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Kyoto Nightlife, Japan

The nightlife options in Kyoto seem to be as limitless as the stars that come out over the city. There is an endless supply of bars and club, as well as many cultural activities. You can enjoy a planned activity or just wander the streets and view the many locals entertaining in the streets.

When it comes to bars and clubs, there are many types. You can enjoy an evening of karaoke fun. In these fun establishments, the rooms are rented by the hour and everyone stays with their own party; grab some friends and have a good time. However, if you prefer to dance the night away, you will find many clubs offer loud music and a lively atmosphere. For a quieter option, you might consider one of the cozy jazz bars. Many have a dark, private, atmosphere where you can sit with friends for hours and talk away the night.

If you prefer to wander around seeing the many attractions of Kyoto, check out the local train stations. In these areas, you will find many street performers. The crowds in these areas will flock from performer to performer while wandering in and out of the local bars. This is a loud and fun environment that provides fun and entertainment into the wee hours of the night.

When in search of a cultural event for the evening, you can enjoy one of the many traditional Japanese art theaters. These wonderful places offer puppet shows or live performances by geishas and maikos. These evening shows offer an insight into the culture and history of Kyoto. These shows can be a lot of fun; just don't count on getting to dance along with the show. It is forbidden to join in the dances along with the geishas. But don't worry they put on quite a show. 

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