sightseeing tour. You can ask anything about the history or culture of Kyoto. All questions are welcome.

Meeting Point

Gion Shijo Station, right outside of Exit 5, in front of Izumo no Okuni Statue

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  • A guide will be holding a board saying "MagicalTrip"
  • The restaurant industry faces difficulty of hiring restaurant staff and training them because many restaurant staff had to quit or got laid off during the times of the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, food and drinks at some restaurants possibly comes served late and the tour might be longer than originally scheduled. We kindly ask for your understanding
  • Because most Japanese restaurants are not fully ready for providing vegetarian menus, choices of vegetarian foods in our tour is available but limited.
  • All ages can join this tour
  • You do not need to pay for the guide's food and drinks
  • Please bring some cash for your additional orders
  • Out of respect for other guests and to ensure the best tour for everyone, we must start the tour on time.
  • You will not be able to join the tour, get refund or rescheduled if you are late for the tour and missed the group.
  • You are welcome to bring your young children and baby on this tour, but if you would like to leave your children with a sitter, we can refer you to an outside sitter service, please contact us before booking.
Cancel Policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the tour starting time.
  • Free date/time rescheduling up to 24 hours before the tour starting time (depending on availability).
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