In recent years, many thriving cities such as Kyoto have been reinventing existing establishments and incorporating Western features to make bars more appealing to tourists. Presenting extravagant architecture and interiors along with thirst quenching beverages, here is our list of the five best rooftop bars in Kyoto.
This glorious rooftop bar fosters a nurturing spirit and is located at the Screen Hotel. Providing spectacular views of the charismatic city below, Sora Yuki Shoki aims to alleviate the stresses that burden you with the help of a soothing cocktail along with enticing appetizers that include kalamata olives along with smoky ham. The award-winning establishment delivers tantalizing antipasti and refreshments that will make the perfect accompaniment to a breathtaking sunset. For a taste of lavish simplicity, the Sora bar is a must-see venue that exudes charm.
Enjoy 'Down-Home' Charm High Above the City Skyline.
Offering palatial views of the ancient city that was once the capital, the Southern Court Sky Lounge can elevate your senses and redefine the essence of fine dining. Though not a restaurant, this bar serves up the best of hard liquor including whisky and brandy while boasting a sleek and sophisticated ambiance, complete with a vibrant color scheme of lilac, maroon and grey, all of which heighten the distinct element of poignancy and decadence. Southern Court mimics the experience spent in a helicopter or plane to give you views of Kyoto that will leave you in awe.
The breathtaking Kyoto scenery will unfold before you through the expansive windows of the spacious 15th-floor 'Sky Dining & Lounge'. The Southern Court features 'half-buffet' breakfast and lunch menus in a relaxing warm and cozy atmosphere, and a variety of the chef's 'specialty' dinner cuisine and beverages while enjoying a glittering and romantic evening view.
Attracting guests from all over the globe, this suave and trendy cafe produces a vast array of dishes to appease your taste buds while accommodating a grandiose bar that caters to a wide range of niches. Whether you’re in the mood for a cocktail or a light brunch before setting out to explore the historical prefecture of Kyoto, the Bar Ronde has something for you and is guaranteed to become a favorite among friends and family. Providing tranquil views of the scenery, the Dining Café exudes a welcoming atmosphere in which to enjoy a light snack or take a break from your busy routine.
A pure "Kyoto dining experience" in a mature atmosphere accentuated by Japanese elegance
Ronde serves an array of dishes and drinks, from courses and casual menus to sweets and cocktails. For breakfast, a buffet is available as well as an American style breakfast. In the evening, you can enjoy drinks at the bar in a mature atmosphere.
Embark on a journey of gastronomy when you set foot in this mile-high edifice that promises you a once-in-a-lifetime experience to sample a delectable menu comprising of some of the most exclusive dishes in Japan. Sky Lounge KUU combines the best of the West and the Far East, culminating in a fresh and innovative selection of heavenly cuisine. In addition, the beverages can be enjoyed while overlooking the awe-inspiring views of Kyoto.
At the Kyoto Tower Hotel, the Sky Lounge KUU offers a sophisticated space for adults with stylish lighting and a wonderful night view. They have variety of seating options available depending on the occasion. There are seats at counter (two types), seats for couples, box seats, and seats at tables to serve various purposes.Reservation for private use is also available, so this is the perfect venue for banquets or wedding parties.
Touzan Bar in Hyatt Regency Kyoto hotel is innovatively decorated with antique decorations, old wooden beams and antique books. The cozy bar in this Kyoto hotel offers everything from high-quality whiskies and various cocktails to local Kyoto beers, house sake and more than 30 different kinds of premium sakes including local Kyoto brands.
Touzan Bar has its Happy Hour and this is when you can enjoy a wide variety of wines, beers and spirits. So spend some happy time in the Happy Hour on your way back from work or at weekends!