Tour of Nishiki Market to find out about the culinary traditions of Kyoto people
Nishiki Market, a 400-meter long arcade lined with 130 grocery shops and stores, is now a world famous destination for tourists. The 100-minute guided tour covers the entire street of the market.
Kyoto is the mecca of washoku, a Japanese cuisine, registered as a UNESCO intangible cultural asset. From housewives to chefs of traditional kaiseki cuisine, people coming for full-course dinners frequently visit Nishiki Market, which is the evidence that the market deals in the finest food materials. During the 100-minute tour, the guide will explain about the market, including the interesting legends of washoku and significance of the market with its history, which can be traced back to 1300 years ago.
|November 12th, December 10th
|Tour: 14:00-15:40 (Reception:13:50)
|2,500 yen with prior reservation and payment
Free for 12 years old and younger when accompanied by adult
|At No. 9 Exit of Kawaramachi Station of Hankyu Railway
|No insurance for accidents or injury during the tour