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Kyoto: 3-Hour Guided Food Tour in Gion at Night

Product ID: 298815
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Immerse yourself in Kyoto’s diverse and flavorsome food culture on a 3-hour tour in Gion. With a local, taste a selection of authentic Kyoto specialties, visit hidden gems and secret locations, and learn about Kyoto culture and customs.
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  • Discover the authentic atmosphere of Gion in the company of an experienced local
  • Visit hidden gems off-the-beaten-track and admire traditional Japanese architecture along the way
  • Share a table with a local guide and learn about Kyoto's history and culture
  • Taste a selection of traditional drinks and dishes, as well as some more experimental offerings
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Meet your guide at the Izumo no Okuni statue at Gion Shijo Station, then set off for a tasty 3-hour tour of local restaurants and street food vendors. The tour has been specially designed for you to experience the most authentic side of Kyoto and takes you to places that are normally hard to find for tourists. Throughout the night your guide is on hand to advise what you should order and how to order.

Head to the first location of the night and admire Gion's picturesque streets and alleyways full of traditional Kyoto-style buildings with Machiya architecture along the way. Arrive at the restaurant and dine on a selection of meat or vegetables that have been simply but perfectly seasoned to create a pure and flavorsome eating experience. At the next stop, enjoy mouth-watering tempura skewers or traditional sushi, paired with authentic and unique matcha beverages. The final stop is a quirky standing sake bar, where you can taste a selection of sake drinks.

This tour is an unforgettable opportunity to see and experience Kyoto nightlife like a real local, and visit bars and restaurants that most tourists miss.
  • Food tasting and a drink at each location
  • 3-hour guided tour
  • Local English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks (cash only)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Izumo no Okuni statue at Gion Shijo Station, right outside exit 5.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Only guests over 20 can drink alcohol due to Japanese laws
• Please bring your ID
• Please bring cash for your food and drinks, as well as any extras, as most bars don't accept credit cards
• Please note this is not a private tour

From US$ 117.23 per person

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Product ID: 298815