The only club we’ve ever seen inside a train station, the aptly named Metro is located in one of the entrance tunnels to the Keihan Line’s Marutamachi Station.
Metro has been just about single-handedly been keeping Kyoto on the musical map for small indie bands, both domestic and international. I can still hear the beats echoing from Cut Chemists mad show here and many other interesting acts have done their stuff on the tiny stage here. Metro is also famous for hosting various alternative orientation events, like “Non-hetero at the Metro” and “Diamond Night Cabaret Night.”
BF Ebisu Bldg., Marutamachi sagaru, Kawabata, Sakyo-ku
Admission: 500-3000, varies daily
Non-smoking area: No
1min walk from Jingu Marutamachi Station Exit 2, Keihan line
Official website (Japanese)
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Kyoto Vacation Checklist
- For all the essentials in a brief overview, see my First Time In Kyoto guide
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