Within the backdrop of Shinto shrines, Zen gardens, classic Buddhist temples, Geishas and imperial palaces, Kyoto is the right place for you to delight in all the flavours and pleasures Japan has to offer. A day in our gourmet journey in Kyoto begins with a walk through Nishiki Market, more proverbially known as Kyoto’s Kitchen, where you can find family-owned shops that have been peddling kitchenware or seasonal delicacies for generations, and ends with a fabulous degustation at one of the best restaurants in Kyoto, a charming restaurant with a calming view of a traditional garden.
Before a thirsty look into the beer making process at the Suntory Kyoto Brewery, build up that craving with a slow walk along the woods past the Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine—it will make those samples of Suntory's The Premium Malts more satisfying than they already are. Dinner could be a traditional kaiseki in one of the many decorated rooms at a traditional restaurant housed in a building rich with history.
These are just some of the many highlights you can expect on your gourmet journey to Kyoto, and this does not exclude the more venerated areas of Kyoto, like the entertainment district Gion, or the bamboo forests of Arashiyama and Sagono. Every taste bud will be delighted as you relish the simple specialties like soba, shabu-shabu and yuba, and savour the more complex delicacies at the omakase or degustation restaurants.