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 / ￥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 / ￥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.
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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Kyoto Tower Sky Lounge KUU / スカイラウンジ「空」-KUU-
|Category||Bars / Pubs|
|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.)|
|Closed||Open every day.|
|Notes||They have different café and bar menus.|
|Credit cards||VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc. / Accepted.|
|Good for||Solo, With Friends, Business Meeting|
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.|