Kamiya Bar, established in 1880


A long-loved social gathering place

Asakusa 1-1. There is the first bar in Japan that has been loved for a long time. That is the Kamiya Bar. It began in 1880 (Meiji 13) when Fuubei Kamiya I opened the “Mikaya Meishuuten” and began selling one glass of sake. In 1912 (Meiji 45), the interior of the store was changed to a Western style and the name was changed to the current “Kamiya Bar”. It has been loved as a “social gathering place for the common people” throughout the Meiji, Taisho, Showa, and Heisei eras, as it has been now and in the past.

Rustic and vintage feel


The restaurant’s rustic and vintage feel is irresistible to those who want to experience the downtown atmosphere. The Western-style appearance is old-fashioned enough to feel like a long-established business, yet not so pretentious that it’s difficult to get in. This popular atmosphere may be one of the reasons why so many people love it so much. By the time the restaurant opens at 11:30, there is a line of people waiting to get in.

The birthplace of Denki Bran


This Kamiya bar is also famous as the birthplace of Denki Bran. The word “electric blanc” was the most advanced word at the time. At the time, the word “Denki” was a cutting-edge word, so anything new was called “Denki 00”. Adding the “blanc” of brandy to the word “Denki Blanc” gave the drink a stylish, innovative and, in those days, “high-collar” impression, and it is still loved today without fading away. It is a cocktail that represents Asakusa.

Kamiya Bar

Enjoy Kamiya Bar even more.


The first floor is a bar; the second and third floors are?

Kamiya Bar began serving Western-style cuisine in 1960 and opened a kappo restaurant 10 years later in 1970. Kappo Kamiya on the third floor offers kaiseki and nabe dishes. Of course, you can enjoy a glass of Denki Bran at any of the restaurants, and as the original, it goes exceptionally well with each dish.

Best time to visit


Being close to Asakusa’s tourist attractions, Kamiya Bar is crowded both day and night on weekends. Perhaps that’s also a good thing, as it gives you a taste of the mass atmosphere that only Kamiya Bar can offer. Wednesday is a relatively quiet day of the week. If you can come on a weekday, the daily lunch is also recommended. The daily special lunch is only 670 yen, which is a bargain for a famous restaurant in Asakusa. Even if you order the Denki Bran (270 yen) during the day, you’ll still be able to get change for 1000 yen. Note that the bar, restaurant and kappo are closed on Tuesdays.

Access from Tokyo Station

From Tokyo Station, take either the Yamanote Line, Keihin Tohoku Line, or Chuo Line Rapid train and change at the adjacent Kanda Station. If you take the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (bound for Asakusa), you will arrive at Asakusa Station in 10 minutes (6 stops). When you arrive at Asakusa Station on the Ginza Line, Exit No. 3 is convenient. It’s only a minute or two walk from either Exit A5 of the Toei Subway or the front exit of the Tobu Main Line, so why not enjoy a glass of Denki Bran at Japan’s first bar before or after sightseeing in Asakusa, while feeling the downtown area?

Address and phone number


Address 1-1-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan</td
Asakusa, Asakusa 1-1-1, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032

Telephone Number

03-3841-5400 03-3841-5400
Bus Stop
Nearest Station Asakusa Station</td Asakusa Station
Nearest Station Nearest Bus Stop</td
Parking There is a ward-managed parking lot nearby
Holidays Tuesdays</td