Enjoy cocktails inspired by planets at this terrace bar and observe the starry sky
Hoshizora Terrace Cafe & Bar or in English the “Starry Sky Terrace Cafe & Bar” has been held at Kyoto Century Hotel since 2012. This event is held only in summer in front of the rooftop chapel’s garden. At this event called Hoshizora, or Starry Sky, is like its name, an astronomy event where you get to drink cocktails inspired by planets and look at the sky with telescopes and binoculars. This is a magical, but also cute event, where you get to enjoy all kinds of cocktails while you gaze at the night sky. This place is a great one for a girls’ night out or for a date.
There are eight different planet cocktails for you to try. Mars is red, Venus is yellow, and all the different planets have their own color. There are many different tastes, from sweet ones to refreshing ones with soda bases, and even non-alcoholic ones for those who can’t drink.
Dwarf planet & star cocktails
After the planet cocktails, we have the dwarf planet and star cocktails that are only available for a limited time. The lineup of these cocktails inspired by the stars that are especially bright in spring and summer, and dwarf planets like Pluto, changes monthly.
Use the “Sorarira observation bed” to look at the night sky
When you join the Hoshizora Terrace, you get to use the Sorarira observation bed made by the Japanese company Vixen that makes optical instruments like telescopes and binoculars. Those interested in astronomy should definitely give Sorarira a try and look at the night sky in a very relaxed way.
Enjoy the different plans
They have a plan where you can drink as much as you like of the planet cocktails and other drinks, and a plan where you get roast beef with your drinks, and a plan where you get champagne with your cocktails, so they have all kinds of plans. You can also order all kinds of foods and drinks from the a la carte menu.
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Hoshizora Terrace Cafe & Bar / 星空テラス
|Phone||+81 75-351-0085（Open: 10 a.m. to 8p.m.）|
|Address||680 Higashishiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, 600-8216|
|Directions||A 2-minute walk from JR Kyoto Station main ticket gate.|
|Event time||6 to 9 p.m. (Last food orders at 8:30 p.m. and last drink orders at 9 p.m.)|
|Cancellations||Canceled in case of rain. (Decided at 4 p.m. on the day)|
Hoshizora “Free Flow plan” (90 minutes drink-as-much-as-you-want of planet cocktails plan): 2,900 yen per person. Vega Plan (Drink as much as you want plus a charcuterie board of cold meats): 3,900 yen per person. Altair Plan (Drink as much as you want plus a plate of roast beef): 4,200 yen per person. *All reservations starting from two persons. *You can reserve the plans online.
Only a 2-minute walk away from Kyoto Station so it is really easy to get to the hotel. Because the reservation page is in English reservations are easy to make.
|Information||Event page: only Japanese Hotel website: Japanese, English, Korean, and simplified and traditional Chinese.|
|Lanuages spoken||Japanese and English.|