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Kyoto Twilight Delights: A Gion District Culinary Journey

Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of Kyoto's Gion district as the sun sets with 'Kyoto Twilight Delights: A Gion District Culinary Journey.' This epicurean adventure leads you through the historic streets of Gion, renowned for its picturesque scenery and rich cultural heritage, offering an intimate glimpse into the heart of Japanese cuisine.

Language
English
Location
Kyoto
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Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of Kyoto's Gion district as the sun sets with 'Kyoto Twilight Delights: A Gion District Culinary Journey.' This epicurean adventure leads you through the historic streets of Gion, renowned for its picturesque scenery and rich cultural heritage, offering an intimate glimpse into the heart of Japanese cuisine.

Each dish tells a story of Kyoto's culinary legacy as you savor a symphony of traditional and contemporary flavors. Ready to awaken your senses? Join us for an unforgettable evening of taste and tradition in Kyoto's most iconic neighborhood.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the enchanting streets of Gion, Kyoto's center of traditional entertainment and Japanese arts.

  • Learn about the life of Kyoto's famous geishas – Maiko and Geiko.

  • Explore the picturesque Shirakawa neighborhood.

  • Enjoy a mouthwatering 10-course Kaiseki meal with green tea, dessert, and a drink.

Tour Itinerary

Meet Up Point

Learn about the tour and meet your knowledgeable guide in front of the Kyoto Kanji Museum (address provided below).

Yasaka Shrine

Start your journey at the historic shrine and begin strolling through the charming streets of Gion.  

Shirakawa Neighborhood

Discover the beauty of this quaint, picturesque area before indulging in a delightful Kyoto treat.

Kaiseki Dinner

End your tour with an exquisite 10-course Kaiseki meal showcasing Kyoto's freshest flavors.

What's Included

  • 10-course dinner with green tea and dessert

  • Local guide

  • One drink included

  • Walking level advanced

What's Excluded

  • Additional personal expenses

  • Transportation to and from the meeting point

Essentials to Know Before Booking

  • The tour lasts approximately 3 hours.

  • Limited to a maximum of 8 guests for a more personalized experience.

  • The tour is conducted in English.

  • The tour includes dinner and two drinks (with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available).

  • Additional drinks beyond the provided two are not included.

  • Participants must be 13 years or older. The minimum drinking age in Japan is 20 years.

  • Comfortable shoes are recommended due to approximately 1.5 hours of walking.

Meeting Point

Location: Meet Up Point in front of the Kyoto Kanji Museum

Address: 551 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 605-0074

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I get to the meeting point?

Ans: The meeting point is easily accessible by public transportation. You can take a bus or taxi to the Kyoto Kanji Museum.

Q: Is this tour wheelchair accessible?

Ans: Unfortunately, due to the nature of this tour and the areas visited, it is not wheelchair accessible. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Q: What if I have dietary restrictions?

Ans: Please let us know in advance, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. However, please note that some dietary restrictions may not be able to be accommodated on this tour due to the traditional and cultural nature of the Kaiseki meal. 

Q: Is this tour suitable for children?

Ans: This tour is not recommended for young children as it involves a lot of walking, and the dinner may not suit their taste preferences. However, if you would still like to bring your child on the tour, please let us know in advance.

Q: What should I wear?

Ans: The tour involves walking, so please wear comfortable shoes. We also recommend dressing appropriately for the weather and bringing an umbrella or rain gear if necessary.

Q: Can I bring my drinks to the dinner?

A: Outside drinks are prohibited at the restaurant where we will have our Kaiseki meal. However, one drink is included in the tour package, and additional beverages can be purchased at the restaurant. 

Q: Can I take photos during the tour?

Ans: Yes, you may take photos during the tour. However, please be mindful and respectful of cultural norms and do not take pictures of geishas without their permission.

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Itinerary

Japan Kanji Museum & Library
551 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto

Meet up in front of the Kyoto Kanji Museum.

2
Gion
Duration: 30 minutes

Pass by:
Gion
Rinn Shirakawa South
Gion Corner

3
Gion Shirakawa
Duration: 15 minutes

Pass by:
Tatsumi Daimyojin Shrine
Statue of Izumo no Okuni
Kiyomizu-dera
Yasakanoto
Tatsumi Bridge
Hanamikoji Street

Idumoya
173-2 Kashiwayachō, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto

End your tour with an exquisite 10-course Kaiseki meal showcasing Kyoto's freshest flavors.

Reviews

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Best food tour with Thomas
Booked this tour back in November with Thomas, and we had such an amazing time! Thomas was brilliant and gave a very thoughtful and really fun trip! He clearly knew all the ins and outs of Kyoto, and balanced being smart with being super personable. The dinner is amazing it’s like omakase but with more substantive food so definitely recommend coming hungry! Really recommend the tour!
Aml T
January 14, 2024
So beautiful
Had a wonderful time in Kyoto Cute scenes Yoshi my tour guide was incredible - very helpful and informative !!
Mk F
January 11, 2024