When it opened in 1990, Metro was the only choice for serious clubbers in Kyoto or Osaka. These days, it has bigger and more central rivals, but it’s still the best. Musically, anything goes, but current favourites are drag queen disco Diamonds are Forever and club jazz night Cool to Kool, which has been running since the venue opened. Friendly staff and a just-industrial-enough interior makes this the highlight of the city’s nightlife.

Kyoto Shortlist

Review updated October 2009


B1 Ebisu Building, 82 Shimotsustsumi-cho, Kawabata Dori, Marutamachi-agaru, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

Transport Marutamachi station (Keihan line).

Telephone 075 752 4765

Open Varies.

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


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