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Kyoto Bar Hopping Night Tour-Hidden Local Izakaya Adventure

by Magical Trip
per traveler Price is $73
Duration: {0} Duration: 3h Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

3 hours with a local guide

Hop to 3 local Japanese bars with a friendly local tour

Drink like a local

1 drink & 1 large food plate (You can select from our menu)

Photos during the tour

Highlights

3 hours with a local guide

Hop to 3 local Japanese bars with a friendly local tour

Drink like a local

1 drink & 1 large food plate (You can select from our menu)

Photos during the tour

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7:00 PM, Kyoto Bar Hopping Night Tour-Hidden Local Izakaya Adventure in English, includes Food and Drinks

Duration 3h

Live Commentary in English.

What's included

  • 1 drink & 1 large food plate (You can select from our special menu)
  • 3 hours with a local guide
  • Hopping 3 local izakaya bars with a local guide
  • Photos during a tour
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Kyoto Bar Hopping Night Tour-Hidden Local Izakaya Adventure

Activity Location

Kyoto

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Gion Shijo Station, right outside of Exit 5, in front of Izumo no Okuni Statue

    Kyoto 605-0076


Description

Many travelers think that Kyoto has only a few things to do after dark, but this tour will show you how wrong they are! After the sun goes down, Kyoto turns into a quaint night town where locals hang out for drinks, all while beautiful, red lanterns glow. While some travelers are worried about local-only eateries or the language barrier, you don't have nothing to fear with our tour, because we are here to share with you the best ways of making the most out of Kyoto nightlife: bar hopping at local izakayas!

Izakaya, an unique aspect of the Japanese culture; they are a very special place, quite hard to translate into another language. How to express the meaningful essence of what an Izakaya is, It's a bit complicated. At first instance, Izakaya is a place in where locals have a dinner, but also it is considered a pub. Here, locals enjoy drinking all kind of drinks, from delicious draft beer to warm sake. Regarding to food, generally you can find small dishes of a extensive variety of food. A traditional izakaya is usually cozy, which naturally makes people start communicating with one another.

On this bar hopping tour, you'll experience the best izakaya in the Pontocho and Kiyamachi areas that are personally handpicked by our guides!

At first, stroll the street of Pontocho and take some good photos in the middle of the red-lantern-dotted lane. We'll stop by the first place, where you'll sample local specialties and recommended drinks, like cold draft beer, Japanese sake, or shochu.

For the second and third place, a guide will recommend a group some izakaya and local bars on the Magical Trip Bar Hopping Map, based on your preferences.
This map lists some of the best local bars around, varying from typical standing izakaya, to some unique ones.

You'll enjoy choosing these spots with the local guide and the other travelers in the group. Which, of course, is exactly what the locals do when hopping bars!

You can immerse yourself in different atmospheres and try different types of drinks and dishes, all in three hours!


Inclusions

  • 3 hours with a local guide

  • Some Japanese sake at the last bar

  • Hopping 3 local izakaya bars with a local guide


Exclusions

  • Food & additional drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Please note that there may be other participants

  • You do not need to pay for the guide's food and drinks

  • Please bring some cash for your drinks and food, as most bars don't accept credit cards

  • As is written on the Japanese law, only people over 20 years of age are allow to drink alcohol in Japan.

  • Please note that most of the Izakaya bars have a cover charge of 2-4 USD per person, which usually includes a small appetizer of the day called otooshi

  • You might need to order at least 1 food at the bar because it's the rule for some bars

  • Out of respect for our other guests and to ensure the best tour for everyone, we must start the tour on time. Please note that you may need to join the tour from the second/third bar if you are being too late for the tour.

  • 16 years old children or under 16 years old children are not allowed to participate in this tour.


Kyoto Bar Hopping Night Tour-Hidden Local Izakaya Adventure ratings based on 1 Verified Review

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5 out of 5

5/5 Jul 6, 2019

Me and my husband had a blast and enjoyed our experience so much that we continued our hang out with the people we met . Definitely would recommend this for anyone.

Mercedes M

United States