Private tour

Kyoto: Izakaya Food Tour with Local Guide

Activity provider:City Unscripted
Private tour

Kyoto: Izakaya Food Tour with Local Guide

Activity provider:City Unscripted

From US$ 197.37 per person

Discover the historic districts and local neighborhoods of Kyoto, stopping at several izakayas, or traditional drinking houses on the way. Enjoy mouth-watering, small-plate dishes along with free-flowing drinks as you explore the city with a local guide.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Learn about local culture and street gourmet from your host
  • Experience Kyoto's unique Izakaya culture with a local host
  • Drink sake at some of the city's most unique bars
  • Enjoy a few drinks and share smalls plates of local dishes
  • Head to a Tachinomiya, a unique street-side standing bars
Full description
Join a like-minded host to experience Kyoto's nightlife like the locals do - gathering in izakaya, the small local drinking houses, and tachinomiya, Japan's unique street-side standing bars, to enjoy a few beers, share plates of food, and sip sake with friends after work. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free-time, sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. You could spend the night bar exploring the historic Gion district, or for a truly authentic glimpse into izakaya culture, or explore the city's train station bars where locals gather for drinks before catching the last train home. Once you've bar hopped your way through this tangled network of bars, perhaps head to another yokocho, the historic alleyways that are steeped in tradition and dotted all over the city, where you'll find more character than you thought could ever be squeezed into such narrow streets. Important: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences
  • Private and personalized experience
  • 3 hours with a local host
  • 1 drink & 2 dishes or 2 drinks & 1 dish at each bar
  • Seating charges (table charge fees)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
  • Walking experience
  • Additional food and drinks other than the ones included in the list above
  • Drinks that cost more than 1000 Yen each
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

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  • The local host will be in touch within 24 hours of booking to find out more about your personality and interests and create a bespoke experience for you
  • Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place
  • Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do
Customer reviews

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Made personalized trip with Masaya. Visited several restaurants and bars and took a walk through the city. Masaya provided many useful tips for all kinds of activities and sightseeing in Kyoto. It was a fun trip and well worth it.

April 29, 2023

Very friendly, very accommodating. Had a great time and would do it again in a heartbeat!

February 27, 2023

Product ID: 207750