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Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour including Traditional Japanese Snacks and Drinks

  • An insider's evening culinary and cultural tour of Kyoto
  • Visit several neighborhoods and discover off-the-beaten-track attractions
  • Sample local street food like frozen bananas and skewered squid
Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour including Traditional Japanese Snacks and Drinks
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Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour including Traditional Japanese Snacks and Drinks

Kyoto is Japan’s cultural capital, an elegant, history-filled city packed with hidden attractions and a lively street culture. During this intimate walking tour, you’ll get an insider’s peek at the famed historic neighborhoods as the lantern-lit streets spring to life in the evening. Sample one-of-a-kind local snacks, from frozen banana to skewered squid. And because this is a small-group tour, you’ll have plenty of time to ask questions. 

What to Expect

A favorite of poets and philosophers for centuries, the well-preserved old quarters of Kyoto contain some of the world’s most atmospheric streets—and they truly come alive at night. During this neighborhood and food crawl, follow a guide through Kyoto’s backstreets, where lantern light flickers alongside neon signs and ancient traditions coexist with cutting-edge nightlife.

In Gion, listen carefully for the click of wooden okobo heels as kimonoed geishas flutter between appointments. From there, you’ll head to the bright, noisy nightlife district of Yasaka, famous for its delectable street snacks.

Bypass the tourist traps and head to under-the-radar attractions across the river in Teramachi. Your guide will be on-hand to fill you in on the history and culture of each sight as you explore enchanting areas of Kyoto usually only glimpsed by locals. Round off your visit with a stop at a typical food and drink shop for some local delicacies.

Reviews (32)
1 - 5 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Highly Recommended

Really enjoyed meeting Julian and learning about Gion area from him. It was so quiet and pleasantly devoid of crowds in the evening. Julian did a nice job showing us around the small, older streets as we moved from site to site and across the...More

Thank CydnHank
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Tour With Great Guide

Had a really great time with Yuta, our guide. He was super-knowledgeable and very friendly and nice. He made sure to look out for everyone on the tour and explained everything wonderfully. Would definitely take another tour with him!

Thank RGokea
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile
Lanterns & Laneways

It was great to go through Gion in the evening after most of the crowds had left. It gave a completely different atmosphere and was far better on a hot day. Sean was very knowledgeable and accomodating. The food and drinks at the end of...More

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile
Great time, guide was fairly new

We had a wonderful time on the tour! . It was great seeing parts of the city would have not ventured into and learning along the way. I gave it a 4 star because the guide was fairly new and I felt like he wasn't...More

Thank jesslynch13
KyotoUA, Manager at Kyoto Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Hello, Thank you very much for your time reviewing us and and I'm glad that you enjoyed your time. I will forward your comment to the relevant and she/he will revise to ensure the good quality of guiding for anytime, Come back to Japan soon...More

Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile
Personal Guide with fantastic knowledge

Winding through the beautiful streets of old Kyoto the significance of how old practices continue to thrive in this ancient city is highlighted by the guides expert knowledge of the history and people of Japan. For what really is a bargain price the guide (Sean)...More

1  Thank Tristan T
Yukako U, Manager at Kyoto Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hello, Thank you very much for your time reviewing us and Sean and I'm glad that you enjoyed your time with him enough for recommendation. Come back to Japan soon to enjoy it even more! Kind regards from everyone @ Venture

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Narayanan K
17 April 2018|
Response from Gannilly | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how interested he/she is in Japanese history, geishas, shrines and temples. We covered a wide area; lots of walking with hills and stairs. I loved every minute of it but I’m a teacher. Not many 13-year-olds would... More