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Kyoto Foodie Night Tour provided by Ninja Food Tours

Kyoto Foodie Night Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    8
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
- 7+ mouth-watering Kyoto-style Japanese food tastings, enough for a full dinner meal, served from locally-owned restaurants (Menu may vary every time based on the fresh ingredients at the market). - Two drinks as we taste local style dinner. You may also choose your drinks (Beer, sake & other drinks). Non-alcoholic beverages are also available. - Explore Kyoto, visiting popular spots as well as hidden gems. Enjoy the unique scenes of Nishiki Market, Pontocho, and Kiyamachi.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Japanese, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 177745P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 10+ Kyoto style course meal
  • Sake, beer, whiskey, and soft drinks of your choice
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Wendy's First Kitchen Kyoto Daimarumae, Japan, 〒600-8006 Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, 四条通柳馬場西入立売中之町92 Meet the guide in front of Wendy's Kyoto "Daimarumae". There are two Wendy's locations nearby so please be careful. If you go to the wrong place, it will be hard for us to direct you to meet the group as the tour has started as we are going through a busy food market in the beginning of the tour.
  • Kyoto-Kawaramachi Station, Japan, 〒600-8001 Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, Otabichō, 河原町西入真町52
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • 10+ Kyoto style course meal
  • Sake, beer, whiskey, and soft drinks of your choice
Departure details
  • Wendy's First Kitchen Kyoto Daimarumae, Japan, 〒600-8006 Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, 四条通柳馬場西入立売中之町92 Meet the guide in front of Wendy's Kyoto "Daimarumae". There are two Wendy's locations nearby so please be careful. If you go to the wrong place, it will be hard for us to direct you to meet the group as the tour has started as we are going through a busy food market in the beginning of the tour.
  • Kyoto-Kawaramachi Station, Japan, 〒600-8001 Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, Otabichō, 河原町西入真町52
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Kyoto-Kawaramachi Station, Japan, 〒600-8001 Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, Otabichō, 河原町西入真町52
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Wendy's First Kitchen Kyoto Daimarumae
    Japan, 〒600-8006 Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, 四条通柳馬場西入立売中之町92
    Meet the guide in front of Wendy's Kyoto "Daimarumae". There are two Wendy's locations nearby so please be careful. If you go to the wrong place, it will be hard for us to direct you to meet the group as the tour has started as we are going through a busy food market in the beginning of the tour.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Nishiki Market Shopping District
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Kyoto
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 3
    Pontocho District
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Kyoto-Kawaramachi Station
    Japan, 〒600-8001 Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, Otabichō, 河原町西入真町52
    See address & details
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Jairin F
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Friends
Had a blast! Moe knew quite a bit about the town, the food, and the drinks! Greta guide, great food, and a great time!
Written 27 July 2021
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Alexis L
Yamato, Japan1 contribution
My friend and I did this on our last day in Kyoto. We had an amazing time trying different foods and talking with our guide Moe, who is absolutely the best. This is definitely a must do while in Kyoto.
Written 9 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

maggie44113
257 contributions
What a great way to learn about the people of Kyoto! First a sparkling sake taste and off to the local market which runs for several blocks for a soy donut (tastes better than it sounds) and some tempura eel - also tasty. First restaurant for an Obanzai meal and Yuta, our guide explained everything in great detail. Plum wine is delicious and just watch the bonito flakes 😳 while you learn of the traditional cooking of the locals. We then enjoyed 2 more restaurants to experience Yakinuki (great experience) and a real tempura meal. It was all so much fun and filling you will certainly enjoy this tour.
Written 8 April 2020
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Jem_Latts
Perth, Australia41 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
My partner & I recently joined the Kyoto Night Food tour, with Yuta as our guide. We started by walking through Nishiki markets and sampled soy donuts (which were delicious) and also some fried conger eel (also tasty). We then stopped at a small bar to try a range of small home-style dishes and plum wine. After that, we went to a standing izakaya and tried another 4 or dishes, plus sake & beer. Lastly, we stopped at a tempura restaurant for even more food and sake. We were stuffed full by the end and couldn't even finish our tempura. Do not worry about there being not enough food! We also walked through Pontocho alley where the Geisha & Mako stay. Yuta was very knowledgeable & spoke very good English. I'd highly recommend this tour as it was a great insight into a more traditional side of Kyoto and the food is amazing.
Written 30 March 2020
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freecell2017
The Woodlands, TX33 contributions
Mar 2020
My wife and I had a great time on our tour. Our guide Moe did a great job. I was very impressed by the amount of food and drinks included in the tour and by the end of the tour I couldn't eat another bite. We were also introduced to some adventurous foods that I would not have tried otherwise. This was a great way to start our trip to Japan and I highly recommend it!
Written 11 March 2020
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B N
Toronto, Canada278 contributions
Feb 2020
I used Ninja Food Tours to explore the local food scene & cuisine in Osaka, Kyoto, & Tokyo. They helped make eating out in Japan and discovering the local cuisine far more enjoyable and interesting than I would have been able to do on my own. As a solo traveller, joining a tour is often the best way to see different restaurants and meet new people. In Japan, where it can be hard to decide what to eat first (or even how to order it), a food tour is the right way to go.

In Osaka, Yuta was the tour guide for the evening, and the group had a blast trying all of the different street food and the various bars. The popsicle drink was a winner. Everyone loved the takoyaki & pork buns. The tour ended with dessert (that the whole group was too full to finish) & a few photos with the famous “running man” billboard.

In Kyoto, our tour group had Moe as a guide. She started things off right when she cracked a bottle of sake street-side - it was a great way to kick off a fun evening of cocktails and snacks. Moe was sure to challenge us with lots of weird snacks & fun eats (fish fin, fish liver, eel, etc.) that kept the whole group entertained.

In Tokyo, Giulia was the guide for the “Best of Izakaya” tour. Again, the food was excellent, and we went to so many cool places that I would never have thought to stop at on my own. From skewers, to sushi, to gyoza, everything was delicious. (Giulia was a fantastic guide, however, this tour was slightly less lively & fun, as the group was just comprised of me + a couple. If I had known that in advance, I may have reconsidered. I’d suggest that the company consider including a “head count” of how many people you’ll be joining when booking through their website, like the AirBnB experiences bookings do).

Ninja Food Tours was also the only tour company I found that would accommodate same-day/short-notice booking. Given that it was off-season (February), and I was travelling solo, I tried to take everything one day at a time, planning the day’s adventures while on the Shinkansen from one destination to the next. While other tour operators made this approach difficult (if not impossible), Ninja Food Tours was accommodating and made it much easier to have a relaxed holiday that I could approach in a spontaneous fashion.

Overall, I 100% recommend using Ninja Food Tours at least once for first-time visitors in Japan. It’s a great way to really dive into the food in a fantastic setting with someone local to help lead the way.
Written 2 March 2020
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Stephen P
3 contributions
Feb 2020
Ninja Food tours provides an outstanding introduction to the wonderful food of Kyoto. Our tour guide, Moe, led us to one marvelous venue after another--including intimate establishments we could never have found on our own. She not only brought us to the food--in doing so she also educated us on how people in Kyoto live, eat, and entertain. Fried tofu skins were just one of the unique items we enjoyed under her congenial guidance. From the Nishiki market to a stand-up bar, tempura restaurants to hidden local haunts in the Gion district, she showed us how to eat--and eat well. She even gave us tips for other places to go in Kyoto,including her favorite Ramen shop --Wajouryoumen Sugari, which we visited the following day and really enjoyed.
Written 24 February 2020
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VAonthego45
Virginia22 contributions
My husband and I really enjoyed our Food tour with Yuta. We visited 5 different food venues and, even though we have been in Kyoto for 5 days, we did not repeat any food that we had already tried during our visit. The drinks and the food choices were awesome! Great tour!
Written 18 February 2020
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Phillip F
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Friends
Fun night with a great host Moe.different foods that made it an interesting evening. Thank you to Moe and the team
Written 12 February 2020
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Adventurer219297
2 contributions
Feb 2020
We would highly recommend this tour with Yuta. He was extremely friendly and informative, creating a fun and interesting evening. We had the opportunity to taste a wide variety of food from a range of interesting and well selected restaurants. Thank you Yuta.
Written 12 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Voyager616002
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Great experience and worth the money
I have visited Japan many times and I am quite familiar with Japanese food in general but this was a wonderful expe
abqkmc
abqkmc
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Fantastic evening in Kyoto
We had a wonderful evening with Yuta. We tried several different foods, some of which seemed pretty exotic. Everyth
Angela J
Angela J
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Incredible culinary experience
Yuka was an amazing guide. We ate some of the tastiest food of our trip on this tour, stopping at places we would n
briguy16
briguy16
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Excellent food tour.
Had a great time on our food tour of Kyoto. Had a good variety of street food and restaurants with drinks provided
lojewski21
lojewski21
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Awesome Night Tour!
Hit the Nishiki Market in the early evening before it closes, then hop to several izakayas in the area for enough f
Sam M
Sam M
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Tokyo Food Tour Was Amazing!
I did the tokyo food tour and the sake tasing before that. It was an amazing time visiting little bars in different
pauld1982
pauld1982
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Kyoto and Osaka food tours.
Two brilliant food tours both with the excellent guide Yuta. Very informative tour with loads to eat. You won't be
CalTraveler111
CalTraveler111
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Great Nishiki Market tour
We scheduled a private tour. Yuta was a great guide! We learned about so many new foods and tried so many new treat
OliyaM
OliyaM
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Very informative sake tasting for beginners
Learned a lot about art of sake with food pairing. Not just sake was great, but also food was delicious. We had one
foodie522019
foodie522019
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Brilliant Ramen cooking class and Fish Market tour
I can’t recommend Ninja Food tours highly enough, my husband and I did the Ramen cooking class and the Fish Markets
Paul S
Paul S
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A great taste of Japanese cuisine
This tour started near the Nikishi market, where we met our guide Moe. She led us through the market, stopping at v
Fearless32572237155
Fearless32572237155
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Ninja night food tour Kyoto
We had an excellent night tasting many new and interesting foods. Our tour guide,Moe, was amazing and amusing. She
HayleyKC
HayleyKC
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Great way to sample Kyoto cuisine
We love food tours and always go on them in a new country/city if we can. Yuma's tour through the markets was reall
Odyssey28025212734
Odyssey28025212734
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Highly recommend the Kyoto Night Tour with Yuta
This food tour was such an amazing experience! From now on, I never want to travel without going on a food tour. Ou
Chippy54
Chippy54
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Fun night with Moe!
This food tour was excellent. We had a group of 10 which mixed well. Moe was very informative and she had a great s
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