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Kyoto Casual Evening Pontocho Food Tour with a Local guide

By Arigato Japan
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  • Fun, Family Friendly with 5 Stops & Delicious Local Dishes

  • Explore the famous Pontocho and Gion Shirakawa districts

  • Enjoy 5 food and drink stops featuring seasonal dishes

  • Try sumi (charcoal) grilled meat and seafood skewers

  • Visit at traditional noodle spot & taste Japanese Sake

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Try local and seasonal dishes at 5 food and drink stops

  • What's included

    2 drinks are included (Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic beverages available)

  • What's included

    Taste Japanese traditional desserts and snacks

  • What's included

    Get insights into local life and Japanese culture from a local English speaking guide

  • What's included

    Historic area sightseeing

  • 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 4:30pm, ends at 7:30pm.

  • Dietary Restriction flexibility: Vegetarian friendly, unadvisable for Vegans and Gluten-free. 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

  • Age 20 and above are allowed to join the tour. You must be 20 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.

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

  • 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.

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult/parent.

  • Walking level: moderate.

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult/parent.

What you can expect

Enjoy a walking tour of Pontocho and Gion Shirakawa, two of Kyoto’s most charming and historic areas.Travel back in time to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes in this rustic neighborhood. Discover tea houses, restaurants, and charming sights to see around every corner. This casual evening tour is perfect for families and those wanting to explore these historical and delicious neighborhoods.

You will experience 5 food and drink stops, with something for everyone. Start off in a retro “Showa-era” (post war Japan) restaurant to try seasonal and regional, tasty dishes. Next, try several types of yakitori (charcoal grilled skewers) in a classic Pontocho eatery. Head over to a privately owned Sake tasting shop to try local nihonshu (rice wine). Bring the kids because there is even a local plum soda for a kid-friendly tasting at this quaint backstreet spot run by a passionate entrepreneur who celebrates Kyoto sake culture. Head on to a traditional Noodle shop with decades of history, for handmade noodle dishes.

Have fun beyond the temples and Kyoto tourist experiences. Ask your guide about the history and culture surrounding the food of Kyoto! This fun and friendly tour is the perfect way to spend your evening. There are too many great restaurant choices, and a few that are certainly too touristy, so let us help you make the best choices.Create delicious memories with us!

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required

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Activity Location

  • Kyoto Kyoto Prefecture

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • In front of Pocchiri, a charming souvenir shop on Gion Shijo Dori
    • 254-1 Gionmachi Kitagawa
    • Higashiyama-ku Kyoto Prefecture 605-0073

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