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It's not just Nishiki Market! Masugata Shopping Street, a town of the common people that still lives on today.

Plan Details

A five-minute walk from Keihan Demachiyanagi, this tour introduces you to the long-established shops of the Masugata shopping arcade. You can taste freshly prepared products while savouring the atmosphere of the historic Masugata shopping arcade, served directly by the shopkeepers. Don't miss the history of the shopping arcade and the charm of the local area, as told orally by the shopkeepers. Not only Nishiki Market, we will introduce you to a shopping street that still lives on today. See Japan as loved by the locals.

[About the Masugata shopping street].

Surrounded by the Kamo River to the east, Doshisha University to the west and the Kyoto Imperial Palace to the south, it is one of the largest shopping streets in Kyoto, nurtured by history and culture, and is familiar not only to the locals but to everyone in Kyoto.

Set Dates

Every day from 15 January 2024 to 26 December 2025 *To be implemented in the following years.

Plan Price

Please enquire

What's included

Tasting fee (croquettes, ohagi, inarizushi and deep-fried tofu

Course Details

Meet at: Keihan "Demachiyanagi"Eizan exit ticket gates

Tour shops: Demachi Okada Shokai = walk = Demachi Futaba = walk = El Camino = walk = Matsuya Grocery Store = walk = Fujiya Katsuobushi Store = walk = Izumoya = walk = Sushi Fujii = walk = Shimizu Shoeido = walk = disband: Kawaramachi Imadegawa bus stop

Time Required

2 hours

Min. # of Participants per Party

1 person

Min. # of Participants

5 people

Max. # of Participants

20 people

Closing Date

A week before


Spaces Available

enquiries required

Supported Languages


・Interpretation available on prior request (schedule to be confirmed).

English, Korean, Chinese, Polish, Hebrew, German, Spanish, French, Filipino, Thai

Meeting Place & Time

Keihan "Demachiyanagi" Eizan exit ticket gates

Google Map

Time: 10:00 - Please arrive 10 minutes before the event time. (Time can be adjusted)

Other (Notes)

Please provide allergy information in advance.

This tour is intended for primary school students and above. Each guest under junior highschool age must be accompanied by one parent or guardian.

Please take care not to disturb other pedestrians by spreading out and walking. The event will be held rain or shine. The event will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather, such as when warnings or advisories are issued. In the event of cancellation, we will inform you by 8pm the night before the start time. Please wear comfortable walking clothes and shoes. No parking is available. Please come by public transport.

Cancellation Fees

Free cancellation within 72 hours of booking.

3 days to 1 day before the experience date: 20%; on the day: 50 50%. No-show or after the trip has started: 100%.

#1 Demachi Okada Store

Butcher shop. You can enjoy freshly made croquettes and cutlets. Introduction to Japanese butcher shops. Japanese Enjoy the nostalgic "freshly made croquettes.'' 

Croquettes are also suitable for foreign palates.

Demachi Futaba

Japanese sweets shop. Introducing popular stores. There are always people lining up outside the store → Enjoy the liveliness of the shopping streetI'll ask. When it is crowded, the tasting will be changed to a nearby Japanese sweets shop.

#2 Matsuya Grocery Store

Old-fashioned grocery store. We also introduce Ajarimochi (a sweet that originated in Kyoto City). Introducing Japan's unique seasonings and popular souvenirs.

#3 Fujiya Katsuobushi store

A store that sells dried goods such as bonito flakes.

By introducing bonito flakes, we aim to help people learn about Japanese "umami'' and become familiar with Japanese food.

#4 Izumoya 

An old-fashioned tofu shop. We also handle pastes. Learn about the main ingredients in Japanese food. (I would like to try some tofu, so I negotiated with the store staff.) 

#5 Sushi Fujii 

Try Inarizushi. Introduction to traditional Japanese food.

 #6 Shimizu Shoeido 

A traditional tea specialty store. We carry a variety of teas, including green tea. Tea tasting inside the store. Get familiar with various types of tea.




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