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Kyoto Luxury Sake, Whisky and Cocktail Tour provided by Arigato Japan

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview
Come enjoy an evening of local food and drink pairings with us! As dusk falls we will explore the alleys and back streets and make our way to a hidden-gem, cocktail bar that has been awarded for their amazing bartenders and gold star original drink creations. We will try local snacks paired with a delicious cocktail of your choice. As evening deepens we will lend our way around the small side streets and see some of the best views of Japan’s ancient capital. Our next stop will be a restaurant in a family home that dates from over 100 years ago. The host will be sure to entertain us with stories, specialty food and Kyoto Sake. We will try his famous “appetizer surprise box” and two small plate dishes featuring mochi used in surprising ways. Our final stop is whisky tasting in the Pontocho district (other beverages are also available). We will pair it with your choice of sweets or bar snacks and finish up the tour with an atmospheric stroll through this lively nightlife district.
Itinerary
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You'll start at
68 Shinchō
68 Shinchō, Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto, 600-8001, JapanMeet up point: In front of Kyoto Marui Department store WORLD CLOCK at the crossing of Shijo dori -Kawaramachi Subway Station 京都マルイ Address: 68 Shinchō, Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 〒600-8001 京都府京都市下京区真町68 Access: Kawaramachi Subway Station
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    Kyoto MARUI
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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    Gion
    Stop: 3 hours -
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    Pass by Kyōto Minami-za
    Pass by Nishiki Market
    Pass by Kyoto-Daijingu Shrine
    Pass by Yasaka Shrine
    Pass by Gion Shirakawa
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Pontocho Alley
Kashiwayacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8014, JapanEnd point: Pontocho area
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Important Information
Departure Point
68 Shinchō, Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto, 600-8001, Japan
Duration
3h
Return Details
Pontocho Alley, Kashiwayacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8014, Japan
Inclusions
  • Sake, cocktail, whisky and other beverage tastings included.
  • Dinner in a restaurant with specialty dishes.
  • Local snacks paried with famous Kyoto Whiskey.
  • Try local dishes at 4 food stops
  • Local English speaking guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick up not included (can be arranged for an additional charge)
  • Gratuity
  • Transportation costs
  • Additional drinks or food (not included but possible to purchase at guest expense)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Adults 20 years old and above only
  • For solo travelers, please email us
  • Changes to tours and spots we visit may occur due to schedules of restaurants, public holidays, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Applicable substitutions will be made in this case.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Gluten-Free friendly
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Tamatha F wrote a review Dec 2019
Boston, Massachusetts1 contribution
I’m a tour operator who works with Arigato Japan and was thrilled to partake in one of their tours on a business trip. Thomás, my guide, was very knowledgeable and fun to talk with. We checked out very local places that would be difficult to find as a non resident. Thank you for
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Response from ArigatoJapan, Owner at Kyoto Luxury Sake, Whisky and Cocktail Tour
Responded 18 Dec 2019
YAY so glad you enjoyed your Kyoto cocktail, sake and whisky tour. We have a similar tour in Tokyo if you are visiting there sometime soon?
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Nick S wrote a review Sep 2019
Perth, Australia17 contributions3 helpful votes
The guides took us to several unobtrusive bars with distinct atmospheres and wined and dined us with local specialty foods and liquors. We stayed on after the tour at a bar with a live jazz ensemble and excellent cocktails and Japanese whiskies. Also included was a guide to the
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from ArigatoJapan, General Manager at Kyoto Luxury Sake, Whisky and Cocktail Tour
Responded 21 Sep 2019
YAY! thank you for this great review It was our real pleasure to tour with you both. hope your journey through Japan was delicious! <3 Lauren
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Jada wrote a review Jul 2019
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Had a fantastic time on the tour and immensely enjoyed all the bars and restaurants our very knowledgeable guide, Gabriela, took us too. Even after living in Japan for 5 months, I was able to try foods I'd never had before and learn interesting things not only about the food and
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from ArigatoJapan, General Manager at Kyoto Luxury Sake, Whisky and Cocktail Tour
Responded 28 Jul 2019
WOW thank you for the wonderful review. Gabi is a superstar guide and we are so glad you enjoyed exploring with her. We feel our tours are good even for people who have travelled here before or live in Japan. I myself, learn something new every day even after living here for many years!
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531andyf
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Tour provided insights to a magical place you won't get on your own
My wife and I spent 22 days in southeast Asia. This was one of our favorite activites. You get a lay of the land
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Maria B
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A lovely tour with Pia
I had a lovely tour with Pia in February 2020. I very much enjoyed the evening walk in the Gion district and the si
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Kiki444421
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Fun food tour
This is a great food tour. We had an awesome time with Russ. Russ is very knowledgeable about the local customs. Lo
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mobilmac
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wonderful evening
Yoshiko did a great job guiding and teaching us (on a rainy evening) about the Gion District and the role of Geisha
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jackiestew13
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Breathtaking Opportunity
Our guide was incredible, the food was delicious, and the experience was unreal. Ada was our guide - she was energe
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Gordon M
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A great cultural experience
Clear instructions beforehand meant we met our guide at the appointed time and headed off into areas of Kyoto that
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grahamf678
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Great Food Tour
Yoshie was an excellent guide. We were the only two on the tour, so we got very personal service. The food and sake
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Mariana N
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Best Japan Experience!
Our guide was Masaki. He was really nice and made this the best experience we've had in Japan.  We went to 6 differ
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Mariana N
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Best Japan Experience
Our guide was Masaki. He was really nice and made this the best experience we've had in Japan. We went to 6 differ
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farleiii
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A great way to take things in
Sets the surrounding stage well culturally and historically. We were able to eat food that varied a lot from one a
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RAPEDathotel
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Great guide, great tour, great time!
Our guide, Abiyan, was knowledgable and fun to be with. We had a great time touring Nishiki Market and having lunch
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gingerl828
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Lovely Stroll, Delicious Meal
We had a lovely evening with Yoshie. She was clear about where to meet, and she guided us to so many great little t
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boordy
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Amazing.
Part of my bucket list for Japan was to learn more about the geisha. Booking a tour of their main district seemed t
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untetheredtogether
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Amazing/informative/delicious sake tour!
My husband and I were led by our amazing guide, Hiroe and her assistant, Ayaka, through the neighborhood of Fushimi
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LifeWithNoRegrets
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Evening Walking tour of Gion and Pontocho
My son and I enjoyed our walking tour of Gion and Pontocho with Russ. It ended up being a private tour as just the
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