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!
Affinage, Fruit Cocktail Bar
Cafe Rheinbeck, Pancakes
K36, Rooftop Bar
A wine bar in Kyoto is renowned for its fresh fruit cocktails using seasonal fruits
Book via phone: +81(0)75-525-5175
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
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)
Rooftop bar at Hotel Seiryu Kyoto Kiyomizu with a stunning 360-view of the old city - beware of cover charges and expensive drinks!
Walk-in only for non-hotel guests
Umezono CAFE & GALLERY
Highly recommend their matcha pancakes and "kinako" (sweet soy bean powder) French toast