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Try the best local foods, drinks, sweets in Kyoto. Book a cooking class and learn how to make delicious dishes like tempura, sushi, ramen, soba noodles and more. For those with a sweet tooth, why not learn how to make wagashi sweets? 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) to enjoy Japanese food without worrying!
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  1. No.1
    Experience an enchanting evening with a maiko as you savor a delicious Japanese-style dinner. Watch an elegant dance, play fun games and enjoy a conversation with helpful English assistance for an unforgettable time in the geisha district of Gion.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD185.70

    Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  2. No.2
    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

    USD75.80

    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  3. No.3
    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

    USD75.80

    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  4. Pikachu, I choose you! Take a beloved character and turn it into edible art. Make a cute character bento (Japanese boxed lunch) with instruction from a Japanese chef and learn techniques and tips to make a bento that looks too adorable to eat!
    English Available

    USD75.80

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning)
  5. 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 USD46.43

    Daily
    2 - 3 hour(s) (afternoon)
  6. See the temples and shrines of Kyoto illuminate at night while you dine inside the luxurious Restaurant bus. Taste the flavors of Kyoto through the glorious full-course kaiseki cuisine and take a 30-minute stroll at Kiyomizu-dera temple.

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  7. Wine and dine on a delicious full-course kaiseki lunch cuisine while touring around the historical temples and shrines of Kyoto. Enjoy the panoramic view of this ancient city from your bus seat with a 30-minute free time in Arashiyama.

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  8. Explore the variety of culinary delights at the Kyoto Nishiki market filled with hundreds of stores. Find fresh ingredients for your cooking lesson to learn how to make a donburi rice bowl. Once you are finished, enjoy devouring your tasty donburi!
    English Available

    USD75.80

    Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
    3 hour(s) (morning)
  9. 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

    USD113.69

    Daily
    7 hour(s) (morning)
  10. 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

    USD155.38

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  11. Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine and see the iconic thousands of orange torii gates. Learn about sake before enjoying a tipple or two, tasting different kinds of Japanese rice wine.
    English Available

    USD125.06

    Thu, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)

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