Made In Kyoto Shopping Tour with a Local: Tastes of Tea, Sweets and Sake

Take home a piece of charismatic Kyoto on a truly unique shopping tour with a local. Treat your taste buds to tastings of some of the city’s most beloved delicacies such as green tea, wagashi sweets and sake. You'll learn about how they are made and the historical and cultural significance of each one, from the artisans who lovingly produce them. Visit hidden places, chat with locals and look out for Geisha in the magical, lantern-adorned district of Miyagawa-cho. This is a behind-the-scenes shopping experience you will never forget!

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  • What's included :
    • Local-English speaking guide
    • Green tea tasting
    • Sweets to try
    • Sake tasting
    • Entry/Admission - Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum
    What's excluded :
    • Additional food and drinks
    • Souvenirs and personal shopping
    • Tips/gratuities for your guide
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    Stop At: Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, 247 Minamihama-Cho, Fushimi-Ku, Kyoto 612-8045 Kyoto Prefecture

    The Gekkeikan Sake museum is run by one of Japan’s most prominent sake companies and is situated inside a sake store house building, built 100 years ago. It showcases the history of sake production in the district.
    Visitors can taste a variety of sake at the counter.

    Surugaya is a quaint, little sweet shop that has been in business since 1781. The location of this shop used to be the centre of Kyoto and the first tram service in Japan ran from there.

    Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

    Stop At: Gion, Kyoto 605-0074 Kyoto Prefecture

    One of the most famous spots in Kyoto and the heart of unique Maiko and Geisha culture. The streets are filled with shops, restaurants and ochaya where Maiko and Geisha perform. Gion is beautiful at night when lanterns are lit.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Kintetsu-Tambabashi Station, Momoyama Tsutsuiiga Higashimachi, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-0072, Japan
    Departure Time :
    2:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Gion Corner, 570-2 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0074, Japan
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Please wear comfortable, casual dress and comfortable walking shoes.
    • The Sake tasting is part of the tour, however, it is not suitable for visitors who will be driving a vehicle and minors (a minor in Japan is anyone under the age of 20)
    • Children are allowed on this tour but they are required to pay the same price as adults. Instead of the sake tasting, we will provide some additional sweets for children to enjoy alongside you in the sake brewery.
    • We can accommodate some dietary restrictions. Please notify us at the time of the booking if you have any dietary requests.
    • Please wear comfortable, casual dress and comfortable walking shoes.
    • For your Urban Adventure, you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-5263P19

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