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Follow your English-speaking guide on a very special food tour in Kyoto through Gion and Shirakawa neighborhoods and celebrate Japanese traditional culture and Kaiseki cuisine. Enjoy 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.
◾ Walk into Gion, the home of the famous Geisha and traditional tea houses
◾ Experience Kyoto's beautiful architecture on a guided walking tour
◾ Listen to your guide and learn all about the city and its historical past
◾ Sit down and enjoy an unforgettable 10-course Kaiseki meal with seasonal and regional food
Good to know before you goDURATION: 3 hours
STARTING TIME: 5.00 pm
MEETING POINT: In front of the Japan Kanji Museum & Library. Address: Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto. Your guide will be there holding a sign.
LANGUAGES: English, Japanese
MOBILE TICKET: Use your phone or print your ticket
OPENING SEASONS: All year round, Daily
CUT OFF TIME: 24 hours
WHO CAN COME: Kyoto Evening Gion and Kaiseki Food Tour is suitable for anyone
What is included✔ Your English-speaking guide
✔ 10 Course Dinner plus Green Tea and Dessert
✔ One drink included
✖ Hotel pickup/drop-off
✖ Transportation costs
✖ Additional drinks or food
Description - What to expectMeet your guide and at a central location in Kyoto, near the famous Yasaka Shrine, and set off to stroll through the streets amongst the many passersby to fully appreciate and feel the life of the city before you enter Gion, the home of the famous Geisha and traditional tea houses.
Follow your guide and travel back in time to Japan’s historical past as you enjoy a walk through the most prominent traditional entertainment district and Kyoto’s center of Japanese arts. Gion is a maze of old wooden buildings, teahouses, and very exclusive Japanese restaurants, mostly available by invitation only.
Listen to your guide and learn about this very exquisite part of Kyoto along the way. Explore the gorgeous Shirakawa neighborhood and whet your appetite with a special Kyoto treat as you wander around. Learn all about the life of Kyoto’s famous Geisha (Maiko and Geiko).
Then, sit down to enjoy a 10-course kaiseki meal, and try some of Kyoto’s freshest food. Kaiseki means a meal incorporating a combination of seasonal ingredients meticulously prepared so all the flavors blend harmoniously. A visit to Kyoto is never complete without trying a Kaiseki meal!
Important Info◾ Please wear comfortable walking shoes for the tour
◾ Dietary options are available (please advice during booking)
◾ A copy of your passport information is required for all participants aged 10 and over
COVID-19 - Update information✔ Personal protective equipment is worn by staff
✔ Masks required
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