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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
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Overview

Kyoto is Japan’s cultural capital, an elegant, history-filled city packed with hidden attractions and a lively street culture. During this intimate 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. Sample one-of-a-kind local snacks, from frozen banana to skewered squid. And because this is a small-group tour, you’ll have plenty of time to ask questions. 

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 neighborhood and food crawl, follow a guide through Kyoto’s backstreets, where lantern light flickers alongside neon signs and ancient traditions coexist with cutting-edge nightlife.

In Gion, 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 to under-the-radar attractions across the river in Teramachi. Your guide will be on-hand to fill you in on the history and culture of each sight as you explore 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.

Reviews (36)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Disappointing

Taking a tour in Kyoto with a nervous and stammering English Tour Guide (Sean, or Shaun) wasn't quite what we had planned. A continual scattering of innuendo, his crap choice of dining establishments and possibly Kyoto's worst bar came (sadly) as no surprise. Unfortunate overall,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AJMcK1
VentureJapan, Manager at Kyoto Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear AJMcK, Thank you for taking your time sharing your impressions of our tour. We are really sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy our tour and understand that you could not recommend us for now. We will use your review to help our leaders...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gion night tour was interesting!

Our tour guide Kohei during our night tour made our tour educational but light. Small group of 6 which is perfect during a walking tour...not having to wait for too many people to gather. We learned about the culture past and present. We waled a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sharon N
VentureJapan, Manager at Kyoto Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sharon It was quite a fun tour in an autumn, nice weather. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. See you again in Kyoto or Osaka and thanks for the recommendation.

Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile
Amazing Tour! Highlight of Kyoto

This is a fantastic walking tour learning about Geiko/Meikos (we ran into several!), Kyoto’s history and nightlife, and all about Japan’s spiritual side. Our guide, Julian, was a wealth of information and did a great job answering our many questions! He also chose great stops...More

1  Thank memarie88
Reviewed 17 October 2018
Well worth your time!

Our tour guide, Yuta, was very dynamic and engaging. He explained a lot of interesting facts about the Gion with much enthusiasm and humor. We visited a lot of areas that we would not have found on our own and had a chance to sample...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Voyager427307
Reviewed 8 October 2018
Highly Recommended

Really enjoyed meeting Julian and learning about Gion area from him. It was so quiet and pleasantly devoid of crowds in the evening. Julian did a nice job showing us around the small, older streets as we moved from site to site and across the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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