CULINARY NIGHT WALK
Explore a lesser known part of Gion with a knowledgable bilingual guide
- Learn about our neighbourhood at a beautifully lit shrine
- Enjoy 3 kinds of Japanese sake
- Try a home-made local food platter
- Meet the locals with entry to a members-only bar
- Experience the Miyagawa-cho Geisha alleyway
Price includes guidance, food and drinks
Your experience will begin on the terrace of our studio workshop in a beautiful spot in the Gion area of Kyoto. Begin with a local food tasting platter as well as your choice of a sake tasting flight, a cold beer or a delicious green tea!
From here we begin a magical walk through the backstreets of Gion. Avoiding crowded or touristy areas will allow you to take in atmospheric local shrines and picturesque lantern-lit alleyways while you enjoy our commentary.
After our downhill walking tour through the neighbourhood, we will introduce you to a members only bar for a bite to eat and a further drink. Expect friendly people, interesting conversation and laughter as the night draws to an end!
Meet Aya and Jaime!
Born down the road in Osaka, Aya travelled extensively in Europe and South America and speaks English, Spanish and Japanese fluently. Aya is engaging and and fun and as well as running her own craft business in Kyoto, also works as a part time chef!
Raised in Chile and a resident of Japan for over 25 years, Jaime is a trilingual father of one, a keen cyclist and a Karate enthusiast. His work as a craftsmen, a tour guide and a television personality has brought him into contact with people from all over the world and his experience and knowledge of Japanese culture is unmatched.
Gion is famous throughout the world as the home of Japan's iconic Geisha culture, with the majority of working Geisha in Japan spending at least some of their time in these alleyways and lanes.
However, this area, is not only about Geisha, but is home to a proud and interesting resident community who we are honoured to call our neighbours. We cannot wait to show you around and introduce you to what makes this particular part of the world so special to us.