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Explore Izakayas( Japanese style bar&restaurant) in Kyoto

by Koji
(3) Reviews
2h $ 47 Price up to 4 people

Select Date and Travelers

46.50 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour .
$ 23.25
Hotel pick up.
$ 18.60


Enjoy drinking at Izakaya (traditional Japanese style bar and restaurant). We will explore two to three Izakayas during the tour. You could enjoy drinks and foods at a cost of approx. 800 to 2000 yen at each Izakaya (Up to the style of Izakaya you'd like to try).

What to Expect

You could experience how Japanese people chill after their work.
You may be able to get a chance to talk with local people including business persons, students and retirees.

Organized by Koji

Licensed Guide
(3) Reviews



Please contact me if your preferred date is not on the available list. I may be able to arrange the schedule.

/ You can drink, but don't get swallowed up :)
/Minors can't participate at this tour
/Expenses for the food, drinks and transportation are not included
-Expenses at each Izakaya (you and guide) are Approx. 800 to 2000 yen per person
-Transportation fee (you and guide) is for free unless you'd like to take a taxi on the way back to the station.

City Kyoto

Meeting Point At the station (Kyoto station 京都駅, Kawaramachi station 河原町駅, Sanjo station 三条駅, Shijo station 四条駅, Ohmiya station大宮駅, Fushimi Momoyama station伏見桃山駅 )

Ending Point At the station where we start our tour

Duration 2 hours

Starting time 17:00 PM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 4 people   Flexible

What‘s included
  • Guide fee

What‘s not included
  • Expenses at each Izakaya (you and guide)
  • -Approx. 800 to 2000 yen per person at each Izakaya.
  • Transportation fee (you and guide)
  • -For free unless you would like to take a taxi on the way back to the station.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About Koji

Licensed Guide

(3) Reviews

Contact Koji
Languages spoken
  • English ( License )
  • 繁體中文 ( Intermediate )

Hi! My name’s Koji Baba. Most people call me Koji.
I’m from Toyota city. Born and raised.
Toyota is the city where car manufacture company "Toyota" has its main company.
Currently, I'm living in Kyoto.
I’m a freelance English teacher.
I’m studying English, because I need to use it for my job.
I love traveling and drinking.
In my free time I like reading, going out with friends, listening to music, and going for walks around Kyoto and try different Izakayas (Japanese style bar)
I was living in Shanghai before and ranning a bar with my friends.
Nice to meet you.

Reviews ( 3 )

10 months ago |   by Peterson

“ Very Well guided tour ”

Koji is one of the best guides I have encountered. Very well prepared and professional. His English is top notch. A very nice and humble guy. It's like a very good friend is taking you around. So enjoyable. So happy with Koji. Highly recommended. Koji Would definitely be my guide again next time in Kyoto and Osaka.

Very Good
10 months ago |   by Ken

“ Great tour with Koji ”

Our family booked a 6-hour tour with Koji for our first day in Kyoto. He developed a custom itinerary for our family (with kids age 8 and 13) that was fun and interesting for everyone. We started at the Nishiki Market and then headed up to the Arashiyama area for the rest of the day. It was cold and raining the entire day but Koji made it enjoyable. He helped us with the subway system, local foods, history and culture. Highly recommend.

Very Good
10 months ago |   by Lady

“ Osaka tour ”

Koji kept in touch with us before and on the day of our tour. He was flexible with time and was patient, constantly considering my 70 yr old mom's limitations. He was also patient enough to show us how to use the ticket/IC machines and explained the train system. He even answered questions we had even after our tour with him ended. We recommend Koji as a guide in Osaka and Kyoto.

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