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Kyoto Casual Evening Pontocho Food Tour

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Walk down the streets of Pontocho and Gion Shirakawa and enjoy a beautiful evening discovering tea houses, restaurants, and other lesser-known landmarks


  • Get closer to Japanese history and culture by participating in an enlivening food tour
  • Hit the local neighborhoods of Kyoto and treat your tastebuds to some of the best local food
  • Learn about the ins and outs of these stops you make from your expert English-speaking local guide
  • Your first stop is a retro restaurant where you will be introduced to regional (and seasonal) dishes
  • Try out delicious charcoal-grilled skewers at a vintage Pontocho eatery
  • Visit a traditional noodle shop with decades of history, and savor flavourful noodle dishes
  • Don’t leave Kyoto without trying the Japanese specialty, Sake, or rice wine


  • Expert English-speaking tour guide
  • 4 food stops with 10-12 dishes
  • 2 drinks (including Sake)


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Discounted tickets

Ages 0-2yrs go free. Ages 3-12yrs enjoy reduced priced tickets (carry valid photo ID)

Tour Timings

This tour operates from 4:30 PM- 7:30 PM

super flexible cancellation policy

Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 8 days before the schedule

your experience

Experience a guided food tour along the streets of Pontocho and Gion Shirakawa. These neighborhoods are full of historical and cultural highlights that you can experience while tasting some of the most popular Japanese dishes. Visit a total of four food and drink stops and soak in a motley of experiences that will make your tour unforgettable!

Enjoy local and seasonal dishes of Japan on the first stop, a retro restaurant flaunting the nuances of the post-war era. Head to a classic eatery in Pontocho and try out the best Sumi (charcoal) grilled meat and seafood skewers in town. At your next food stop, which is a time-honored noodle shop, you can enjoy a sumptuous bowl of handmade noodles.

know before you go

Important Information

  • A minimum of 2 people booking is required for this tour to operate
  • The tour is subject to changes due to schedules of restaurants, public holidays, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Applicable substitutions will be made in such cases
  • Non-veg food and food items with shellfish and meat can be avoided to suit your diet

Blackout Dates

14-16, 21-23 Jul 2020

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID to your guide
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs
  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays

Meeting point

  • Meet your guide at Pocchiri, a charming souvenir shop on Gion Shijo Dori
  • Arrive at the meeting point at least by 4:15 PM, as the tour starts exactly at 4:30 PM
  • To locate the meeting point on Google Maps, simply search for - 〒605-0073 京都府京都市東山区祇園町北側 祇園町北側254−1

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Getting there

  • The nearest train station is Gion-Shijo station, a 5-minute walk to the meeting point
  • The nearest bus station is Gion bus stop, a 2-minute walk to the meeting point


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