Kiyamachi – A staple of any night out in Kyoto!
Kiyamachi has got to be the most lively and most popular area to grab a drink in Japan’s ancient capital. This unsuspecting street of bars and clubs follows the Takasegawa River down from Nijo-dori Street to the south. The area between the streets of Shijo-dori and Sanjo-dori is always particularly hopping off and is packed to the brim with cafes, bars, snack bars, and restaurants serving food from all corners of the globe. During the day, Kiyamachi is just another quiet Kyoto street, but at night time, the shop signs and street lights turn on and wrap the area in a dream-like atmosphere.
Kiyamachi is fun even just for a stroll, so no matter what your plans are, head out and get a glimpse at a very different side of Kyoto!
Line up here before it’s opened and get a glimpse at the lively streets of Kiyamachi.
With a view of the beautiful cherry blossoms, Amore is beloved by both locals and those from overseas and is sure to be packed over the Spring.
When you first step foot down this sketchy alleyway, it might feel a little unsettlingly, but the restaurants and bars down here are all extremely unique and definitely worth the adventure.
Here is a list of our recommended spots to grab a pint!
In addition to your standard beers, they also serve a range of different craft beers as well.
Muchen also serve their beers in different kinds of ice-cold steins, including thick glass steins, clay steins, and copper steins.
Both go perfectly with the beer at Munchen, so are a definite must order.
Kokoro stock a range of sake from both within Kyoto and around Japan. They offer a menu including stew, teppanyaki, and fried skewers, but they’re mainly known for their egg dishes!
Back down 13 Ban Roji, we headed to BAR STAND.
This bar also serves Obanzai side dishes and canned foods to go along with your drinks too.