Relax, have fun and experience some of Kyoto’s culinary delights on this 3-hour food tour led by your very own English speaking guide.

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“Too often we hear from our guests just how intimidating and time consuming it is to navigate your way in and around the numerous bars and restaurants in order to eat, drink and mingle with the Kyoto locals.

Being Kyoto residents, and local guesthouse/café owners, it became apparent that a majority of our guests were missing their expected culinary experience in Kyoto, simply because they were unable to read the menu, or communicate easily with the service staff. This became a major concern of ours, and as a result we would often accompany our guests to ensure they missed nothing on their special night out.  Just eating and drinking with the locals can easily make the difference between a great holiday, or an unforgettable experience.”


Guests with an adventurous palate who enjoy relaxed company, traditional Japanese  cooking and good conversation.  Not to mention free flowing beer, wine or sake.


After meeting at our designated point in central Kyoto, we will make our way to a popular local sake bar where we will try 4 different styles of the national drink.

Now that we’ve relaxed and know each other a little better, we will take a short walk to our Japanese “Izakaya” for a feast.  Traditional “Izakaya” are Japans equivalent of a western style pub, a place where you can unwind after work, catch up with colleagues, eat, drink and make new friends.

During our “experience” there is no limit to how much or how little you can eat or drink! Just have an open mind, an adventurous palate & a ferocious appetite. From edamame beans to the freshest sashimi, from silken tofu to expertly char- grilled yakatori, this is where food, drinks & conversation flow freely.

“Sit back, relax, and let us take the hard work out of what will surely be an unforgettable Japanese culinary experience. After all ……… you’re on holiday”………Enjoy!

(Owner/Operators – Jam Jar Lounge & Inn)



  • 3 Hour Food/Drink Tour
  • English speaking guide
  • Private group (Max 5 plus guide)
  • Sake Tasting (4 x tasting glasses)
  • Full “Izakaya” Dinner
  • Unlimited Alchoholic beverages during dinner
  • Unlimited Non-Alchoholic beverages during dinner


  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Additional food & beverages not outlined above
  • Transportation to/from the meeting point
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide


As the legal drinking age in Japan is 20 years of age, travellers under 20 are not permitted to join this tour. A moderate amount of walking will be involved. Please ensure you have comfortable shoes, easily removed for sitting on tatami if necessary.

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Vegetarian options are available but should be advised upon booking. Any existing dietary requirements and/or food allergies must be advised when making your booking. In Japan, it is not common for people to have or voice special dietary needs. This means that, in general, restaurants have a limited understanding of what – for example – eating gluten free or vegan entails. Although we will do our best, there may be times when we cannot accommodate the needs of some guests. If this is the case, we will be sure to advise individuals when receiving your booking request.

Smoking in venues where food is served is permitted in most local Japanese restaurants & bars. Kyoto is no exception, and although we will do our upmost to lessen our guests exposure to cigarette smoke, it cannot be guaranteed.


Entrance to “The Laque Building” (Corner of Shijo-dori & Karasuma-dori)

  • Jam Jar Lounges  “in-house” guests will have the option of accompanying our guide from your accommodation.


10,500 Yen Per/Person (No more to pay! Inclusive of all Taxes & Service Charges)


TOUR IS AVAILABLE MOST NIGHTS (subject to availability).      Minumum x 2 / Maximum x 4 guests.

Please contact us using the messaging facility below. We will endeavour to reply to your enquiry within 24 hours.

Confirmation will be received at time of booking (unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability).


  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


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(1.Nov.2016. Jamjar Lounge & Inn)