Greenwich House





Jazz joints are intimate in Kyoto, but there’s nowhere quite like this skinny bar. At a push, it can hold 15 people, but the manager still books quartets to perform, so you might find yourself sharing elbow space with the trumpeter. Greenwich House is a fun and friendly place, which mostly hosts vocal jazz. Entrance is free and drinks are cheap. The building houses a school for students of the koto, a traditional Japanese string instrument, and from 3pm each Saturday and Sunday they play in the bar.

Kyoto Shortlist

Review updated October 2009


577-5 Nakano-cho, Shinkyogoku Dori, Shijo-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto

Transport Kawaramachi station (Hankyu line).

Telephone 075 212 5041

Open 1-5pm, 6pm-midnight. mon, tue, thur-sun.

Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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