A small charming alley running between Sanjo-dori and Shifo-dori, Pontocho is the place to be to gorge on delicious food. Said to be one of Kyoto's most atmospheric dining areas, the alley is lined with many restaurants, dining rooms, tea houses and cafes. No matter what your budget and what your palate, you’ll find all sorts of restaurants over here- from pocket friendly ones to exclusive establishments, from restaurants serving authentic Japanese cuisine to eateries serving world cuisine.
- Most of the restaurants, tea houses and cafes open by 5 pm. However, some are open for lunch as well.
How to Reach Pontocho
- By bus: Nijo Dori bus stop
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7.31% of people who visit Kyoto include Pontocho in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
43.75% of people start their Pontocho visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Pontocho
58.23% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pontocho