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スクリーンショット 2019-09-27 12.05.23

Sushi is the best known Japanese cuisine and you should love it! What if you will be able to learn how to make it from the professional sushi chef at a cozy sushi bar in Kyoto? It will not be just a cooking class, but also a learning of Japanese culture and history  by your heart.

You will be picked up at the hotel in the central Kyoto and learn how to handle ingredients and kitchen tools from a young, but passionate chef. After cooking, please enjoy delicious lunch with fruitful conversation with him!

After the lesson, we recommend to enjoy sightseeing nearby the sushi bar as an option. Daitokuji temple which is famous for its beautiful zen rock garden is just 5 minutes walk from the sushi bar.

Tour size:2-6 people
Price:Tour fee of ¥72,000/2ppl, all taxes covered. From the 3rd person, +¥6,000/person), sushi lunch is included
Tour Fee Includes:Sushi making experience under instruction of professional sushi chef and lunch (the nigiri you make), and an English speaking guide.
Tour Fee Not Included:Travel expense from your hotel to the sushi bar.
Duration:Approx. 3 hours
Cancellation Policy:No refunds without exception for no-shows or cancellations within 120 hours of start of tour.
Weather:This tour is not cancelled for weather except in extreme circumstances (e.g., typhoons) in which case we will contact you and refund your payment in full.
Physical Activity:Light walking and cooking
*Please note that you will touch fresh ingredients. Decorated nails will not be appropriate for cooking.
Wi-fi:Public wi-fi is not available along most of the route of this tour.
Photos/Protocols:Your guide will advise but photography is allowed for most parts of the tour.
Directions to Starting Point:Pick up at your hotel in central Kyoto
Note:*Please indicate any food allergies in advance.
*Guide contact will be provided after you register.
* Sightseeing after sushi making experience is available for ¥24,000/group for 3 hours.

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Sushi, Sukiyaki, Yakitori, Ramen are of course must-eat foods that represent Japanese cuisines. But local Japanese people do not eat them every day. Are you interested in tasting what locals enjoy? This tour takes you to Nakameguro and crawl several restaurants and bars crowded with local office workers (almost) without foreign tourists.

Nakameguro is a fashionable neighborhood but is full of local color. It is a good residential area and there are many restaurants with cozy and warm atmosphere filled with local people. Do not forget observing your surrounding as you walk through the town, because it is a great opportunity to see how ordinary people are living in Tokyo!

• Meet at Nakameguro station at 19:00
• Crawling restaurants and bars. Enjoy local cuisines among locals!
• Return to Nakameguro station around 21:30

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koi travel, sake brewery visit

Sake or rice wine is important beverage to understand Japanese culture and it is produced almost all over Japan. Yes, even in Tokyo. On this tour, we will visit one sake brewery in Tokyo and witness the process of sake making. Once you step into the brewery, you catch the fresh, mellow fragrance of sake. After the tour in the brewery, let’s taste fresh sake and enjoy lunch afterwards.

  • Meet the guide at Tokyo station at 10 am.
  • Take a local train to the nearest station. During the about one hour ride, our guide will tell you the daily life in Tokyo.
  • After walking from the station, you finally arrive at the brewery which was built more than 150 years ago. Enjoy the short lecture and tasting!
  • Lunch is available at a restaurant operated by the brewery. Read More