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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

    USD178.96

    Tue, Thu
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  2. 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 USD28.26

    Daily
    (evening)
  3. 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.

    USD27.31

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. 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

    USD168.60

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (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

    USD115.85

    Tue, Thu, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  6. Get a taste of Kyoto as you learn to prepare two of Japan's most popular dishes, sushi and tempura! This is a fun hands-on class with a very tasty ending.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD148.51

    Group Discount
    Daily
    3 hour(s) (morning, 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.

    USD20.34

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

    USD20.34

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. Indulge in a rare meal at Daigoji Temple and taste the delicate flavors of seasonal Kyoto vegetables before leisurely strolling the rich grounds of the temple.

    From USD33.57

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

    USD118.00

    Sun, Thu, Fri
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  11. Enjoy cooking a tasty meal of 'obanzai', traditional and healthy vegetarian cuisine, using fresh Kyoto vegetables and other local ingredients!

    USD56.96

    Weekend
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  12. Begin cooking from soy beans, then taste the difference of each stage of tofu. Experience this rare opportunity to taste the difference of freshly made tofu.
    Meal Provided

    From USD12.24

    Daily
    (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 USD46.15

    Daily
    2 - 3 hour(s) (afternoon)
  14. Spend a full day exploring the must-see sights of Kyoto. Walk along the charming streets of Gion, see the majestic halls of Kiyomizudera, and discover exciting tastes at Nishiki Market.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD113.03

    Daily
    7 hour(s) (morning)
  15. 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

    USD129.04

    Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  16. Make shichimi,a traditional Japanese spice blend,by mixing the 7 ingredients to your tastes. Keep your spices in a traditional seasoning container made of bamboo for a touch of Kyoto wherever you are.
    English Available

    USD18.37

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  17. Stroll around the peaceful moss garden within the Torin-in Temple. Enjoy the limited time viewing of the seasonal shala flowers in bloom with a delicious lunch.
    Meal Provided

    USD35.79

    Daily
  18. A sub-temple of the famous Tofukuji Temple, Tentokuin is famous for its beautiful Chinese bellflowers. Enjoy the views of the moss and flowers, as well as a vegetarian shojin ryouri lunch!
    Meal Provided

    USD40.69

    Daily
  19. Experience making your very own sushi from the rice and arrange it to make a delicious lunch. Beginners are welcome to try making their own nigiri, rolls and other regional sushi.

    From USD26.45

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  20. Enjoy delicious Kyoto delicacies in a traditional machiya house over 160 years old! From light lunches to elegant dinner courses, experience the best of the city's cuisine in beautiful surroundings.
    Meal Provided

    From USD30.52

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (afternoon, evening)

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