Kyoto Evening Gion Food Tour Including Kaiseki Dinner

Location: Kyoto
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Challenging
Max Group Size: 10
Currency: JPY
Language: English
TimeZone: Asia/Tokyo
Highlights Local guide explaining the history and current practices of the Maiko and Geiko culture of Kyoto.
Local traditional snack stop.
Kyoto specific culture and customs.
One of our most beautiful walking tours.
Kaiseki Course meal experience with seasonal and regional food elements explained for a deeper understanding of the historic food culture of Kyoto.
This tour 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. 

Kyoto is a magical place. You will stroll with your guide along the local streets, amongst the many passersby to fully appreciate the life of the city. Gion is a prominent, traditional entertainment district and Kyoto’s center of Japanese arts. Your guide will tell you stories about this very exquisite part of Kyoto along the way. You will also explore the gorgeous Shirakawa neighborhood, and have the chance to whet your appetite with a special Kyoto treat as you wander. 

Learn about the life of Kyoto’s famous Geisha and then sit down to enjoy a 10-course Kaiseki meal, with some of Kyoto’s freshest food. We want this moment of your life to be a memory you will never forget!

Commentary English: Audio
Included Local Guide
10 Course Dinner plus Green Tea and Dessert
One drink included
Excluded Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation costs.
Additional drinks or food
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Additional Information
Not wheelchair accessible, Children must be accompanied by an adult. Passport information copy is required for kids 10 and above., Minimum drinking age is 21 years, Same-day Booking available, For solo travelers, please email us, Changes to tours and spots we visit may occur due to schedules of restaurants, public holidays, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Applicable substitutions will be made in this case., Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Gluten-Free Friendly
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything. 
Health Items Face masks required for travelers in public areas, Face masks required for guides in public areas, Face masks provided for travelers, Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands, Regular temperature checks for staff, Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival, Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 1 days
Minimum 2 guests per booking
Maximum 10 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation


Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 35.0034109, 135.7766142
Address: 551 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0074, JP
Notes: Meet up point: In front of Kyoto Kanji Museum 漢検漢字博物館・図書館 Access: Shijo Station - Keihan Line Exit 6 Kawaramachi Station - Kiyacho south exit towards Yanaka Shrine
End Location Address Kyoto, Kyoto, 604-8014
Start Location Notes 551 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0074, JP
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 35.0043245, 135.771082
Address: Kyoto, Kyoto, 604-8014
End Location Address Kyoto, Kyoto, 604-8014
Start Location Notes 551 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0074, JP


Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 7 days
Cancellation Notes: 7+ days before tour’s date: full refund of tour fees minus any processing fees. 4 to 6 days before original tour date: 50% refund of tour fees minus any processing fees. 72 hours or less prior to tour: non-refundable Arigato Japan is not responsible for cancellation conditions or fees imposed by third party tour agency or any other company through which a service was booked.


Adult 13-80 years ¥22,900 Available on request
Child 3-12 years ¥11,450 Available on request


Option Name Group Tour
Option Description Time/Days offered: 7 Days a Week, Starting at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday to Sunday

Other Information

Voucher Info

• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
• Minimum drinking age is 21 years
• Please be there 10-15 minutes before the scheduled departure time. We have a strict policy about starting our tours on the scheduled 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 meeting up in any of the food stops once you've missed the start of the tour.

Confirmation necessary? No