Our Kyoto Night Food Tour through Gion and Shirakawa is a celebration of Japanese traditional culture and Kaiseki cuisine, a multi-course, multi-flavored Japanese dinner that flawlessly mixes global and local flavors to produce some of the most delicious dishes on the planet. This is our most luxurious tour.
Stroll through the streets amongst the many passersby to fully appreciate and feel the life of the city. Enter Gion, the home of many geisha and traditional tea houses. Enjoy the most unforgettable Kaiseki meal of your life
Kyoto is a magical place. Visitors can be transported back in time to Japan’s historical past. Starting near the famous Yasaka Shrine you will stroll with your guide along the local streets of Gion.
Gion is the most prominent traditional entertainment district and Kyoto’s center of Japanese arts. Gion is a maze of old wooden buildings, teahouses, and exclusive Japanese restaurants, mostly available by invitation only. Your guide will tell you stories about this very exquisite part of Kyoto along the way. You will also explore the gorgeous Shirakawa neighborhood. You will have the chance to whet your appetite with a special Kyoto treat as you wander. Learn about the life of Kyoto’s famous Geisha (Maiko and Geiko) This area is simply impossible to describe- a must-see for yourself experience.
At the end of our walking tour, we will sit down to enjoy a 10-course kaiseki meal, where you will be able to try some of Kyoto’s freshest food. Kaiseki generally means a meal incorporating a combination of seasonal ingredients meticulously prepared so all the flavors blend harmoniously. A visit to Kyoto is never complete without trying a Kaiseki meal. Enjoy this three-hour tour and end it with this very special dinner! We want this moment of your life to be a memory you will never forget– so we will reserve the details for those who join the tour. But rest assured we have organized a truly amazing meal for you!
Minimum of 2 people needed to book this tour. If you are a single traveler, please email us directly. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies.
Please see our family-friendly pricing below- If you have any questions please email our team at Bookings@ArigatoJapan.co.jp.
Private Tours: For a more customized experience, make your tour private for an additional ¥19,500+ TAX. (min. 2 people). Please click the add-on button on your cart when you check out.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: We have a strict policy about starting our tours on time. 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 your meeting up at any of the food stops once you’ve missed the start of the tour. This is to protect the enjoyment of all our guests and the relationships with our restaurant partners. Please note we can only wait an additional five minutes after the starting time and then the tour will depart.
PLEASE NOTE: In addition to our limited no-exception five-minute grace period: we cannot give directions or contact the guides on the phone once the tour begins. This is to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for all guests on the tour. Our Guides will focus on the tour and cannot be responsible to help you connect after the tour begins.
7 days a week
Meeting Time 4:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Start time 5:00 PM
End time 8:00 PM
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Changes on tours: Applicable substitutions may be made due to public holidays, weather conditions, and other unforeseen circumstances.
The food tour done by Arigato Travel in Kyoto was amazing for many reasons; the introduction to a wide range of Japanese cuisine – (it is so much more than the sushi restaurants of North America) the informative and enjoyable discussions that I had with the tour guide Toshi, the picture taking opportunities, walking the streets in the evening searching for elusive geishas. and a special thanks to Arigato for doing the tour for one guest (me) after others dropped out. Definitely, a tour company that is committed to serving its clients.
Please keep in mind, however, that we cannot make an allergy-free or dietary restriction food guarantee since food is prepared in kitchens that do not belong to Arigato Travel. Also, some stops may not have a viable substitution but we will make every effort to compensate at different stops throughout the tour.
Ben of CSQ had an incredible time on our Gion and Kaiseki Kyoto Tour. Come read about his experience here.
Our guide will be waiting out front with an Arigato Travel sign. The tour involves walking so please wear comfortable shoes.
On rainy days, we recommend bringing an umbrella. They can be easily purchased at any convenience store.
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