Gion Tour with Kaiseki Meal in Kyoto at Night

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3 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 10 guests
Language
Japanese, English
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Vegetarian, Pescetarian, With green tea, With dessert, With 1 drink
Explore the beautiful streets of Gion and the Pontocho alley and enjoy a luxurious kaiseki meal in Kyoto at night.

Highlights

Stroll through the stunning streets of Kyoto, all lit up at night, and work up an appetite
Learn all about the ancient capital’s history and culture
Get insights into Kyoto’s history and culture from a local guide
Conclude with a sumptuous Kaiseki multi-course dinner
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

The definition of elegance, this tour of Kyoto at night will introduce you to Gion, Kyoto’s geisha district, a hub of traditional Japanese arts and historic Japanese teahouses. Walking down the shining cobbled streets and little alleyways of Gion, you’ll feel immersed in the traditional culture of Kyoto. And, if you’re lucky, you’ll even catch a glimpse of a geisha or maiko shuffling down the paved road in their wooden geta sandals. You will also explore the alleyway of Pontocho, lined with traditional restaurants. While you work up an appetite, exploring the stunning Shirakawa area, you’ll learn all about the culture and history of Kyoto, feeling like you’re traveling back in time amid the classic Japanese architecture and serene teahouses. The three-hour tour of Kyoto at night will conclude in with a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience, a kaiseki dinner. A Japanese multi-course kaiseki meal is a sumptuous and elegant affair, featuring a stream of gorgeously-plated dishes, one after another, showing off the regional seasonal produce of Kyoto. As Kyoto is known as the birthplace of kaiseki cuisine in Japan, there’s no better place to indulge in this decadent 10-course meal.

Inclusions

Kaiseki (traditional Japanese course meal) experience
10-course kaiseki meal
Japanese green tea and dessert
One drink included

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

Meet-up details will be sent to your provided email once your booking is confirmed. If you don't receive any details, please contact us directly.

Remarks

The food tour starts strictly on time. If guests do not arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will begin regardless, and no refund shall be given.
Please wear comfortable shoes as this tour will involve lots of walking.
Please note that the host does not guarantee meeting geisha as part of this experience.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

Gion is the traditional entertainment center of Kyoto, where arts like kabuki theater, tea ceremony, and flower arrangement have flourished for hundreds of years. Gion is one of five hanamachi (geiko or geisha communities) in Kyoto. Some of the most gorgeous traditional tea houses are also in Gion, and geisha can be seen moving between ochaya tea houses, on their way to a performance. During sakura season, maiko and geiko perform at the Miyako Odori, one of the largest annual spring shows. But all year round, Shirakawa Dori (Shirakawa Street) is a stunning and timeless sight.
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Earliest available date: July 19, 2024
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Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals