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Pontocho Entertainment District Kyoto

June 11, 2018 by David Herd

                                                       Kyoto                      

                                                           Pontocho Entertainment District Kyoto

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.

Pontocho Entertainment District Kyoto    I guess they meet for the company rather than the view.

  Now this is a better photograph. 🙂

Pontocho Entertainment District Kyoto  Late afternoon in Kyoto.

     Strike up the band

Pontocho Entertainment District Kyoto  These guys were playing very nice music.

   Pontocho Entertainment District Kyoto as the sun goes down.

Pontocho Entertainment District Kyoto   It’s time for an ice cold Asahi Super Dry.

  The Sisha Bar

Pontocho Entertainment District Kyoto   This was where I started with a couple of beers.

 Next door was Zaza Pub

Pontocho Entertainment District Kyoto   Pontocho Entertainment District Kyoto gives you lots of choices of bars & restaurants.

    Sumika basement restaurant

Pontocho Entertainment District Kyoto    Sumika was an excellent Yakitori restaurant.

  Beef heart & chicken washed down with hot sake. Pontocho Entertainment District Kyoto

    Six skewers & 3 bottles of sake for 2000 Yen or $24 AUD.

     The happy chefs.

Pontocho Entertainment District Kyoto   They love having their photo taken. 🙂

 Pizza & Tapas

Pontocho Entertainment District Kyoto So many restaurants & such little time.

  Luca Yakitori bar

Pontocho Entertainment District Kyoto  How good does this look?

 Hot sake & a Shitake mushroom.

Pontocho Entertainment District Kyoto     Pontocho Entertainment District Kyoto offers very good food at a reasonable price.

  Another terrific Tapas bar.

Pontocho Entertainment District Kyoto    Red wine at 500 Yen or $6 AUD a glass.

       Spanish cured ham.

Pontocho Entertainment District Kyoto 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

Pontocho Entertainment District Kyoto    Obviously a popular venue. 🙂

Thanks for visiting my Pontocho Entertainment District Kyoto photo blog, Japan truly is a fascinating country.

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