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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

    USD173.59

    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.

    USD26.50

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. 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

    USD112.38

    Tue, Thu, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  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 USD29.60

    Daily
    (evening)
  5. 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.

    USD19.73

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. 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.

    USD59.20

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

    USD19.73

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. 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

    USD179.08

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  9. 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 USD54.27

    Daily
    (afternoon)
  10. 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 USD11.88

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  11. 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

    USD127.29

    Thu, Fri, Sat
    4 hour(s) (afternoon)
  12. 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 USD44.77

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

    USD55.26

    Weekend
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  14. 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 USD147.02

    Group Discount
    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  15. Dating back 280 years, visit Kyoto's historic sake brewery. Go on an informative tour to learn how the delicious drink is made and sample a few to taste the difference! Take home some bottles to continue your sake tasting adventure.
    English Available
    Special

    USD9.14

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  16. 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

    From USDFree

    100%
    OFF
    Review Rebate
    Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri
    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  17. 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

    USD109.64

    Daily
    7 hour(s) (morning)
  18. 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

    USD135.22

    Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  19. 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

    USD17.82

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  20. 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

    USD34.72

    Daily

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