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Try the best local foods, drinks, sweets in Japan. Booking cooking classes and learn how to make delicious dishes like tempura, sushi and more. Guests with a sweet toooth can join tasting tours or sweets-making lessons. Find your favorite sake, beer or wine, or book dinner reservations with ease. Veltra also makes it easy for visitors with special dietary requirements (halal, vegetarian, gluten-free) enjoy Japanese food without worrying!
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  1. Experience an enchanting time with a maiko as you savor an elegant course-style dinner. Watch an elegant dance and play traditional games for a memorable time in the geisha district of Gion.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD178.87

    Tue, Thu, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  2. Learn to make soba noodles the retro way, just a few minutes from Kiyomizudera Temple. Do it all, from prepping, mixing, rolling, and cutting the dough, then eat your freshly made noodles.

    USD27.30

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. Get hands-on experience with Japanese cuisine, explore the shops of the local Nishiki Market and find all the ingredients you need for a delicious lunch. Learn to make sushi or Kyoto 'obanzai' (healthy vegetable dishes) and sample some sake.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD131.16

    Thu, Fri, Sat
    4 hour(s) (afternoon)
  4. Step back in time with a visit to Gion Corner, where a showcase of traditional Japanese arts is held. After that, delight in a candlelight tea ceremony before a shojin ryori dinner.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD115.80

    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  5. Enjoy an authentic and delicious 10-course dinner in Kyoto. First explore the Shirakawa river and make your way through the traditional geisha district of Gion. Then enjoy your traditional meal.
    English Available

    USD199.58

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  6. Feed your love for ramen and take part in a fun and delicious ramen-making class in Kyoto. Start from kneading your own noodles and customize your very own bowl. Enjoy your finished product at the end and taste the difference!
    English Available
    Accessible

    From USD32.95

    2-for-1
    Review Rebate
    Daily
    (afternoon)
  7. Learn how to make beautiful wagashi, the traditional cutely shaped sweets of Japan! An experienced instructor will assist you as you make flower and fruit shaped treats.

    USD20.33

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. Bring your family and friends for a delicious experience in Kyoto. Use traditional methods to make different kinds of decorative confectionery and taste it on the spot.

    From USD12.99

    Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  9. Learn to make your very own traditional Japanese confectionery to take home as a souvenir of Kyoto. No cooking skills required. Great for children and families to enjoy making a sweet treat.

    From USD11.30

    Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  10. Relax on the riverside and taste fresh Kyoto cuisine featuring charcoal cooked fish. Relax over the Kiyotaki River, feeling the cool breeze and listening to the running water.
    Meal Provided

    From USD55.92

    Daily
    (afternoon)
  11. Make your very own tofu from scratch and taste the various stages between the cooking process. Blend your very own shichimi peppers before savoring the freshly made tofu on the spot!
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD15.06

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  12. Learn to make beautiful seasonal Japanese sweets under the guidance of a professional pastry chef, at the famous Kanshundo sweets shop near Kiyomizudera Temple.

    USD20.33

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  13. Choose from three traditional dishes and cook up a storm in a friendly Japanese cooking lesson that comes with a glimpse into Japan's culture thanks to your local instructor, all in English.

    From USD46.13

    Daily
    2 - 3 hour(s) (afternoon)
  14. Enjoy cooking a tasty meal of obanzai (traditional and healthy vegetarian cuisine) using fresh Kyoto vegetables and other local ingredients.

    USD59.99

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (afternoon)
  15. Get a literal taste of Kyoto as you learn to prepare two of Japan's most popular dishes, sushi and tempura! This 3-hour class makes for a fun activity you can enjoy with a small group or private company.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD151.50

    Group Discount
    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  16. Get advanced reservations for a course meal at TORAJI while traveling around Kyoto. Unlike the standard yakiniku barbecue restaurants, try the mouth-watering thick-cut meats prepared by professional chefs for a satisfying meal.
    Meal Provided

    From USD82.85

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (evening, night)
  17. Use your creativity to make traditional wagashi (Japanese sweets). Use high-quality ingredients and knead colorful nerikiri-dough to create these delicate delights. Create 2 designs such as a cute flower and a simple round shape.

    USD14.12

    Daily
    0.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  18. Take in the wonderful aroma of yuzu citrus as you savor a variety of mouth-watering modern Japanese cuisine with unlimited food and drinks! Make your evening in Kyoto special by reserving a private room for a memorable time with friends and family.
    Meal Provided

    USD35.81

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (evening)
  19. Transform a traditional Japanese cuisine into a modern edible art at Saishoji temple. Learn the techniques to make a decorative but delicious character sushi art with helpful guidance from your friendly instructor.

    From USD37.66

    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  20. Have a full-course kaiseki lunch prepared specially for you as you sit outdoors and view the beautiful Kamogawa River. Enjoy hassle-free reservation and savor wonderful Kyoto cuisine.
    Meal Provided

    USD55.52

    Daily
    (afternoon)

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