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Man in the Moon Gion

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376 Kiyomoto-cho Higashiyama-ku | 1F Gion no Hosuzu Takara Bldg., Kyoto 605-0084, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-551-8177
17:00 - 03:00
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff really make this pub great! There is also a wide assortment of bottle and draft beer as well as whiskey.

Thank Tim1117_12
Fresh Meadows, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Cute pub, American/British style...Staff is helpful. Need a beer to rest before your next sushi stop? Stop by for a beer or a glass of whiskey...

Thank JYW82
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

This is a great little place. Everyone was friendly and the place had a great "pub" atmosphere. Everything was pretty reasonably priced would 100% recommend for a casual night out in Kyoto.

1 Thank Letiesha J
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

After a week in Japan, I just wanted a burger and a beer. However, this hamburger was absolutely the worst I have ever eaten. It tasted like bad meatloaf on a terrible bun with an awful sauce. The consistency of the meet was like they had covered it in water before they gave it to me. Absolutely terrible.combine that with... More 

Thank usatraveler77
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Lovely pub, great food, nice atmosphere in the evening and a good laugh with other customers. Definitely pop in here for a quick one to wind down during the evening or to separate the afternoon in between shopping for souvenirs etc

Thank MillennialTraveler
Roatan, Honduras
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Great Irish Pub "Man in the Moon" located in the heart of the famous Gion Distict. Enjoyed a few great visits before dinner in the area. Nice atmosphere, offers over 60 whiskers, popular mixed drinks, 2 large TV's, free WiFi and no service or table charge. Short walk from the famous Yasaka Shrine. I recommend this quaint Pub to enjoy... More 

Thank 1AdventureTraveler
Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

over 2 weeks i went to this bar several times. Great location. When you go tell Henry that Charles from California sent you.

Thank Charles B
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Wandering street life in Kyoto on a Saturday night I happened upon this friendly pub. Bartenders speak some English, friendly as expected, and met sweet and kind Japanese college kids that were happy to chat about baseball and travels. Lots of Aussies here too. All around good pit stop for a drink or two, a chat, and some bar grub.... More 

Thank CMC305
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

A good pint of Guinness is a hard thing to find in Asia. I found it here. Not cheap at ¥950 but it's a proper pint in a proper glass. The ladies can get a half for ¥550.

Thank theallseeingguy
Chrong ju
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went here last night. Lots of beer on tap and a decent atmosphere. The staff were friendly and helpful and they all spoke English. I will most likely be back again. It's worth going.

1 Thank Squeakybuddha

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, British
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Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 376 Kiyomoto-cho Higashiyama-ku | 1F Gion no Hosuzu Takara Bldg., Kyoto 605-0084, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Gion
  • Neighbourhood: Gion
  • Phone Number: +81 75-551-8177
2013/3 newly opened Irish pub in gion(Kyoto's famous night spot). open everyday: 17:00-4:30 (until 24:00 on Sun. & national holiday); relax with 1 pint of Guiness in a real Irish atmosphere; 10 beers on tap; 60 single malt whiskies; friendly staffs assist you to make your stay in Kyoto more enjoyable; 2 large TV screens for live sporting events; Eng. menu & spoken;

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Staying in Gion

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Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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