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Pontocho, Kyoto

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While in Kyoto, experience the lively atmosphere of Pontocho, a narrow street lined with traditional tea houses, restaurants, and bars. The tiny cobblestone passageway comes to life in the evenings, when colorful lanterns light up the doorways of the small wooden buildings. You’ll be spoiled for choice by the array of eateries and bars that line the street, ranging from affordable street food to exclusive establishments that require an invitation. Take in the dynamic atmosphere as you stroll the busy street, or sit back in a bar and people-watch; you might spot a geisha or two heading to one of the geek houses in the alley. Make Pontocho part of your personalized Kyoto itinerary using our Kyoto travel itinerary maker.
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  • Kyoto neighborhood where you can walk in the evenings to eat something in a room or taste the famous takoyaki Japanese. Lovely.
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  • An absolute must if visiting Kyoto! Best to visit at night when it is lit up. Delicious food and overall magical experience. We visited on a Friday evening and saw a number of Geisha moving between te...  more »
  • I think it's best to make a reservation, check the shop beforehand if you want to eat even just to walk around at night, nice atmosphere, but. It will considerably crowded popular restaurant.
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