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Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour including Traditional Japanese Snacks and Drinks

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  • An insider's evening culinary and cultural tour of Kyoto
  • Visit several neighborhoods and discover off-the-beaten-track attractions
  • Sample local street food like frozen bananas and skewered squid
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Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour including Traditional Japanese Snacks and Drinks
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Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour including Traditional Japanese Snacks and Drinks
USD 82.26
Overview

Kyoto is Japan’s cultural capital, an elegant, history-filled city packed with hidden attractions and a lively street culture. During this intimate, after-hours walking tour, you’ll get an insider’s peek at the famed historic neighborhoods as the lantern-lit streets spring to life in the evening. Taste your way around picturesque lanes as you sample one-of-a-kind local snacks, from frozen banana to skewered squid.

What to Expect

A favorite of poets and philosophers for centuries, the well-preserved old quarters of Kyoto contain some of the world’s most atmospheric streets—and they truly come alive at night. During this awe-inspiring neighborhood and food crawl, you’ll join your insider guide in the evening hours to wander Kyoto’s backstreets, where lantern light flickers alongside neon signs and ancient traditions coexist with cutting-edge nightlife.

Begin in the hushed old quarter of Gion, where you can listen carefully for the click of wooden okobo heels as kimonoed Geishas flutter between appointments. From there, you’ll head to the bright, noisy nightlife district of Yasaka, famous for its delectable street snacks.

Bypass the tourist traps and head into under-the-radar eateries and traditional Japanese shops across the river in Teramachi, where you’ll find everything from Buddhist altar gods to sushi knives. Your guide will be on-hand to fill you in on the history and culture of each sight as you wander deep off the beaten track into enchanting areas of Kyoto usually only glimpsed by locals. Round off your visit with a stop at a typical food and drink shop for some local delicacies.

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1 - 5 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile
Lanterns & Laneways

It was great to go through Gion in the evening after most of the crowds had left. It gave a completely different atmosphere and was far better on a hot day. Sean was very knowledgeable and accomodating. The food and drinks at the end of...More

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile
Great time, guide was fairly new

We had a wonderful time on the tour! . It was great seeing parts of the city would have not ventured into and learning along the way. I gave it a 4 star because the guide was fairly new and I felt like he wasn't...More

Thank jesslynch13
KyotoUA, Manager at Kyoto Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Hello, Thank you very much for your time reviewing us and and I'm glad that you enjoyed your time. I will forward your comment to the relevant and she/he will revise to ensure the good quality of guiding for anytime, Come back to Japan soon...More

Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile
Personal Guide with fantastic knowledge

Winding through the beautiful streets of old Kyoto the significance of how old practices continue to thrive in this ancient city is highlighted by the guides expert knowledge of the history and people of Japan. For what really is a bargain price the guide (Sean)...More

1  Thank Tristan T
Yukako U, Manager at Kyoto Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hello, Thank you very much for your time reviewing us and Sean and I'm glad that you enjoyed your time with him enough for recommendation. Come back to Japan soon to enjoy it even more! Kind regards from everyone @ Venture

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile
Perfect to discover Gion & Kyoto at Night

Highly recommand this Gion tour at night time. Allows us to see another side of Gion without too many tourists! Miyake-san our guide gave us loads of historical infos as well which was perfect to complement to this tour!

1  Thank sara t
Yukako U, Manager at Kyoto Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hello, Thank you very much for your time reviewing us and Miyake-san and I'm glad that you enjoyed your time with him enough for recommendation. Come back to Japan soon to enjoy it even more! Kind regards from everyone @ Venture

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Tour the Gion District with an insider!

Our tour guide, Julian, was a delight! I enjoyed his tour and learned a great deal about old Kyoto. We walked all over Gion and beyond, making my first visit to Kyoto a memorable one. I plan to come back with friends and do the...More

1  Thank Gannilly
Yukako U, Manager at Kyoto Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hello, Thank you very much for your time reviewing us and Julian and I'm glad that you enjoyed your time with him enough for recommendation. Yes Please Come back to Japan soon with your friends to enjoy it even more! Kind regards from everyone @...More

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Depends on how interested he/she is in Japanese history, geishas, shrines and temples. We covered a wide area; lots of walking with hills and stairs. I loved every minute of it but I’m a teacher. Not many 13-year-olds would... More
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