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Kyoto Cinema


Located right in the heart of the downtown area this newly built cinema presents domestic and international latest releases as well as some interesting art-house films including Japanese anime and independently produced films from Japan and abroad.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00 (varies by movie)
  • Location: Cocon Karasuma, 3F, Karasuma dori Shijō sagaru, Suiginya-cho 620, Shimogyō-ku
  • Tel: +81 (0)75 353 4723
  • How to get there: Karasuma subway line, Shijō Station
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The biggest club in Kyoto, World hosts a great variety of big name artists. The line up could be anything from techno and house to salsa and reggae or funk and R and B. The two-storey club has spacious dance floors, a good range of beers and cocktails and lockers to keep your belongings safe while you dance the night away.

  • Opening Hours: 22:00 - 05:00
  • Location: Nishikiyamachi-dōri-Shijō agaru, Shimogyo-ku
  • Tel: +81 (0)75 213 4119
  • How to get there: Hankyū line Kawaramachi Station
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Man in the Moon


The Man in the Moon Irish pub is the latest addition to the Kyoto nightlife scene. It is the sister pub of the Pig & Whistle and offers seven draft beers on tap; 60 single malt whiskies and more. If you fancy watching sports, the bar has three large TV screens. English menu and English-speaking staff. Cash only system. Happy hours start as early as 11:00 and lasts until 17:00.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 11:00 – 02:00, Friday and Saturday open until 04:00
  • Location: On the west side of the Hachijo-guchi exit of the station, in Kintetsu Meiten-gai Miyakomichi under Kyoto Station.
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If you are looking for a quiet, intimate place to have a coffee and relax with friends head to Papamilano. Located close to the main downtown area the coffee house is a version of la doce vita, one of a spate that have been established throughout the city.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 23:00
  • Location: 71 Shinmachi Shijo dori, Kobashi nishi iru
  • Tel: +81 (0)75 255 6541
  • How to get there: Karasuma subway line, Shijō Station
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Bar Yoshiyuki


Walking into Bar Yoshiyuki is like walking into someone’s home and for good reason, the owner Yoshiyuki-san actually lives here! Don’t be intimidated by the awesome Harley Davidson out front or Yoshiyuki-san’s shabby-chic appearance – he’ll have you feeling right at home in n time.

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 – 24:00
  • Location: Nishinotoin nishi iru Matsubara-dori, Shimogyo-ku

Taku Taku


Taku Taku has been hosting some of the biggest Japanese rock and blues bands since 1974 and occasionally gets some big name international acts. Occupying a big wooden warehouse the club has plenty of room to hold the crowds of young hip Kyoto locals that flock to the club on weekends.

  • Opening Hours: Tue – Sun open til late
  • Location: Tominokoji- dori, Bukkoji-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku
  • Tel: +81 (0)75 351 1321
  • How to get there: West of Tominokoji, Hankyu Line, Kawaramachi Station
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