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

Kyoto Luxury Sake, Whisky and Cocktail Tour

Kyoto Luxury Sake, Whisky and Cocktail Tour
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Last updated: Jun 18, 2020
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 31383P52
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
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)
Duration
3h
Departure details
68 Shinchō, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8001, Japan Meet 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
Pontocho Alley, Kashiwayacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8014, Japan End point: Pontocho area
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)
Departure details
68 Shinchō, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8001, Japan Meet 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
Pontocho Alley, Kashiwayacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8014, Japan End point: Pontocho area
Duration
3h
Return details
Pontocho Alley, Kashiwayacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8014, Japan End point: Pontocho area
Additional information
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.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Gluten-Free friendly
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    68 Shinchō
    68 Shinchō, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8001, Japan
    Meet 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
    See address & details
  • 1
    Kyoto Kawaramachi Garden
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Gion
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
    Pass by
    Kyōto Shijo Minami-za
    Nishiki Market
    Kyoto-Daijingu Shrine
    Yasaka Shrine
    Gion Shirakawa
  • You'll end at
    Pontocho Alley
    Kashiwayacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8014, Japan
    End point: Pontocho area
    See address & details
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Tamatha F
Boston, MA1 contribution
Very local
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 a wonderful and delicious evening!
Written December 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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?
Written December 18, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nick S
Perth, Australia22 contributions
Hidden whisky gems
Sep 2019
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 different cultures of the large cities of Japan and the world of the geek (geisha). 5 stars
Written September 15, 2019
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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
Written September 22, 2019
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Jada
9 contributions
Fantastic regional drinks and food
Jul 2019 • Family
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 drinks we had and the places we visited, but also more broadly about Japanese culture and society as a whole. The people who worked at each spot we went to were also extremely nice and engaging. Gabriela was friendly, personable, and gave both excellent recommendations on things to order and fresh insight into life in Japan. 10/10 recommend.
Written July 28, 2019
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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!
Written July 28, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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tokyoterri
tokyoterri
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a fantastic escape!
actually I took this one in March this crazy year, and it was a perfect escape! Looking at the trees was like being
Guide787742
Guide787742
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Disappointed
We did this tour in April of 2019 not 2020 as suggested below. I don't know why Arigato is asking for our review no
Coastal296946
Coastal296946
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Food Tour
Favorite part was going to places that we never would’ve stopped otherwise. That, and having tables reserved for u
annkreit
annkreit
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Agreeable Arigato
Arigato food tours soar above all others. Expert local guides. Personable, knowledgeable and most welcoming!
Shayne E
Shayne E
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Fun, varied food tour
We hit several restaurants and bars and the guide was really helpful and even found vegetarian options (in fact the
531andyf
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
Maria B
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
Kiki444421
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
mobilmac
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
jackiestew13
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
Gordon M
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
grahamf678
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
Mariana N
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
Mariana N
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
farleiii
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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