We spent 4 days in Kyoto and had this tour in one of the last days. We deeply regret not having it as one of the first things. We had the pleasure of being introduced to different kinds of food and alcoholic beverage by our guides Tatsuya and Ellie.
They quickly created the feeling that we were just a group of friends out in town having fun, while showing us things of Kyoto we would never have found on our own. We went to small local bars with only 5 seats and some only japanese-speaking restaurants. The tour ended in a small sake bar with our bartender serving us party snacks, 3 kinds of sake and to top it all off entertained us by playing clarinet.
We highly recommend this tour if you seek to experience the things a tourist normally never would try.
by Two danish lovebirds (11/16/18)
This was by far the best way to experience the hidden gems of Kyoto. Tatsuya was a fantastic guide with his genuine nature and fun loving personality.
I would highly recommend this tour and your amazing company.
Thank you Tatsuya, we really loved our time with you and I wish I could fold you up and carry you around with me as my personal guide in Japan.
by Steve Levon (11/12/18)
Kimi and Kazuyuki has been our amazing tour guides for Kyoto Bar Hopping tour. It was the highlight of our stay in Kyoto. We could feel and breath the real everyday life, drinking and talking with friendly locals. We loved the fact that during the tour you can learn not only about Japanese food culture but also understanding more about their history. Both Kimi and Kazu were fantastic!
Thanks again for the great evening!
Must do in Kyoto. Highly recommended.
by alviforna (10/26/18)
An absolutely fabulous tour of "back-stage" Kyoto, we thoroughly enjoyed it and can only recommend others to book the same. Tatsuya speaks great English and can give you loads of background info on Japan. Also, the places we visited were something else. The world's smallest bar, for instance, complete with tempura and sake.
Excellent - all of it.
by Ann Hjaelmhof (07/19/18)
We cannot possibly recommend this food tour of Kyoto enough - Tatsuya is so friendly, knowledgeable & leads the tour with such enthusiasm & humour. If you're looking for a great way to see some of 'off the beaten track' parts of Kyoto, whilst learning lots & eating & drinking great food & drink, then look no further. We have done many food tours around the world & this was certainly one of the best
by Tim & Hannah (06/15/18)
We had an awesome tour with Tatsuya in Kyoto -- highly recommend this experience!
by Julie Y. (06/04/18)
We had the most amazing Japanese food & drink experience with Tatsuya.
We went to places which were off the beaten track & are almost an underground culture known to the local Kyoto people.
First we went through the famous Nishiki market to a bar which was very authentic & had 2 different kinds of sake with Tempura followed by a visit to an authentic izakaya where you are not allowed if you don’t speak Japanese. After a refreshing pint of beer & some cured fish we went along the Pontocho street to another restaurant which again served us 2 different kinds of sake with food.
Through out the tour it felt as if we were a bunch of friends going on a night out & Tatsuya was funny & gave us a lot of local knowledge interspersed with anecdotes of the area.
We had a great time & if you are visiting Kyoto please make this the highlight of your visit. You will not regret it!!
by Gauri (04/10/18)
A wonderful Tour with an exceptionally personal Touch. Highly recommended.
by ABu (04/10/18)
A fantastic evening In god company. We tasted food and visited places, that We would never have found on our own.
by Ditte (08/02/17)