Pontocho Entertainment District Kyoto
Pontocho Entertainment District Kyoto comes alive after sunset. Lots of interesting bars & restaurants in this rather compact area adjacent to Gion. My first visit to Kyoto was in 2007 & sadly I never knew Pontocho existed.
At sunset people sit along the river bank, I’m guessing it is some sort of tradition they are following because the view is fairly average as you can clearly see below. 🙂
A fairly average view.
Now this is a better photograph. 🙂
Strike up the band
Pontocho Entertainment District Kyoto as the sun goes down.
The Sisha Bar
Next door was Zaza Pub
Sumika basement restaurant
Six skewers & 3 bottles of sake for 2000 Yen or $24 AUD.
The happy chefs.
Pizza & Tapas
Luca Yakitori bar
Hot sake & a Shitake mushroom.
Another terrific Tapas bar.
Spanish cured ham.
The finest is called jamón ibérico de bellota (acorn). This ham is from free-range pigs that roam oak forests (called dehesas) along the border between Spain and Portugal, and eat only acorns during this last period. It is also known as jamón ibérico de Montanera.
The crowd gathers
Thanks for visiting my Pontocho Entertainment District Kyoto photo blog, Japan truly is a fascinating country.
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