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Vowz Bar

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Bottoms up!

A bar run by a group of Buddhist monks... their logic is, most Japanese people these days don't go... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Nikolai V
London, United Kingdom
Great find

Loved this bar. It has a cosy atmosphere in the main bar to the left which holds about 20 people... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2017
Sydney, Australia
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6-42 Arakicho | AG Bldg. 2F, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
Yotsuya / Iidabashi
+81 3-3353-1032
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

A bar run by a group of Buddhist monks... their logic is, most Japanese people these days don't go to the temple, but they go to the tavern.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Nikolai V
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

The bartenders were dressed in buddhist clothing i guess, but i didn’t really experience any buddhist culture beyond that. Some of the drinks tasted good, but not that fancy. The food was really subpar.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Andreas G
Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

Loved this bar. It has a cosy atmosphere in the main bar to the left which holds about 20 people. If the main bar is full there is an overflow bar to the right which can hold another 10-15 people which is much quieter. We...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank SteveF1507
Reviewed November 8, 2017

The bar is operated by group of Shinto Monks. Conceptually it is very good for going to the bar and discussing with monks in various topics. The monks might not be fluent in English but they can communicate. The bar is on the second floor...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Words cannot begin to describe the experience we had at this bar. I went with my husband and my best friend, the bar is on a second floor (as many of Japan's bars are), and tiny (also as many of Japan's bars are). The bartender...More

1  Thank MexiKiwi
Reviewed September 11, 2014

Have you ever been gazed at like you were coming from Mars? This is how I perceived the look of customers as my husband and I stepped into Vowz bar. Following the last Trip Advisor review, we went there on a Saturday night for a...More

Date of experience: August 2014
6  Thank Vicky O
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

I checked out these small bar at Buddhas birthday. A really nice & peaceful place. When ever you'll stay in Tokyo you should try this monk bar. The staff are Buddhist monks and so peaceful and friendly. I'm really glad to visit them. People would...More

Date of experience: April 2013
5  Thank Around_the_World030
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Yotsuya / Iidabashi
Yotsuya and Iidabashi are areas that developed around
the outer moat of the Imperial palace. Nearby in
Kagurazaka, there is an old red-light district with a
photogenic feel evocative of the ambiance of old
Tokyo. Narrow paths with stone paving remain to this
day, and there are long-standing restaurants with
geishas and quaint old cafes in townhouse buildings.
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