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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

    USD171.89

    Sun, 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.

    USD26.24

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. Walk through Nishiki Market, also known as the "kitchen of Kyoto." Sample fresh delicacies in one of the richest culinary atmospheres in the world and gain in-depth knowledge on how to prepare them.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD133.90

    Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  4. Enter through a secret passage way leading you to this famous restaurant run by ninjas. Enjoy a night of surprises, magic and delicious food in Kyoto!
    Meal Provided

    From USD29.31

    Daily
    (evening)
  5. 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

    USD111.28

    Tue, Thu, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  6. Embark on an authentic Japanese sake brewery tour and taste an array of delicious sake. Dive deep into sake's history and production process and get your fill of good drinks and good stories.
    English Available

    USD81.42

    Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3 hour(s) (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.

    USD19.54

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. Spend the morning exploring often overlooked jewels of southern Kyoto! Explore the thousands of orange torii gates of the famous Inari Shrine, before enjoying a flavorful sake-tasting tour.
    English Available

    USD103.57

    Thu, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  9. 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 USD11.58

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

    USD19.54

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  11. 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

    USD177.32

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  12. 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!
    Meal Provided

    From USD19.54

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  13. Get hands-on experience with Japanese cuisine, explore the shops of the local market and find all the ingredients you need for a delicious lunch. Learn to make sushi and sample sake at a brewery!
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD126.04

    Thu, Fri, Sat
    4 hour(s) (afternoon)
  14. 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 USD44.33

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

    USD54.72

    Weekend
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  16. Get a 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 USD145.59

    Group Discount
    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  17. 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 USD31.66

    Daily
    (afternoon)
  18. Reserve a delicious full course fugu (pufferfish) meal with a selection of dishes for lunch or dinner. Taste exquisite pufferfish cuisine prepared by skilled chefs right in the heart of Kyoto and have an unforgettable exotic dining experience.

    From USD38.88

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  19. Cook like a Japanese chef by making tasty izakaya bar dishes. With an English-speaking instructor, learn how the popular local cuisine is prepared. End this activity by savoring these dishes with an optional cup of sake.
    English Available

    From USD65.14

    Group Discount
    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  20. Let's cook in Kyoto! Discover how Japanese bento boxes are deliciously made in this cooking lesson. Great for foodies who would like to immerse themselves in local Japanese cuisine. Enjoy making a tasty bento box!
    English Available

    From USD65.14

    Group Discount
    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)

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