A Tour Around Sake Bars in KYOTO

A Tour Around Sake Bars in KYOTO

Let's take a tour of sake bars in Kyoto.
There are many specialty bars in Japan, and sake is just one of those specialties.
Kyoto is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan.
If you travel to Japan, please take the opportunity to visit.

Six must-visit sake bars in Kyoto

Kyoto is also a city where traditional, long-established businesses continue to be loved, and there are many restaurants that are not only new but also have a style that blends the old with the new.We have carefully selected bars that even sake beginners can easily visit.
Let's check them out right away!

Sake Bar in KYOTO①: Nihonshu Bar Pokiya

Shop name   Nihonshu Bar Pokiya
Location 115 Demizu Danchi, 28 Masuya-cho, Marutamachi-Agaru, Kawaramachi-Dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Web site https://www.pokiya.net/
Closed Irregular
Information You can enjoy our special sake, which the owner purchases by visiting sake breweries directly, along with dishes that go perfectly with the sake.
The lineup of sake and dishes changes depending on the season and time of year, so no matter how many times you visit, you are sure to discover something new.


Sake Bar in KYOTO②:NIHONSH BAR ○△ (maru, sankaku, shikaku)

Shop name  NIHONSH BAR ○△□ (maru, sankaku, shikaku)
Location Nishinotoin Shokusai Roji Rokkaku no Michi 2F
423-2 Ikesu-cho, Sagaru Rokkaku Nishinotoin-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Web site https://nihonshu-marusankakushikaku.jp/
Closed Sunday
Information With the motto of "more casual sake drinking," they will help you find the sake that is just right for you.
The store is a "stand-up drinking style," so you can easily come in for just one drink before or after dinner.
Various types of sake are available at very reasonable prices, starting at 660 yen. Depending on the time of day, an "all-you-can-drink plan" is also available, making this bar a must for sake fans



Location 1F, 426 Dainichi-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Web site https://nihonshu-marusankakushikaku.jp/
Closed Irregular(once a month

As a bar operated by a liquor store, the selection is top-notch!
You can enjoy sake to your heart's content while nibbling on snacks.
It attracts a lot of attention from locals and tourists alike, so if you want to go, you'd better make a reservation.

There are a variety of seating styles, including standing, table, and counter seating.
The menu is clearly priced, and the charm of sake is conveyed in an informal atmosphere.



Sake Bar in KYOTO ④: SHUKURA

Shop name  SHUKURA
Location 122-4 Ishiya-cho, Sanjo-sagaru,Kiyamachi dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Web site http://bar-shukura.com/
Closed Irregular

We have a wide selection of sake from all over Japan, mainly from Kyoto and Shiga, the owner's hometowns.

Japanese whiskey, local beer, and Japanese sparkling wine are also available.

You can enjoy a night out with sake and a selection of snacks that have been thoughtfully matched to the sake.

English menu available.



Shop name  Bar JOZOTEI
Location 2F, 151 Tenno-cho, Butsukoji-agaru, Kiyamachi-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Web site https://www.facebook.com/jyouzoutei/?locale=ja_JP
Closed Sunday, Monday (closed on Monday and Tuesday when Monday is a national holiday)

This is a bar specializing in brewed sake, which offers not only sake, but also wine and beer. More than 30 kinds of local sake and wine are always available.
The interior of the bar is luxuriously spacious with a comfortable sofa arrangement, allowing you to enjoy your time in a relaxed manner. The wine cellar is of course well stocked, and the sake is temperature-controlled at three different levels. The food to be enjoyed with sake is catered from nearby restaurants.


Sake Bar in KYOTO ⑥: Sake Bar Yoramu

Shop name  SAKE Bar Yoramu
Location 35-1 Matsuya-cho, Higashinotoin Higashi’iru, Nijo-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Web site https://www.facebook.com/jyouzoutei/?locale=ja_JP
Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

It is a bar specializing in sake where you can compare junmai sake and old sake.
The owner of the bar has shaped the "bar for sake" which is what he was looking for as a customer.

Since the bar has only a few seats, he asks those who are not interested in sake to refrain from coming. This is truly a bar for sake, with only sake in mind. Also, for the same reason, one customer and up to four people can enter the bar together.



Kyoto is home to many sake breweries, including Fushimi, one of the three major sake breweries in Japan.
When you come to Kyoto on vacation, enjoy sightseeing and shopping during the day and have a drink at one of the recommended sake bars in the evening.
There are many attractive bars in Kyoto that you cannot visit in just one night.