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We love this little bar which is across the street from a new restaurant called Pound, which I will review on another post. They speak a little English, but they have every kind of drink imaginable. If you like Whisky this is the place. The...More
We were looking for another recommended bar when we stumbled across Bar Next. What a find!!! Bartender Hirota Tatsuhisa made us so welcome and introduced me to a couple of really good Japanese whiskies. This is truly a gem in Kyoto. He also recommended another...More
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.