Kyoto is famous for its temples and shrines, but at night, the best of nightlife in Kyoto including hidden bars and izakayas can’t be found on any tourist maps. For a unique nightlife experience, join a Kyoto Night Tour for bar hopping through small izakayas and pubs on an incredible night out with a local guide. Taste the best of Kyoto at night with local knowledge and hospitality during an intimate group tour, discovering the best hidden bars in Kyoto.
You’ll explore the best of backstreets in Kyoto during this Kyoto Night Tour, alive with neon signs in tiny alleyways with beer and sake flowing. Kyoto always offers a good time, the backstreets are full of authentic bars, each with their own unique flavor and atmosphere that will ensure a great night out. With the help of your local guide, you’ll meet locals and taste authentic Japanese food, making an unforgettable night out in the cultural capital of Japan! Hit the night off with an introductory drink at a local bar, enjoying the history of Kyoto and its flavors. You’ll experience another side of Kyoto, strolling through the local shopping arcade (known as a shotengai), and then enjoying a delicious dinner at an authentic izakaya bar. You’ll taste the best of pub food with this izakaya-style dinner, continuing the tour along with another drink.
Next, you’ll be taken on a walking tour through some of Kyoto’s best back streets and alleyways, tucked away from the big tourist areas. Visiting tiny streets filled with hanging lanterns and neon lights, you’ll definitely feel like a local. The next stop is at a hidden bar, where you’ll enjoy another drink before the end of the Kyoto Night Tour, where your friendly guide will introduce you to a choice of awesome lively bars and late-night foodie spots. For those who feel like dancing, your guide can recommend the coolest nightclubs to party the night away. Whatever you fancy, see where the night takes you at some other cool venues in Kyoto.
A 3-hour izakaya hopping tour exploring hidden bars in Kyoto
An English-speaking Japanese local guide
An authentic izakaya dinner
1 drink included
Additional food or drink purchases
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The meeting point of this Kyoto Night Tour: the event is conveniently located in Kyoto’s Downtown area, easily accessed by Karasuma Station on the Hankyu-Kyoto Line or Shijo Station on the Karasuma Subway Line. A guide for accessing the meeting point will be provided upon booking.
There’s a strict rule that only a person 20 years of age can drink alcohol
Dietary requirements can be accommodated for, please let us know in the additional information section upon booking
Please make sure to bring cash since some of the izakayas don’t accept credit and debit cards
Please be reminded to wear comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking