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Cooking and Cuisine in Kyoto
Kyoto is a foodie paradise, famous for its delicious local specialties, elegant cuisine and fancy sweets! Learn how to cook yummy Japanese dishes, or try your hand at creating pretty tea ceremony sweets. Indulge in a meal of Kyo-ryori, the elegant and delicate cuisine of Kyoto, and learn about the city's culture through the medium of food! Make sure to check out the special seasonal lunches, held in beautiful temples or traditional restaurants overlooking the river.

    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. 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


    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  2. 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


    Thu, Fri, Sat
    4 hour(s) (afternoon)
  3. 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 USD44.79

    2 - 3 hour(s) (afternoon)
  4. 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.


    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  5. 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 USD29.62

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (afternoon, evening)
  6. 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 USD32.58

    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  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.


    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. 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 USD147.11

    Group Discount
    3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)

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