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#44 of 505 Pub in Kyoto
#652 of 8,107 Restaurants in Kyoto


$6 - $9
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Reviewed January 6, 2021

My favourite bar in Kyoto. This hidden gem is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail on a nice evening in Kyoto. It can get crowded on weekends, but during the week it is quieter. The view is beautiful, dirnks are reasonably priced and a...great mix of international and local guests.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 20, 2019

Loved it, reasonable drinks, no cover and not pretentious. On a nice night in Kyoto I dont think you could beat this place for a great view of the city at night and a good vibe.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 23, 2019

When I walked in, my friend went to the bar and I went to look for a seat. I was rudely shouted at by the staff, I tried to say I was just checking for a seat, but they would not accept my explanation, we...foolishly stayed for two drinks and the same staff member short changed us on the second one, I know accidents happen, but I know when someone is taking advantage of a tourist as well. Don't let your mistake be going to this bar!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

You have a very nice view of Kyoto and it‘s one of the very few places you can actually sit outside. However, 800 Yen for a longdrink and 1200 Yen for a cocktail are quite too much.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 21, 2019

This place was a bit hard to find but is very nice to sit on a open roof top and share a drink great veiws of kyoto sky line at nite highly recommended it

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

Really hip and calm rooftop bar, was there at around 9 pm to get a few drinks. Great DJ playing cool music (old and new). Panoramic view over the city.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 27, 2019

Great view of Kyoto as we went at 6pm to grab drinks and watch the sunset and the lights of Kyoto light up. The view was spectacular, the drinks were well made and decently priced, and the service was good and they accept credit cards....Definitely make this a stop on your kyoto trip for a relaxing drink with an unbeatable view of the city.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

It locate at Gion Shijo, highest location in the area, you look down most of the popular place with Good Mojito. Need to check the their site for their opening day, they open only in spring and summer season. If it is rainy day, they...will consider to open. Staffs are friendly, it is spacious more than I thought. As other guys said, it is best view. It is rare to see all KYOTO central area in the open air. Also you can enjoy the bar restaurant in 8th floor, “in the soup.”More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

The best bar with the best view! Cannot praise enough! Recommend the Japanese drink - Sochu and Oolang

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We went here by chance on our first night in Kyoto and decided to come back for our last. Romantic, but easy going. Drinks are affordable and music is good. Somehow there are seats along edge at sunset. Missing out if you don't make it.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Great spot for cool breeze and cocktail on the rooftop. Sit on the barstools and you get a brilliant view of the river and city. A no brained if you want a drink.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We‘ è been here twice in a week. This place is awesome. You are on the Top of Kyoto. Chilling music and good drinks. 100% recommended to drink something after dinner.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed June 7, 2018

800 Yen for a small beer and there are lots of cocktails and spirits available. But to go there for sunset or the evening is well worth the cost.

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed February 19, 2018

We ended up there by chance as we saw the lights. The view is great and it somehow wasn't very fancy or the likes so we felt very welcome as complete strangers. The bar is quite efficient and prices are completely okay. There's no roof...so probably closed when it's raining.More

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed December 9, 2017

I went to In The Moon a couple of times while I was living in Kyoto. While it's unfortunate that they aren't consistently open (due to the fact that it's a rooftop bar, so anytime it's rainy or cold they close up for the night/season),...the drinks there are really good and the views of Kyoto at nighttime are stunning. (The drinks are a bit on the pricey side, however.) I definitely recommend it for anyone who's looking for a bar with good quality drinks and good vibes and ambiance.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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