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Kyoto Sweets & Desserts Tour with a Local Foodie: Private & Custom

Kyoto Sweets & Desserts Tour with a Local Foodie: Private & Custom

By City Unscripted Kyoto
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 0-99
Duration: 3h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: Japanese, English

  • Private and personalised experience
  • 3 hours with a Local Host
  • Traditional sweets tasting at Nishiki market
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
What's not included
  • Food and drinks other than the tastings listed above
  • Tea house drinks and sweets (as prices will vary depending on the tea house you choose to visit)
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs

  • Matsumoto Kiyoshi Kyoto Shijo Kawaramachi, 103-2 Hashimotochō, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8011, Japan
    (The host will be waiting in front of the shop, under the roof covered area) After booking, you can adjust the meeting point to fit your preferences with the help of our Experience Planners.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 30791P247

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 30791P247

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    • City Unscripted Kyoto
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      Hanna is a wonderful guide and we really enjoyed our city tour in Kyoto with her. She explained each and every relevant thing to us and created the whole itinerary as per our need and pace. My Son enjoyed having local lunch with her. Thanks to her for our memorable Kyoto City tour.
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best way to see Kyoto
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    • T3699BSericav
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      Better to use Wanderlog
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      Excellent private tour
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    • JasonK226
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience, so worth it!
      Michael Was an amazing your guide, did some pre planning on what to see and was about the most efficient tour guide I’ve ever had! Really can’t say enough good things about this tour. We did 25,000 steps which was a lot! But he warned us going in and despite the focus on getting to each place never felt rushed, as we walked or took the train, he gave very interesting little facts that I found fascinating that I simply would never have learned about except for having the local person tell us! ( example was what yellow license plates mean!) Overall amazing time thanks so much Micheal!
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    • Remmil
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      Rika was a great guide
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    • ximenag400
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      Kenya was amazing!! He show us the different and importan parts of Gyon, and Kyoto, also we try really good food. We felt like we were hanging out with a friend more than we where with a tourist guide, we do really recomend this tour.
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    • J5868KNalisong
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      Vanessa is a great guide!
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    • KiraM440
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      4 hours of great food!
      Ryuki tailored our walk perfectly, allowing us to try lots of different local cuisines. He was happy to chat about everything and anything and shared lots of local knowledge with us. The food was tremendous and it was a great way to experience Kyoto on our first visit there. Highly recommend the your, especially if Ryuki is taking it. (Make sure you wear comfortable shoes as it is a fair amount of walking!)
      Written 26 June 2024
    • tamaraz834
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      The tour was everything we hoped it would be. Our guide was fantastic, showing us the sites while avoiding crowds by utilizing back entrances at some sites. We never waited in line. He was very knowledgeable about the history and cultural significance of each site. Lunch was delicious! I highly recommend this tour and our guide.
      Written 24 June 2024
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