Kyoto Street Food Class

Street food can be defined as food or beverage that is ready-to-eat and sold by a vendor from a food cart or stall in a public place such as a street, park or market. From country to country and region to region, the types of street food vary considerably. In Japan, the street food is highly regionalized although there are dishes popular across the country. The food in Japan follows the fresh, seasonal and local recipe. Street food is less expensive than dine-in restaurants. Street food has existed since the ancient Greek vendors sold dried fish as snacks. However, in Japan, the passion for fresh foods from restaurants also exists for street food. Enormous food festivals celebrate street food and snacks throughout Japan. When you visit Kyoto, you will know why it is revered as the culinary capital of Japan. The street food is delicious and inexpensive. Japanese street food began centuries ago as a way for the poor to have hot meals since they had no stoves. Today street food is a taste sensation everyone will enjoy.

• The types of street food vary from country to country and town to town.

• Street food has a long history in Japan.

• Kyoto is the best city for enjoying street food.

• When you visit Japan do what the residents do and experience the choices and availability of Japanese street food.

One of the famous street foods of Kyoto is the fantastic Okonomiyaki, a Japanese version of a grilled pancake filled with cabbage and finished with your choice of tasty toppings. Ramen is enormously popular with both visitors and residents. Japanese ramen is available in three flavors – miso, soy sauce, and pork. Another street food favorite is takoyaki, ball shaped buns filled with diced octopus, green onion, tempura and pickled ginger. If you want to find out more about Japanese street food you are invited to take a class at the Maikoya Kyoto.

Street Food Class Kyoto

Maikoya Kyoto is a cultural center located in the heart of Kyoto. Maikoya Kyoto offers classes and instruction on a range of authentic Japanese traditions. One of the most popular activities is taking part in Japanese cooking classes. Japanese street food has a long history and emerged from humble beginnings. Before class begins, kimonos are provided to enhance the immersion into Japanese culture. All cooking classes meet in the traditional kitchen. You will discover the fascinating past of street food, the regional and local choices, and how to create festival favorites. A qualified, experienced instructor will guide you through this course, teaching you what you need to know to make the delicious dishes when you return home. The Japanese rule of fresh and seasonal food holds true for street food. Residents also enjoy the Street Food Class and learning how to make delectable traditional snacks.

• Wear a kimono as you cook in a traditional Japanese kitchen

• Learn how to cook Kyoto favorites

• Opportunities to take photos

• Recreate Kyoto street food in your own home


  • all the ingredients
  • kimono costume

Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya Kyoto

Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya is a leading cultural experience provider in Japan and the only tea ceremony experience that has received TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Award for four consecutive years from 2018 to 2022.

Maikoya Kyoto is found in a historic machiya townhouse in the heart of Kyoto, where the rich culture of Japan is most concentrated.

Learning about the traditions and practices of the country through our immersive cultural workshops and activities will surely give you a new perspective about the intricacies of the history and society in Japan.

Join us at Maikoya Kyoto as we guide you through Japan's traditional arts and history! Our friendly staff and hosts are fluent in English and Japanese and will make sure you have the best experiences and opportunities.

Contact Us

Address: 329, Ebiyacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto 604-8076, Japan