Bar-hopping in the backstreet of Kyoto

Let's enjoy Izakaya (Japanese local bars) in historical town of Kyoto!

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    Want to enjoy Kyoto’s nightlife after the daytime sightseeing? Kyoto is famous for its Zen Buddhist temples, gardens, and shrines, but its nightlife shouldn’t be overlooked. Grab a beer while relaxing in some retro feel Izakaya Bar with GuruGuru Guide.

    GuruGuru Guide will bring you to the most preferable hidden local Izakaya Bars (2 Bars). In the backstreets of Kyoto, you can have the authentic experience of Izakaya culture. Gion. Kawaramachi, Kiyamachi areas are well known as a drinker's paradise.

    Our GuruGuru guides will introduce how to enjoy Japanese Izakaya bars and some manners to enjoy Kyoto. Feel free to get in touch with your favorite guide to request the area in Kyoto and convey your preferences.

    Gion comes to mind when you hear “Kyoto at night”. Since a long time, Gion has been one of the most popular downtown areas of Kyoto. It refers to the area from Yasaka shrine to Kamo river, and is famous for sightseeing spots such as Yasaka Shrine and Kenninji temple. The traditional scenery is well popular among tourists.

    It is said that “Gion” rose up in the early Edo Period, around 400 years ago. At that time, Tea Houses were opened one after another for the shrine visitors around Yasaka. When the number of Tea Houses increased and became competitive, to lure the customers they hired beautiful women to perform and serve. Gradually, the vicinity of Gion started to develop into the entertainment districts of Kyoto. To this day, Geiko and Maiko in full regalia can still be seen in the evenings as they move about through the streets of Gion to and from their various engagements at the Tea House.

    A few tips for the ones who would like to enjoy the traditional Kyoto “Gion'' at night.
    Firstly, we enjoin you to take a walk around alleway of Gion while bar-hopping. You may experience the different aspects of Kyoto during day and night.

    The second, is to eat local vegetables and Japanese Sake. Kyoto has good soil and water, so they can harvest good crops. On the other hand, it’s also famous for the production of Japanese Sake. You may find good vegan or vegetarian restaurants, various kinds of local original Sake brands around. Don’t miss out on the chance to have a one of a kind experience. Please share your preferences with your guide and we will do our best to arrange it for you.

    Pick up your favorite guide and enjoy one of a kind of bar hopping experience in the traditional town of Kyoto!

    Lastly, we would like to inform you our original 5 measures against COVID-19.

    1. Try to wash our hands frequently

    2. Let the guides wear a mask during the plan

    3. Dish out the food on small plates in a restaurant

    4. Keep suitable social distance (e.g. sitting at the counter seats, talking side by side)

    5. Avoid going to crowded places as much as possible

    For more travel & safety tips in Japan, please visit the link below.

    <JNTO official website>

    4 reasons to book this tour

    Basic information

    • Time

      2 hours and a half

    • Transportation

      By foot

    • Total number of participants


    • Location


    • drinkers


    3 dishes + 4 drinks or 4 dishes + 3 drinks

    Points to consider

    ・Please chat in advance about the tour area, meeting point and time / Drinking under the age of 20 is prohibited / No need to pay for the guide's food and drinks!

    What to prepare

    Keep your tummies empty enough!

    Cancellation policy

    ・Cancellations made within14 daysprior to the tour will incur charges.

    ・If you feel uneasy or suspected to be infected due to the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (n-Covid19), you can cancel it for no charge. Please notify us on


    Meet up with GuruGuru guide

    Discuss about the meeting point with your guide in advance!

    1st Izakaya bars which GuruGuru guide recommends(60 min)

    Let's enjoy drinking & eating in Japanese local Izakaya bar's atmosphere!

    2nd Izakaya bar and chat more with GuruGuru guide(60min)

    Want to talk to the locals? Then, let's have unique and quirky encounters together!

    Thank you for joining us! See you again!

    Meeting place for this plan

    e.g. Kyoto Station(Discuss about the exact meeting point with your guide in advance.)

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