5 days in Kyoto, Japan: night life

This 5-day itinerary in Kyoto focuses on night life, taking you through vibrant neighborhoods, traditional performances, and unique bars, ensuring you experience the best of Kyoto after dark.

Day 1

Gion District

Gion is Kyoto's most famous geisha district, known for its historic teahouses and traditional wooden machiya houses.

Day 2

Pontocho Alley

Pontocho Alley is a narrow street running along the Kamogawa River, known for its nightlife and dining options.

Day 3

Nishiki Market

Known as Kyoto's Kitchen, Nishiki Market is a vibrant marketplace offering a variety of local food and goods.

Kyoto Tower

Kyoto Tower offers panoramic views of the city and is an iconic landmark near Kyoto Station.

Day 4

Kiyamachi Street

Kiyamachi Street is known for its vibrant nightlife, with numerous bars, clubs, and restaurants along the Takase River.

Minami-za Theatre

Minami-za Theatre is one of the oldest kabuki theaters in Japan, offering traditional performances.

Day 5

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is a serene and picturesque bamboo forest, perfect for an evening stroll.

Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama

A unique park where you can observe wild monkeys and enjoy a panoramic view of Kyoto.

Day 6

Fushimi Inari Taisha

Fushimi Inari Taisha is a famous Shinto shrine known for its thousands of vibrant red torii gates.

Fushimi Sake District

The Fushimi Sake District is known for its historic sake breweries and tasting tours.

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