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Overview
The true magic of Kyoto comes alive at the end of the day, when the past and the present blend into the night! Take to the streets as dusk falls and see how argon lights mix with paper lanterns, age-old shrines squeeze into busy shopping streets, and aged wood is decorated with modern street art.
Highlights
  • 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
  • A small group size makes for a personalized, intimate experience
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Gion Corner, 570-2 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0074, Japan
Departure Time
6:30 PM
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Karasuma Station, Naginatabokocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8008, Japan
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Food samplings: traditional Japanese snacks and drinks
Exclusions
  • Additional food and drink
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Transportation to/from the meeting point
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Modest dress is highly recommended as you will be visiting a shrine (It is recommended to have your shoulders and knees covered.)
  • Small group is a maximum of 12 people
  • Some food allergies can be accommodated; please advise your local tour operator at the time of booking
  • Minimum age is 20 years
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This a wonderful tour! Our tour guide Ko is a local who is deservedly proud of his culture and his city. I went with my two teenage girls who were fascinated to learn about this very beautiful historic city. Thank You Ko, it was a highlight of our time in Kyoto.
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Response from KyotoUA, Guest Relations Manager at Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour including Traditional Japanese Snacks and Drinks
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for a comment and review, sorellem2015! We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful night walking experience with our knowledgeable guide, Ko in Kyoto! Hope you come back again soon to visit beautiful city Kyoto and have a wonderful time for your rest of the trip in Japan! Kinya
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Excellent evening walking tour of Kyoto - we had a great time with our small group. Our guide this evening was the very knowledgeable and funny Veronica. Thanks very much Veronica for a great night showing our group some lovely areas of Kyoto and for sharing your knowledge of
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Response from KyotoUA, Manager at Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour including Traditional Japanese Snacks and Drinks
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you WinstonLola for your great review. Veronica and Kyoto team are indeed glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour! Arigato!! Kohei
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Gion is really pretty at night and our guide Ko was great, taking us on a good route and giving extra detail about the sights. We had good food at an okonomiyaki restaurant which we went back to again during our stay in Kyoto. Ko had a good sense of humour and it was a fun
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Response from KyotoUA, お客様担当マネージャー at Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour including Traditional Japanese Snacks and Drinks
Responded Dec. 10, 2019
Thank you Clare186273 for your review. We are glad that you liked the tour with Ko and happy to hear you loved the food so much! Hope to see you again when you ever come back to Kyoto. Hiroko
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We took this tour wit Ko as our guide and had a really good time. Ko was really fun to hang out with and was very knowledgable about the history and traditions of the gion district. The tour finished with a visit to a local bar and a walk down the local bar-street and left off
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Response from KyotoUA, マネージャー at Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour including Traditional Japanese Snacks and Drinks
Responded Nov. 22, 2019
Thank you 908brynjiars for your review. Kyoto team is very happy to know you had enjoyed the evening tour with KO. Best regards. Nobumasa Miyake
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The meeting point can be somewhat hard to find with Google maps. Recommend using satellite view and look for the big parking lot at the Gion Corner. We arrived early and waited in a parking lot an extra :15 for guests who didn’t show up. Once we got started the tour was
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Response from KyotoUA, Manager at Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour including Traditional Japanese Snacks and Drinks
Responded Nov. 18, 2019
Thank you Mark L for your great comment and review. Zen and Kyoto team are simply happy to hear that you enjoyed our tour. Please enjoy your next destination. Best regards, Kohei Tamaki
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By: Kyoto Urban Adventures
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sorellem2015
Perth, Australia
30
Wanderlust, Lanterns and Laneways
This a wonderful tour! Our tour guide Ko is a local who is deservedly proud of his culture and his city. I went
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tilhdr
Melbourne, Australia
10
Beautiful experience and amazing tour guide
My partner and I were only in Kyoto for 2 days and so we wanted to make the most of our time there, seeing
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eindralwin
10
5 STARS The essence of Nara tour
Naoko, our tour guide is very nice and very friendly. She covers a lot of information about the places and able to
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Daniellasansone
10
Amazing tour with amazing guide
Junko was amazing tour guide who went above and beyond. She waited for us even when we arrived 30 minutes late
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jameseN1137EM
10
Half day tour
It was very educational and interesting. We enjoyed learning the history and significance of japan culture and
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959kaym
Geraldton, Australia
20
Amazing
Fabulous guide and a really different and interesting tour. The guide constantly thought of our needs and we had
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anazuniga8912
10
Fun and interesting
Great tour, we cover a lot of interesting places from the beautiful Kyoto, so is an excellent option if you don´t
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Journey416085
10
Good introduction to Kyoto
We took this tour the afternoon of our arrival in Kyoto, it was a good way to orientate ourselves and get a bit of
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bronnyarbon
Adelaide, Australia
40
Essence of Nara
My tour guide Junko was awesome! She was extremely knowledgeable on the history of this magical place. Lots of
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270abelt
10
Veronica was a great tour guide!
Loved the tour, and learning about the culture within Kyoto. Our tour guide was amazing, and really understood
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WinstonLola
Melbourne, Australia
65
Fantastic tour
Excellent evening walking tour of Kyoto - we had a great time with our small group. Our guide this evening was
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Ka2860
10
Kyoto afternoon walk about
We explored three areas in SW Kyoto. Yuta Unno was our delightful guide who used visual aids to clarify complex
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138tanyal
22
Excellent tour and tour guide
Yuta spoke English competently which enhanced our experience greatly. We asked alot of questions which he answered
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kelseysC7316FN
Nara, Japan
30
The best experience in Nara ever!!
My mother and I took the walking tour with our lovely local guide, Naoko! She is very friendly, kind and very
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acfairweather
10
Exemplary Tour
Interesting and immersive tour, with a professional, friendly and knowledgable tour guide. I Highly recommend this
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