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 4 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 on to a traditional Noodle shop with decades of history, 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!
Please see our family-friendly pricing below- If you have any questions please email our team at Bookings@ArigatoJapan.co.jp.
Minimum Booking 2 people single travelers please contact us 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.
|Every day (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!
Changes on tours: Applicable substitutions may be made due to public holidays, weather conditions, and other unforeseen circumstances.
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.
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.
Sharon of the National Post made our Casual Pontocho Evening Food Tour part of her trip to Japan and love every moment of it. Read here for her thoughts and impressions.
Your guide will be holding an Arigato Travel Sign, there is some walking on the tour 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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