KYOTO - A Tailor-Made dining experience for you

Food & Drink

Mari I.

4.81 / 5
(27 reviews)
Japanese (Native), English, German
3 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

Japan has a very unique cooking style and set of table manners. Learn about the food culture and culinary history of Japan and visit local restaurants in Kyoto which offers a rich and diverse culinary tradition.

Meeting Point

At your hotel in KYOTO

An explanation of Japanese food culture and culinary history

An introduction of traditional meals and ingredients used in customary dishes

An introduction to local alcohols (with recommendations)

Ending Point

Wherever you prefer to finish

What to Expect

In Japan we have a variety of cuisines with many kinds of ingredients.

It is easy to choose a restaurant with an English menu, but to further explore the Japanese world, you might need an interpreter to gain a better understanding.

This tour provides a memorable culinary experience for you!

After your meal and depending on your interests, we could arrange a night walk on the old and picturesque streets.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

- Guide fee

- Hotel pick-up

What‘s not included

- The cost for your meals & alcohol

- Service charge (Some expensive restaurants may ask you to pay an additional charge after the meal.)

Important Information

At this moment, I provide 4 hour-tour mainly. (starting at 9:30, and 10:00, 10:30 - finishing at 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, and 15:30)

This tour is only for dinner time. Please inquire about availability before booking.

Some of the upscale restaurants in Japan may charge a cancellation fee. Please be aware of this and do not change your choice.

If you have special allergies or dietary restrictions, please let me know beforehand.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time



Caio B.

5 / 5
May 26, 2023

Getting to know Kyoto on a day with Mari-san

Mari-san took us around Kyoto. We had a very nice day, she took us to the Fushimi shrine and the main shops around Kyoto. She even helped us with some difficult requests !! She is very kind and explained things very well. We had great lunch too!

Mari I.

Thank you sooo much! Actually, today when I saw a game shop on the street accidentally, I thought about you!! (Haha, we are connected! :)) I really enjoyed your company too, I would be very happy to meet you all in the future. Thank you so much!


Fabienne B.

5 / 5
Apr 2, 2023

Lovely day around Kyoto with Mari

We were so lucky to have found Mari as a guide to show us around Kyoto on our first day there! First we learned how to take the bus which turned out to be very useful for the rest of our stay... then Mari showed us around some nice areas of the city, we learned a lot about the Japanese culture and also Mari adapted very well to our needs and to my son who wanted to try a lot of different foods!! Me and my 2 teenage boys had a very enjoyable half day with Mari, thank you for being our lovely guide and introducing us to Kyoto in such a relaxing and fun way! Merci!


Joyce P.

5 / 5
Mar 29, 2023

Amazing Kyoto tour with Mari

We had such a wonderful time enjoying Sakura season with Mari! She was very responsive to any questions or concerns I had regarding the private half day tour. She was so accommodating to slow the pace down for my elderly parents while also showing my teenage son all the highlights of the area! She also focused on the things that were most important to us. She is very knowledgeable about the area and an experienced tour guide. I highly recommend Mari!


Mariel B.

5 / 5
Mar 22, 2023

Art, history, culture tour

On our last full day in Kyoto, we were fortunate enough to have been guided through the history and culture of Japan with Mari. Her expertise in enlightening us with facts about the shrines we saw has made getting to know Japan even more enjoyable. Mari was very easy to talk to, always having a smile on her face and had an answer to every question we sent her way. The calligraphy class was both challenging and relaxing, and Mari ensured we would all leave feeling proud of the work we did. I can’t say enough of how much we enjoyed spending time with Mari. Any group would be lucky to tour with her and I highly recommend to anyone interested in learning more about Japan in a nice and relaxing way to sign up for the guided tour with Mari.

Mari I.

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! It encourages me a lot!! It was a wonderful time, and I would never forget your kindness. :) I am looking forward to meeting you all again in the future! Thank you so much!!

$251/ per group