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Pontocho

Ponto-cho, Nakagyo-ku | BetweenKamogawa and Kiyamachi-dori, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-241-1636
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Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour including Traditional Japanese Snacks and Drinks
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Ponto-cho, Nakagyo-ku | BetweenKamogawa and Kiyamachi-dori, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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"narrow alley"
in 20 reviews
"runs parallel"
in 9 reviews
"comes alive at night"
in 7 reviews
"kamogawa river"
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"english menu"
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"sukiyaki"
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"visit at night"
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"small street"
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"both sides"
in 11 reviews
"gion area"
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"nice walk"
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"japanese food"
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"lanterns"
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"stroll"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Historical street is good. Quite narrow so around dinner time it is very packed and hard to get around. Restaurants here are very expensive around at least $50 USD for food alone per person. Most places specialize in only one type of food. Great for...More

Thank Jennyfer67
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You get a sense of traditional Kyoto as you walk the narrow laneway. It wasn't on my to do list but as I stumbled upon it I recalled Anthony Boudain's comments about it which added a further illuminating perspective. Pity it was mid afternoon and...More

Thank rickmen
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is worth a wander down Pontocho, an old street in Kyoto, parallel to the river. It is full of bars and restaurants, and also clubs that would need an introduction. Many of the restaurants will have a platform that goes out over the river,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Between the main Kyoto river and the canal, we found this hidden treasure of Kyoto, mix of Portuguese heritage and Japanese tradition. Worth to visit and stop there for dinner.

Thank DavideHongKong_China
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

I loved walking down this narrow old street with many authentic architecturally built buildings with their wonderful tile roofs.

Thank ViLana18
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We visited this street in the evening where the lit up lanterns were hanging from the restaurant fronts and there were a fair few people walking down this narrow street. There are different types of restaurants lined along this street all reasonably priced.

2  Thank KuanWai
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Although somewhat damaged by recent a typhoon (last October), the grove is recovering and worth visiting. Along with purchasing some exquisite handcrafted Japanese chopsticks, you could also shout yourself a rickshaw ride around the local surrounds, although this is a little pricey. There are interesting...More

Thank Gwyn H
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We went in the afternoon rather than night and I'm sure we missed some of the atmosphere. But it was still worth it to see Pontocho. The buildings have an air of long ago and we stopped into one cafe and had tea and cake...More

1  Thank DTripper1
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

When walking along this Road both side are many shop and Restaurant. Many Restaurant on the bank side beautiful location look over beautiful river.

Thank Sathok V
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

It's a small lane full of restaurants. Good to visit in the evening for dinner, a glass of drink or just a visit.

Thank Tote919
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Pontocho
Though small by comparison, Pontocho is one of Kyoto's
most spirited and memorable neighborhoods. A narrow
street straddling the Kamogawa River, it is Kyoto's
busiest nightlife spot. When darkness falls,
Pontocho's many signs and lanterns bolt to life,
making the area glow with invitations to passers-by to
come inside and pull up a chair. Its restaurants and
bars sprawl onto the riverbank, providing a friendly
...More
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cherylpotato
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Response from LucaDo996 | Reviewed this property |
Ishiyaki Isshan Pontocho The food was phenomenal!
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Fiona J
25 February 2015|
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I don't think I understand your question. Could your clarify?
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