Kyoto Evening Gion Food Tour Including Kaiseki Dinner

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Kyoto Evening Gion Food Tour Including Kaiseki Dinner
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This tour is a celebration of Japanese traditional culture and Kaiseki cuisine: a multi-course, multi-flavored Japanese dinner that flawlessly mixes global and local flavors to produce some of the most delicious dishes on the planet.

Kyoto is a magical place. You will stroll with your guide along the local streets, amongst the many passersby to fully appreciate the life of the city. Gion is a prominent, traditional entertainment district and Kyoto’s center of Japanese arts. Your guide will tell you stories about this very exquisite part of Kyoto along the way. You will also explore the gorgeous Shirakawa neighborhood, and have the chance to whet your appetite with a special Kyoto treat as you wander.

Learn about the life of Kyoto’s famous Geisha and then sit down to enjoy a 10-course Kaiseki meal, with some of Kyoto’s freshest food. We want this moment of your life to be a memory you will never forget!
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In Brief

Location:
Kyoto, Japan
Country:
Japan
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
Daily, except Sunday
Highlights:
Dinner included
Free drinks included
See the sights illuminated at night
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Stop At: Japan Kanji Museum & Library, 551 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0074, Japan

Let's meet there! Then, discover Gion, Kyoto's famous Geisha district, with a local.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Gion, Gion, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

Gion is a prominent, traditional entertainment district and Kyoto’s center of Japanese arts. It is a maze of old wooden buildings, teahouses and very exclusive Japanese restaurants, mostly available by invitation only. Your guide will tell you stories about this very exquisite part of Kyoto along the way.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001 Kyoto Prefecture

Gionmachi

Pass By: Gion Shirakawa Public Bathroom, Japan, 〒611-0022 京都市東山区Higashiyama-ku, Ishibashichō, 白川東大路西入

Gion Shirakawa

Pass By: Gion Corner, 570-2 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0074, Japan

Gion Corner

Stop At: Gion Shirakawa, Higashiyama-ku along Shirakawa River Minamidori, Kyoto 605-0000 Kyoto Prefecture

You will also explore the gorgeous Shirakawa neighborhood, and have the chance to whet your appetite with a special Kyoto treat as you wander. Learn about the life of Kyoto’s famous Geisha (Maiko and Geiko). This area is simply impossible to describe- a must-see for yourself experience.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Kamo River, Kashiwayacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 605-0000, Japan

Kamo River

Pass By: Tatsumi Daimyojin Shrine, Motoyoshicho Shimbashi Hanamikoji Nishiiru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0087 Kyoto Prefecture

Tatsumi Daimyojin Shrine

Pass By: Statue of Izumo no Okuni, Kawabatacho, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-0076 Kyoto Prefecture

Statue of Izumo-no-Okuni

Pass By: Kiyomizu-dera, 1-chōme-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0862, Japan

Kyomizu Temple

Pass By: Hokan-ji Temple Yasaka no To, 388 Yasakakamimachi Yasakadori Shimogawara Higashi Iru, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-082 Kyoto Prefecture

Hōkanji Temple and Yasaka Pagoda

Pass By: Tatsumi Bridge, Hanamikojidori Shimbashi Nishi Iru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0000 Kyoto Prefecture

Tatsumi Bridge

Pass By: Hanamikoji Dori, Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 600-8340, Japan

Hanamikoji Street

Pass By: Pontocho Alley, Japan, 〒604-8016 Kyoto, Nakagyō-ku, Nabeyachō, 下樵木町196−1

Pontocho Alley

Inclusions

  • Local Guide
  • 10 Course Dinner plus Green Tea and Dessert
  • One drink included

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation costs.
  • Additional drinks or food

Departure Time

5:00 PM

Departure Point

Japan Kanji Museum & Library, 551 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0074, Japan

Returns To

Pontocho Alley, Japan, 〒604-8016 Kyoto, Nakagyō-ku, Nabeyachō, 下樵木町196−1

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Passport information copy is required for kids 10 and above.
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Same-day Booking available
  • For solo travelers, please email us
  • Changes to tours and spots we visit may occur due to schedules of restaurants, public holidays, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Applicable substitutions will be made in this case.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Gluten-Free Friendly
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 12 recent reviews

Our guide Tomas was great! Despite not being Japanese, he passionately explained the making of geishas, the sweets we tasted, and finally the tradition of the Kaseiki dinner. All in the beautiful Gion district of Kyoto. A lovely evening well worth the cost.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
This tour was one of our favorite memories from our Japan trip, strongly recommend for both adults and children. Our great guides Yoshiko and Sabreena provided lot of information about Japan culture, Kyoto, food and answered all questions we had. Just join!
• Submitted 29 Oct 2019
This was a great tour, our guides Russ and G were excellent. The shops we were introduced to we would have never found without their knowledge, they made us so comfortable during the tour and so informative, would do this tour again in a heartbeat.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Fantastic tour! Highly recommend taking this. We enjoyed walking about Kyoto, learning about the history of the city and of course the food. The day we took the tour was not the best for the weather, it rained on us quite heavily, but that did not deter us from enjoying our time.
• Submitted 17 Jun 2018
We had a wonderful night with Rosalia. With only my fiancé and I on the tour, it was a very intimate experience with plenty of time for us to ask questions. The walking tour was lovely and insightful. The meal was delicious and after having been in Japan for about 6 days, it was great to be able to ask all the questions we had built up thus far in our trip. We highly recommend this experience!
• Submitted 15 May 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Even though it was raining, our tour guide Bernard kept it fun. We enjoyed the many sights as well as the insights into the area he shared with us. He even pointed out many Geisha, without him we probably would have missed them. The meal was delicious and we loved the traditional setting of the restaurant. We highly recommend both the tour and the tour guide Bernard.
• Submitted 17 Apr 2018
Exceeded expectations! Our lovely guide met us and gave us a comprehensive tour of Gion , she explained the Geisha system in detail , and we even managed to glimpse a Maiko. The Keiseki meal was fantastic, we enjoyed it all , but go hungry there is a lot of it ! We had the company of another lovely family who made our evening all the more enjoyable. Would highly recommend.
• Submitted 01 Apr 2018
Our guide Akari was excellent. The tour was really interesting and she gave us just the right amount of information with out it becoming an academic exercise so that it was still great fun. Our meal was very good.
• Submitted 13 Jan 2018
This is our third trip to Kyoto but our guide really opened our eyes to the Gion area. She was so knowledgeable and gracious...I would recommend this tour to everyone. Thank you for a most informative and enjoyable evening!
• Submitted 05 Oct 2017
Wonderful tour. Our guide was knowledgeable of Kyoto as well as cuisine. Personalized tour was a treat.
• Submitted 17 Jul 2017
This tour was the best experience we had in Kyoto. We walked with our guide through the preserved Gion area and learned so much about the Geisha and the culture. It is wonderful to be able to view what old Japan looked like Our guide was excellent. The meal was varied and delicious. Yum!!
• Submitted 30 Jun 2017
Our tour guide was wonderful. There were just 4 of us 2 adults and 2 young children. Lots of walking. She gave us lots of history and info on the Gion area and the Geisha, which we saw a few. Dinner was great and she actually stayed until 9:30pm and chat with us throughout the dinner. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 23 Jun 2017

In Brief

Location:
Kyoto, Japan
Country:
Japan
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
Daily, except Sunday
Highlights:
Dinner included
Free drinks included
See the sights illuminated at night

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