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Kyoto: 3-Hour Guided Food Tour in Gion at Night

1. Kyoto: 3-Hour Guided Food Tour in Gion at Night

Meet your guide at the Izumo no Okuni statue at Gion Shijo Station, then set off for a tasty 3-hour tour of local restaurants and street food vendors. The tour has been specially designed for you to experience the most authentic side of Kyoto and takes you to places that are normally hard to find for tourists. Throughout the night your guide is on hand to advise what you should order and how to order. Head to the first location of the night and admire Gion's picturesque streets and alleyways full of traditional Kyoto-style buildings with Machiya architecture along the way. Arrive at the restaurant and dine on a selection of meat or vegetables that have been simply but perfectly seasoned to create a pure and flavorsome eating experience. At the next stop, enjoy mouth-watering tempura skewers or traditional sushi, paired with authentic and unique matcha beverages. The final stop is a quirky standing sake bar, where you can taste a selection of sake drinks. This tour is an unforgettable opportunity to see and experience Kyoto nightlife like a real local, and visit bars and restaurants that most tourists miss.

Kyoto: Afternoon Japanese Izakaya Cooking Class

2. Kyoto: Afternoon Japanese Izakaya Cooking Class

Join an afternoon Izakaya cooking class to enjoy a great way to immerse yourself in Japanese dining culture as well as learn authentic Japanese foods that are eaten at home and in local restaurants. The cooking course consists of two parts. First, you will cook 2 or 3 dishes together with your chef and enjoy them. Then you will return to the kitchen and learn 2 or 3 more dishes before eating once more. As in many Izakaya (over the counter) restaurants, be ready to talk with your chef while cooking and eating at the same time. 

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What people are saying about Shijō Station

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 38 reviews

The class was amazing , awesome hosts and great food

The whole experience was amazing. Both Hiro and Yuki (the chefs) were really easy going and fun people to be around. They explained things into great detail and were always open to discussions about food and preparation for any Japanese cuisine, highly recommended for anyone wishing to learn Japanese cooking and culture

Great Cooking Class with real japanese Izakaya Food

It was a great cooking class with super friendly and helpful instructors. Learned a lot about Japan and its cuisine. Everything was well prepared, the steps we had to take were well explained and supervised. We had a lot of fun and a delicious self made meal.

Fun experience

Amazing experience with an absolutely lovely teacher. Even if you can’t cook, you’ll do great in this class. All ages welcome, please book up!

Incredible people, service, food

Warm friendly cooking instructor, fabulous food and many items. And it was a fun, clean, educational class.

It was a great day with easy but very tasty food we were shown to cook.