Ponto-chō (先斗町) is a hanamachi district in Kyoto, Japan, known for its geisha and maiko, and is home to many of the city's okiya and traditional tea houses. Like Gion, Ponto-chō is famous for the preservation of forms of traditional architecture and entertainment.
This is really cool. All the restaurants, a long line of restaurants in an alley, next to the river. Although the pics are in the late afternoon, so I did not get to visit and try any of the restaurants, but surely would have loved to try. Spoilt for choices. And after dinner, a romantic stroll by the river.
Amazing place - loads of lovely little cafe's and bars. If you are lucky you may spot a Geisha - if you do please be respectful and don't chace them for pictures as we saw some other tourists do!
All-restaurant alley. Not very diversed. Not cheap. Has a nice charm.
Lots of food choices here. A little dark but it adds to the ambiance. Most of the restaurants are pricey for the average person but maybe reasonable for thr experience.
One of the best areas in Kyoto. This is a must visit location at night time, explore not only the alley, but the river beside it and the neighborhood all around. There are a ton of restaurants to choose from, but my recommendation is anyone serving Kyo-ryori style food.