Kyoto Casual Evening Pontocho Food Tour

Location: Kyoto
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size: 10
Currency: JPY
Language: English
TimeZone: Asia/Tokyo
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 traditional soba noodle spot
Enjoy a walking tour of Pontocho and Gion Shirakawa, two of Kyoto’s most charming and historic areas. Travel back in time to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes in this rustic neighborhood.

You will experience 5 food and drink stops, with something for everyone. Start off in a retro “Showa-era” restaurant to try seasonal and regional, tasty dishes. Next try several types of yakitori in a classic Pontocho eatery. Then, head on to a traditional Noodle shop with decades of history, for handmade noodle dishes.

Have fun beyond the temples and Kyoto tourist experiences. 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!

Commentary English: Audio
Included 5 food stops
2 drinks
Local English speaking guide
Historic area sightseeing
Excluded Hotel pick up not included (can be arranged for an additional charge)
Transportation costs
Additional drinks or food (not included but possible to purchase at guest expense)
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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., Family-friendly , Minimum drinking age is 21 years, 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 friendly, unadvisable for Vegans and Gluten-free, Not recommended for Vegans and Gluten-free
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: 35.0039589, 135.7743418
Address: Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0073, JP
Directions: Google Map Link:
Notes: Meet up point: In front of Pocchiri, a charming souvenir shop on Gion Shijo Dori ぽっちり 祇園本店 Access: Gion Shijo Station - Keihan Line, Exit towards Minamiza or Yasaka Shrine
End Location Address Kyoto, Kyoto, 604-8014
Start Location Notes Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0073, 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 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 605-0073, 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 the 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 service was booked.


Adult 13-80 years ¥19,200 Available on request
Child 3-12 years ¥9,600 Available on request


Option Name Group Tour
Option Description Time/Days offered: 7 Days a Week, Starting at 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday to Sunday

Other Information

Voucher Info

• Please be at the departure point 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.
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Confirmation necessary? No