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Kyoto Evening Gion Food Tour

1. Kyoto Evening Gion Food Tour

Starting in Kamogawa, you will stroll along the local streets and head toward Kamogawa River, with some possible seasonal food stops along the way, to gaze upon the many Japanese locals enjoying the cool of the evening, while sitting on the terraces along the water known as Kamogawa yuka noryo in Japanese.   After crossing the Kamogawa River, you'll enter into the Pontocho area, a district of Kyoto, home to many Geisha houses and traditional tea houses. In the evenings you'll be able to see Geisha walking the streets. Not long after our time in Pontocho, we will be in historical Gion, the most prominent entertainment district and Kyoto’s center of traditional arts. Gion is clad with old wooden buildings, teahouses and very exclusive Japanese restaurants, mostly by invitation only. Your guide will tell you stories about this very exquisite part of Kyoto along the way. At the end of the short journey, you will sit down to a 10-course Kaiseki dinner, prepared especially and specifically for Arigato Japan. This should be a moment in your life you will never forget, so the details will be  reserved for those who join the tour. To give you an idea, one of the 10 courses will be an ornate platter mounted with living fish, and you can enjoy the freshest sashimi straight from the bone. The other 9 courses are a mystery guaranteed to surprise and delight your culinary senses.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 539 reviews

We were in a small group of five. We received an interesting introduction to the Gion district and spent an interesting evening with a knowledgeable and enjoyable guide with a good dinner. Christian & Eve

Jennifer was fantastic!

We had a one on one with a fantastic, knowledgeable and super friendly guide and enjoyed our first night in Kyoto under cherry blossoms and delicious food! Highly recommed tour!

Mickey was great. We enjoyed a tour around the area and an education on the food we were lucky to eat. The food and conversation was a blast.

Great experience, nice evening with Russ

We were lucky and were allowed to enjoy the food tour together. Russ our guide gave us a very nice evening

Great tour

A highly recommended tour! A nice guide and great impressions! It was a lot of fun !!