A cozy bar in Keage, just across the street from the Westin Miyako Hotel, Kick Up is an excellent place for a sociable drink in eastern Kyoto.
Taking its name from Keage, the bar’s location, which means “kick up” in Japanese, this bar is a stylish and welcoming place for a tipple after a day of sightseeing in the old capital. Attracting a crowd composed of equal numbers of local Japanese, long-term expats and guests from the nearby Westin Miyako Hotel, it’s a very easy place to strike up a conversation and the subdued design of the place automatically puts you in a chilled out mood. And, if you haven’t managed to eat before coming, the kitchen turns out some surprisingly tasty bar food.
331 Higashikomonoza-cho, Higashiyama-ku
Drink from \600, food from \500
Non-smoking area: Yes
1min walk from Keage Station Exit 1, Tozai subway line
Official Website (Japanese)
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