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Gion night Food Tour - 10 course Kaiseki Experience in Kyoto

By Arigato Japan


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  • Stroll along main roads and back alleys for a sense of Kyoto

  • Enjoy an unforgettable & traditional 10 course Kyoto dinner

  • Know more about Kyoto specific culture and customs.

  • Travel back in time and see old Geisha tea houses

  • Discover Gion, Kyotos famous Geisha district, with a local

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    A traditionnal Kaiseki meal experience- 10 course dinner including seasonal and regional foods.

  • What's included

    Enjoy Japanese Green Tea.

  • What's included

    Tour comes with 1 drink (Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic beverages available)

  • What's included

    Taste a seasonal Japanese dessert

  • What's included

    Immersive 3-hour food excursion to Kyoto's famous Gion area, avoiding touristy spots.

  • What's included

    Immersive 3-hour food excursion to Kyoto's famous Gion area, avoiding touristy spots.

  • What's excluded

    Hotel pick up not included (can be arranged for an additional charge).

  • What's excluded


  • What's excluded

    Transportation costs.

  • What's excluded

    Additional drinks or food (not included but possible to purchase at guest expense).

Know Before You Book

  • Strict policy on tour start time - guests who are late will be left behind and we are unable to re-connect them to the ongoing tours. There is no refund for missing a tour due to late arrival.

  • Starts promptly at 5:00pm, ends at 8:00pm

  • Dietary Restrictions Flexibility: Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Gluten-Free Friendly. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary restrictions and if these are allergies (please let us know the severity) or preferences

  • You must be 20 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult/parent.

  • The operator and its guides reserve the right to refuse or withdraw guests that are unfit to take the tour for any reason, or act in a dangerous manner. A guest's participation in any service will be terminated if the guest breaks any local laws or regulations put in place by Japanese authorities.

  • The operator reserves the right to expel any participant from any service who is intoxicated, acting belligerently, endangering others or behaving in a way which may tarnish or act upon the operator’s reputation or cause distress to third parties, participants and/or individuals.

  • At least 2 people are required, maximum of 10 for this activity to take place.

  • Walking level: advanced.

What you can expect

Our Kyoto Night Food Tour through Gion and Shirakawa is a celebration of Japanese traditional culture and Kaiseki cuisine. A multi-course, multi-flavored Japanese dinnerthat flawlessly mixes global and local flavors to produce some of the most delicious dishes on the planet. This is our most luxurious tour.

Kyoto is a magical place. Visitors are transported back in time to Japan’s historical past. Starting near the famous Yasaka Shrine you will stroll with your guide along the local streets of Gion, amongst the many passersby to fully appreciate the life of the city. Enter Gion, the home of many geisha and traditional tea houses and enjoy the most unforgettable Kaiseki mealof your life.

Gion is a prominent, traditional entertainment district and Kyoto’s center of Japanese arts. It is a maze of old wooden buildings, teahouses and very exclusive Japanese restaurants, mostly available by invitation only. Your guide will tell you stories about this very exquisite part of Kyotoalong the way. You will also explore the gorgeous Shirakawa neighborhood, and have the chance to whet your appetite with a special Kyoto treatas you wander. Learn about the life of Kyoto’s famous Geisha (Maiko and Geiko). This area is simply impossible to describe- a must-see for yourself experience.

At the end of our walking tour, we will sit down to enjoy a 10-course Kaiseki meal, where you will be able to try some of Kyoto’s freshest food. Kaiseki generally means a meal incorporating a combination of seasonal ingredientsmeticulously prepared so all the flavors blend harmoniously. A visit in Kyoto is never complete without trying a Kaiseki meal. Enjoy this three-hour tour and end it with this very special dinner! We want this moment of your life to be a memory you will never forget– so we will reserve the details for those who join the tour. But rest assured we have organized a truly amazing meal for you!

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitizer provided
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Activity Location

  • Gion
  • Kyoto Kyoto Prefecture 605-0076

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • In front of Kyoto Kanji Museum
    • 551 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku
    • Kyoto Kyoto Prefecture 605-0074

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