Kyoto Pontocho Backstreet Food and Drink hopping Tour [evening tour]

  • ¥ 13,000
  • 3.0 hours
  • Max 5 Guests


How about strolling in the evening time like local people? It is beautiful in daytime, but night time is also very beautiful!! We stroll around Shijo street and Pontocho area and stop by restaurants popular for locals. (Some spots are hidden even for Japanese!) We will enjoy good Kyoto food and drinks while walking around the town. Let’s do Kanpai together!!

17:45 - 20:45 (3.0 hours)
* Mainly Mon. Wed. Thu.

  • ・Meetup
  • ・Meetup at Daimaru(Karasuma)
  • ・Visit very small bar alley and try food&drink
  • ・Move to local nostalgic bar and try local food and drink
  • ・Walk around Kiyamachi and Pontocho district where is one of the biggest drinking area in Kyoto
  • ・Move to restaurant and taste Kyoto food
  • ・Finish at the Shijo Ohashi bridge (side of Kamogawa river)
Daimaru (Karasuma) / Shijo Ohashi bridge
Please arrive by 5:40 PM @In front of Daimaru Karasuma
for a prompt departure at 5:45 PM.
*It's in front of the "Shijo Takakura bus stop" along main big Shijo-dori street.
*We have two Daimaru department. This is NOT FUJI Daimaru.
*Please be careful, if you come by taxi.
PRICE (1 person)
13,000 JPY
Approximately 8:30 PM.
1. Sake with Tempura (Small bar alley) 2. one drink and two Japanese dishes (Nostalgic bar) 3. one drink and Kyoto original food (Pontocho area)
English guide
Food (menu above)
Hotel pick-up
Extra food and drink
  • ・If you have any food allergy or you couldn’t eat anything, please let us know
  • ・This is a group tour
  • ・We will leave at 5:45pm sharp, so please make sure to be there on time!
  • ・Please come with comfortable walking shoes as this tour is mainly a walking tour.
  • ・There could be a delay at when tour ends, if you have an appointment or plan right after this tour, please let us know in advance.
  • ・We defined over 12 years old as adult, 4-12 years old as child.
    Children price is 70% as adults. After booking for adults, we send link to pay for children.
    under 3 years old are free(w/o food).
  • ・All payment is expected before tour.
  • ・If you would like to do PRIVATE tour, please send inquiry to us.TOTAL PRICE= 12,000 JPY [Basic fee] + 10,000 JPY/person


Customer's Voice (11)

Had a great time in Kyoto with our tour guide Kimmy! Enjoyed a lot of tasty food and of course it was accompanied with a decent amount of beverages. Highly recommend this tour!
by Johnny Madsen (04/09/19)
Tatsuya starts off with an introduction of Kyoto culture and some basic Japanese words we can use. We were introduced to hidden markets, bars and eating establishments that you would only know of from local knowledge. We fired so many random questions to Tachi about Japanese food, culture, lifestyle and words and he answered everything in his friendly, bubbly demeanour. He is a great guide that I wish I could bring along to every other city I visit in Japan.
by Robbie (12/20/18)
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 Book now!
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. Highly recommendable
by Ditte (08/02/17)