What
  • Adult & LGBT
  • Chillout & Onsen
  • Cool Bars
  • Dance Clubs
  • Japanese Izakaya
  • Live music clubs
  • Night tours
  • Only in Japan
Where

Japan’s ancient capital may be the most serene of cities. But sometimes it feels that its calm, easy-going atmosphere isn’t reflected in its overly formal bar scene. The majority of Kyoto nightlife haunts have cover charges. And this contributes to their sometimes stuffy atmosphere. The Northern Lights Corner, conveniently located in an alley midway between Shijo Karasuma and Shijo Gion, feels very different. There’s no cover charge here. Also, there’s also plenty of standing room, something key to the egalitarian drinking dens of southern Europe, and why this place has such a relaxed, jovial vibe. Entry may be free but there’s no skimping on the quality of the drinks here – there’s a huge range of spirits behind the bar and these guys know how to mix a mean cocktail.

1 Review for The Northern Lights Corner

Andrea Wong

30 Reviews

Hidden spot in Kyoto!!

4/ 5

After doing some shopping in Kawaramachi, I decided to visit this little bar with my cousin. It is a standing bar. The drinks available here are beers, cocktails and many more. The taste of all drinks was superb. The staff is kind and friendly. The food is nice. Overall decent place for a nightout.

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