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Pontocho

Ponto-cho, Nakagyo-ku | BetweenKamogawa and Kiyamachi-dori, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-241-1636
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Ponto-cho, Nakagyo-ku | BetweenKamogawa and Kiyamachi-dori, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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"narrow alley"
in 20 reviews
"runs parallel"
in 9 reviews
"comes alive at night"
in 7 reviews
"kamogawa river"
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"english menu"
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"sukiyaki"
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"visit at night"
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"small street"
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"both sides"
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"gion area"
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"nice walk"
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"japanese food"
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"lanterns"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Walking around the small alley to look for supper on rainy night. Passing by the bright and dark alley of Pontochō. Spotted one of the interesting restaurant. Certainly, a better place to scout for snacks at night.

Thank KahFui
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth a trip if you’re in Kyoto - lots of restaurants, bars. Check out Ki Bar at the northern end for fantastic service and say hello to Diana!!!

Thank Gezza666
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pontocho going from Sanjou to Shijou this very historic narrow street is full of Kyoto style buildings with the odd ugly Concrete one is famous for drinking and eating since 100,s of years ago . Many years ago the road was made up of paving...More

Thank Yawara
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We actually walked up a main street parallel to Pontocho and cut through an alley to walk back down Pontocho. the street is more like an alleyway lined with restaurants on both sides. Very traditional Japanese restaurants/storefronts. It was certainly very interesting and what you...More

Thank Ron S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sort of stumbled on this area, quaint narrow streets and tree lined canal. A nice glimpse of traditional Kyoto and the tail end of cherry blossom and women in kimono added to experience.

Thank LMCM111
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its quaint and exciting. Many little eating places and bars. Did not try any and just walked through the area soaking in the atmosphere and enjoying the space.

Thank fivestarholidays
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Historical street is good. Quite narrow so around dinner time it is very packed and hard to get around. Restaurants here are very expensive around at least $50 USD for food alone per person. Most places specialize in only one type of food. Great for...More

Thank Jennyfer67
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You get a sense of traditional Kyoto as you walk the narrow laneway. It wasn't on my to do list but as I stumbled upon it I recalled Anthony Boudain's comments about it which added a further illuminating perspective. Pity it was mid afternoon and...More

Thank rickmen
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

It is worth a wander down Pontocho, an old street in Kyoto, parallel to the river. It is full of bars and restaurants, and also clubs that would need an introduction. Many of the restaurants will have a platform that goes out over the river,...More

1  Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Between the main Kyoto river and the canal, we found this hidden treasure of Kyoto, mix of Portuguese heritage and Japanese tradition. Worth to visit and stop there for dinner.

Thank DavideHongKong_China
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Pontocho
Though small by comparison, Pontocho is one of Kyoto's
most spirited and memorable neighborhoods. A narrow
street straddling the Kamogawa River, it is Kyoto's
busiest nightlife spot. When darkness falls,
Pontocho's many signs and lanterns bolt to life,
making the area glow with invitations to passers-by to
come inside and pull up a chair. Its restaurants and
bars sprawl onto the riverbank, providing a friendly
...More
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cherylpotato
29 May 2017|
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Response from LucaDo996 | Reviewed this property |
Ishiyaki Isshan Pontocho The food was phenomenal!
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Fiona J
25 February 2015|
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I don't think I understand your question. Could your clarify?
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