It was the first time that my friend and I visited Kyoto. Not only did we want to go to all sorts of places in this beautiful city but we also wanted to try all sorts of things. We’ve decided on the idea of a tofu tour as the idea intrigued us. At the end of the tour we agreed that it was an excellent decision. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Our tour guide Yu was also informative and fun to chat with. If you have any questions about Kyoto he will be able to answer them. Throughout our time there we’ve learned just about everything soy/tofu related. We highly recommend it to anyone who wants to do a little bit of learning, as well as tasting some delicious tofu that you will be making with your own hands!
Hi Yee Lai. Thank you so much for the review. I am very happy to hear Kyoto Hands on Tofu Tour became one of your highlights of the whole trip. I’m also glad with your choice of doing a in-depth cultural experience at the beginning of your first ever trip to Japan. Talking to a local people like the tofu artisan gives you a great insight into Japanese culture. Next time you visit Kyoto again, do let me know!
We loved this tour! We learned a lot and enjoyed the food so much! This is a great way to experience artisan tofu (which Kyoto is famous for) and learn more about Japanese culture. I can’t recommend it enough – it was one of the highlights of our time in Kyoto!
Thank you very much Rebecca for joining the tofu tour! I,too, had an awesome time with you starting with a conversation on the bus to the venue and discovering new stuff on tofu, but above all the tofu artisan and I were so happy to see you two enjoying the delicious tofu! Hands on Japan team hopes to see you again soon through another adventure on Japanese culture!
We ventured a little bit out of Kyoto to a more quiet area to go on this Hands On Japan tofu tour. It is a tiny local shop front that is obviously well established in the neighborhood. I was lead to the upstairs area where they hold lessons and you can eat tofu, a cosy and comfortable space. The introduction to tofu was so fascinating. Where I am from tofu is not so widely used or understood so I loved learning about how simple it is to make tofu. Although I must say eating all the different styles of tofu was the highlight. Who new tofu with olive oil and salt tastes would taste so good?! I got to try tofu with 6 different toppings plus some side dishes and THEN got to eat the tofu that I made myself. The Japanese tofu expert was so willing to answer all my tofu questions (of course with the wonderful help from Yusuke, my guide). I loved the tofu so much I bought some from the shop downstairs to share with my friends later. I can’t recommend this tour enough, just be sure you don’t eat too much before the tour because you need to save your stomach for all that delicious tofu!
Thank you Zena for posting the review and above all joining Kyoto Hands on Tofu Tour. We were so happy to be able to offer you in-depth cultural experience through this tofu tour, but I also felt your enthusiasm to tofu broadened what the tour was initially capable of, prompting the artisan to talk about tofu super deeply! Did you know Hands on Japan started offering tailor-made tours on a regular basis in addition to hands on experience tours? Next time you come to Kyoto, let us be at your service again in any way you would want!
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