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Ponto-cho, Nakagyo-ku | BetweenKamogawa and Kiyamachi-dori, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-241-1636
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Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour including Traditional Japanese Snacks and Drinks
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Ponto-cho, Nakagyo-ku | BetweenKamogawa and Kiyamachi-dori, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-241-1636
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Good atmosphere, many restaurants to choose from, bit touristy but locals also go there. Nice to see at night with all the lights on.

Thank Yannick M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful street with lots of places to eat or grab a drink. The narrow alleys that are lit by the red Japanese lanterns just lead to the scenic beauty of this unique and interesting street.

Thank 471jacquelinet
Reviewed 5 days ago

The street is narrow with restaurants at both sides, between Gion and Nashiki market. One facing the river. Quiet variety of foods. Go there at night for good river view.

Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 5 days ago

At night it is one of the most beautiful streets I have been. It is really crowded but it worth a walk. If you like photography, it is going to be an amazing place for you

Thank Monicadmd7
Reviewed 6 days ago

The alley was a great place to walk at night; nicely decorated. There were more restaurants than you could count! We went on a quiet night, after it had rained most of the day, so we didn't really fight any crowds. Love the lanterns!

Thank caseylynn1031
Reviewed 1 week ago

and plenty of places to eat and try the local cuisine! This is such a photogenic spot. All of the lights at night in the narrow alley really make for some spectacular photos. Sadly, we'd already eaten dinner before we got there! Go hungry!

Thank gcincinnati
Reviewed 1 week ago

Night time eating out place, tea houses and people strolling around post work. Look out for beautifully lit up cherry blossom trees at night (in season) and geishas/meiko going about their business!

Thank NadiaKUAE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried it both during the day and the night. At nighttime it was packed, in the morning it's ok. Nice old buildings, nice lanterns at night, but the crowds ruin it. At least for us.

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this area three or four times during my stay in Kyoto. The food is great and the atmosphere is not to be missed. I arrived in Kyoto the last day of Golden Week. That Sunday was crowded but still enjoyable. The following days were...More

Thank G B B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A street we just took pictures all along as we walked. We went in the early evening as the lanterns and lights came on. Stopped at a bar for some sake and just had a lovely time. Will be returning again for dinner!

Thank travelingteacher28
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
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2 November 2016|
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Fiona J
Hi, can we get a direct transfer from the airport to the hotel? Thanks, Fiona
25 February 2015|
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Response from Jens S |
I don't think I understand your question. Could your clarify?
Hola q tal es la zona para alojarse? Creo q mi hotel está cerca pero del otro lado del río ,se llama Kano River...
2 March 2017|
Response from Alejandro A | Reviewed this property |
Hola! La verdad que es una muy buena zona y está bien muy comunicada tanto por metro, tren y bus. Un saludo
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