Kyoto Luxury Sake, Whisky and Cocktail Tour


  • 3-hour tour of the small hidden streets of Kyoto

  • Experience an evening stroll with our local guide, and really find out about this historic area.

  • Try local seasonal dishes and a sake tasting (other beverages also available).

  • Visit an award-winning bar and try a creative cocktail and local seasonal dishes.

  • Browse the local streets, bridges, and rivers along the way.

  • Classic Whisky bar tasting with chocolate pairing (or bar snacks if preferred).

Tour info

3 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Adult: (20-80 years)
Meeting Point

68 Shinchō, Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, 600-8001, JP

Dropoff location

Kyoto, Kyoto, 604-8014

Why take this tour?

Come enjoy an evening of local food and drink pairings with us! As dusk falls we will explore the alleys and back streets and make our way to a hidden-gem, cocktail bar that has been awarded for their amazing bartenders and gold star original drink creations. We will try local snacks paired with a delicious cocktail of your choice.

As evening deepens we will lend our way around the small side streets and see some of the best views of Japan’s ancient capital. Our next stop will be a restaurant in a family home that dates from over 100 years ago. The host will be sure to entertain us with stories, specialty food and Kyoto Sake. We will try his famous “appetizer surprise box” and two small plate dishes featuring mochi used in surprising ways.

Our final stop is whisky tasting in the Pontocho district (other beverages are also available). We will pair it with your choice of sweets or bar snacks and finish up the tour with an atmospheric stroll through this lively nightlife district.

What’s included?

  • Alcoholic Beverages

  • Dinner

  • Snacks

  • Try local dishes at 4 food stops

  • Local English speaking guide

  • Hotel pick up not included (can be arranged for an additional charge)

  • Gratuity

  • Transportation costs

  • Additional drinks or food (not included but possible to purchase at guest expense)

Things to know

Covid Policy

  • 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

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything. 

Cancellation Policy

    Up to 7 days before the beginning of the activity: full refund minus any processing fees. 4 to 6 days before the original tour date: 50% refund of tour fees minus any processing fees. Less than 72 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Redemption information

    • Minimum drinking age is 20 years.
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
    • 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.

About operator:

We are Arigato Japan Food Tours and our goal is to help you make delicious memories of Japan during your travels to Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima! On our tours you’ll taste local and regional specialties like okonomiyaki, yakitori, sashimi, taiyaki, gyoza, nabe, yakisoba and so much more. We will show you places locals cherish for an off-the-beaten-path, foodie experience of daily life in Japan that you won’t soon forget.