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Pontocho, Nakagyo

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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 day trip planner .
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  • A small alley next tio the Yodogawa river, very local and exotic . There are a lot of izakayas, barbecue shops and kaiseki cuisine restaurants. Some of them provide NORYOUYUKA service during summer ti...  more »
  • Pontocho Dori is a nice pedestrian street full of restaurants, very cozy at night. As it’s packed with tourists, is not very charming, better the other street parallel to this one where there is also ...  more »
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