If you’re in Kyoto in the summer, this bar is exactly what the doctor ordered – a laidback, friendly bar with outdoor seating by the Kamogawa river. It’s also quite a rarity in Pontocho, known for its expensive food and drink options, by being an affordable place frequented by young people and groups of women. Outside of the summer period, from May to September, the outdoor seating isn’t available and Atlantis is somewhat less alluring, even if the cocktails are still top-notch.
161 Matsumoto-cho, Pontocho-agaru, Shijo-dori, Nakagyo-ku
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 6pm-2am, Sun 6pm-1am|
|Transport:||Kawaramachi Station (Hankyu-Kyoto line)|