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Live House / Club Spots in Kyoto Area

  • Kitsune
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Kiyachou Tsugi Sanjo Ru Timber-cho 179 F-Sakiya Town Building 3F-4F
    This all-genre club is located on Nishikiyamachi-dori Street near Sanjo Station, and boasts a high popularity with those from both home and abroad. The club is divided into two floors: Land, where you can dance to your heart's content to club music that matches the various genres of events; and Sea, where you can enjoy a mixture of club music while drinking what you want. They allow you to have a good time no matter the purpose.
  • Coffee House Jittoku
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi, Kamigyo-ku Omiya Tousen Shimo Tadashi Le Hushiya-machi 815
    This live house is in Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City. Housed in a refurbished sake brewery, their interior decor features tables and chairs made from sake barrels. Various bands and musical artists perform live, so you can drink and dine while enjoying the music. The menu offers a wide range of casual fare such as pilaf and their jittoku tanindon rice bowl.

    学生の頃から「拾得」と言えば、京都の音楽シーンを代表するライブハウスとして有名でした。酒蔵を改装して作られた古い建物は、京都の学生たちの熱い想いや歌声をずっと見守り続けてきたかと思うと感無量です。久々に足を運んでみましたが、ほんと当時の思い出がよみがえってきますね。

  • World
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Nishikiyamachishijou Kameru 97 Merimi Am Bill BF
    Based on the concept of making the Kyoto Basin even hotter, this is one of the oldest clubs in the city, and it has enjoyed long-lasting popularity among Japanese and international clubbers and music enthusiasts. Each floor of the three-story club features a different genre of music. Only one floor is open on weekdays, but all three floors are available to patrons on weekends and during special events.
  • Butterfly
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Daikokuchou 67-3 FORUM Nishikiya Town B1F
    This club boasts its size among the many in Kyoto Prefecture. Using the most total LEDs in western Japan in the venue and entranceway, it has a stylish and fantastic atmosphere. They hold live events inviting talented DJs throughout Japan with large numbers coming from the Kansai area, and it is crowded day after day with many clubbers.
  • Metro
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Kawabatamarutamachi Shimo Shimukayecho 82 Emi-Su building B1F
    Opened in 1990, this club and live house is one of Japan's most venerable, and covers music from a wide range of genres. Numerous events are held on weekdays and weekends, with many clubbers and music lovers crowding the venue every night. In the evening, they have a culture school called Metro University that invites lecturers from many genres including music, movies, theater and literature, and it is utilized by people of all ages. It is appealing for its close proximity to Jingu-Marutamachi Station and its excellent location with easy access.
  • Octave
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Prefecture Nakagyo-ku Kawaramacho Sanjo Down 2-chome Yamasaki-machi 236-2 Lumiere De Building 4F
    This club located on Kiyamachi-dori Street near Sanjo Station has characteristic sound systems with a superb heavy bass, including the Knockout Sound System. They regularly hold events inviting DJs, dancers and bands from different genres centered on reggae and hip-hop, and it is crowded day after day with many clubbers.
  • SURF DISCO
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Nishikiyamachishijou Upper Le Mamachi 97 Immersium Building 8F
    "Situated on the eighth floor of the same building where WORLD KYOTO, one of Kyoto's leading clubs, is located, this nightclub is a one-minute walk from exit 1A of Hankyu Railway Kawaramachi Station. Despite the word ""disco"" in its name, there are no mirror balls inside; instead, the decor incorporates American cultural influences and the establishment is closer to a music bar than a disco. Promoting a style that is an evolution of ""SURFIN"" and ""DISCO"" words which represent things that are fun and cool, the club can also be rented out for parties and wedding afterparties."
  • Takutaku
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Tominokoujibukkouji Fall

    Advertisement in local Tourism brochures had claims of top international jazz/blues/rock acts appearing here, some big names are on the walls and with a cover charge of $40 each I was expecting...

  • leclubjazz
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Sanjo Gokomachi

    I was a little dubious about having to pay a min of $25 to get in (includes one drink), but it was so worth it. Though there were only a few people in the audience on a Thursday night, the band could...

  • Honky Tonk
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Iwakurahataedachou 1040

    We happened upon this restaurant when we were staying at the Grand Prince Hotel. What a surreal thrill! We certainly did not expect nor were we looking for a bluegrass club, with an American flag...

  • JAZZLIVECANDY
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku

    This is a jazz venue and bar, not a restaurant. It seats about 20 people, so every seat is a great seat. We really enjoyed the music - so close to the stage! A very good bar selection, and a small...

  • Silver Wings
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoto Higashiyama Higashi Oji Dori Shinbashi Agaru Nishi Side Umemotocho

    ライブハウスです。祇園にライブハウスもいいですね。京都の人は新しもの好きですから。オリジナルカクテルも多くいです。

  • Kyoto MOJO
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Shimogyo-ku Shijo Shinmachi Tsukihokomachi 39-1 Shijokarasuma Onishi Building 1F , B1F

    四条烏丸からすぐのライブハウス。赤いキャラクター(?)が目印。ライブハウスの中、壁沿いがベンチタイプの長椅子(?)になっていて快適。ドリンクの種類も豊富。

  • Club Ibiza
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Kawaramachi-dori Sanjo Down Le Daikokuchi 70 Royal Park Building B1
    This all-genre club is located on Kiyamachi-dori Street near Keihan Sanjo Station. In addition to an extensive sound system and lighting equipment, you can enjoy a diverse range of quality performances with their large monitors and smoke machines. Their VIP seating, appealing with its classiness and glitz, is very popular.
  • ROOTER×2
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Shimogyo-ku Karatsuyacho 538 Sunny Building
  • Sain Negative-positive
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Sainhigashimadachou 40 Ashida building 1F
  • SoundRATT
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Fukuchiyama-shi Maeda 1466-2
  • STUDIOFARM
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Fukuchiyama-shi Showacho
  • OOH LA LA
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Ukyo-ku Sai Higashi Imadacho 20
  • LiveHouseSOCRATES
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Kamigyo-ku Kawaramachi Imade Kawa Sagaru Kajiicho 447-14 Printemps Building B1-C

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Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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