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Top 5 Cafes & Bars in Kyoto

The old capital of Japan is renowned for its stunning temples and scenic streets. In case you need to recharge in between an inevitably packed sightseeing schedule, below are my Top 5 picks (in alphabetical order) for bars and cafes around the beautiful town!

  1. Affinage, Fruit Cocktail Bar

  2. Cafe Rheinbeck, Pancakes

  3. JTRRD, Smoothies

  4. K36, Rooftop Bar

  5. Umezono, Cafe




Cafe Rhinebeck

  • A popular cafe that has been selected as Japan’s Top 100 sweet shops by Tabelog, famous for their fluffy and subtly sweet pancakes and retro interiors

  • Walk-in only

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  • Their completely natural smoothies from the cafe originally from Osaka not only taste amazing but are absolutely stunning!

  • Walk-in only (recommend visiting in the morning to avoid queues)

  • Website | Tabelog | Instagram | Google Maps







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