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KYOTO - A Tailor-Made dining experience for you

Food & Drink

Mari I.

4.78(23) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
4 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 from 9:30, 10:00 to 13:30, 14:00)

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



Deb G.

Jan 4, 2020

amazing experience with mari

Mari is a wonderful, cheerful and informed guide. We very much enjoyed our time with her. She did a great job tailoring an itinerary that really maximized our time yet catered to our individual interests. We would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to visit Kyoto and wishes to use their time efficiently to see all the wonderful and beautiful things to see there.

Mari I.

Thank you so much for your comments. Today I received a new message from your friend and I thought about you. I am very grateful to your recommendation. (Especially at this moment, the number of tourists is decreasing because of coronavirus. It is not very harmful as flu though.) I will remember you when I guide your friends. Again, thank you so much!!


Shauna C.

Dec 23, 2019

Kyoto tour

Great experience and learned so much of Kyoto all due to Mari. She was so informative and took us to places with hidden food gems. Definitely would take another tour with Mari again


Gillian D.

Dec 1, 2019

Amazing tour guide

She was so sweet and knew exactly what I wanted. Not a lot is sight seeing. But more seeing the way of life with Ōsaka

Mari I.

Thank you so much Gillian. I am writing to you remembering the nice moment with you. The time was short, but it was very nice to know you! I am always looking forward to meeting you again in the future. :)


Zachary E.

Nov 19, 2019

Thank you very much!

Mari was very communicative and accommodating to many requests, and she did a great job guiding!

Mari I.

Thank you for your review! It was very nice to meet your customers. I am waiting for another request from you!

$230/ per group