Kyoto Bar Hopping Food Tour
$55 USD-13%
$48 USD
Hopping local bars in Gion, Pontocho area, Kyoto with a local tour guide
Enjoy local food that you can only eat in Kyoto
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3h tour with guide, English language
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Kyoto Bar Hopping Food TourAuthentic local food & drink at the hidden local izakaya bars & restaurants

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  • Experience deep izakaya & food culture in the backstreets of Kyoto that are normally hard to find for tourists at night
  • Enjoy eating Kyoto local food & drinks at traditional, retro, and public tavern in Ponto-cho and Gion areas
  • Hop through 3 local Japanese bars and restaurants with a friendly local food tour guide
What's included
  • 3 hours with a local guide
  • Japanese sake
  • Hopping 3 local izakaya bars with a local guide
The Trip Creator

Hello. I'm Shoto!
Kyoto is a very special place in Japan where you can really feel the authentic and traditional Japan. 
This is because Kyoto used to be the capital of Japan for 1,000 years, and a lot of Japanese culture started here. 

Just by walking around the streets, you can feel the ancient times of Japan. 
This feeling gets even more magical at night when the izakaya lights go on, and local go out to enjoy some drinks and good food.

Kyoto's restaurants and Bar look very different from other Japanese areas, and it's often hard to get in even for local Japanese because some places looks too deep and elegant. 

In our food tour, a friendly local guide will take you to three different izakaya and restaurants that are normally hard to find for tourists.
There we can eat and drink together like the locals do. Each of these izakayas has a strong concept and atmosphere. 
At first, we walk around Gion area for the first Izakaya. Around the streets, we can see many Old Kyoto style building called Machiya architecture.

In the first tavern, we enjoy kyoto vegetable or meats with simple seasoning for tasting ingredient's pure taste.
At the second bar, we enjoy nice appetizer matching with alcohol in retro (Showa) atmosphere.

Finally, we'll go to a standing bar where local people gather and try many kinds of sake and alcohol with lively atmosphere. 

Don't worry if you don't know what to eat and drink in the izakaya bars, our guide will help you order and explain everything! 

Let's try local food and drinks that you can only try here and explore the backstreets of Kyoto with our local guide!

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Meeting Point
  • Please note that there may be other participants
  • You do not need to pay for the guide's food and drinks
  • Please bring some cash for your drinks and food, as most bars don't accept credit cards
  • Usually each izakaya bar costs around 1,000 - 2,000JPY ($8 - $20)
  • Please note that most of the Izakaya bars have a cover charge of 300-500 JPY ($2-4) per person, which usually includes a small appetizer of the day called Otooshi
  • You might need to order at least 1 food and 1 drink at the bar because it's the rule for some bars
  • Only person over 20 years of age can drink alcohol because of law in Japan
  • Out of respect for our other guests and to ensure the best tour for everyone, we must start the tour on time. Please note that you may need to join the tour from the second/third bar if you are being too late for the tour.
Cancel Policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the tour starting time.
  • Free date/time change up to 3 hours till the tour starting time.
  • Cancellation after the starting time or no show, we offer no refund or date/time change.
  • Please contact us as soon as possible if you know you will be late. We will start the tour on time. If you are able to contact us within 30 minutes after tour starting time we'll try to see if you can still join the tour.
  • Being late for more than 30 minutes without contacting us will be regarded as a cancellation without any refund.
$55 USD
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3h tour with guide, english language

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