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Kyoto Nightlife and Local Bar Scene Tour



Explore the City Lights and Chilled Out Vibes of Kyoto at Night

  • Local by your side, you’ll find that it’s also full of hidden bars and delectable eateries that are best enjoyed at night.
  • First, start off with izakaya, and then you will have a main dish at Machiya restaurant, and sake bar to try out different kinds of sake at the end.
  • Along with a local guide, you’ll hit 3 restaurants. 3 drinks and several dishes (4 to 6 dishes) are included in the price.
  • 3 hour total

  • English, Japanese

  • Any Age

  • 1 〜 4



I manage the Kansai area-based tours for Experience+, especially those in Osaka and Kyoto. I'm originally born and raised in Osaka, but recently I have lived in Kyoto for almost 4 years. During my high school years, I lived in Canada, and have traveled to many destinations throughout Asia. These experiences gave me a love for travel, and a deep curiosity for finding local places and hidden gems that I can visit with local people along the way. Now, back in Japan, I feel that it's my turn to start showing travelers around my favorite spots, including some of the coolest, lesser-known locations around Kyoto and Osaka where I grew up! Come and join my experience as we make new, unforgettable memories from the best corners of Japan!

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Prepare to take on Kyoto and its night scene like the locals who live there. Most people come to Kyoto for its cultural and historical roots, but this tour will show you the rest of the sites that only come alive after the sun sets! Your host will take you to the places that only the locals know! To start off we will go to Tachinomiya (standing bar) which is a must go to start your night, where locals go to get a fine beer with some appetizer! Next, we will hit a Machiya (Kyoto-styled traditional) restaurant for the main dish. You will get Obanzai (Kyoto dish) and main dish (which you will have a choice). At the end, we will go to a Sake bar to find your special one. Your host is an international Kikisake-shi (Certified Sake master), so she will pick the best sake for you. She will give you a brief lecture about Sake. Not just eating and drinking, you will learn a lot from this tour! We will go to 3 different kinds of bars/restaurants overall. All the drinks and dishes (3 drinks and the full course of dinner) are included in the price (No need to bring any extra cash!) *About food restrictions* - We can accommodate those who cannot eat whole pieces of meat or fish, but some dishes are based on fish broth and we cannot avoid this. - Alcohol or pork may be included in the ingredients. - Therefore, we cannot accommodate strict vegetarian/non alcoholic diets.

  • Start the night with Tachinomi-ya, standing bar!

  • "Kanpai!" - cheers! with fine beers!

  • One of the appetizers; deep fried tofu with dashi soup.

  • Visit the shrine. Your host will teach you what to-do and what not-to-do.

  • Second bar; Machiya bar! Get fine Kyoto dishes with fine drinks!

  • Obanzai and main dish



  • Duration


    (17:30 〜 20:30)

    * Time may vary, not including transportation time

  • Access

    Take Keihan Main Line to Gion Shijo station. (apporx. 20 minutes from Kyoto Station)

  • Participants Guests

    1 〜 4

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met. Accompanied infants participate for free.

  • Age


  • Conditions

    Available on Clear or Lightly Rainy Days

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.


  • Adults(12+)


  • Children(4~11)


  • Infants(~3)


Included in the Price

Different kinds of dishes (7 dishes), 3 drinks


  • Things to bring

    ●Hungry stomach

  • Meeting Point

    Exit 3 of Keihan Gion Shijo Station (Right beside the south side of the bridge. The other side of the street where Kyoto Minami-za is at.)

  • Additional Info

    - The host is flexible with any request on restaurant choice. - Please tell the host if you have any food allergies/restrictions beforehand.(We cannot accommodate those who have request on gluten-free, vegan and halal meals) - Non-alcoholic beverages are available as well. - We will leave the meeting point after the 10 min tour intro.

    Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.


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