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Kyoto Nightlife Food Tour

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Experience Details
Experience Location
3 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 10 guests
Japanese, English
Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, With 1 drink
Discover the best Kyoto nightlife as you bar hop through Pontocho’s hidden izakayas and local eateries.
Discover the exciting Kyoto nightlife in Pontocho, bar hopping through 3 different local izakayas
Experience Japanese culture as you eat and drink in the backstreets of Kyoto
With the help of your friendly guide, enjoy the best night out in Kyoto like a real local
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Host will donate 7 meals
Experience Details
The ancient capital, Kyoto is known for its thousands of temples, shrines, gardens, and galleries, making it a wonderful place to soak up the best of arts and culture in Japan. While the focus may be on cultural activities like scaling Fushimi Inari Taisha or grabbing a glimpse of a geisha in Gion, Kyoto nightlife has so much to offer the city when the sun goes down. Pontocho in the downtown area is the place to party in Kyoto, with so many bars and restaurants that it can feel almost impossible to decide where to start! Discover the best of Kyoto nightlife during a Kyoto Nightlife Food Tour, where you’ll bar hop through a number of different local restaurants and hidden izakayas in Pontocho. The first stop on this Kyoto Nightlife Food Tour is the old town streets of Pontocho, full of restaurants and izakayas in atmospheric wooden buildings, your first place to grab a snack while you drink. Your guide will tell you about Kyoto nightlife and the lifestyle of Kyoto locals, and about regional cuisine from the Kyoto area. You’ll move to different bars in the downtown back streets, getting a taste of yakitori grilled chicken skewers or sashimi slices paired with a cold beer to wash it down. Next, you might find yourself at a hole-in-the-wall standing sake bar, sipping on locally-made brews from the Kyoto area. Wherever the night takes you, your guide will give you tips on the best bars and Kyoto nightlife to suit your mood! You’ll play some quizzes and games like locals, making new friends and fun memories at these great bars and izakaya in Pontocho downtown. Explore Kyoto nightlife while bar hopping during a Kyoto Nightlife Food Tour, for an unforgettable night out in Kyoto!
A 3-hour bar hopping and food tour, exploring Kyoto nightlife in Pontocho
An English-speaking local guide
One drink included
One large share plate
Photos of your night out in Pontocho during this Kyoto Nightlife Food Tour!
Transportation fees to and from the event
Additional food or drink purchases
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The meeting point of this Kyoto Nightlife Food Tour is in front of the Izumo no Okuni Statute outside of Gion Shijo Station Exit #5.
Anyone over 15 years old can join this tour, however, only those who are 20 years or older are allowed to drink alcohol by Japanese law
Please make sure to bring cash since some of the izakayas don’t accept credit and debit cards
Please be reminded to wear comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking
You might need to buy at least one item from the menu during the tour since it’s a strict rule at some izakayas (each izakaya can cost approximately from 1000 yen to 2000 yen)
You might need to pay a cover charge of approximately 300 yen to 500 yen per person at some izakaya bars, a fee which usually includes a small appetizer snack named an otoshi
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: April 23, 2024
¥ 7,800
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Host will donate 7 meals