Kamiya Bar

神谷バー   Click to listen highlighted text! 神谷バー

(kamiya bar)

Kamiya Bar is a historic and iconic establishment located in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, Japan. The bar was founded in 1880 by a pharmacist named Kamiya Genzaburo, who began selling a medicinal concoction called “Denki Bran” as a tonic for tiredness and fatigue. Over time, Kamiya’s Denki Bran became a popular alcoholic beverage and the bar became a favorite gathering spot for locals and tourists alike.

As you step inside the bar, you’ll immediately notice the classic decor that gives the place a timeless atmosphere. The wooden bar and stools, the old-fashioned lamps, and the vintage posters on the walls all contribute to the bar’s unique charm. The bar’s ambiance is cozy and intimate, and you’ll feel right at home as you sip on your drink.

One of the signature drinks at Kamiya Bar is the Denki Bran, which is still made using the same secret recipe that Kamiya Genzaburo created over 140 years ago. This sweet and potent beverage is a must-try for anyone visiting the bar. In addition to the Denki Bran, Kamiya Bar also serves a variety of other classic cocktails and spirits, as well as a selection of Japanese and Western-style dishes.

The bar has a rich history and has been frequented by many famous figures over the years, including writers, artists, and politicians. It was even rumored that Ernest Hemingway himself visited the bar during his time in Japan. The bar survived the devastation of World War II and continues to thrive to this day, serving as a beloved landmark in the Asakusa district.

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