Evening Gion Walking Tour and Customized Kappo Dinner

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Duration
3 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 6 guests
Language
Japanese, English
Discover the beauty of Kyoto’s Gion at sunset. Explore charming backstreets and whimsical shrines with a guide, and enjoy an authentic multi-course kappo dinner tailored to your preferences!
Highlights
Sit by the counter and enjoy an exquisite traditional kappo dinner while in conversation with the chef!
You can customize the menu according to your preferences and dietary restrictions so that the chef creates a meal you’ll love!
Stray away from the beaten path and explore with a local: visit the Yasaka Shrine and the Tatsumi bridge, and see Gion’s charming alleyways come aglow in the evening!
Children 15 and under can participate for free in the walking tour (the kid’s menu at the restaurant is a ¥3,000~4,000 separate fee to be paid onsite.)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Once the sun sets, the paper lanterns of Gion, perhaps Kyoto’s most emblematic district, come aglow. Gion is famous for its tearooms and quaint machiya houses, but with so much to see, it can be challenging to navigate alone. In this three-hour evening tour, a guide will take you to explore the quintessential Gion streets and shrines and enjoy a customized meal at a cozy restaurant. Expect an unforgettable evening where you will discover why the old capital retains its strong allure to this day. Firstly, your guide will take you to the heart of Gion, where it feels like time has stopped. You'll visit the Tatsumi Daimyojin Shrine, the Shirakawa-dori road with machiya and traditional houses, the quaint Tatsumi bridge, famous for its beautiful cherry blossom trees, and the Yasaka shrine. After walking for about an hour, you'll unwind together at a traditional restaurant where an unforgettable culinary experience awaits. Kappo cuisine typically consists of a scrumptious meal with several courses, but the menu itself is flexible. The chef will consider your preferences and dietary restrictions to prepare a dinner especially for you. The main difference with other similar dining experiences in Japan is that in kappo restaurants guests sit near the chef, which facilitates conversation and makes the experience much more personal and fun. As evening turns to night and you indulge in several beautifully presented dishes with some of the best Kyoto cuisine, the tour will come to an end at about 8pm, after which you are free to continue exploring the beauty of Gion by moonlight! Itinerary: -Meet your guide near Sanjo Station at 5pm -Explore Gion’s attractions and alleyways for about an hour. -At about 6pm, head to a kappo restaurant, where you will sit at the counter next to the chef and enjoy an upscale dinner tailored to your preferences.
Inclusions
Guide fee
Kappo dinner course (1 drink included)
Exclusions
Additional food and drinks.
Transportation to the meeting place and from the restaurant.
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meet near the statue of Takayama Hikokuro in front of Sanjo station (Keihan Main Line) Address: Sanjo, Ohashi-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 605-0009
Remarks
Children 15 and under can participate in the experience for free but there’s a separate fee for the kid’s menu to be paid directly at the restaurant (¥3,000~4,000).
Please indicate if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies.
Please note that no one under 20 years of age can drink alcohol in Japan.

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Featuring beautiful landscapes from mountain to sea, Kyoto Prefecture conveys traditional Japanese culture through its architecture and gardens, art and artisanal crafts, and delicious local cuisine made from regional produce.
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Earliest available date: February 26, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals