Kyoto Casual Evening Pontocho Food Tour

Fun and Family Friendly with 5 Stops and Delicious Local Dishes

Family Friendly

Authentic local eateries

Every day

Starts promptly at 4:30 pm

Casual Evening Tour

Pontocho Tour

Enjoy a walking tour of Pontocho and Gion Shirakawa, two of Kyoto’s most charming and historical areas.  Travel back in time to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes in this rustic  neighborhood.  Discover tea houses, restaurants, and charming sights to see around every corner. This casual evening tour is perfect for families and those wanting to explore these historical and delicious neighborhoods.


You will experience 5 food and drink stops, with something for everyone. Start off in a retro “Showa-era” (post war Japan) restaurant to try seasonal and regional, tasty dishes. Next try several types of yakitori (charcoal grilled skewers) in a classic Pontocho eatery. Head over to a privately owned Sake tasting shop to try local nihonshu (rice wine). Bring the kids, because there is even a local plum soda for a kid friendly tasting at this quaint backstreet spot run by a passionate entrepreneur who celebrates Kyoto sake culture. Head on to a 100+ year old soba restaurant for handmade noodle dishes.



Have fun beyond the temples and Kyoto tourist experiences and ask your guide about the history and culture surrounding the food of Kyoto! This fun and friendly tour is the perfect way to spend your evening. There are too many great restaurant choices, and a few that are certainly too touristy, so let us help you make the best choices. Create delicious memories with us!

Tour Highlights:

  • Spend a relaxed evening of food tasting with a local guide, meticulously planned to maximize your short time in this amazing place.
  • Walking Tour of the famous Pontocho and Gion Shirakawa districts
  • Enjoy 5 food and drink stops featuring classic, and seasonal dishes of Kyoto
  • Try sumi (charcoal) grilled meat and seafood skewers
  • Visit at 100 year old noodle spot and taste local sake (rice wine) at a charming standing bar.

We have family friendly pricing on all our Arigato food tours- If you are traveling with children and need a price adjustment- please email our team at 


  • Babies and Toddlers 0 – 2 years old – free
  • Children 3 -12 years old – 50% of adult price
  • Children 13 and above – full price

Minimum Booking 2 people single travelers please contact us at

Arigato Tours are a great way to meet other travelers and food fans from around the world. However if you would prefer a private tour our rates are an additional fee of $75 per person.  Larger groups please contact us by email to arrange. 

We have a strict policy about starting our tours on time. This is to protect the enjoyment of all our guests and restaurant partners. We are sorry to say that if you are not able to arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will start regardless and no refund will be provided. We are also unable to accommodate meeting up in any of the food stops once you’ve missed the start of the tour.

Tour Schedule:


Everyday (Mon – Sun)
Meeting Time Frame 4:15 – 4:30 pm
Start Time 4:30 pm
End Time 7:30 pm


This is a very family friendly, casual food tour in Kyoto that everyone can enjoy!

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$ 129 / Person

Our whole family enjoyed this tour. The sake stop was great even for the kids, and we had so much food. This tour was great value for the price.

Anne Beatrix C

Trip Advisor Member

Tour Details


Meeting Location

The meeting point is in front of Pocchiri, a charming souvenir shop on Gion Shijo Dori.

〒605-0073 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Higashiyama-ku, Gionmachi Kitagawa, 祇園町北側254−1

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〒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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