Dec. 28, 2018 UPDATE

Kyoto Tower Sky Lounge KUU

- スカイラウンジ「空」-KUU- -
Enjoy a drink at Sky Lounge KUU in Kyoto Tower and gaze at the beautiful night scenery of this old capital
Did you know there’s a lounge bar inside Kyoto Tower? Many people are pleasantly surprised when they notice that there’s a place at the tower where you can enjoy a glass of excellent Japanese whiskey or their famous Tower cocktail. The lounge bar can be accessed by taking the elevator up the 11th floor, and then changing to the high-rise   elevator and getting off on the 3rd floor of the observation deck. At night the lounge bar is illuminated by chic lighting and it becomes an elegant playground for adults.
Tower cocktail
Tower cocktail / ¥1,600 (Including tax)
This is the signature cocktail of KUU, and it’s made to look like Kyoto Tower. There is a red sugar rim on the cocktail, but as the cocktail contains lime juice, yogurt, and blue liqueur and is a bit sour, but the sugar makes the taste very pleasant.
Quiche / ¥600 (Including tax)
If you feel a bit peckish at KUU, there’s probably no better choice than their quiche, a savory open tart which at KUU is a great choice to have with your glass of whiskey.
Assortment of three smoked foods
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Assortment of three smoked foods / ¥1,100 (Including tax)
If you want something more, how about ordering this assortment of three different smoked foods? The balance of saltiness and smokiness is just great, and goes really well with the alcoholic beverages. *Note that the menu items and what they contain may change depending on the availability of the ingredients.
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Whiskey / From ¥1,000 and up
Japanese whiskeys are one of the hottest things coming out of Japan right now, so of course, you can enjoy them at Sky Lounge KUU too. Not only Japanese whiskeys, but they also have a nice selection of Scotch, Irish, American, and Canadian whiskeys too.
How to Order

After you take the elevator up to the 11th floor of the Kyoto Tower building, you change to the observation deck elevator. You don’t need a ticket to the observation deck to go to KUU. 

- Order Tips -

After 6:00 p.m. there is a 300 yen per person cover charge. 

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The drinks here are pretty tasty, but the main part here is the location. It’s absolutely perfect, and you have the whole of Kyoto below you. Especially at night, the Sky Lounge is the perfect spot in Kyoto for a romantic date.
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Kyoto Tower Sky Lounge KUU / スカイラウンジ「空」-KUU-
Category Bars / Pubs
Phone +81 050-3186-4544
Address 13th floor of Kyoto Tower, 721-1 Higashishiokoji-cho, Shichijo-sagaru, Higashinotoin Street, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.
Directions Just in front of Kyoto Station.
Open Hours Café: 3 p.m.-8 p.m. (Last orders at 7:45 p.m.) On Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays KUU opens at 12 noon. Bar: 6 p.m.-11 p.m. (Last orders at 10:30 p.m.)
Reservations Accepted.
Closed Open every day.
Notes They have different café and bar menus.
Price range
Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc. / Accepted.
Good for Solo, With Friends, Business Meeting
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Their menu is in English and they have English-speaking staff.
Menu English and Japanese.
Lanuages spoken Japanese and English.
Number of seats 52 seats
Private dining rooms No.
Non smoking / smoking Nonsmoking from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and separated areas for smokers and nonsmokers from 6 p.m. Note that KUU is nonsmoking for the whole day if there is an event at the bar that day.
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