The Ki Bar is one of the newer bars opened along Pontocho street and a great place for a drink and a chance to have a friendly chat with one of the two owners who are from Canada and the US and have both lived in Japan for a long time and have lots of things to share about the city.
Pop in and sit at the bar which spills out to the famous Pontocho for a pre (or post) dinner drink or if in a group make use of the big comfy lounge on the second floor. In an extra fun seeking mood? Check out the third floor private karaoke room. You would be surprised that it’s such a big bar once you climb the stairs and discover more.
For a place to experience the Pontocho scene without a cover charge, and with a friendly local expat behind the bar this is definitely a go to choice.