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You'll start at
Gion-Shijo Station
Kawabatacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0076, JapanDeparture Point: Exit 5 (at street level) of Gion Shijo Station. This is the NW corner of the intersection, which is on the river side. There is a statue of a geisha here too.
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  • Pass by Kamogawa River
  • 1
    Yasaka Shrine
    Stop: 25 minutes -
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  • 2
    Gion
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 3
    Kiyamachi Street
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Pontocho
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 5
    Kawaramachidori
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Kyoto-Kawaramachi Station
Japan, 〒600-8001 Kyoto, Shimogyō-ku, Otabichō, 河原町西入真町52
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Highlights
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Gion-Shijo Station, Kawabatacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0076, Japan
    Departure Time
    6:30 PM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Kyoto-Kawaramachi Station, Japan, 〒600-8001 Kyoto, Shimogyō-ku, Otabichō, 河原町西入真町52
    Inclusions
    • Dinner
    • Two Alcoholic or Non-Alcoholic Beverages (one in each restaurant)
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Entry/Admission - Kiyamachi Street
    • Entry/Admission - Kawaramachidori
    Exclusions
    • Drinks beyond the two included. Additional drinks can be purchased directly from the restaurants if you wish.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • The minimum drinking age in Japan is 20 years old.
    • Tours limited to 6, but groups up to 8 are welcome in cases where the entire group is the same reservation.
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Vegetarians happily accommodated.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Gratuities are uncommon in Japan, however if you really enjoyed your time and want to show your guide how much you appreciate them, they’ll be extremely happy!
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    We had a great time with Mardi during our short stay in Kyoto as we explored the streets of Gion and learned about the area's rich culture. Mardi has a lot of knowledge of the unique culture in Japan and as an ex-pat she really filled us in on how things work in Japan
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    Response from Kevin B, Owner at Nighttime All-Inclusive Local Eats and Streets, Gion and Beyond
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Hi Depo810369, Thank you for the super positive review of Mardi and our tour in general. We do try and get to that sweet spot between informative and info-overload, all the while trying to keep it fun and interesting. Glad Mardi did that for you :) The food part being "not bad" isn't exactly a win for us (lol), but we appreciate your honestly, and Mardi and I will discuss what foods have been most popular on our tours. Happy travels!
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    Mardi was wonderful! It was just the four of us, a private tour! We were very jet lagged but Mardi really adjusted the tour for us. After some great history and walking the shrine and Gion, we went to eat some authentic Kyoto food, some very unusual! Mardi could tell we were
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    Response from Kevin B, Owner at Nighttime All-Inclusive Local Eats and Streets, Gion and Beyond
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Hi Bunny S, So happy to hear it! We always do our best to accommodate the needs of our customers, and I am glad we were able to make your night a nice one. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We really appreciate it!
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    Martin was a decent guide and we learned a few interesting facts about Gion, which we had it heard before. There was constant light rain which hampered the walking and probably limited the guide in what he pointed out, but that’s the luck of the draw. The disappointing aspect
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    Response from Kevin B, Owner at Nighttime All-Inclusive Local Eats and Streets, Gion and Beyond
    Responded 30 Nov 2019
    Dear PJEColchester, We appreciate you taking the time to review our Kyoto Night Tour. There seems to have been a bit of a misunderstanding on your end, as we clearly state early on in the description what kind of eating, and at what kind of places you are going to be doing it. To characterize the restaurants we go to as simply "bars" is misleading - at best. They are full on restaurants, with full on kitchens, making food to order. At one of them, you were seated at a table, and at the other one, you were provided food and drink while standing at a typical counter-service type restaurant ("tachinomi" in Japanese). A full meal was provided across these two spots, alongside two drinks. In Japan, eating while walking around or in front of food shops is considered to be of poor character. That is why, outside of festivals and very touristy, inauthentic foreigner-oriented snack ghettos, it does not exist. Our tour does not represent itself as a grazing about food stalls kind of thing. The one snack we give you is just a bonus (we don't even talk about it as an inclusion in our marketing materials) just to tide you over during the initial walk around the Gion and Yasaka Jinja areas. We think Martin is a great guide. When you're as into Japan as he is, 18 months in more than enough to have greater knowledge than most Japanese people.
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    Darkness adds to the intrigue as you move from one place to the next through a variety of streets and alleys, stopping along the way for history and contrast to present Kyoto. Andre, our graduate student guide, was well versed in the area. The group is limited to six, a welcome
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    Response from Kevin B, Owner at Nighttime All-Inclusive Local Eats and Streets, Gion and Beyond
    Responded 17 Nov 2019
    Dear SKBL0304, Thanks for taking the time to write this great review of our Kyoto night tour! We really appreciate it. Andres, along with our other guides, have lots of love for Kyoto to share with our guests, and always in a small group setting with top notch English abilities (and of course fluent Japanese too). Thanks again for your time, and for choosing Pinpoint Traveler.
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    My friends and I had a wonderful evening with Mardi on the Gion and beyond tour. Mardi is an excellent host and has an amazing grasp of the history and important nuances about Kyoto. She took us to some amazing local bars which we would never have visited on our own; and her
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    Response from Kevin B, Owner at Nighttime All-Inclusive Local Eats and Streets, Gion and Beyond
    Responded 11 Nov 2019
    Dear jgltr, We love reviews, and love them even more when they are rave about us as much as this one does :) Mardi just adores Kyoto, and it comes through in how she shares the city with others. Thank you for choosing Pinpoint Traveler for your Kyoto tour.
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    About the operator
    By: Pinpoint Traveler
    209 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Scotteats83
    10
    Authentic Osaka food experience
    We had an awesome time with our guide Kevin exploring places around Osaka thst we'd never usually get the chance
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    travellingteacup
    Hong Kong, China
    20
    Excellent intro into Osakan culture
    If you are looking to deepen your understanding of the local culture and not just hovering from one shopping
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    alyannas2018
    10
    Great experience
    Our whole tour was amazing! Our guide, Levy, was very informative, funny and friendly. He took us to all the
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    Depo810369
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    277
    Great walking tour of Gion area of Kyoto
    We had a great time with Mardi during our short stay in Kyoto as we explored the streets of Gion and learned about
    Read more
    Q82IWlynnh
    Kapaa, Hawaii
    21
    Deep Osaka Review
    We had a great time with Levi who was informative, energetic and fun. We went to three different bars and had
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    mandy_281119
    11
    Highly Recommended!
    Our guide,Levy, is knowledgeable and experienced. I especially enjoyed the supermarket part. Our group is small
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    G7559HSrichardr
    11
    Night life, food and culture
    We had an awesome time. Trevor our guide was amazing, polite, talkative and very knowledgeable. The places he took
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    neilvlk
    11
    Worthwhile Experience!
    Despite what you may read in the negative reviews (although limited) below, this is a great introductory tour to
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    Bunny S
    Concord, Massachusetts
    264
    Very accommodating!!!
    Mardi was wonderful! It was just the four of us, a private tour! We were very jet lagged but Mardi really adjusted
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    seets2019
    10
    One day Mount Rokko tour
    Very good experience walking in the Arima ropeway with a experienced tour guy call Levy. Very nice and friendly
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    Amy L
    Alexandria, Virginia
    4811
    a chance to try new things!
    Five starts for Trevor, who was a great host and thanks to him I was able to try a several restaurants that didn't
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    sue4rab
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    1312
    Private Tour from Osaka to Kyoto
    Dan was great. Knowledgeable, friendly and funny. The vehicle was not very clean though, not up to Japanese
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    Notayl
    11
    Great way to see and taste authentic Osaka street life
    This was my first trip to Japan and besides temples and shrines I wanted to see how the “real” people lived and I
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    PJEColchester
    Colchester, United Kingdom
    196105
    Less out of the ordinary food than expected
    Martin was a decent guide and we learned a few interesting facts about Gion, which we had it heard before. There
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    H5062ODmargaretm
    Chatan-cho, Japan
    51
    Interesting and accommodating food experience.
    We visited 3 local eateries along with a few cultural spots. Interesting and relaxed trip with lots of food!
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