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Kyoto Night Foodie Tour
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Kyoto Night Foodie TourDive into the Kyoto's food culture at hidden restaurants in Pontocho & Gion

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  • 3 hour tour
  • Small group tour
  • English speaking guide
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What makes this tour unique
  • Experience Kyoto's authentic local foods in the backstreets of Pontocho & Gion, and learn about the food culture of Kyoto
  • Stroll through beautiful Gion area at night
  • Share a table with a local guide and listen to real, local voices
  • A family-friendly experience for travelers interesting in Kyoto's local foods
What's included
  • Full dinner course with a dessert (Vegan menu available)
  • 3 drinks (Alcohol and Non-alcohol available)
  • Tour photos
  • 3 hours with a local guide
Not included
  • Additional drinks and food fee (available for purchase)
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Kyoto is a very special place in Japan where you can really feel the authenticity and tradition of Japan. 
This is because Kyoto used to be the capital of Japan for a thousand years, and a lot of Japanese culture started here. 

Just by walking around the streets, you can still feel the remnants of ancient Japan.

This feeling turns magical at night, when the warm lights of the restaurants and bars turn on, and the locals go out to enjoy some drinks and good food.

Kyoto's restaurants and bars look very different from those in other areas of Japan. It's ofen a challenge for even the locals to gain entry to them, as they are often elegant and crowded. 

In this Kyoto night food tour, our friendly local guide will take you to three different places that are normally hard to find for tourists.

There, we can eat and drink together like the locals do. Each of these restaurants has a strong concept and atmosphere.

To start, we'll walk around the Pontocho area and head to the first izakaya. On the streets, we'll see many old Kyoto-style buildings with machiya architecture, as well as tea houses.

At the first location, we'll enjoy Kyoto vegetables or meats with simple seasoning in order to taste the ingredient's pure flavors. You can enjoy Japanese sake made in Kyoto, too!
At the second restaurant, we'll enjoy Kyoto vegetable's tempura set!

Finally, we'll go to a cafe bar to taste a Japanese dessert. (Non-alcohol menu is also available)

Any type of traveler can enjoy this food tour, whether you're traveling with family, friends, or your're solo traveler.
Don't worry if you don't know what to eat or drink. Our guide will help you order and will explain everything! 

Let's try local food that you can only find in Kyoto, and explore the backstreets of this beautiful city with our local guide!

Try Kyoto's traditional, seasoned dishes at a hidden restaurant in Pontocho

The tour's meeting spot is in front of the Izumo no Okuni statue at Gion Shijo station. After meeting up, we'll walk around the Pontocho area where many old Kyoto-style buildings can be seen. Our local guide will provide insight into how locals enjoy their nights. **If you are lucky, a geisha may pass you by!** While strolling through the streets of Pontocho, you'll come across the first place we'll stop by a Japanese Izakaya. It's host to a restaurant that, unless you knew about it, you would never find. We will enjoy simple, seasoned Kyoto appetizers like obanzai (cuisine native to Kyoto), oden (Japanese stew), or yuba (tofu skin) in a traditional atmosphere with Japanese sake!

Enjoy more Kyoto food with a guide's explanation.

After tasting Kyoto traditional foods at the first location, we'll walk to the second spot famous for tempura and Matcha beer ! Don't miss out on traditional Kyoto's vegetable tempura!

Finish the tour with Kyoto's local liquor or matcha dessert

After trying many traditional dishes, we'll round things up with the tour to the Kyoto's bar in Gion, where you can taste Kyoto's local liquor or matcha dessert that have been made in Kyoto!

Meeting Point
Gion Shijo Station, right outside of Exit 5, in front of Izumo no Okuni Statue
  • Your guide will be holding a board saying "Magical Trip"
  • All ages can join this tour
  • 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 extra drinks and food you may want to order, as most bars don't accept credit cards
  • Only person over 20 years of age can drink alcohol because of law in Japan
  • This tour could possibly visit the place where smoking is not prohibited. please note that we may not be able to change the tour venues in this case.
  • Out of respect for our other guests and to ensure the best tour for everyone, we must start the tour on time.
  • You will not be able to join the tour, get refund or rescheduled if you are late for the tour and missed the group.
Cancel Policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the tour starting time.
  • Free date/time change up to 24 hours till the tour starting time.
  • Cancellation after the starting time or no show, we offer no refund or date/time change.
  • We will start the tour on time. Being late for more than 5 minutes without contacting us will be regarded as a cancellation without any refund.
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