This Expat’s favorite go to place is the “Man in the Moon” Irish Pub Gion, in Kyoto, Japan. This Pub is located in the famous Gion District that is a gem of a find.  I love to stop by before & after my Dinner at a local restaurant and enjoy the atmosphere & drinks.

Gion is the home of the Traditional Nightlife.  “Man in the Moon” Irish Pub Gion has a great atmosphere to have a drink & appetizer and soak in the culture.

Just take a walk up to the bar, order and pay for your drink then sit back and enjoy. Make sure to visit this 1 of 5 locations.

Irish Pub Gion

“Man in the Moon”
Irish Pub Gion, Kyoto

“Man in the Moon” Irish Pub Gion

  • 10 Beers on Tap & Bottled Beer
  • Japans Best Whiskey, including Suntory’s Yamazaki Single Malt
  • Over 60 fine Whisky from around the World.
  • Selected fine Wine & Sparkling Wine
  • Japanese Saki & Shochu
  • Popular Mixed Drinks & Cocktails
  • 2 large T.V.’s
  • No Service or Table Charge (rare for Gion)
  • 38 Seats
  • Free WiFi

“Man in the Moon” Irish Pub Gion is just a short walk from the famous Yasaka Shrine.

Irish Pub Gion

“Man in the Moon” Irish Pub Gion


Monday – Saturday:  5:00pm – 4:30am; Sunday & National Holidays:  5:00pm – midnight

 Happy Hour

Monday – Friday: 5:00pm – 7:00pm;  All drinks 100 yen off

Location & Directions

They are located off of Shijo Street (Shijo Dori) in the Gion District of Kyoto. Walk along the north side of Shijo Street and turn north on Hanamikoji Street. The Gion district is in Higashiyama (Eastern Kyoto), which is east of the Kamogawa river.

Irish Pub Gion is located near 3 train stations:

Keihan Station; Hankyu Train; Kyoto City Subway(Sanjo Station)

Address in English:  1F Hoshinokosuzuhou Bldg., 376 Kiyomoto-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0084

Address in Japanese: 京都府京都市東山区新橋通大和大路東入二丁目清本町376

Telephone:  075-551-8177

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Hope you enjoy the “Man in the Moon” Irish Pub Gion as much as I do for a fun great place to hang out and immerse yourself in the culture.  When taking a taxi to the Pub make sure to have the address & phone in Japanese.

(Travel Tip: Reminder to recheck information given in my blogs before your travels.  Information is always subject to change.)