Nishiki Market Brunch Walking Food Tour

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Nishiki Market Breakfast Walking Food Tour
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From USD 48.16

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Start your day right on a fun small-group breakfast walking tour of Kyoto’s Nishiki Market. This is a great opportunity to learn more about local Japanese food while seeing some sights that you might otherwise miss. Start with a stroll through historic Gion before tucking into the delicacies on offer in the 400-year-old market that’s known as the “kitchen of Kyoto”. The walking tour lasts around 2.5 hours.
  • Receive personalized attention on a small-group tour of max. 6
  • Put your camera away and focus on the food as photos will be provided
  • A must-do for foodie travelers
  • Enjoy 4-5 samples of food from the market

What's Included

  • Brunch at restaurant
  • At least 1 street food and many free samplings on the market
  • 2.5 hours with a local guide
  • Photos during the tour
  • Additional food and drinks (Available for purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Statue of Izumo-no-Okuni
    Japan, 605-0076 Kyoto, Higashiyama Ward, Kawabatachō, 川端四条

    Gion Shijo Station, right outside of Exit 5, in front of Izumo no Okuni Statue Your guide will be holding a board saying "MagicalTrip"

End point

  • Apple Kyoto
    83-1 Tachiuri Nakanochō, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8006, Japan

What To Expect

Nishiki Market Shopping District (Pass By)

Gion (Pass By)

Shijo Dori (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Operated by MagicalTrip Inc.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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264 reviews
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Fantastic tour
Matthew_C, Sept 2023
This is a fantastic tour, super informative and really enjoyable. Well worth the money and Yutaka was a fantastic guide! 10/10
Great food, awesome guide, do this!
Alexandra_M, Sept 2023
So glad we did this! We tried lots of foods we never would have thought to try if we had not gone on this tour. When we passed foods that we wanted to try, that were not part of the tour, our guide made time for us to try those foods. We also had some sake tastings and and learned a ton. Highly recommended!
Amazing, 10/10!
Sara_W, July 2023
Great experience, Yutaka was amazing! Very knowledgeable and friendly. We got so much more than just a market tour, we learned a lot about Kyoto’s history. Highly recommended!
Super fun
Lili_W, July 2023
A very fun tour, also a good cultural experience! The tour guide is very knowledgeable and friendly, always ready to help and share! The food taste so good! I went back to this market several times in my rest stay in Japan, definitely a place worth visiting.
Great way to explore Nishiki market
Laysa_M, June 2023
Had a lovely time with Yutaka. We started with a walk through the Pontocho neighborhood with great explanation of local history and culture. Having a local walk with you through the Nishiki market is a great experience and he explained what many food items were and had some great samples. Stoped for lunch and then finished the market tour. Afterwards Yutaka was kind enough to show me a great place to buy matcha. Overall a great way to spend a morning in Kyoto. Would highly recommend :)
A must DO in Kyoto
Angela_R, June 2023
Our tour guide Massa was great, and very knowledgeable. He allows time to explore at the market, and answered all our questions. Great tour!
Wonderful Brunch Adventure
Chrystal_C, June 2023
It was so fun making our way through the market guided by Hiroko. Each stop was a delightful and delicious learning adventure. I highly recommend Hiroko and the brunch tour.
Informative tour but not just about food
Amber_C, May 2023
Our guide Hiroko was very informative. We especially enjoyed the market and sampling some of the different foods. We also enjoyed visiting the shrine and learning more about the customs for praying and writing wishes on the wooden ema plaques. I had expected that more of the tour would be spent at the market, based on the title of the tour, however the first hour was spent walking in the historic district and going to the shrine - I feel this should be made more clear in the description. Also I would have preferred to try a greater range of interesting foods at the market, rather than sitting down to eat at a restaurant at the end.
Wonderful intro to Kyoto history and cuisine
Cecilia_B, May 2023
Highly recommend! Our guide Yutaka was amazing - very informative and the shops where we stopped to so that wrote could make purchases were well curated. The brunch featuring a selection of local Kyoto dishes was outstanding.
A fun and informative tour of the market
Adam_G, Apr 2023
Friendly guide, delicious brunch with variety, informative descriptions of various foods within the market
Very interesting experience!
cristina_s, Apr 2023
Very interesting experience! A fun morning! We tasted different types if food, and we had a great guide!
A must do experience with a knowledgable guide!!
Sasha_H, Apr 2023
His knowledge and passion walking the streets to the Nishiki market in Kyoto. Very friendly and engaging guide.
Fabulous Nishiki Walking Tour
Carolyn_r, Apr 2023
Wonderful tour with Yukata. Great knowledge of the markets with some history of Kyoto on the walk, taken on a walk through the Gion district on the way to the markets. The markets were fabulous and we had various tastings at stalls that Yukata had organised for us. Delicious lunch at a local restaurant. All up a wonderful 3 1/2 hours spent with a delightful guide, nothing was too much trouble - highly recommend!!!
Really Good Time
Gordon_D, Apr 2023
A great way to explore the nightlife areas of Tokyo. The Guide gave useful information & the mix of bars was good. All-in all an enjoyable time
It was informative!
SUNETHRA_W, Mar 2023
It was a great experience. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and funny. Food was great! Highly recommended!
Amazing tour guide
Allison_J, Apr 2022
Our tour guide was so funny and answered any questions we could think of on not just the market, but in Kyoto! He showed us highlights, history, and recommended the best food try’s there was to offer.

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