Traditional Japanese Sweets Experience

Join one of our hosts to immerse yourself in the delicious world of traditional Japanese wagashi - sweet confections. Japanese culinary pursuits are precise and packed with extraordinary flavor, and wagashi is no different. Visit Nishiki Market, a food market as well as a traditional tea house to find the staple ingredients of Kyoto’s cuisine and try some of the yummy sweets. You won’t know whether you should devour or Instagram these beauties.

Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.

per adult from

$189

NZD

Duration

3 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • 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 private taxi options)
    • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
    What's excluded :
    • 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
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Gion, Kyoto 605-0074 Kyoto Prefecture

    Join a host and indulge your sweet tooth in Kyoto by tasting different, traditional types of wagashi (sweet confections) at various places in the Gion district

    IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

    Pass By: Nishiki Market Shopping District, Nakauoyacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto 604-8054 Kyoto Prefecture

    Explore the Nishiki Market and samples different types of wagashi and other traditional sweets

    IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

    Pass By: Kagizen Yoshifusa Head Shop, 264 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0073, Japan

    Visit Kagizen Yoshifusa and other tea houses loved by locals to enjoy matcha tea, traditionally paired with accompanying cakes and sweets

    IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

    Pass By: Kiyomizu-Zaka Street, Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0862 Kyoto Prefecture

    Explore a historic neighborhood like Sannen-zaka and stop by your host’s favorite bakeries and sweet shops

    IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

    Pass By: Gion Corner, 570-2 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku Yasaka Hall, Kyoto 605-0074 Kyoto Prefecture

    Buy traditional wagashi and modern, quirky Japanese confectionaries from Otafuku in Gion to take home with you - if they last, that is. You might eat them before you get there!

    IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

  • Departure Point :
    Kyoto, Japan
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Once you have booked your experience, we will be in touch in order to finalise the meeting point details with you. We can arrange pick up from hotels and other locations in the centre of the city. Your meeting point must be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance. This is a walking experience, so your host will meet you on foot
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Private groups are normally no larger than 6 people (if your group is larger, please make this known so that arrangements can be made)
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • City Unscripted and all City Unscripted hosts follow the WHO (World Health Organization) and local government’s health and safety recommendations at all times. To keep up to date with the latest news we recommend visiting these World Health Organization (WHO) website pages.
  • 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.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by City Unscripted

Activity ID: V-30791P247

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