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Kyoto: Nishiki Market & Teramachi Shopping Street Tour

W022

Visit Nishiki Market, affectionately known as the kitchen of Kyoto. Then walk along Teramachi Shopping Street to Nishiki Tenmangu, a historical shrine among the urban atmosphere that enshrines the Shinto god of scholarship.

HIGHLIGHT

◆ Wander the approximately 130 shops of Nishiki Market showcasing fresh fish, vegetables, cookware, Kyoto specialties, and more
◆ Look around the Yuba Senmaruya Store, a shop specializing in the Japanese specialty of Yuba tofu skin
◆ Pray for success at Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine, a popular shrine dedicated to academic achievement
◆ Walk Teramachi Shopping Street and stop by its many shops selling art, clothing, books, souvenirs, religious goods, and more

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

Nishiki Market
If you need a break from temple hopping, Nishiki Market is the place to visit. Located in the center of Kyoto, the 400-meter-long market is lined with over 130 shops selling Kyoto specialties, vegetables, dried and pickled foods, fish, and more. In fact, it has such a staggering variety of products that it is known as "the kitchen of Kyoto", and some of the establishments – many of them specializing in only one item – have been in the vicinity for over 400 years.

Yuba Senmaruya Store
Yuba Senmaruya is a 210-year-old store specializing in yuba, or tofu skin, a specialty of the Kyoto region. This savory food product is a staple in Kyoto home cooking, as well as a common item in traditional Japanese course meals. At the store, you will be able to see how yuba is made and see all the different varieties of this unique foodstuff.

Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine
Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine has a history of over 1,000 years, and despite its small size, it is one of the most popular religious facilities in the area. Nestled within the urban atmosphere, it is a peaceful respite after a walk around the market, and a surprisingly natural oasis with both spring water and plum trees found in the area. The facility enshrines Tenjin, the Shinto deity for academics and business, so it is a great place to visit before an exam or business deal.

Teramachi Shopping Street
Teramachi Shopping Street forms the majority of Kyoto’s main shopping district. On the street, there remains a lot of traditional shops and galleries that showcase traditional Japanese culture. One famous example of these is Daishodo, a historical store dedicated to Japanese woodblock prints called ukiyo-e. To the street’s east side, a new road has also been built, where more modern businesses, such as souvenirs shops, restaurants and fashion stores can also be found. The entire area is a perfect symbol of Kyoto’s modern and traditional atmosphere.

ITINERARY

10:30~12:30
JR Kyoto Station Rooftop Sky Garden → Shijo Station → Nishiki Market → Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine → Teramachi Shopping Street → Hankyu Line Kyoto-Kawaramachi Station
13:30~15:30
JR Kyoto Station Rooftop Sky Garden → Shijo Station → Nishiki Market → Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine → Teramachi Shopping Street → Hankyu Line Kyoto-Kawaramachi Station
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Meeting Place:
The meeting place for this tour is JR Kyoto Station's Rooftop Sky Garden.

Transportation:
We will take the Kyoto Municipal Subway to Nishiki Market.

The tour route is as follows:
JR Kyoto Station Rooftop Sky Garden → Shijo Station → Nishiki Market → Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine → Teramachi Shopping Street → Hankyu Line Kyoto-Kawaramachi Station

The tour will end at Kyoto Kawaramachi Station (on the Hankyu line).

Want to experience more after this tour? We recommend the following:
W002: Kyoto’s Higashiyama: Tradition, Art & Religion Tour
W003: Gion Night Tour

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

In the event of cancellation, the following fees will apply:
(1) 3-14 days prior to the program: 20% of the program fee
(2) 2 days prior to the program: 50% of the program fee
(3) One day before the program or on the day*: 100% of the program fee

*In the case of a no-show, a separate remittance fee will also be charged.

PROGRAM FEE

Basic Fee (Per Group)
0JPY
Fee per Person
18,800JPY

Total Price = Basic Fee + Fee per Person * Number of Participants + Tax

STARTING TIME
(1) 8:30~
(2) 13:00~
DURATION
2 hours
LOCATION

Nishiki Market

Yuba Senmaruya Store

Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine

Teramachi Shopping Street

MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
2 persons
INCLUSIONS

・Nationally licensed tour guide-interpreter
(1 guide for every 8 people)
・Public transportation (by train)


*The adult fee is 9,680 yen including tax, and the child fee for children under 12 years old accompanied by an adult is 6,780 yen.
** The minimum number of participants for this tour is 2 adults. If two children under 12 years old are accompanied by an adult, they will count as 1 adult.

EXCLUSIONS

・ Food & drink, shopping expenses, etc.
・ Transportation to the meeting place
・ Transportation from the tour end place

※ If you wish to be picked up from your hotel, an additional 3,300 yen (tax included) will be added to the fee.

NOTIFICATIONS

◆ This is a shared program. Multiple groups may take this program at once.
◆ Please follow the instructions of the guide during the program. We will not be responsible for any accidents that may occur due to disobedience of the guide's instructions.
◆ The program will be operated in accordance with the guidelines stipulated by the Japan Tourism Agency. As a measure against COVID-19, you will be asked to disinfect your hands and wear a mask, and we will measure your temperature before starting the experience.
◆ Walking tours may be subject to change due to facility closures or weather conditions. In such cases, we will guide you to alternative locations.
◆ The program duration stated is only approximate. Please note that the duration of the experience may vary depending on the situation and the number of guests.
◆ For walking tours, you are requested to meet our guide at a designated meeting place. If you are late, please contact us at 03-6432-0195 during business hours (weekdays from 9:00 to 18:00). We may also provide you with an additional telephone number to contact in advance of the program.
◆ If you require special assistance during the program due to any of the following: religious reasons, physical conditions, illness, allergies, or the age of children, please be sure to indicate this in the remarks section of the reservation form at the time of application. Please note that we cannot guarantee any arrangements or changes to the program without prior inquiry.
◆ The minimum number of participants for this program is 2.
◆ This program is typically held in English. However, languages other than English can also be supported. Please inquire at info@truejapantours.com for details. If the program is available in your language, an additional fee of 1,000 yen (tax not included) per person will be added to the listed fee.
◆ Our business hours are from 9:00 to 18:00 on weekdays. Please note that inquiries received outside of business hours will be handled on the next business day. The application deadline for this program is 10:00 a.m. (Japan Standard Time) five business days prior to the tour date. If you wish to apply after the deadline, please contact us at info@truejapantours.com 
◆ Please note that we cannot guarantee arrangements for programs purchased after the application deadline without prior inquiry.

 

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