Magical Kyoto after dark
Magical Kyoto after dark
Magical Kyoto after dark
Magical Kyoto after dark
Magical Kyoto after dark
Magical Kyoto after dark
Magical Kyoto after dark
Magical Kyoto after dark
Magical Kyoto after dark
Magical Kyoto after dark
Nightlife 4 hours

Magical Kyoto after dark

From traditional arts to floating geishas, Kyoto does late-night revelry like no place on earth

  • (15)
4 hours

From $67.25  USD per person (based on 8 adults)

  • (15)
  • From $67.25 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 4 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish)

What you'll do

It may seem surprising, but tranquil Kyoto effortlessly transforms into a hub of nightlife. As the sun disappears, Gion takes on a dreamlike appeal – each wooden structure and grey cobblestone is bathed in a golden glow, and the district opens for business. Quiet streets become crowded as your host guides you through tight alleyways packed with restaurants, vibey local haunts, and tucked-away shrines. Catch your breath in peaceful Shinbashi-dori Street, where extravagant restaurants and hostess clubs keep the wealthy amused. At Gion Corner, watch a show featuring several of Kyoto’s performing arts, belt out a song at BARCODE karaoke bar, or grab a draft beer at a dimly-lit izakaya while your local insider shares the city’s secrets. 

 

  • Magical Kyoto after dark
  • Magical Kyoto after dark

Where you’ll go

You don’t need to go far to experience the full spectrum of Kyoto’s nightlife – in fact, it’s all in Gion, the traditional arts district in the city center. Follow your host down Hanamikoji-dori, the main street passing straight through the center of Gion, lined with bars, izakaya, teahouses, temples, and shrines. Another perfectly preserved slice of ancient Japan, Ponto-chō, lies 10 minutes away, just across the Kamo River to the west of Gion. Partake in a local pastime of snacking on gyoza dumplings riverside, where sunset turns the water a thousand colors, and the gentle glow of paper lanterns takes over from the sun. As the last light fades from the sky, the ethereal mood might be intensified by a glimpse of a bewitching geisha.

 

 

    • Explore quiet Kyoto’s nightlife in the best possible locations, hand-picked by your expert host but based on your interests
    • Sit down for a traditional teahouse ceremony, with Kyoto’s famous uji matcha and wagashi confections
    • See Kyoto’s contrasts, where ancient temples stand side-by-side with popular bars and restaurants
    • Experience an izakaya, a Japanese bar where draft beer and takoyaki is the only way to end a night
    • Walk through Kyoto’s geisha district, and be mesmerized by these breathtakingly talented entertainers
    • Learn about life in Kyoto from your host, and get excellent recommendations for the rest of your adventure
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • Private and personalized experience
    • 4 hours with a host
    • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
    • Include 2 beers, high-balls or soft drinks
    • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central locations)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drinks, other than the ones included above
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

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