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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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  • In the evening and evening, you can meet maiko and geisha, but you can walk with busy. Some places may not be safe,
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  • The old streets haven't changed, but they're full of foreigners! There are many shops that seem to be more enjoyable overseas, such as yakiniku and sushi. I went to a sushi restaurant! I'll report back! It was really good!
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