Club in Northern Higashiyama


Metro is part disco, part live house and it even hosts the occasional art exhibition. It attracts an eclectic mix of creative types and has a different theme nightly, so check ahead in Kansai Scene to see what’s goi…
Bar in Northern Higashiyama

Bar Tantei

Paying homage to hard-boiled detective movies, lively Bar Tantei (detective) is popular with Kyoto University students and is a great place for a drink in the area. Look out for the secret bookshelf doorway.
Cafe in Northern Higashiyama

Zac Baran

Near the Kyoto Handicraft Center, this is a good spot to listen to some jazz tunes over a light meal or a drink. It serves a variety of spaghetti dishes (meals from ¥700) as well as a good lunch special.
Bar in Northern Higashiyama

Kick Up

Located just across the street from the Westin Miyako Kyoto, this wonderful bar attracts a regular crowd of Kyoto expats, local Japanese and guests from the Westin. It’s subdued, relaxing and friendly.