At the heart of Kyoto the “Flower Districts” around Gion and Pontocho, these are the city’s most famous entertainment district and the center of traditional culture and nightlife. We will start our tour strolling around a more hidden “flower-district” (the historic name for areas with tea houses featuring music and dance performed by Kyoto’s famous geisha.) If we are lucky we will spot the Maiko and Geiko on their way to there work for the evening.
Our next stop will be a restaurant in a family home that dates from over 100 years ago. The host of this delicious riverside gem will be sure to entertain us with stories and specialty food. Try a local Kyoto sake and learn about Sake (rice wine) and why Kyoto is one of Japan’s best regions for brewing this famous beverage.
Our final stop, whisky tasting at a posh bar in the Pontocho district. Have a chance to try your choice of Japanese whiskies and see why they have become famous the world over. (Non whisky drinkers can enjoy other beverages.) We will pair our final drink with your choice of sweets or bar snacks and finish up the tour with an atmospheric stroll through this lively nightlife district.
Tuesday to Saturday
This tour is only for adult over 20 years old.
Meet Up Point in front of Kyoto Marui Department store World Clock at the crossing of Shijo Dori at Kawaramachi Subway Station
Our guide will be waiting by the world clock mural with an Arigato Japan Food Tour sign.
We suggest wearing comfortable shoes as there will be walking involved.
Address in Google Maps: 68 Shinchō, Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 600-8001(〒600-8001 京都府京都市下京区真町６８)
You will receive the confirmation of your booking's availability within 24 hours. Once confirmed, please present your booking reference number at the cooking school.
Full refunds will be issued for cancellations made at least 72 hours prior to the activity. if you are not able to arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will start regardless and no refund will be provided