It’s easy to miss this men-only bar, which is tucked away on the third floor of an office building. A step inside uncovers the sleek interior; the perfect backdrop to enjoy the bar’s tantalising cocktail menu, which has been curated by friendly bar master Yuji, who has owned the bar for over 35 years. Whether you’re travelling alone in Kyoto or with a few friends, Yuji is notorious for pulling out a map and circling all the must-see places in his home city. Belt out your inner Lady Gaga or Celine Dion during one of their karaoke sessions, which are available to anyone and everyone. Like many bars on this list, there is a cover charge, which entitles you to a free drink and snacks.