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Evening in Gion: Kyoto Walking & Food Tour

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Duration
3 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 8 guests
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible, Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Language
English
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Regional food
Explore the whimsical streets of Gion in this evening walking and food tour that includes dinner and two drinks at two izakaya restaurants in the famous geisha district.

Highlights

Explore the famous geisha district of Gion with an expert local guide in this family-friendly food and walking tour
Indulge in delicious Japanese foods at local izakaya restaurant: this tour includes two meals and two drinks in total
Learn about geisha history and culture while visiting historical shrines with a knowledgeable guide
See Gion’s famous landmarks, including Yasaka Shrine and Pontocho, lit aglow in the evening
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Japan’s renowned geisha district of Gion captivates visitors and locals alike with its picturesque cobblestone streets, traditional homes and temples and elusive geisha. In this experience, you can bask in the magical atmosphere of Gion’s evening streets lit aglow by paper lamps, as a local guide takes you exploring some of the area’s historical sites and eating spots in this walking and food tour where you can experience and learn about traditional Japanese culture. Experience flow: - Your first stop will be Yasaka Shrine. One of Gion’s quintessential landmarks, the shrine looks particularly magical lit aglow by lanterns in the evening. Your host will provide insights about the history of this shrine and share some of its most scenic spots. - Next, you’ll stroll the streets of Gion until you reach a tucked izakaya, where you’ll savor authentic Japanese foods like karaage (fried chicken), sashimi and tempura and enjoy the cozy atmosphere of a small and quaint local eatery. If you’re curious to try Kyoto’s famous sake, be sure to ask your guide for recommendations and clink glasses to an unforgettable evening. - You’ll walk off your first meal with a stroll through the Gion Shirakawa area, known for its breathtaking beauty and traditional sights. Here, you’ll visit a local shrine often frequented by geishas, where your host will teach you about local customs and etiquette as you immerse yourself in geisha culture. - Explore Pontocho, a narrow street with traditional restaurants where you’ll enjoy your second and last meal at another izakaya. -The tour will then come to a close, but you can continue exploring the beautiful sights of Gion at your own pace.

Inclusions

Walking tour with a local guide
Dinner at two restaurants
Two drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)

Exclusions

Additional food and drinks
Transportation to the meeting point and from the drop-off point

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

Your host will share the meeting point information upon booking.

Remarks

Please note that the minimum legal drinking age in Japan is 20 years old.
If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, please inform your host upon booking.

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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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: July 27, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals