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Nishiki Market Tour + Teriyaki Chicken Bento Making

Unforgettable culinary tour strolling Nishiki Market known as "Kyoto's Kitchen" pairs with cooking class to learn how to make Japanese soul food style, "Bento".

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Gain a local introduction to Kyoto’s food culture with this small-group guided tour and cooking experience. Start at the deliciously vast 400-year-old Nishiki Market, nicknamed ‘Kyoto’s Kitchen,’ where over 130 shops and stalls will beckon your taste buds. Stroll through the Market and learn about its history and taste the sample snacks. What makes this tour even more special is a 1.5-hour cooking class making symbol of Japanese lunch style, Bento, You can learn how to make teriyaki chicken, rice ball (onigiri), egg omelette, and marinated vegetable. During the lesson, you will learn homemade, traditional technique of Japanese cooking.  You can enjoy your edible creation for lunch along with a selection of paired Shochu “Japanese distilled alcohol” after the lesson. Cooking ingredients, tools and lunch with a beverage are all included. Just please bring your empty stomach!!

  • Price :  JPY 13,000 /person
  • Kyoto
  • Approx. 3.5 hours
  • Req. for Booking: 2 people
  • English

*This tour requires a minimum of 2 people to  be operated

*Confirmation will be received after reservation, subject to availability

*Adult pricing applies to all travelers

*Min. drinking age is 21 years

*Those with allergies and/or dietary restrictions may be accommodated for upon request

*Cooking lesson takes place in LAQUE Shijo Karasuma Studio

For more details, please check  tour information page.

Gain a local introduction to Kyoto’s food culture with this small-group guided tour and cooking experience. Start at the deliciously vast 400-year-old Nishiki Market, nicknamed ‘Kyoto’s Kitchen,’ where over 130 shops and stalls will beckon your taste buds. Stroll through the Market and learn about its history and taste the sample snacks. What makes this tour even more special is a 1.5-hour cooking class making symbol of Japanese lunch style, Bento, You can learn how to make teriyaki chicken, rice ball (onigiri), egg omelette, and marinated vegetable. During the lesson, you will learn homemade, traditional technique of Japanese cooking.  You can enjoy your edible creation for lunch along with a selection of paired Shochu “Japanese distilled alcohol” after the lesson. Cooking ingredients, tools and lunch with a beverage are all included. Just please bring your empty stomach!!

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Highlights of this activity

  • Nishiki Market Tour

    We are ready 2 different guide in this tour. One is the guide who are familiar with Nishiki Market. They know history of this market and local stores. They will show you which store is the best to buy the souvenir and let you try some samples.(Japanese honey juice, Spicy sesame topping, rice cracker, black soy tea…) Normally the people spend 30 min in this market. But we will take about 1.5 hours to see and learn more deeply information. (About seasonal vegetables, fruits, our kitchen tools, what is sake, etc..) At the beginning of this tour you will have the opportunity to learn what is the difference between shrine and temples as well. 

  • Make Teriyaki Chicken Bento

    After the market exploring the guide will be changed to second one who is a teacher of Japanese cooking. In this lesson, you will learn how to cook authentic Japanese “Teriyaki”sauce from scratch to flavor grilled chicken, and also how to make onigiri which is very fundamental lunch for Japanese people. For Bento box, the color coordinate is important so let’s add color to your bento box with egg omelette and marinated vegetable. During this 1.5 hour lesson, you will learn homemade, traditional technique of Japanese cooking.  

  • Complementary Shochu Tasting

    You can enjoy your edible creation for lunch along with a selection of paired Shochu after the lesson. Cooking ingredients, tools and lunch with a beverage are all included. Just bring yourself!

Tour Overview

  • 9:45am Meet up

    Meet your local guide in front of Super Hotel Shijyo Kawaramachi 

    MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/TYw9x7w3tTA2

  • Nishiki Market

    You will have the opportunity to learn what is the difference between shrine and temples.

  • Your guide will show you which store is the best to buy the souvenir and let you try some samples.

  • 12:00pm Bento Cooking

    Learn about Japanese soul food, Bento.

  • 13:00pm Lunch Time

    Enjoy your creation, paring with Shochu! You can  take away Bento box if you would like.

  • 13:30pm Thank you!

    Get some nice gifts and the certificate to take back home!

NOTE

For more details, please check  tour information page.

  • Kyoto
  • Approx. 3.5 hours
  • Req. for Booking: 2 people
  • English

 

 

  • Price :  JPY 13,000 /person
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